Wayside exhibits enhance the resident and visitor experience at any location. These exhibits come in many forms and serve a multitude of functions, but a popular purpose of wayside exhibits is to showcase wayfinding signs and maps. Wayfinding signs help people navigate new places, locate local points of interest, and can even beautify the surrounding area. Once installed, wayfinding signs are available at all times and accessible to anyone who takes a moment to stop and look.
Maine Maritime Museum, located in Bath, Maine, recently completed a redevelopment project of the front entrance and other outdoor areas on the museum’s 20-acre campus. Appropriately named “First Impressions,” the project focused on enhancing the visitor experience the second a guest steps onto campus. This was accomplished by creating new wayfinding and interpretive outdoor museum signage.
Silver Lake Nature Center (SLNC) is a 450-acre “natural treasure” located northeast of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The land belongs to Bucks County and is free for visitors, residents, and furry friends to enjoy. There is plenty to do while wandering the 7.5 miles of trails, but a lot more goes on at the nature center than what meets the eye.
The staff at Silver Lake Nature Center needed a way to communicate the activities, workshops, trail alerts, and other information to those who walked through the rich woodlands. A Pannier Triple Offset frame, integrated with a bulletin case, was the perfect solution.
Spanning across 430 acres of what used to be a rock quarry in northwest Ames, Iowa is now Ada Hayden Heritage Park. The park was named after local botanist, Ada Hayden. It is comprised of 5 miles of hiking trails, two lakes, scenic overlooks and much more.
Surrounded by lush foliage and home to abundant wildlife, the Ponderosa Walking Park is a hidden gem just to the north of bustling Houston, Texas. With a goal to engage visitors and raise awareness for the park’s natural resources, the Ponderosa Forest Municipal Utility District and Interpretive Insights partnered with Pannier to develop durable educational and wayfinding exhibits.
With the myriad of history and culture surrounding the Washington DC area, Cultural Tourism DC has found a fresh new way for tourists to explore the city through its Neighborhood Heritage Trails. These twelve self-guided walking trails give tourists the opportunity to explore, shop, dine, and exercise among different neighborhoods, at one’s own pace.
In June 2012, the city of Horse Cave held their ribbon cutting ceremony for their new city walking tour. The city of Horse Cave is quite unique – it is a city built over the top of a cave. The mouth of the Hidden River Cave is in the center of town, as well as the center of the region’s colorful history and heritage.