On this Tacoma city adventure, find lions, dancing birds, and a giant salmon as different styles of urban art. Be greeted by a Goddess and attempt to achieve calmness in front of a blue door. Look for the wackiest and weirdest items along Antique Row. Enjoy stunning architecture from early 1900’s buildings and imagine a bustling Tacoma during an era of Vaudeville entertainment and acts.
Points of Interest
Where: Downtown Tacoma- Opera Alley, Antique Row, Theater District, Wright Park
Urban art: Sculptures, colorful murals, cultural masks, fountains
Historic buildings: Old City Hall, Pantages and Rialto Theaters
Xcache: Yes! (optional) The Xcache can be found Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. After completing a challenge, one of them will unlock a clue to find the Xcache (kind of like a geocache, but without the GPS coordinates). If you choose to take the treasure that the last person left behind, remember to put something in its place for the next explorer to find. If you forgot a treasure to put in the geocache, the store it’s hidden at can help with that, lots of small trinkets for just a few dollars. (The Xcache is the size of a small altoid (mints) tin, about 1.25 x 2.5 inches. Please do not leave food, and keep the treasures family friendly and appropriate.)
Good to Know:
Duration: 1.5 to 2.0 hours, play anytime at your convenience on your phone or tablet and have continued access. That means you can come back on another day to finish or to use reward coupons!
Time of Day: Recommended during daylight hours
Mode of transportation: walk or bike
Route: You choose the starting point and the route you want to take. There is a map with the challenges plotted on it.
*Want to have a truly authentic Tacoma experience while avoiding the hassles of finding and paying for a parking space? Consider taking the Tacoma Link Light Rail. There is a free parking garage at the Tacoma Dome Sounder Station- 424 E 25th St (which is actually across from Freighthouse Square). There are two stops near the Scavenger Hunt route: S 11th and Commerce and the last stop: Theater District Station between S 8th and S 9th St on Commerce.