How It Works
We offer a variety of different treasure hunt locations about the Triangle area of North Carolina. The hunts follow the same basic format, but each hunt has its own unique clues, puzzles, codes, and maps.
Our experienced and fun treasure hunt guides will meet all participants at the starting location for check in. Teams will be asked to pick a creative team name and provide a cell phone number in case we need to text you clues during the hunt. The guide will then give an initial briefing with instructions to complete the treasure hunt and safety information.
Each team will receive a treasure map that will guide them on a walking scavenger hunt around the nearby area searching for clues on murals, statues, artwork, signage, etc. After teams find all the map clues, they will return back to the guide at the starting location. All clues are outdoors and participants should expect to walk a total of 1.5-2.0 miles.
Each hunt will include a treasure map scavenger hunt phase along with a series of additional unique puzzles that will challenge each team’s minds…and feet. The final puzzle will reveal a three digit code to unlock the treasure chest!
We provide a grand prize to the first team that opens the treasure chest, along with a smaller prize for every team and participant that unlocks the chest!
For public treasure hunts, we will make a determination the morning of the scheduled treasure hunt if bad weather is forecasted. For private treasure hunts, we will contact the group the day before the hunt if bad weather is forecasted to discuss options. We provide full refunds for all treasure hunts if a hunt is cancelled due to weather.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a treasure hunt last?
Our hunts generally take 60-90 minutes to complete depending how quickly teams are able to find all clues and solve all puzzles.
How difficult are the puzzles and clues?
Each hunt has its own unique clues and puzzles. They are generally designed for ages 13 and up with the exception our kids hunts. Clues are available to help teams when they get stuck.
Can I do the same hunt more than once?
Similar to an escape room, each hunt is unique in it’s clues and puzzles that do not change. Once you complete a hunt (i.e. Downtown Raleigh), you should try a different hunt next time!
What happens during bad weather?
Generally, we run our treasure hunts rain or shine. If dangerous weather is expected, we may cancel a scheduled hunt. In this case, we will contact participants and provide either a full refund or a ticket for a later hunt. For private hunts, we will contact the group if the weather forecast looks like rain to discuss options.
What is the refund policy?
Full refunds or a ticket transfer to a different hunt will be offered to registered participants up to 1 day before the event begins. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make this request.
Can I bring my dog on the treasure hunt?
Our treasure hunts are outdoors and dog friendly. Be aware that some of our treasure hunts my be hosted at locations that may have their own pet rules.