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The scavenger hunt leads you on a guided tour of Nevada City California. See historic mining equipment and historic buildings, and discover some of the fascinating history of the one of the best preserved old California mining towns.

You and your team solve 24 fun puzzles and challenges along the way.

It’s one of the best Nevada City family activities.

Explore Nevada City at your own pace! Most groups take 90 minutes to 2 hours to finish. Expect about 1 mile of walking as you tour Nevada City.

$65 covers your whole team (2 to 6 people recommended)

More than 6 people? Buy one scavenger hunt per team – still just $65 per team of up to 6. Race each other to the finish, or for the highest score.

Points of Interest Along the Way


The National Hotel

Nevada City Theater

Historic Fire House and Museum

City Hall

Cute and historic Broad Street


How to Play


Add this scavenger hunt to your cart and complete checkout.

When you’re ready to begin the scavenger hunt, start at National Hotel at 211 Broad St, Nevada City, CA 95959. We recommend parking in the free lot behind the National Hotel if you can. If it’s not available, you can usually find metered street parking nearby (bring quarters).

Once you’re at the starting location, log in to your account using the email address and password you entered when buying the scavenger hunt.

The scavenger hunt content will be available on this page, and under the My Account section on the menu.

If you’re playing with more than 5 or 6 people, we recommend having a captain of each team complete these steps to create their account for the team.


Choose a team leader to log in to My Account and start the scavenger hunt on their smartphone.


Take turns reading the questions on your smartphone to follow clues and instructions provided in the game.


Look for clues, solve puzzles, answer questions, and learn about the location you’re exploring.


Earn points for each correct answer. Use an optional hint if you get stuck.


Have fun and see the location in a way you have never experienced before.


Try to get a higher score than your friends, and earn a high position on the leader board.



Frequently Asked Questions


How do I redeem my pre-paid ticket or voucher?


Got a prepaid ticket or voucher? Awesome! To redeem it, just add the scavenger hunt to your cart, then tap the link to ‘add coupon code’, enter your ticket or voucher number and the discount will be applied. Then complete checkout and you’re all set to play!


How do I reserve a day and time?


No reservations are required. You can play any day or time that fits your schedule. Just purchase the scavenger hunt you want, then head to the starting location when you are ready to play. Log in on your smartphone, access your scavenger hunt under the My Account section and tap the scavenger hunt to start playing!


Where does it start? Where does it end?


All our scavenger hunts end at (or very near) the place where they begin. Find the starting location by accessing the scavenger hunt under the My Account section (after you purchase and log in).


How do I install the app?


There’s no app to install! Once you purchase a scavenger hunt on our site, you’ll create an account on our website. Then you can use your account to log in and access all the scavenger hunts you have purchased and play any day or time.


Is the price per person? Or per scavenger hunt?


The price covers the whole group – we recommend 2 to 5 people for optimum fun for everyone in the group, and have designed the questions and puzzles to require a bit of teamwork in most cases.


Does everyone in my group get to play?


You’ll have a team captain log in to the My Account section to access the scavenger hunt on their smartphone. They can read the questions out loud to the group, or take turns letting group members read the questions. Then the whole group works together to solve each puzzle along the scavenger hunt. One person submits each answer for the group.


Can I bring more than 6 people?


Absolutely! Bring as many as you want. Please note: with more than 5 or 6 in a group, each person will have less opportunity to contribute, and probably have a little less fun. To keep it fun for everyone, we recommend splitting larger groups in to 5 or 6 people maximum, buying one scavenger hunt per group, and competing against the other groups to get the highest score. That way everyone gets to participate and have fun.


Can kids play?


Definitely! All our content is family friendly. Kids enjoy reading the questions to the group, and helping the group solve challenges. Even if your kids are too young to read the questions, they’ll enjoy listening to you read the questions out loud and helping you find clues and solve puzzles.


Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas and engaging pre and post educational visit activities.

Nevada City Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

  • Once you submit an order with your charter school, they will reach out to us with your request. You will be receiving your purchase and educational materials in an email within 1-2 days after we receive that request. Please make sure to check your email spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox by that time. 

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