A NEW adventure in downtown Galena. Collect 5 gifts along Main Street as your team performs challenges & solves a grand puzzle. The full scoop:For this scavenger hunt, you will be transported back in time to April 16th, 1861, the outbreak of the Civil War, where you'll play the role of Elihu Washburne, Washington D.C. congressman and Abraham Lincoln ally. In 1861, Elihu was just becoming fond of a Galena store clerk named Ulysses S. Grant. You & your team will solve clues as Elihu Washburne to help you find Ulysses S. Grant, and let him know the Civil War has started ! After learning about the war while in Galena, Illinois, Ulysses Grant departed Galena and went on to win the Civil War for the Union and then become president.FIND Ulysses S. Grant in beautiful downtown Galena and win a grand prize.~ A fun adventure created for Kids (13+ recommended) & Adults alike ~ How to play, game details, & more historical background below.
President Lincoln needs your help!Find Ulysses S. Grant & helpwin the Civil War...
Pictured below: This naval cannon was captured July 3, 1898from the Spanish Cruiser Vizcayaat the famous Battle of the Spanish American War.It is 19 feet long and weighs five tons.
When: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday & SundayStart Location: Next to the outdoor bust of Elihu Washburne in the small park on the north side of the building at 422 S. Main Street, Galena, Illinois. (start location pictured below where you'll meet your scavenger hunt host)Price: $100 - Includes a Historic Galena backpack (to fill with goodies) and a clue sheet to start your adventure. We recommend one ticket for up to 4-6 players.What’s Included: 🔎 9 clues & challenges (pictured: top secret clue sheet you will receive upon booking & in person) to decode, to be completed at-your-own-pace in downtown Galena *At least 1 member on each team should bring a smartphone to take photos & find locations on a map 🔎 Our Historic Galena backpack & 5 different gifts to collect along Main Street as you play the game ! 🥇 Also including a delicious snack & grand prize at the end of the scavenger hunt. Can you FIND Ulysses S. Grant ?!
Pictured below: one of Galena's historic local landmarks & scavenger hunt locations, the old post office. Built in 1857 from the finest limestone transported from 180 miles away, the Galena post office is the oldest continuously owned & operated post office in the United States.
Meet your Explore Galena Guide on the day of your Scavenger hunt in the small park next to 422 S. Main Street at noon. The Elihu Washburne bust is in the small park just North of the flood gates/Hwy 20. The Scavenger Hunt Calendar is just below to book your game.
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What will I need to play?
You’ll need a smartphone which has data, as some of our game is played through photo text messaging, a camera, and a web browser.Always check the weather forecast for the day that you play and dress accordingly! Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
How many people can play?
There really needs to be no real limit on the maximum number of players per group!
How long does a game last?
The game takes place over 120 action-packed minutes.
What level of difficulty are the games?
Our Scavenger Hunt is a wonderful experience for adults and older children (13+) alike. The scavenger hunt game is wittingly crafted so that it can be achieved with persistence however the speed of completion is still a function of the team's combined skill, passion, and luck.
What happens if we get stuck on a particular clue?
Don't worry, you can always get a hint by texting your Explore Galena Guide the word "hint".
How do you win the game?
In the Where's Ulysses Scavenger Hunt game, everyone who plays is a winner. Teams are honored when they complete the Scavenger Hunt and find Ulysses S. Grant. You get extra points if you are the team who finds him first however don't forget to do the bonus challenges & not to rush because the points from the bonus challenges can swing any game ! 😎
Can I cancel my booking?
We offer a full refund if the cancellation is made prior to 48 hrs before the start of the game.
Where is the scavenger hunt located?
The scavenger hunt begins at 12 PM noon next to the outdoor bust of Elihu Washburne in the small park on the South side of the building at 422 S. Main Street, Galena, Illinois.
Do I need a certain level of fitness to play?
You can play the game at your own pace, so players with any level of fitness are able to enjoy the scavenger hunt. We encourage shopping, eating & having fun along the way, so you’ll be able refuel and recharge. The whole point is to have fun! If you have mobility difficulties and wish to play, please contact us first by phone or email to help you find the most suitable way to enjoy the game.
Do you organize corporate/private events?
It is your responsibility to read and understand all of the terms and conditions. Once you have purchased tickets, you have read and agree to the following policies:
Historic Galena/Where's Ulysses, and anyone associated with us, are not liable for any claims against injury, loss of property or damages that arise in any way, from anyone playing a Historic Galena/Where's Ulysses game.
It is the responsibility of the person purchasing a Historic Galena/Where's Ulysses game to communicate these terms and conditions to all other participating players.
All characters and storylines in our games are recounted & created using a strong degree of poetic license. Historical facts may differ with relation to a particular nuance within the Where's Ulysses Scavenger Hunt game.
Historic Galena/Where's Ulysses reserves the right to cancel your booking without prior notice. In the event of a cancellation on our behalf, we will offer you a full refund or an alternative date.
Weather Conditions: We conduct the scavenger hunt game rain, snow or shine. If you have purchased a ticket and decide you do not want to continue with the game, you will not be reimbursed for the ticket price. You are responsible for yourself and your own safety.
All bookings are refundable before 48 hrs (2 days) prior to the scavenger hunt.
Historic Galena collects any personal details without disclosing it to any 3rd party and is dedicated to ensure that the privacy of your personal information is protected in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.
. Link: Scavenger Hunt - Where's Ulysses Clue Sheet
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