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Chicago Scavenger & Treasure Hunts

  • Work together to solve fun challenges & puzzling clues
  • Guided by clues sent to your phones
  • Explore Chicago's historic landmarks and hidden gems
  • Discover top-rated pubs, bars and cafes
  • Compete for top spot on the Chicago leaderboard
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Next Steps

1. Select your game, pick a trail of your choice and receive your welcome email.
2. Rally your team and enter a team name and phone number(s) into the system.
3. Receive your welcome text, then head to the start location on a day and time of your choice.
4. Text START to receive the first in a series of cryptic directions. Solve the puzzles to unravel your mystery.
5. Discover unique places, the secret and hidden of your city - and great independant pubs/cafes!
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Action-packed Scavenger & Treasure Hunts in Chicago

How the Chicago days out work

Discover Chicago's secret places

Experience Chicago's unique places and share stories in independent pubs & cafes, curated for each Chicago Scavenger/Treasure Hunt.

Fun challenges

Engaging puzzles and captivating stories reveal Chicago in a new light.

Play together or competitively

Work as a team or compete head-to-head to set the fastest time on our Chicago leaderboard.

Fully flexible bookings

Alter your booking freely; change the date, time, number of people or chosen Chicago Scavenger/Treasure Hunt. Even stop and start once you've begun.

Fun activity for all groups

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Chicago Scavenger/Treasure Hunt Reviews

The great things our customers have to say about CityDays Scavenger & Treasure Hunts

Windsor oldies Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Windsor oldies

Great day out exploring parts of London you would never normally do

Seekers of Aravos Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Seekers of Aravos

I was in a team with my partner and our 9 year son. We had a blast. There was something for us all!

Are you okay? Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Are you okay?

We really enjoyed the scavenger hunt! It was a great way to get outside and enjoy the city in a different way. We both …

Three Women and No Baby Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Three Women and No Baby

Second one I have done. Such a brilliant format. The clues are well written and make you really look at what’s around y…

3 Gen Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

3 Gen

Great way to entertain teenagers, they loved it.

Bopchkin Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Bopchkin

A great way to learn about a city and have fun doing it. The clues were good and the walk was about right

Team Hammond Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Team Hammond

My wife and I had a fantastic day of exploring and refreshments. We will definitely be back!

Daryls birthday Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Daryls birthday

Really fun morning. Would definitely recommend

Bickle's Bongles Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Bickle's Bongles

The clues were excellent - easy to follow without being too easy to solve! Took us on a very pleasant journey around Lo…

Donkeys@2pm Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Donkeys@2pm

It was excellent. Only error we made was at the Plague for the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This was because the bronz…

Jannie's jaunts Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Jannie's jaunts

Great fun and a fabulous way to look around a city, our first time, but not the last

Berin Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Berin

Had the most amazing time doing our murder mystery trail! Well thought out, perfect clues, and a lovely city to do it i…

Bestiesss✨ Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Bestiesss✨

Amazing day out!!

duckz Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

duckz

spectacular

Team Kataraang Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Team Kataraang

Was a super fun day, even as Oxford students!It was great learning so many new things about the city and paying attenti…

Doctor and the Cats Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Doctor and the Cats

Great fun and interesting places to discover, especially Mercato Market

Renegades Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Renegades

This was so much fun, such a good idea and more people need to know about it! Highly recommend!

Sanlo Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Sanlo

It was our first walk and we loved it! We have been in London for many years and have not seen some of the places befor…

Corn Stars Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Corn Stars

A very fun, head scratching activity. A great way to explore the city without feeling like you’re walking for miles; gr…

Malyha Kristian and Zeb Scavenger/Treasure Hunt

Malyha Kristian and Zeb

Smooth trail. Good level of some things we needed to think about but didn't find too hard.

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Your Chicago Scavenger Hunt: Transform Chicago Into a Living Treasure Chest

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Your urban odyssey starts here…

This is your chance to transform Chicago into a playground with a CityDays scavenger hunt! 

Make your way around Chicago taking in secret sights, landmarks, and monuments while collecting odd pieces of trivia as you go. Solve puzzles, answer riddles and sniff out clues, all while soaking in the city’s history and having a lot of fun.

Unleash your creative and curious mind as you delve into a scavenger hunt in Chicago that takes you beyond the obvious and into the unnoticed with CityDays!

Chicago Scavenger Hunt IL: The Ideal Bachelor, Bachelorette, Birthday or Corporate Team-Building Activity in Chicago

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Want to wow your bridal party with a bachelorette party scavenger hunt in Chicago? Or are you looking for a new way to celebrate the holiday season?

Whatever your big plans are, we have a Chicago scavenger hunt that will surprise and delight you and your guests. 

People young and old have enjoyed our trails over the past six years all over the world, and we’re proud to say that our numbers are still growing in size. Kids, adults, friends, families and coworkers have allowed us to uncover their city for them. 

Now it’s your turn! 

Team-Building Scavenger Hunts in Chicago

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Throw away the corporate rulebook for team-building activities and unleash your coworkers on their city! 

Our team-building scavenger hunts in Chicago have been designed to boost your team bonds, heat up their competitive sides and teach them a thing or two about their own backyards. 

Pick from either a premade route or have a bespoke trail made especially for your business. 

Need to start or finish at a particular venue? No problem! 

Want to throw in a surprise along the way? Just let us know what your requirements are. 

We love challenges!

The Best Urban Scavenger Hunt in Chicago

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Get to know Chicago like it’s never been done before by turning the city into a real, live action board game. 

Move around the landmarks, weave between historical monuments and collect facts as you go. 

No tour guide, no waiting around, no hassle. That’s part of what makes CityDays’ Chicago treasure hunts the best in the city. 

Our Chicago self-guided scavenger hunts are decided to let you take charge.

This means that you can walk at your own pace, take breaks whenever it’s convenient for you, and play with whoever you want! 

All you need is a smartphone, comfortable walking shoes and a great bunch of people. 

Here’s how it works

Sustainability and Environmental Impact

Our business relies on appreciating the beauty and intrigue of urban environments, so the last thing we want to do is leave trash lying around.

We don’t support littering, so we haven’t left any physical objects anywhere for you to find. Instead, we’ve made use of existing buildings, curious city quirks, sculptures, pieces of street art and even street furniture as clues.

The only stuff you’ll leave our Chicago scavenger hunts with are fond memories, plenty of knowledge and potentially a place at the top of our leaderboard. 

Oh, and plenty of photos too - don’t forget to send them in to us, we love seeing them and we might even reward you for your efforts…

Available Trails and Chicago Treasure Hunts

Interested in finding out more about the kinds of self-guided treasure hunts in Chicago we provide? Here’s where you get a tiny sneak peek into where you can find your next adventure…

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Lost in The Loop

Dive into the architectural splendor and artistic allure of Chicago's North Loop with a puzzle-filled adventure that melds the excitement of an escape room with the discovery of a walking tour. 

Ideal for groups of friends, families, or colleagues, this game takes you through the area's historic highlights and lesser-known spots, enlivened with challenges, puzzles, and intriguing facts.

Explore how Chicago evolved from a simple farm to a bustling city housing one of Picasso's most unusual sculptures. Key sights include the Tribune Tower, Plaza of the Americas, Herald Square, the city's oldest skyscraper, and a location rumored to have housed a speakeasy owned by Al Capone.

With a mix of puzzles, challenges, stops at excellent pubs and cafes, and unexpected discoveries, this interactive exploration of the North Loop is a fantastic way for both locals and newcomers to uncover the strange and hidden secrets of Chicago, right in plain sight.

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