Racine Scavenger Hunt: Roots of Racine | Let's Roam (2024)

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Racine, Wisconsin, United States

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Racine , Wisconsin, United States

About this tour

Racineʼs residents have been known to forge ahead fearlessly into the future. In Racine, entrepreneurs became captains of industry, abolitionists formed stops along the Underground Railroad, and a small port town became a major hub of the Great Lakes.

On this Racine scavenger hunt youʼll see how the spirit of innovation lives on in the painstakingly preserved historic downtown.

Some of what you'll see:Monument Square, Racine Lakefront

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Suitable for all ages

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Duration: 1.5 hours

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Length:1.06 miles

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App guided walking tour

Booking for team building?Work with expert event coordinators and hosts to start planning your team building event.Buying for someone else?Purchase a gift voucher today that’s redeemable on any Let’s Roam scavenger hunt worldwide.

Popular landmarks

Racine Heritage Museum

Our first stop is the Racine Heritage Museum. This building was erected in 1904 and was originally a library funded by Andrew Carnegie. At the time it was opened, the library had over 97,000 books in its collection.

Racine Fire Department, Engine House no. 3

Look for the Firehouse 3 Museum.This fire station was founded in 1881. Until 1918 when a motorized fire engine was acquired, Racine firefighters used a horse-drawn steamer to battle blazes.

YMCA Building

Find the Old Young Men's Christian Association building. In 1884, yet another devastating fire destroyed the state-of-the-art Blake Opera House that once stood in this location. Shortly afterwards, the Young Menʼs Christian Association building was erected in its place.

What is a Racine scavenger hunt?

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A guided tour on your own time

There's never been an easier and more fun way to get to know Racine. Install our app, get your tickets, head to the starting point and get ready to have a blast!

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The world is your playground

With scavenger hunts in over 3,000 cities worldwide, the Let’s Roam app is your passport to discovery, delivering excitement and connection in Racine and around the globe.

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Built for tourists and locals alike

Each hunt is meticulously crafted to surprise and delight, whether you're looking to uncover the secrets of Racine for the first time or rediscover the charms of your own backyard.

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Capture memories that last

Access photos and videos from your Racine adventures at any time. Relive the thrills and share your stories, keeping the spirit of the hunt alive long after the day is done.

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Easy turn-by-turn directions

Our all-in-one experience includes built-in navigation with precise turn-by-turn directions so you always know how to reach your next destination.

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Themes for every occasion

Whether you’re looking for romantic bliss or family fun, our specialized themes transform ordinary outings into extraordinary stories at the push of a button.

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A guided tour on your own time

There's never been an easier and more fun way to get to know Racine. Install our app, get your tickets, head to the starting point and get ready to have a blast!

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The world is your playground

With scavenger hunts in over 3,000 cities worldwide, the Let’s Roam app is your passport to discovery, delivering excitement and connection in Racine and around the globe.

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Built for tourists and locals alike

Each hunt is meticulously crafted to surprise and delight, whether you're looking to uncover the secrets of Racine for the first time or rediscover the charms of your own backyard.

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Capture memories that last

Access photos and videos from your Racine adventures at any time. Relive the thrills and share your stories, keeping the spirit of the hunt alive long after the day is done.

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Easy turn-by-turn directions

Our all-in-one experience includes built-in navigation with precise turn-by-turn directions so you always know how to reach your next destination.

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Themes for every occasion

Whether you’re looking for romantic bliss or family fun, our specialized themes transform ordinary outings into extraordinary stories at the push of a button.

How does it work?

Gather your friends

Each app-led outdoor scavenger hunt can be completed solo, but they’re better with a group. Grab your closest friends, download our free iOS/Android app, and head to the starting location.

Complete trivia and challenges

Search plaques, statues, and art to solve riddles that can only be answered on location in Racine. Our hilarious photo challenges will help you capture the memories as you explore.

Share your adventure

Post your favorite photos and stories on social media, relive the funniest and most memorable moments, and inspire others with your unique journey.

How it works Team building options

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Trivia, photo challenges, and more

It doesn’t matter if you’ve lived in Racine for decades or if you’re experiencing the area for the first time, each Let’s Roam scavenger hunt tasks you to get up close and personal with locations around the globe. You’ll uncover hidden facts in plaques, complete hilarious photo challenges, and more!

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Can your team claim a spot on our Racine leaderboard?

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Max Power

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For the Lolz

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See what other Racine explorers have to say

Don't just take our word for it! See what our satisfied adventurers have to say about this experience.

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This was so much fun!!! My husband and I had a great time exploring. A great way to spend a day. Highly recommended!!

Carol Hild

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Had so much fun today with my team spice girls for Laura Bachelorette party

Pam Fox

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Easy and fun adventure. Good way to tour the city

Scot Branham

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Super fun! Great team building for a great company function

Maggie Silliman

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Lots of fun, and a great activity with a group! We took the light rail down for some extra adventure. We learned a few fun facts.

Terri Hensen

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So much fun and not pricey at all. Did it with a group including kids. They had fun too. We will for sure do more hunts in the future.

Tania Paddock

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It was good family fun. Great that you can pause to have lunch etc. was fairly easy but didn’t initially realise clues had time limits - hence missed out! Would definitely do another elsewhere.

Joanne Clements

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Had lots of fun. Would definitely recommend this as a fun day.

Megan Prenc

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Great time with family and friends would definitely do another tour!

Mike Vigil

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Had an enjoyable time and visited a place I've not been before.

Stephanie Yencer

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Awesome fun! You should try this. Great competition.

Ben Rathbone

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Super fun experience reconnecting with my city and work team!

Sabrina Foster

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Awesome way to learn more about our beautiful city! Great date night!

Laura Taylor

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SO Fun!! It’s a great team bonding experience & fun to learn about the town you’re in. And an added bonus of exercise!

Monica Thomas

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That’s a fun way to see the city and it’s history!

Howard Usher

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Awesome game -it rocked!!

James Macie

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Loved it! Great experience and challenging as well. Highly recommend!

Aaron Doman

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This was so much fun!!! My husband and I had a great time exploring. A great way to spend a day. Highly recommended!!

Carol Hild

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Had so much fun today with my team spice girls for Laura Bachelorette party

Pam Fox

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Easy and fun adventure. Good way to tour the city

Scot Branham

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Super fun! Great team building for a great company function

Maggie Silliman

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Lots of fun, and a great activity with a group! We took the light rail down for some extra adventure. We learned a few fun facts.

Terri Hensen

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So much fun and not pricey at all. Did it with a group including kids. They had fun too. We will for sure do more hunts in the future.

Tania Paddock

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It was good family fun. Great that you can pause to have lunch etc. was fairly easy but didn’t initially realise clues had time limits - hence missed out! Would definitely do another elsewhere.

Joanne Clements

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Had lots of fun. Would definitely recommend this as a fun day.

Megan Prenc

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Great time with family and friends would definitely do another tour!

Mike Vigil

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Had an enjoyable time and visited a place I've not been before.

Stephanie Yencer

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Awesome fun! You should try this. Great competition.

Ben Rathbone

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Super fun experience reconnecting with my city and work team!

Sabrina Foster

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Awesome way to learn more about our beautiful city! Great date night!

Laura Taylor

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SO Fun!! It’s a great team bonding experience & fun to learn about the town you’re in. And an added bonus of exercise!

Monica Thomas

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That’s a fun way to see the city and it’s history!

Howard Usher

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Awesome game -it rocked!!

James Macie

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Loved it! Great experience and challenging as well. Highly recommend!

Aaron Doman

FAQs.

What is on the Roots of Racine scavenger hunt

There's so much to see in Roots of Racine we've scavenged up some of our favorite places Additional info about the scavenger hunt can be found here.

Can the Roots of Racine scavenger hunt be used for team building?

Absolutely! Doing the Roots of Racine team building scavenger hunt with your team is a great way to get outdoors, learn about each other, and explore. Team Builders can be customized with a new starting or ending locations, custom questions about your team, and can even include your logo. Click here for more info on how to start your Racine team building adventure.

How do I start/buy the Racine scavenger hunt?

You can buy tickets from our store! Tickets can be used for the Racine scavenger hunt or any of our 600+ city scavenger hunts around the world. Once you have your tickets all you have to do is select the city you want to explore, pick your activity, download the Let's Roam app, and you're ready to go! You can also use Foxcoins to purchase your tickets. Exclusively available in the Let's Roam app, Foxcoins are the Let's Roam currency.

Would this be fun for a date?

Yes! Work with your date to solve clues and learn about each other along the way. Our activities lead you through some of the most scenic parts of a city, past enticing pubs, restaurants, and coffee shops. You can add a bit more of romantic spice to your hunt with our date night theme. Going on a double date? Triple date? No problem! At check out, select the date night theme.

How many tickets do I need?

Each person with a ticket will receive photo challenges, trivia, and other activities for everyone to do together. We recommend purchasing for everyone on your team, including children over 5, so everyone can have an interactive role. If someone does not have their own device, you can have up to 4 characters on a single device. Our app will let you know when to pass the device to a particular character when it's their turn!

Can I bring the kids?

Yes! Each activity is different, but we highly recommend our scavenger hunts for children. Within the hunt there is a "Youngster" character designed specifically for kids to have a great time. If a child does not have his or her own device, each device on the hunt can have up to 4 roles on it. When it is their turn you can pass it to them, so they can do their activity. We recommend getting tickets for anyone over the age of 6.

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FAQs

Where did scavenger hunts originate? ›

Credit for the Scavenger Hunt truly belongs to Jazz Age gossip columnist Elsa Maxwell. In 1927 she hosted a party in Paris which asked guests to find certain items during the evening.

How to do a scavenger hunt around town? ›

How to organise a scavenger hunt in 10 steps
  1. Consider a ticketing platform. ...
  2. Scout out locations. ...
  3. Plan the route. ...
  4. Write the clues. ...
  5. Recruit confederates. ...
  6. Distribute the clues. ...
  7. Create a backup plan. ...
  8. Include small rewards.
Oct 15, 2019

How to do a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood? ›

You create a series of clues and each clue leads participants to a different part of the neighborhood. The clues could be taped to little libraries, buildings (with the owner's permission), lamp posts, etc. Each clue has a letter on it; Alexandra used letter stickers.

Who invented the scavenger hunt? ›

American gossip columnist, author, songwriter, and professional hostess Elsa Maxwell (May 24, 1883 – November 1, 1963) is credited with the introduction of the scavenger hunt for use as a party game in the modern era.

What is an interesting fact about scavenger hunts? ›

The name “scavenger hunt” comes from scavenger animals like raccoons. While raccoons go scavenging for food, we go scavenging for clues. Curiously, both raccoons and humans are omnivores. There's a chance that scavenger hunts connect us with our wild state.

What are good things to put on a scavenger hunt? ›

Ideas for Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Hunt for forest or outdoor critters or neighborhood pets like squirrels, deer, mice, beavers, raccoons, cats, dogs, or moles. Identify a variety of bugs, leaves, plants, mushrooms, or flowers. Look for different types of cars, either parked or driving by.

What is the rule of scavenger hunt? ›

The players' objective is to find the most clues in the shortest amount of time. Give each team the first clue, or the clue sheet, to start the game. When you're ready to start the game, hand the teams the list of clues. Or, if you're playing 1 clue at a time, give each their first clue.

How to start a scavenger hunt riddle? ›

40 best clues for your ultimate scavenger hunt
  1. You cut me on a table, but I'm never eaten. ...
  2. A band that doesn't play instruments but has plenty of styles. ( ...
  3. Everything ends with me. ...
  4. How many glasses of water can one drink on an empty stomach? ( ...
  5. I am not a lamp, but I can light up. ...
  6. I am not an organ, but I have 13 hearts.
Oct 12, 2022

What do you hide for a scavenger hunt? ›

Indoor hiding places
  • Kitchen: fridge, sink, dishwasher, coffee machine, fruit basket, vacuum cleaner, drawers, cupboards, counter, underside of a chair, table.
  • Entrance: doormat, key cupboard, telephone, coat rack.

What are some good outdoor scavenger hunt clues? ›

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Clues for Adults
  • I have four legs and no feet. ...
  • Stretch me far and fill up a trough, I can also be used to cool you off. ...
  • In a place like this, a dog can sleep. ...
  • With two wheels I can roll and I can take you where you want to go. ...
  • I can swing open and I can lock up tight.
Feb 1, 2024

How many items should be on a scavenger hunt? ›

If you're running the hunt for kids and want it to be relatively short, you should not have more than 10 items, as it will become overwhelming for them. However, if you're aiming for a longer game with adults who can quickly decipher clues, your items could range anywhere from 20 to 50.

What are some good scavenger hunt riddles? ›

Some good scavenger hunt clues for kids include:
  • If you want to eat, then take a seat! (Dining room chair)
  • One of me per day keeps the doctor away. (Apple)
  • I can't mix batter, but I can bake a cake. (Oven)
  • I come in pairs, I'm easy to lose, I go between your feet and your shoes. (Socks)
Nov 30, 2022

What is a community scavenger hunt? ›

Each item asks you to do something or find something in your town. There are many different ways to get the stuff and information you need. Some of the things asked for are specific, like restaurant menus, interviews, crayon rubbings, or pictures, (that means photographs or your own drawings).

When was treasure hunt invented? ›

According to game scholar Markus Montola, scavenger hunts evolved from ancient folk games. Gossip columnist Elsa Maxwell popularized scavenger hunts in the United States with a series of exclusive New York parties starting in the early 1930s.

What is the most famous scavenger hunt? ›

The World's Most Epic Treasure Hunts
  • The Whydah.
  • The Hunt for the Nazi Gold Train.
  • The Copper Scroll of Treasures.
  • The Adventure Clues Trails.

What is the psychology of scavenger hunts? ›

Scavenger hunts require participants to think outside the box, solve puzzles, and approach challenges from different angles. This promotes creative thinking and problem-solving skills, as teams brainstorm ideas, test hypotheses, and adapt their strategies on the fly.

Where did hunting originate in America? ›

Hunting in North America has its origins far sooner than the foundation of The United States of America. For thousands of years preceding this Native Americans hunted the land for sport and food. Weaponry that was used during this time period varied anywhere from a standard spear to the fabled bow and arrow.

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