The Really Magnificent Mile Scavenger Hunt

The Really Magnificent Mile Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • kids
  • outdoor

The Really Magnificent Mile Scavenger Hunt

There’s more than just stores in store…

…on this adventure that reveals the secrets of the glamorous stretch of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River to Oak Street. You choose the section you want to explore, and we’ll provide the game. On teams, you’ll follow tricky clues to discover surprising spots on and off the avenue, answer fun and funny questions about what you find, tackle entertaining photo challenges, and meet with the Hunt Host for an unexpected bonus challenge.

Whether you’re a local who wants to get to know your hometown better or a visitor staying at one of the Magnificent Mile’s many hotels, this scavenger hunt provides a great option for a group activity.

Along the way, you might discover…

  • Hidden beasts lurking outside the famous Wrigley Building
  • The father of Chicago who was born in Haiti
  • Stones from famous buildings around the world, embedded in the facade of the Tribune Tower
  • A Walk of Fame for radio stars
  • A captured spy facing execution
  • Views of five of the 85 tallest buildings in the world, all in this district
  • The Old Water Tower, rare survivor of the Great Fire of 1871
  • Traces of “Towertown,” a bohemian enclave
  • A tranquil oasis (except for the gargoyles) that hearkens back to Gothic England

You don’t need to know anything about the area or its magnificent history to play—or to win. Just keep your eyes open, work with your group, and wear some comfy shoes.

Choose your adventure

You can decide which part of the Mile to focus on based on where you want to start and finish. This team-building adventure has been a popular way for corporate groups staying in the area to get out, see the sights, and work in a little bonding while having fun. An edition for kids ages 7 and up is also available, in which they collaborate with adults to scour the streets for secrets.


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