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Emerald City Search to kick off this weekend

April 20th, 2012 · No Comments

It’s maybe the hardest scavenger hunt in town, with possibly the best payoff: the Emerald City Search will commence this weekend, on Saturday, April 21. Because this year is the Seattle Center’s 50th Anniversary, there will be two different hunts; the first is starting this weekend, and the second will start in October. The prize package this year is worth almost $9,000, including prizes like hotel stays, memberships to local attractions like the Pacific Science Center and EMP, and VIP concert tickets. Click here for a full list of the loot.

The Emerald City Search started in 2006, and is a clue-based treasure hunt for a special medallion, hidden in plain sight in a public location, says One Reel Production, who produces the search. “The Search takes place over a maximum of ten days, with one new brain-busting clue revealed each day. Together, the clues paint a progressively clearer picture of the medallion’s hiding spot.”

The kick-off of the search coincides with the “Next Fifty Opening” on Saturday, April 21. The theme of the first search is “History,” which will work its way into each clue, specifically focusing on the legacy of the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, according to the organizers. The October search is themed “The Future” and will incorporate, “visions inspired by the 1962 World’s Fair’s focus on science and technology.”

The first clue will be revealed at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning on Emerald City Search’s website. The clues are then announced at the same time each day until the medallion is found, for a maximum of 10 days.