Outdoor treasure hunt takes participants through the best of Spokane County
(August 3, 2015) Spokane Geo Tour, a brand new attraction for visitors and locals, is pleased to announce its kick-off event will be August 8, 2015. This outdoor treasure hunting activity using GPS, begins at 9am at the Northbank Shelter in Riverfront Park.
Geocaches are not a new concept to the Spokane region, but this organized route system is. The idea is that people of all skill levels can bike, hike or walk to find these "hidden spots" - or caches - which are scattered throughout different organized routes.
The trails will run through historic sites, parks and urban areas in and around Spokane. The idea is to tie the GeoTour thematically with Visit Spokane's, "Near Nature. Near Perfect." motto.
"We are thrilled to have the Geo Tour take visitors through the most sought after places in the Spokane region," said Cheryl Kilday, Visit Spokane President & CEO. "This is a great activity for locals, while still encouraging geocachers to come to our region and discover everything we have to offer. It's a terrific attraction."
Spokane Geo Tour will be a self-guided tour with an incentive. Similar to the Inland Northwest Ale Trail idea, geocachers will use a passport to collect stamps at various locations. Upon completing the passport, users receive a Geocoin, specifically designed for the Spokane Geo Tour.
The Spokane GeoTour has been made possible through a $7,440 Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) Grant awarded by the Spokane Hotel-Motel Commission.
About Visit Spokane
Visit Spokane generates economic growth for Spokane County by successfully marketing the Spokane region as a preferred destination for conventions and leisure travelers from around the world. Visitors to Spokane County spent an estimated $893 million in 2014, providing jobs for nearly 10,000 residents in the region and generating $88.6 million in non-resident tax dollars collected in Spokane County.*
*Figures provided by Dean Runyan Associates report for the year ending 2014.