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Siouxland Family Scavenger Hunt

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What is the Siouxland Family Scavenger Hunt?


The Siouxland Family Scavenger Hunt is a photo scavenger hunt that will take you all over Sioux City! This Sunday, May 24th, is National Scavenger Hunt Day, so get out and get hunting!

The 2020 Siouxland Family Scavenger Hunt is also a great way to get out of the house in a social-distancing-friendly way, and to enjoy some fresh air and the sights of Sioux City with your family while you're at it!  And there are fun prizes!

In this post, you'll find all the rules and info on the prizes.  Around 8am in the morning on May 24, I will post here the official list of all the places to hunt for!

Siouxland Scavenger Hunt Rules

Around 8am on the morning of the 24th, I'll post a list of places in Sioux City for you to find. The list will show a photo of one specific Sioux City location that you have to find.

Your job will be to take pictures of them and post them -- one photo for each place you find -- to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with:

#SiouxlandScavengerHunt 

Or you can instead post your photos in the Siouxland Family Friendly Events group if you don't have somewhere else you'd prefer to post!

Each  family or group participating in the Scavenger Hunt must choose at least one person from the group -- or one stuffed animal if you're camera-shy -- to be visible in every picture submitted.

You don't have to be touching the place in the clue -- photos from inside a car or from the closest sidewalk or parking lot are great -- but both your chosen person(s)/stuffed animal, and the place you are taking a picture of, must BOTH be visible in the picture.

Submit a separate photo for each place you find!  Each photo counts as one entry for the prizes below, as long as it's posted somewhere publicly visible on social media , using the hashtag, by 10pm Sunday night!

Each location is easily accessible and has plenty of very nearby parking, so please be safe and respectful of people and property.

Here are my big rules:

  • Be SAFE
    • Do not do anything dangerous. If there is a photo that you can't get without being dangerous, e-mail me or message me and I'll give you an extra entry in the drawing to replace it. DO NOT under any circumstances do anything that is or could be dangerous while participating in this scavenger hunt. There should be safe parking near everywhere on the list, so please find it and do not park illegally or unsafely.  DO NOT take photos from moving vehicles.
  • Be RESPECTFUL 
    • Try not to get in the way of others, block places of business or people's homes, or be rude to other people. Please also be respectful of those practicing strict social distancing, even if that means you have to wait a few minutes to get where you'd like to be. Many people have health conditions that are not visible to a casual observer, are healthcare employees, live with elderly relatives, etc. and there is no reason in this scavenger hunt that we need to crowd each other. 
  • Be SMART
    • All local, state, and federal laws continue to apply as usual, so follow them! In particular, DO NOT SPEED! As this is all low-distance, in-town driving with lots of stop signs and traffic lights, it wouldn't even really help you if you did, and you would be endangering yourself and others on the road, and risking all sorts of expensive and otherwise unpleasant legal consequences. I love the prizes, but seriously, they are worth a LOT less than a speeding ticket!


If everyone can do that, this could even become a fun annual thing that we can all enjoy and win prizes from! Prizes?!?
Yes!


Sioux City Family Scavenger Hunt Prizes


three pale green rectangles of cardstocks are marked as Sioux City Downtown Dollars

*This giveaway has now ended! Congratulations to Erin who won the prize for first to find and post all clues, and to Nick T. & Susan K. who were the winners of the random drawings!*

While the main point is just to get out and have fun exploring the city with your family, there are also prizes! Sioux City Downtown Partners was kind enough to provide three gift certificates for $20 each for the winners. The Downtown Dollars are usable at a wide variety of great downtown Sioux City businesses!

One gift certificate will be awarded to the first person or group to complete the entire scavenger hunt! If no one completes it all, this prize will go to the person or group who finds the most, with time serving as a tie-breaker.

The other two gift certificates will be given to people who are randomly drawn out of all participants. Every photo you share counts as one entry in the random prize drawing, so the more places you go, the higher your odds of winning, but even if you can only get one, you still have a chance!

I will announce winners on Facebook on Monday, May 25th, so be sure to follow the Siouxland Families Blog page. If you do not follow the page, I won't be able to tag you to let you know you won! If I don't hear back from winners within 24 hours of drawing names, I will redraw. 

2020 Sioux City Scavenger Hunt Official Clue List


You  can look for as few or as many of the clues as you'd like, in any order! Now that the giveaway has ended, more information about the clues will be posted below each, but in white. To make it visible, highlight it and it should show up!



a weathered green statue of Abraham Lincoln stands atop a stone pedestal in a grassy park between two trees behind a plush pug.
1. Find Abe
(Grandview Park)




a large, dark lumpy pile of coal cinders is visible behind a plush pug
2. Find these sunken coal cinders
(Sunken Gardens Park near 29th & Jones. The cinders are the remnants from coal burned by Sioux City's cable cars more than a century ago!)


a white pavilion with many columns is visible behind a plush pug
3. Find this pavilion
(Anderson Dance Pavilion on Larsen Park Road, overlooking the Missouri River)


a plush pug is visible in front of an elaborate mural with many flowers and the words "this is Sioux CIty" visible in script
4. Find this selfie-ready mural
(On the side of M's at the intersection of Court Street and historic 4th Street)


a plush pug appears next to a concrete water fountain that appears to squirt water out of a lion's mouth
5. Find this lion
(On Morningside Avenue)



a large stone wall has a square pillar that has the words "Stone Park" carved into it
6. Find this entrance
(West entrance of Stone Park)



a plush pug appears in front of an elaborately carved building front featuring many pillars, many carved men, and the words "justice and peace have met together. truth hath sprung out of" visible
7. Find this sculpture
(Woodbury County Courthouse, the largest public building designed and built in the Prairie School architectural style!)



a plush pug appears in frront of a pair of rocks, including a large one with an information plaque. a yellow play structure is visible in the distance.
8. Find this rock
(Leif Erikson Park)



a plush pug appears in front of a small wooden cabin
9. Find this cabin
(Bruguier Cabin, near Miracle Field in Riverside Park)


a pug appears next to a beige water towel with the words "Sioux City Home of Sioux City Sue" painted in red and some musical notes and staffs in black
10. Find this tune
(Water tower atop the hill at Sertoma Park)



a plush pug faces a large metal sculpture of a bull, which sits next to a grassy space in front of a gray building with a wall of windows.
11. Find this bull
(Sioux City Public Museum downtown)


a plush pug appears in front of a small hill with decoratively arranged boulders, the center of which includes a memorial plaque. in the background, the Missouri River is visible
12. Find this memorial to a lost neighborhood (pic 1/2)

a plush pug appears next to a plaque explaining that it is in memory of the South Bottoms
12. Find this memorial to a lost neighborhood (pic 2/2)

(South Bottoms Memorial on Chris Larsen Park Road along the Missouri River)


a plush pug appears next to a silver metal and yellow plastic disc golf course emblazoned with the number 1
13. Find any disc golf basket
(this basket is at Grandview Park, and there are also courses at Lief Erikson, Sertoma Park, and several other Siouxland area parks)


a plush pug appears in front of an elaborate geometric fountain. the word "brewing" is visible on the building behind.
14. Find this fountain
(on historic 4th Street, outside Marto Brewing)


a plush pug appears in front of a white steamboat with red trim that is in drydock and has sidewalk and a gangplank  leading to it.
15. Find this boat
(This is the Sergeant Floyd Welcome Center, on Chris Larsen Park Road along the Missouri River)


a stone obelisk appears against a blue sky, with a plush pug in the foreground
16. Find this obelisk
(This is the Floyd Monument, on Highway 75/ South Lewis)



a black and gold clock stands outside a tall brick building. a sign is partially obscured by a plush pug but reads "wellers"
17. Find this clock
(Thorpe Jewelry on 4th Street)



A plush pug appears next to a brown sign that says "Dakota Point Trail Scenic Overlook"  with an arrow pointing up, and a smaller sign below that has an icon of a man hiking.
18. Find this trailhead
(This trail is at Stone Park)




a plush pug appears next to a large stone inscribed with the words "Peters Park est. 1889"
19. Find this sign
(Park at the Morningside branch of the Sioux City Public Library to find this sign overlooking Morningside Ave!)


a plush pug appears in front of a mansion built in reddish stone in the Richardsonian Romanesque style
20. Find this quartzite mansion
(Peirce Mansion at 29th and Jackson)

a plush pug appears in front of a  building with 6 rows of windows above a marquee board and a sign that says "Orpheum".
21. Find this theater
(The Sioux City Orpheum Theatre downtown)


a pug appears next to a wooden statue, which is a two limbed tree with elaborate carvings of owls and a raccoon.
22. Find this tree
(Just behind the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, between the museum and the Missouri River)


a plush pug is next to a concrete pillar with a metal sign reading "Latham Memorial Park" and the edge of a wrought iron fence is seen attached to the pillar.
23. Find this park
(Latham Park, at S. Cedar and Orleans, just a block off Morningside Ave)

a pug appears next to a bike rack shaped like carrots. a large modern parking garage is visible in the background
24. Find this fresh bike rack
(At the Sioux City Farmer's Market, just East of the Tyson Events Center)


a plush pug appears in front of 4 antique cars. the nearest is a black and white car with the words "Sioux City Police" painted on the door.
25. Find these vintage vehicles
(On Leech, between Dace and Highway 75/ S. Lewis)


a plush pug appears in front of a pineapple topped fountain sitting in a brick pavilion, with a white pergola is in the background
26. Find this garden

(This is the rose garden behind the bandshell in Grandview Park)



a plush pug is next to a large statue of Lewis and Clark and their newfoundland, Seaman
27. Find this statue
(This statue stands outside the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center)



a long, rounded bench is painted maroon with the words "class of 2020" in white. a plush pug is next to the bench.
28. Find this bench
(This bench at Morningside College is known as "the Spoonholder")


a plush pug appears next to a white art deco bandshell sitting in a lush green park
29. Find this bandshell
(This Art Deco bandshell at Grandview Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression!)


a plush pug appears next to a bronze statue of George Washington, seated on a white bench in front of a red brick wall
30. Find Washington
(Outside Scheel's at the Southern Hills Mall)



Have questions? E-mail me and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can!



OFFICIAL RULES AND DISCLAIMERS


*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

*HOW TO ENTER:  Prospective winners will participate in some of all tasks/activities detailed above, and upload to the websites identified above one corresponding image for each completed scavenger hunt item.  I reserve the right to determine valid entries and to exclude invalid entries.  You agree, by participating in this scavenger hunt, to indemnify and hold harmless this blog, blogger, its agents, and its employees from any claim or proceeding resulting from your entry.

*ELIGIBILITY: Employees, subsidiaries, and household and immediate family members of this blog/blogger are not eligible.  Contest void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.  All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

*PRIZE:  Each participant is eligible to win up to one (1) of the prizes described above. Odds of winning depend on number of entrants. Value of prizes $20 each, for a total of $60.  Winners will be notified through Facebook.

*RISK: Participants visit all sites and undertake all activities at their own risk.  By participating, participants agree to release this blog, this blogger, and any affiliated directors, employees, officers, and agents, without any limitation, from any and all liability, loss, or damages arising from or in connection with the travel to, visitation of, and/or photography of scavenger hunt sites and/or any contest-related sites or activities whatsoever.  This blog and this blogger assume no responsibility for the activity or behavior of contest participants during the travel to, visitation of, and/or photograph of scavenger hunt sites and/or any contest-related sites or activities.

YOU AND YOU ALONE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THOSE WHO ARE WITH YOU.  DRIVE CAREFULLY.  DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OR TO LOOK FOR LOCATIONS TO PHOTOGRAPH WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING.  PARK CAREFULLY AND LEGALLY.  WATCH OUT FOR OTHER VEHICLES, PEDESTRIANS, AND PEOPLE.  BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS AT ALL TIMES.

PARTICIPANTS IN THIS SCAVENGER HUNT SHALL NOT:  EXCEED THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT; OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE AT SPEEDS EXCEEDING THE SPEED WHICH IS SAFE FOR ALL PRESENT CONDITIONS; OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE NEGLIGENTLY IN ANY WAY; OPERATE A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR ANY CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; VIOLATE ANY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAW, INCLUDING THE COMMISSION OF ANY TRAFFIC OFFENSE OF ANY KIND.  Violation of any of these provisions is grounds for disqualification from the Scavenger Hunt.

MISCELLANEOUS:  This blog/blogger is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, damaged, garbled, incomplete, or misdirected entries or communications; for errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, or delays in operations or transmission of information, in each case whether arising by way of technical or other failures or malfunctions of computer hardware, software, communications devices, or transmission lines or data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry materials, loss or otherwise.  This blog/blogger disclaims any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with, this Scavenger Hunt, and reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend this Scavenger Hunt should any virus, bug, technical failures, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Scavenger Hunt.  In the event of such cancellation, termination, or suspension, a notice will be posted.  This blog/blogger reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or cancel this contest at any time and to disqualify any entrant if his or her participation negatively affects the integrity of the Scavenger Hunt.

ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS.  SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THIS BLOG/BLOGGER RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Comments

  1. Awesome, we had such a great time. Thank you for this scavenger hunt. What a great day! I saw college kids, older people and tiny kids doing it. Then you had me and my 14 year old and 11 year old. I don't think anyone was disappointed! Thanks for a wonderful day my girls are still talking about it.

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