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NYC Scavenger Hunts Through Central Park, Midtown, Lower Manhattan & More

About this experience

What you'll do:

Scavenger hunt games in famous NYC places for your group outing!

You have a group and you’re looking for something engaging to do in NYC…not just a tour, but an activity you can participate in together and experience as a team. A Secret City scavenger hunt is the perfect choice for companies, organizations, schools, friends and families – for any occasion. Learn new things about the city. Create lasting memories. Bond with your team. Do something different this time.

Why we love it for your party:

  • Perfect for any occasion (A fun activity that fits right into your schedule)
  • Unique sightseeing experience (A great way to experience a famous NYC landmark.
  • Ideal for any group (The perfect team challenge for your group to engage in together)
  • Exciting & competitive (An interesting competition that brings out your best hunting skills)
  • Bond with your crew (Create personal bonds & foster relationships with strategy, collaboration & communication)

About this experience partner:

Since 2001, Secret City Scavenger Hunts has been successfully staging interactive scavenger hunt events that bring out the best in people’s resourcefulness, creativity and strategic thinking – all while having fun!

New York City is a treasure-trove of history, culture, art, food and people. Let them help your group, company, or organization discover it! They'll create an adventure just for you, full of interesting secrets and fun facts about New York City, in a competitive team-building environment that you’re sure to always remember.

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  • Central Park Scavenger Hunt

    Starting at$599per party

    2hr

    On our Central Park scavenger hunt, you’ll race through rolling hills and winding pathways, solving fun and challenging clues about notable sights along the way. Discover New York City’s most beautiful landscape, its hidden gems, attractions, fountains, statues, archways, movie scenes and much more! Form your teams and come ready to compete!

    Your adventure begins in front of The Plaza Hotel at the Pulitzer Fountain! In a race against time and the other teams…

    - Explore the Arsenal, the Delacorte Clock with its haunting chimes, Balto the Sled Dog and ‘A Treehouse for Dreaming.’
    - Seek out memorial flagpoles, a certain pilgrim, a secret sundial and a man responsible for one of the first communication codes.
    - Search for hidden engravings in the Alice in Wonderland and Hans Christian Andersen statues. Learn about the people and companies who make statues like these.
    - Investigate the iconic Boathouse, Bethesda Fountain, Bandshell, The Mall and Literary Walk.
    - Much more!

  • Midtown Historic Scavenger Hunt

    Starting at$599per party

    2hr

    Experience the heart of New York City on the Midtown Manhattan Historic Scavenger hunt! Discover a Midtown that even many native New Yorkers don’t know about in a scavenger hunt adventure that takes you through famous locations.

    In a race against time and the other teams, you’ll:

    - Divine the secrets of Grand Central’s Astronomical Ceiling…
    - Visit the spot where an important Revolutionary War event took place…
    - Discover the creative sidewalk art of Library Way…
    - See the architecture of the New York Public Library’s main branch, like never before!
    - Explore Bryant Park and its storied history!
    - Experience Times Square and Broadway as it unfolds before your eyes!
    - Much more!

  • Legends of the Village Scavenger Hunt

    Starting at$599per party

    2hr

    On our Legends of the Village scavenger hunt, you’ll race through the streets of Greenwich Village, solving fun and challenging clues about notable sights along the way. Discover the history, lore, artwork, cemeteries, haunted places, mysteries, murders, disasters and legends of NYC’s coolest neighborhoods!

    Your journey begins in Astor Place. In a race against time and the other teams…

    - Discover the statues and works of art around Cooper Union. Learn about the artists and foundries that created them.
    - Explore the cemetery at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, visit the graves of Peter Stuyvesant and a certain former Vice-President of the United States.
    - Learn about the General Slocum disaster – the worst fire fatality in NYC history before 9/11.
    - Visit a former church where the victims congregated before their fatal voyage.
    - Chase the ghosts of punk rock and explore the space that was once CBGB.
    - Search for obscure graves in Marble Cemetery, one of the city’s oldest burial grounds.
    - Visit the haunted Merchant’s House Museum, Colonnade Row, the Astor Library, and the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
    - Explore the monuments of Washington Square Park and its eponymous arch.
    - Much more!

  • Lower Manhattan Scavenger Hunt

    Starting at$599per party

    2hr

    Discover the history of New York City and the bedrock of our country on the Lower Manhattan Historic Scavenger Hunt!

    In a race against time and the other teams:

    - Unearth the secrets of Bowling Green, the first public park in New York City.
    - Discover the Charging Bull and what some people believe is the key to good luck on Wall Street.
    - Explore the many monuments and war memorials of Battery Park.
    - Hunt for clues in Castle Clinton, an important defensive fortress in New York Harbor.
    - Learn about Fraunces Tavern, where George Washington held his gatherings and the fabric of America was sewn together.
    - Dive into historic Wall Street and the foundations of America’s financial system.
    - Experience Trinity Church, a national treasure, and meet an American founding father.
    - Much more!

  • Heroes of Herald Square Scavenger Hunt

    Starting at$599per party

    2hr

    On our Heroes of Herald Square Scavenger Hunt, you’ll race throughout historic 34th Street, the Empire State Building, landmark hotels & more, solving fun and challenging clues along the way.

    Your journey begins in front of Macy’s. In a race against time and the other teams…

    - Discover the statues and works of art around Herald Square. Learn about the artists and foundries that created them.
    - Study the strange proclivities of James Gordon Bennett (the founder of the New York Herald) and the creatures he kept close.
    - Search for the public figures responsible for building (and rebuilding) Herald Square.
    - Explore the history and architecture of Macy’s and uncover some peculiar fixtures located in the store.
    - Visit the hotel where a certain baseball player changed the history of the sport.
    - Identify the builders of the Empire State Building and the various parties responsible for making it happen.
    - Get to know the founder of the New-York Tribune and heed his famous advice.
    - Search inside Hotel Martinique for a detailed mural of Broadway’s underbelly.
    - Visit the site where Thomas Edison first projected a moving picture.
    - Walk in the footsteps of a certain world-changing Yugoslav inventor.
    - Search the James A. Farley Post Office for war memorials and interesting fixtures.
    - Much more!


Location

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764 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, USA

Cancellation Policy

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generous Cancellation Policy

Full refund on cancellations with 7+ days notice. No refund within 7 day window.

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Book Your Experience

Central Park Scavenger Hunt

Starting at$599per party

2hr

On our Central Park scavenger hunt, you’ll race through rolling hills and winding pathways, solving fun and challenging clues about notable sights along the way. Discover New York City’s most beautiful landscape, its hidden gems, attractions, fountains, statues, archways, movie scenes and much more! Form your teams and come ready to compete!

Your adventure begins in front of The Plaza Hotel at the Pulitzer Fountain! In a race against time and the other teams…

- Explore the Arsenal, the Delacorte Clock with its haunting chimes, Balto the Sled Dog and ‘A Treehouse for Dreaming.’
- Seek out memorial flagpoles, a certain pilgrim, a secret sundial and a man responsible for one of the first communication codes.
- Search for hidden engravings in the Alice in Wonderland and Hans Christian Andersen statues. Learn about the people and companies who make statues like these.
- Investigate the iconic Boathouse, Bethesda Fountain, Bandshell, The Mall and Literary Walk.
- Much more!

Midtown Historic Scavenger Hunt

Starting at$599per party

2hr

Experience the heart of New York City on the Midtown Manhattan Historic Scavenger hunt! Discover a Midtown that even many native New Yorkers don’t know about in a scavenger hunt adventure that takes you through famous locations.

In a race against time and the other teams, you’ll:

- Divine the secrets of Grand Central’s Astronomical Ceiling…
- Visit the spot where an important Revolutionary War event took place…
- Discover the creative sidewalk art of Library Way…
- See the architecture of the New York Public Library’s main branch, like never before!
- Explore Bryant Park and its storied history!
- Experience Times Square and Broadway as it unfolds before your eyes!
- Much more!

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