Find out who among your friends is a true Detroiter by teaming up for the 313 Scavenger Hunt tomorrow, Saturday, September 15 at noon.
The scavenger hunt, hosted by the Detroit Historical Society, will test participant’s knowledge of the city’s historic and cultural landmarks. Sign up for the event starts at 11 a.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe on 45 Monroe Street. Show up with your friends and get into teams of three to five people, or come alone to be paired with a team.
There’s a $10 suggested donation that will go towards the Detroit Historical Society’s Past>Forward Campaign. Upon signing up you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for two grand prizes which include tickets to a Detroit Lions game and a sneak peek of the new Detroit Historical Museum exhibits.
Participants will set out at noon with an envelope of clues and a “passport” that has to be stamped by a scavenger hunt staff member at each location. The first three teams to find the landmarks and get all their stamps will return to the cafe to win an assortment of prizes provided by the Detroit Historical Society and the Hard Rock Cafe.
To promote the Past>Forward Campaign, the scavenger hunt will link new exhibits coming to the Detroit Historical Museum to well-known statues and Detroit landmarks. The museum has been closed for renovations, the first major renovations since the 1960s. “The 313 Scavenger Hunt is the Detroit Historical Society’s way of bringing the museum to the public, even while we’re closed for renovations,” said Bob Sadler, director of public and external relations at the Detroit Historical Society. The museum will reopen to the public with free admission on November 23. There will be new exhibits and educational offerings as well as upgraded technology.
Anyone participating in the scavenger hunt will receive food and drink specials from the Hard Rock Cafe like $6 Bloody Mary’s from 11 a.m. to noon, happy hour deals, and $5 mini nachos. Win or lose, you’re still guaranteed a good time.