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THE CHI-TOWN SHOWDOWN Scavenger Hunt

Chicago, United States

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Experience hosted by Kat & Alan

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

It all begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. We will get our missions and go over instructions/ground rules for the game. After a warm-up to prepare for this true sport, teams will take off to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations throughout town. You'll drive in your car (special carless version available on request) to the various checkpoints, solving clues and accepting challenges that involve getting outside your comfort zone at each spot!

Both family and dog friendly, the game alternates between the indoors and outdoors with plenty of alternative spots and free choices too! You'll send photos to your host to document your progress. You can even interact with locals to solve clues! You won’t be able to avoid having fun, uncovering hidden gems and local secrets, making memories, laughing and learning along the way! You’ll be part of the rich culture of this dynamic city! Every turn is full of surprises, so questions in advance are welcomed! Check out our hunts in 10 Texas cities! Plus Charleston, SC and Carmel, CA! Great for corporate teams, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and other special groups!
Other things to note
We can offer special diet friendly and rainy day checkpoints - bonus missions too! We can accommodate larger groups, special dates/times, and private groups on request. Custom adventures available!
It all begins at a scenic spot that's a local favorite. We will get our missions and go over instructions/ground rules for the game. After a warm-up to prepare for this true sport, teams will take off to experience a wide variety of carefully curated locations throughout town. You'll drive in your car (special carless version available on request) to the various checkpoints, solving clues and accepting challenges that involve getting outside your…

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Fri, 22 Jan
14:00 - 16:00
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Sat, 23 Jan
14:00 - 16:00
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£19 per person
Sun, 24 Jan
14:00 - 16:00
£19 per person
£19 per person

Meet your host, Kat & Alan

Host on Airbnb since 2011
  • 18 Reviews
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Kat is the owner/creative director/host of Alley Kat Adventures - an adventure design company with a presence in many cities. Kim, Cat or others will be the cohost. Originally from the Carolinas, Kat is naturally hospitable! She's also a freelance event specialist and a SAG actress with principal TV, film and national commercial/print credits. She is also a former teacher (of 14 years) with a MED and a National Board certification. Prior to launching her own business, Kat has led marketing teams for Facebook, NVIDIA, and Avid, etc. Kat's family are Chicagoans, and she loves sharing this vibrant city through this unique, interactive, informative, challenging, and creative game! Experience firsthand Austin's landmarks, hidden gems, and local secrets! Get your culture on, and support local businesses!
Kat is the owner/creative director/host of Alley Kat Adventures - an adventure design company with a presence in many cities. Kim, Cat or others will be the cohost. Originally from the Carolinas, Kat is naturally hospitable! She's also a freelance event specialist and a SAG actress with principal TV, film and national commercial/print credits. She is also a former teacher (of 14 years) with a MED and a National Board certification. Prior to launching her own business, Kat has led marketing teams…
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Where you'll be

Your quest begins west and generally unfolds all over town across roughly 10-15+ surprise checkpoints! Quirky destinations await: whimsical shops, street art, culture, nature, conversation pieces, history, more art, local quirks, culinary delights, etc. We organized the stops in a sensible, geographical fashion, avoiding backtracking/unnecessary travel. Be prepared to drive, but other options exist! Deciding how you'll get around is part of fun!

Rated 4.83 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Karen
December 2019
We are residents of Chicago, and walk past iconic things everyday. It took a fun experience like this scavenger hunt to help us see our city through fresh eyes. Kat and her kids shared messages with my kids. It was super fun.
Sheila
November 2019
This was such a blast! You will get out of it what you put into it... meaning if you go all in and have fun with it there is no way you won't have a blast. It was a great way to see parts of the city we likely wouldn't have seen and see others in a different way. Definitely recommend. Also, since you will be taking pictures and using your phone a lot, make sure it is fully charged and bring a charger with you.
This was such a blast! You will get out of it what you put into it... meaning if you go all in and have fun with it there is no way you won't have a blast. It was a great way to…
Erin
November 2019
What an amazingly fun way to explore the city!! My friend and I met in Chicago for a short weekend getaway, and we were so relieved to have found this! We were able to be our goofy selves and had an absolute blast! Our initial tour guide was so much fun, and Kat was so personable with our texting and had a good time with us! Loved the challenges and ways to be able to make it our own! Definitely recommend!
What an amazingly fun way to explore the city!! My friend and I met in Chicago for a short weekend getaway, and we were so relieved to have found this! We were able to be our goofy…
Aurielle
October 2019
OMG! This experience was so much more than we expected. This was my first time in Chicago and Kat and her staff made me feel so welcome. The games was adventurous along with being able to sightsee. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions and concerns! This was a fun active game that I would highly recommend. We can’t wait to participate in another challenge!
OMG! This experience was so much more than we expected. This was my first time in Chicago and Kat and her staff made me feel so welcome. The games was adventurous along with being…
Sabrina
October 2019
First 15-20 minutes is done with a personal guide that walks you through the rules and the first 2-3 steps. Then the entire scavenger hunt is done through text with Kat (your host). Kat was so fun. A unique experience. We had big laughs doing this. Side note: There is lots of walking, so wear comfortable shoes!
First 15-20 minutes is done with a personal guide that walks you through the rules and the first 2-3 steps. Then the entire scavenger hunt is done through text with Kat (your hos…
Katie
September 2019
Just not impressive for what we paid. We didn't get any handouts, so only the people with the docs on their phones knew the info. Keeping the docs up on our phone ate up battery, so then that became an issue. Fun ideas, just nothing terribly unique. We didn't even get the results until the next day! That seemed very strange, especially as competitively as we (at least some of us) played. Kat was a very nice woman. No complaints about her professionalism. The experience was just underwhelming.
Just not impressive for what we paid. We didn't get any handouts, so only the people with the docs on their phones knew the info. Keeping the docs up on our phone ate up battery, s…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.

Optional rain gear, hat, backpack/fanny pack