Geocaching is an outdoor adventure game similar to a treasure hunt played with a GPS device. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, then share your experiences online. There are over a million active geocaches around the world and now, with the RiverWalk GeoTour, there are even more reasons to bring the family and hike along the Chattahoochee RiverWalk; check out the longest urban whitewater course as well. Hiking, biking, and now kayaking!
Family fun for everyone!
**EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 10, 2012: DUE TO TEMPORARY RIVERWALK CONSTRUCTION, GEOCACHES 1 THRU 5 ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. THE GEOTOUR IS STILL ACTIVE AND ALL GAME PIECES ARE AVAILABLE. (WE'RE GIVING YOU THE FIRST 5, PLUS THE BONUS ON NUMBER 14.)
Steps to the Riverwalk GeoTour
- Obtain a RiverWalk GeoTour Grid Sheet from the Columbus, GA Convention & Visitors Bureau (900 Front Avenue 31901) or download it online by clicking here.
- If you are not already registered to geocache, go to www.Geocaching.com, create a log-in and find the GPS coordinates and additional information for the RiverWalk GeoTour locations.
- Start your search and locate one or all caches using a hand-held GPS unit. The cache containers are labeled as a RiverWalk GeoTour geocache. Caches are located in 32 points along the 15-mile Chattahoochee RiverWalk in Columbus, GA.
- When you find a RiverWalk Geo-Tour cache, log your name and any comments on the logbook inside the container. Also, stamp your RiverWalk Geo-Tour Grid Sheet with the stamp unique to that particular cache, also located within the container.
There are six unique geocache SERIES in the RiverWalk GeoTour:
Complete each of the series and you qualify to win a limited edition RiverWalk GeoTour playing card.
- Chattahoochee River
There are 5 to 6 caches in each of the series. Collect one or all six cards. Simply present your RiverWalk GeoTour Grid Sheet with the appropriate spaces stamped at the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau during regular hours.
In addition, complete a specific number of caches to get a custom geo-coin.
Bring your stamped Grid Sheet into the Columbus Convention & Visitors Bureau during regualr hours to receive your coin.
900 Front Avenue 31901
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM
and Saturdays 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
- With any 10 completed caches you are eligible for a bronze level coin.
- With any 20 completed caches you are eligible for a silver level coin.
- With 30 completed caches you are eligible for a gold level coin.
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