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Remember how much fun scavenger hunts were as a child? Gather your family for the Sam Houston Statue Visitors Center’s Scavenger Hunt.
At the May 1 City Council meeting, Mayor Andy Brauninger proclaimed National Tourism Week in Huntsville, said Kimm Thomas, Director of Tourism and Cultural Services. The monthlong Hunt is set to begin on May 6, the first day of National Tourism Week.
Thomas explained that the Scavenger Hunt was developed to encourage residents to become tourists in their own backyard.
“We hope to create even more ambassadors for all the great places and things to do in the city of Huntsville,” Thomas said. “There is no better way to get to know our parks, museums, and shops. These will become your special places to share when friends and family come to town.”
Local attractions, eateries, and retailers are featured. Contestants start by picking up a brochure at the Visitors Center, 7600 Highway 75 South, or any participating location, and begin their adventures. The Hunters will visit participating locations to have their brochure stamped.
“You can get your first stamp right here at the Statue. We ask that players get a minimum of 10 stamps from the featured businesses and sites,” Thomas said. “Each location will have a special task for hunters to accomplish while at their location. It could be visiting an artist’s display, finding a trinket that represents Huntsville, or something of that sort.”
Completed forms must be returned to the Visitors Center by noon Wednesday, May 30.
“Everyone will get something,” Thomas said.
All participants will receive a prize packet, however, 25 lucky hunters will receive a special travel bag in a raffle.
“We will hold the grand prize drawing at noon on May 31 at City Hall,” Thomas said. “Ultimately, everyone’s a winner. Each player will find treasures in our community, whether people or places. They will get to know even more about Huntsville than they did before, and be surprised and delighted by something unexpected.”
Full details and brochure available online at www.HuntsvilleTexas.com