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Puzzle Hunt in Chapel Hill

1 reviewChapel Hill, United States

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Experience hosted by Kiki

2 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll meet at the Carolina Inn, where you’ll be introduced to your hosts, briefed on what to expect for the adventure, and given your first clue.

Teams will then take off on an exciting treasure hunt around Chapel Hill. Each clue will lead you to a unique and interesting location, where you’ll find a new clue, and combine your puzzle-solving skills with artifacts you find in each location to determine your next stop. The clues will take you to a wide range of historical, artistic, scenic, unique, and delicious locations, while teaching you about their fascinating history along the way (and providing some stellar photo ops!). Your hosts are available to give you hints whenever you’d like them!

At the final stop on the treasure hunt, your hosts will meet each team again to debrief and share stories.

The entire experience should take 2-3 hours, including walking from place to place. Total walking distance is just under 2 miles – bring comfortable shoes! You may travel at your own pace.

Whether you’re a student, a parent visiting town, a local to the area, or an out-of-town guest, this tour will provide you with new knowledge about some incredible spots around Chapel Hill (and a lot of fun solving clues). This puzzle hunt is great for pairs, groups, or individuals.

We can’t wait to meet you!
We’ll meet at the Carolina Inn, where you’ll be introduced to your hosts, briefed on what to expect for the adventure, and given your first clue.

Teams will then take off on an exciting treasure hunt around Chapel Hill. Each clue will lead you to a unique and interesting location, where you’ll find a new clue, and combine your puzzle-solving skills with artifacts you find in each location to determine your next stop. The clues will ta…

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What's included

  • Food
    It's a surprise :) Message me if you have questions or dietary restrictions
  • Equipment
    Clues, Pens, and Clipboard
From $25
/ person
Sat, Oct 31
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Sat, Oct 31
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person
Sat, Oct 31
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Kiki

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 1 Review
  • Identity verified
Hi there! I'm Kiki, and I've been making puzzle hunts around cities (and escape rooms in my house) for years. I've spent more than 15 years in North Carolina, and lived in Chapel Hill for the past 5, at a cute spot right next to campus, so I've spent many days walking the same locations on this hunt. My parents Robert and Debra (and their adorable Australian Shepherd Kali) live nearby too and they love to help host the puzzle hunts (if you want to meet Kali, just ask!). Ask us about our favorite spots in Chapel Hill to walk, eat, and explore! We have a lot more favorites that we couldn't squeeze into this hunt. We can't wait to meet you!
Hi there! I'm Kiki, and I've been making puzzle hunts around cities (and escape rooms in my house) for years. I've spent more than 15 years in North Carolina, and lived in Chapel Hill for the past 5, at a cute spot right next to campus, so I've spent many days walking the same locations on this hunt. My parents Robert and Debra (and their adorable Australian Shepherd Kali) live nearby too and they love to help host the puzzle hunts (if you want to meet Kali, just ask!). Ask us about our favorite…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at the Carolina Inn, a historic hotel on UNC's campus in Chapel Hill. From there, teams will set off on an adventure to solve clues and visit eight other local landmarks (historic, unique, artistic, and delicious spots on or near UNC's campus). We'll end at a spot on Franklin street about half a mile from where we started.

1 review

Steven
October 2020
Had a great time. Good way to explore Chapel Hill.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

The treasure hunt takes place on Chapel Hill streets. Guests should follow all traffic laws and signs. The hunt takes approximately 2-3 hours and involves about two miles of walking. Bring comfortable shoes and a water bottle if you want one!

What to bring

Cell phone with Maps app (this is critical!)

Walking shoes