2023 Rhode Island Statewide Scavenger Hunt

The Rhode Island Statewide Scavenger Hunt is back on Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th!

The Rhode Island Statewide Scavenger Hunt is back on Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th!

Discover the rich history, culture, and arts of beautiful locations in Rhode Island through an innovative Augmented Reality experience!


What to Expect


Closing Celebration

Meet your fellow explorers at India Point Park on Sunday, August 27th @ 5:30 pm to play some lawn games, enjoy some live music and beverages, and most importantly, see if you have the one lucky key that will open the treasure chest.



Keys Hidden Around The State

Find keys at different locations or by completing Roland Requests! Keys will be handed out to teams who first arrive at each location. All of Roland’s requests will be fulfilled by texting your team’s photos to 843-Seagull or 843-732-4855!

New & Reimagined Locations

Some of our favorites from the last two years are back, but we have a whole slew of new locations to explore. For the locations from last year that are returning, we have a bunch of fresh new puzzles!

Where will we pick up our bags?

Starting on the Thursday before the hunt you will be able to pick up your bags from the Leadership Rhode Island Offices at Rising Sun Mills in Providence.

That Saturday morning we will have 3 additional pickup locations all across the state.

  1. River Island Art Park in Woonsocket
  2. Audobon Society in Bristol 
  3. Ninigret Park in Charlestown 
  4. Leadership Rhode Island Office in Providence 


Participation & Prizes


How can I win a prize?

  • The 15 teams with the highest scores at the end of the weekend will be entered in a drawing to win a dinner at the Brazier Society and a private boat ride for your team at a 2023/2024 WaterFire event.
  • Teams that complete at least 2 clues in each of the 5 Rhode Island counties will be entered in a drawing to receive a year’s worth of passports to Rhode Island Food Fights events for each team member.
  • At the closing party at 5:30pm on Sunday there will be a treasure chest of RI prizes including Blackstone Valley Riverboat Tour, Helicopter Tour of South County, 90-minute Narrated Tour Through the Historic Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay, Tickets to Roger Williams Park Zoo, Round Trip Block Island Ferry Tickets with Paddle Boarding and Dining Experiences, and so much more! The treasure chest will be opened with one of those lucky keys!

Do I need to participate on both days?

No! Your team can start as early on Saturday at 10:00 am or as late as Sunday afternoon. (But we recommend starting Saturday so you can see more of the state!)

Can I win prizes if I don’t do both days?

Yes! The “Explorers” prize drawing and “Keyholder” treasure chest can both be won by participating for one day. (If luck is on your side).

What if I can’t make it to the closing party?

That’s a bummer! You’ll miss out on meeting the other teams who competed, games, live music from the Ukulele Armada, and most importantly, the unlocking of the coveted treasure chest!

Do we need to be at the locations to complete the clues?

To quality for the prizes, yes. You’ll need a photo at each location with your team mascot to verify you made the trek.

Can my team split up across the state?

We love that you’re excited to get EVERYWHERE across the state, but to quality for the prize drawings we’re asking your team to stick together for this one.

What if some of my team members can only do one day?

It’s not a problem if one (or more) of your team members needs to drop out or take a break in the middle of the game. We just ask that you don’t exceed your team limit of 5 individuals between the two days.

Do we need to post our team photos to qualify for the prize drawings?

Each team will have a “mascot” that you will get at pickup. You just need a picture of your team mascot at each location to verify you were there if you are chosen for one of our prizes. But for those that love posting…

But I LOVE posting on social media!

And we love when you do! In fact, we think your team should get some love for that. We’ll have some surprises throughout the weekend to celebrate the folks who are blowing up Instagram and Facebook with their team photos and letting us know by tagging @RISWSH.


What does this augmented reality look like?

To get a sneak peek use a mobile device to click this link and use the AR software and look at a $1 bill on a flat surface. (If you don’t have one handy, you can open this image on a different device)

What technology do I need to participate?

The clues live in a customized version of the ClueKeeper App. Please check compatibility with your phone in advance. To successfully access the clues you will need to enable a data connection and location access on your device.

How many people on my team need the app to play?

Only one person on your team needs the app in order to play, but all 5 members are your team are able to download it to share clues. Only your team leader will be able to submit answers on behalf of your team.

Do I need a car to participate?

More than half of the 130+ locations on this hunt are off of RIPTA bus lines that operate on weekends.

Nothing like this would be possible without our sponsors and creative partners!