Architecture Scavenger Hunt with Prizes

Downtown Springfield Inc. and our volunteer Design Committee has partnered with AIA Illinois, Illinois REALTORS, and Visit Springfield to launch a new Architecture Scavenger Hunt series on Tuesday, September 8 with prizes, which include new “Downtown Bucks” redeemable at participating downtown businesses.

The Architecture Scavenger Hunt challenges participants to find the location of eight architectural features in downtown Springfield using only a small, visual clue, with the opportunity to win prizes for their efforts.

This activity is perfect for:

  • All ages
  • Home schooling families
  • Families who just did remote learning for six hours and need to get away from the screens
  • People who love architecture
  • People who need to get outside in a fun, socially distanced way

When Will the Hunts Be Held?

People can participate in any or all of the three Hunts, taking place over one week each:

  • September 8 – September 12
  • September 22 – September 26, and
  • October 6 – 10.

Where Do You Pick Up the Hunt Clues?

People can stop by and pick up the first eight clues on Tuesday, September 8 from 4 – 7 PM at the DSI Booth located on the Old State Capitol Plaza at the corner of 6th and Adams Street.

People can pick up forms at the Visit Springfield Visitors Center (6th and Adams) Wednesday through Friday from 9 AM – 5 PM.

The last opportunity to participate in each week’s Hunt is at the Old Capitol Farmers Market on Saturdays, where participants can pick up and drop off their completed form at the Market Information Tent between 8 AM – 12:30 PM.

How to Earn Prizes

The first twenty people to turn in their completed forms for each Hunt will receive $10 in Downtown Bucks, which are redeemable at any participating downtown business.

At the end of each Hunt, all completed forms will be entered into a drawing for prizes. The first name drawn receives $100 in Downtown Bucks, second receives $50 in Downtown Bucks, third receives $20 in Downtown Bucks, and the remaining winners will receive gift cards and merchandise from downtown businesses.

These are the locations where the Downtown Bucks can be redeemed. 

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Looking for Similar Fun in Springfield?

Visit Springfield is excited to launch their “SPI 7 in 7 Fall Competition!” The competition will begin September 8 and run through October 27. Get details here. (The Enter to Win page will go live on 9/8 when the contest starts.)