Geocaching in Mesa, Arizona!

Visit Mesa has partnered with the experts at Geocaching HQ to bring visitors an incredible hide-and-seek travel quest throughout City Limitless®

Visit Mesa’s Autism Travel GeoTour is a strategic collection of geocaches anchored at many of Mesa’s participating Certified Autism Centers and city parks — these hidden finds will get the whole family hunting and gathering for fun! All ages and all lifestyles from outdoor adventurers to tech-lovers will enjoy the thrill of searching for geocaches on this custom family-friendly tour.

What is geocaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game where players use a mobile app or dedicated GPS device to find cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. Today, there are more than 3 million geocaches in over 190 countries.

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Get treasure hunting throughout Mesa in three easy steps!

1 – To access on mobile, download the free Geocaching® app available in your app store [put in the logo or the cell phone screen from the BDP, ask Danny]

2 – Log in or Sign up and search for the Visit Mesa Autism Travel GeoTour and view the current list of geocaches hidden in Mesa and throughout our region

3 – Turn on your ‘Location Services’ and search under GeoTours GT48C for the Visit Mesa Autism Travel GeoTour.

Off you go…! Remember to log your activity on the app and leave a treasure behind for others to find. Happy hunting!

Visitors that find 5 geocaches on Visit Mesa’s Autism Travel GeoTour can then visit the Mesa Visitor Center (120 N. Center St., Mesa) during regular business hours to collect a special souvenir celebrating their adventure! Find all of the geocaches and you will earn the digital souvenir directly in the Geocaching app.

10 Tips Before You Geocache

  1. Use your eyes, hands, and geo-senses.
  2. Look for something that seems out of place.
  3. Geocaches are often disguised.
  4. Think like a detective.
  5. Geocaches should never be buried.
  6. Look high, look low, look around.
  7. Respect your surroundings.
  8. Check the hint.
  9. Watch for previous activity.
  10. Be patient. They’re out there!

Autism Certified

Mesa makes travel planning easy for families on the spectrum.

Visit Mesa is the first Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) to be certified in the nation! Visit Mesa along with assistance from the City of Mesa and the Mesa Chamber of Commerce has spearheaded the autism certification effort to lead our city to become the 1st Autism Certified City in the Country!

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