Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Scavenger Hunt: City Beautiful

Des Moines' has many beautiful sights around the city center. This scavenger hunt will bring you to all the true gems!

Starting Area: 60 East Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA

About by Big City

Twenty plus challenges. Two hours. One epic adventure. Your team will solve puzzles, complete challenges, and explore historic landmarks. On this modern day treasure hunt in Des Moines you will compete for the top spot in your city. You can start you scavenger hunt at any time your group is ready. Learn how it works.

Below are the top rated photos challenges that teams have completed on the City Beautiful Scavenger Hunt:

Team It?s Adventure: Take a photo of someone taking a photo.

Team Mystery Mayhem: Capture a photo of the oldest and youngest team members high-fiving.

Team Mystery Mayhem: The city of Chicago wastes 55 million pounds of food per month! Maybe they're picky eaters? Take a picture of a piece of food.

Team Christmas.: Imitate your idols! Snap a photo of a team member playing Marco Polo.

Team Joe: Oscar Wilde once said 'Life imitates art more than art imitates life.' Have your team imitate art by posing as statues!

Team Joe: Meet a sculpture, a painting or some other work of art.

Team Poop: Give awe to something awesome.

Team Poop: Capture a photo of something that makes you happy.

Team 50th: Take a photo as a human clock with your hands pointed to the current time.

Perfect for Friends and Families scavenger hunts are great for large and small groups, kids and grownups alike.

This adventure will take you through the heart of Des Moines and let you see how it has changed over time, while also having fun. We look forward to guiding you through this quest.

Complete interactive photo and trivia challenges. Every player plays an important role in your quest to get a high score and reach the top of the leader board.

Book your tickets today! Happy hunting!

Des Moines Leaderboards

PlaceTeam NameScore
1Awesome Fun2838
2Dikes in DesMoines2508
3Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies2347
4The Coyotes2076
5Shannon’s Bride Tribe1885
Des Moines Team Building Scavenger Hunt

Starting at only $11/Person


Why Do A Scavenger Hunt With Us?

Every scavenger hunt we make is designed to bring teams together and help hunters see the city in a whole new way. Be prepared to learn something new and have a great time. Our software helps us customize your scavenger hunt to your tastes as you solve clues. At the end of your hunt, you'll be ready to do it in another city!

How It Works

Your scavenger hunt will lead your group across town to the best-known landmarks as well as hidden gems. Along the way, you and your teammates will complete fun photo challenges, test your knowledge of local trivia, and solve riddles that will bring your entire group together. by Big City is a great way to explore a new city or learn more about an old favorite. Learn how it works.

Why It's The Perfect Gift

Our scavenger hunt tickets are flexible and can be used in any of our locations for up to two years. When you purchase as a gift you will receive an instant printable card for the recipient.

How Long is a Scavenger Hunt?

Our scavenger hunts take about 2 hours. You can pause your scavenger hunt if you'd like to explore a stop on the hunt or get drinks/food along the way.

When Can I Do The Hunt?

Do the scavenger hunt any day from 7am to 10pm, even holidays! No reservation is required for groups of less than 20.

Does everyone need an interactive role?

During your hunt each person will be texted photo challenges, trivia, and other activities for everyone to do together. We recommend purchasing a role for everyone in your group and kids over 6. If a person doesn't have their own device, you can have up to 4 roles on a single device. Our app will let you know when to pass the device to them when it's their turn.

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