Treasure hunt on Muscatine trails offers family fun and adventure

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Muscatine trail trekkers will race against the clock to follow a long-lost pirate’s map and cryptic clues in a great hunt for treasure. 


A red “X” will mark the spot at six various Muscatine landmarks, only to be found along City trails if the pirate’s riddles are correctly deciphered. Participants must submit a photo entry of each “X” they find in order to win their pirate’s treasure prize. The program will begin at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 2 and continue through 5:00 pm on Monday, October 12.


Interested runners, walkers or cyclists may register for this self-led scavenger hunt around Muscatine in-person at the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department office, over the phone at (563) 263-0241, or by going online. Registration is ongoing with a deadline set for Friday, October 9 at 5:00 p.m. The registration fee is $5.00 and includes the trail map, clue sheet and pirate’s treasure prize with photo submission of all six landmark locations. 


Please contact the Muscatine Parks and Recreation Department at (563) 263-0241 for more information.