Hike leads participants on quest for Tacoma trivia

Staff reportJune 8, 2014 

Street scramble A street scramble, kind of an urban scavenger hunt, is coming to Tacoma on June 22. Tacoma History Hike will be a chance to explore downtown Tacoma as participants collect the answers to historical trivia in a race against time. The event will actively involve the entire family in learning more about the area, organizers said.

The hike will begin at the Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, and will take participants to a variety of checkpoints within a 1.5-mile radius. Participants can walk, run or bike to each location.

At each checkpoint, participants will have to provide the answer to a question of Tacoma-related historical trivia. Individuals and teams will collect as many answers as possible in the time allotted, then return to the museum for music, awards, goody bags and free admission to the museum.

Teams are limited to no more than five members.

“Downtown Tacoma is such a lively and historic place,” Laura Berry, the museum’s development director, said in a news release. “This History Hike is a fun and active way to engage the public with our great city and support the preservation of history at the same time.”

Participants are encouraged to pre-register, and the registration fee includes a T-shirt. The pre-registration deadline is June 19, but registration will be available the day of the event starting at 12:30 p.m. The hike begins at 2 p.m.

The cost is: adults, $20 for historical society members, $25 for nonmembers; children ages 6-17, $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers; families, $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers.

Proceeds from the hike will benefit the History Fund, which helps support the works of the Washington State Historical Society in preserving and sharing Washington’s artifacts and stories.

For more information on the Tacoma History Hike, go to washingtonhistory.org under History Museum Events & Programs. To pre-register, go to active.com.

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