About the Scavenger Hunt in
Des Moines is located towards the middle of the state of Iowa. The city of Des Moines is the state capital of Iowa. Some of the popular attractions in the Des Moines area are the Des Moines Art Center, the Greater Des Moines Botanical garden, the Blank Park Zoo, the gold dome capitol building, and the Des Moines Farmers Market that is known for its locally sourced produce and live music. Downtown Des Moines, you'll also find restaurants, bars, and shopping. During your Operation City Quest scavenger hunt in Des Moines, you'll explore all that downtown Des Moines has to offer while gaining points and competing for first place on the leaderboard.
About Operation City Quest
Looking for a family friendly activity? We can help you explore the city with our fun photo scavenger hunt. Using your smartphone, you'll be given a list of items to find in the form of riddles and challenges to complete on our scavenger hunt app. You'll go look for the item described in the riddle, complete the accompanied challenge, and send in a photo to get points. Your points will show up on the app's leaderboard so you can see how you're doing compared to teams all across the country! Operation City Quest can be played in any city, no matter how big or small!
Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote host that will be communicating with you during your game via a chat feature on the app if you need help or have a question. They can also give you hints and additional *mystery* challenges!
The goal of the scavenger hunt is to find all the items, earn your way to the top of the leaderboard, and more importantly, to have fun with family and friends!
Our games usually take about 2 hours and most teams walk around 2 miles during their scavenger hunt.
Suggested starting location
Des Moines Operation City Quest
400 Locust Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Time: About 2 hours
Distance: About 2 miles
Suggested Transportation: Walking
How Do I Start?
If you have less than 10 players, first, head to our Tickets page to purchase for the number of players participating. Once you have your tickets, you can make a redeem them on our website to choose the date you'd like to play. If you have 10 or more players, you can purchase a Group Event instead and we'll take care of the rest!
Our Scavenger Hunt is perfect for
Date scavenger hunts
Operation City Quest is a unique date idea for both new or established relationships. Our date scavenger hunt makes the perfect adventure for you and your partner. With our date version, you'll receive 6 additional challenges, that will help you and your partner bond and learn about each other.
Team Building scavenger hunts
Our team building scavenger hunts are perfect for any group, from small offices to large corporate teams, looking to build relationships and trust between participants. With our team building version, you'll get six additional challenges added into your game that create team bonding experiences that you won't forget.