West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest™, boasting over 1,600 caches within a 10-mile drive of downtown! Geocaching is a high-tech version of treasure hunting—anyone with a smartphone and a sense of adventure can discover hidden caches throughout the area. And if you’re new to geocaching, spring is the perfect time to give it a try. New foliage makes some caches a little easier to find! Here’s a guide to what you can uncover.
West Bend’s collection of geocaches is always expanding—there are caches hidden in the heart of downtown and many others in surrounding areas. You’ll never run out of caches to discover in West Bend!
Many of West Bend’s geocaches are located in the community’s parks and green spaces, including the Eisenbahn State Trail and Regner Community Park, the site of the annual West Bend $1,000 Cache Ba$h. Take a moment to admire the surroundings during your search—you’ll encounter many scenic spring views on your geocaching trek!
Geocaches are located next to attractions like the Museum of Wisconsin Art, Tower Heritage Center and the Old Sheriff’s Residence and Jail. After you’re done geoaching, take time to explore these fascinating attractions.
Just 15 miles from West Bend you’ll find the state’s oldest geocache. Codenamed GC3B1, it’s located in the Pike Lake Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and was hidden more than 20 years ago. Have fun searching it out!
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