Geo-color in West Bend
West Bend is the Geocaching Capital of the Midwest and autumn is one of the best seasons for geocaching. If you’ve never been geocaches, think of it as a modern day treasure hunt. You can use a device with GPS, like a smartphone, to search out special caches that have been hidden by other geocaches. It’s free and a lot of fun.
West Bend is home more than 1,500 caches and they are hidden in public places like parks and trails.
A fall day geocaching will take you through beautiful and colorful natural spaces. Some caches may be covered with a few maple or oak leaves and could take a few more seconds to find. Enjoy the moment – it’s a good problem to have! Take in the fresh air and savor every minute of the season.
A good place to start a geocaching adventure in West Bend is to take the West Bend Four Seasons GeoTour. It’s a 20-stop tour that will take you to some of West Bend’s most scenic spots. This year the tour features a new stop that will take you to an interesting historic site.
There’s a fun incentive available to those who complete the tour. You’ll collect points for each cache you find as well as each meal you eat and night you spend at participating businesses in West Bend. Record your points on our special GeoTour passport (download passport here or pick one up at the West Bend Area Chamber of Commerce, N43 25.240 W088 10.897). When you collect 25 points you’ll receive a limited-edition West Bend Four Seasons GeoCoin that is trackable on Geocaching.com!