Explore Harrisonburg – Traipse Scavenger Hunt

Think you know Harrisonburg’s Downtown like the back of your hand? Well, now’s your chance to prove it. Harrisonburg Tourism is unveiling a new way to experience Downtown: Traipse Scavenger Hunts. The hunts, which offer clues and puzzles which will be challenging for locals and tourists to solve, highlight businesses and historic locations and offer social distancing but fun ways to experience the heart of The Friendly City.


Traipse, a free smartphone app with a headquarters in Staunton, is like virtual geocaching where visitors engage with each location by answering questions that can only be completed by physically being present at each site. Further, at each stop, complementary information is given to visitors allowing them to learn more about the location through articles, photos and video. The app also offers navigation instructions between points.


The launch includes four new tours: one that highlights Harrisonburg’s numerous craft breweries, and three that take people to historic sites, public art, natural landmarks and more. Traipse is available for iOS (Apple) and Android devices and can be downloaded at: https://www.traipse.co/harrisonburg.