Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

See Grayslake with fresh eyes! Be a Tourist in Your Own Town October 23-25, 2020. Virtual, take-home, in-person, outside, dine-in, online, carryout, delivery... Passports include more than 60 entries with activities and promotions you can use to explore Grayslake.

Passports Include:
-Scavenger hunts for adults and children with Bella Vie Studio
-A coupon for one free appetizer from First Draft Grayslake
-Supplies to make a homemade Halloween card for a local senior citizen (many of whom aren’t able to receive visitors right now). Donate your card and get entered into a raffle for a $100 gift card with Right at Home
-A coupon for one free domestic beer or well drink at Charlies
-Photo challenges from Alwin Anthony Salon, This Old Book, and the Grayslake Area Public Library
-Much, much more!

Register today at Passports are $25. Participants are expected to follow health department and business/organization guidelines when completing passport activities. This event is hosted by the Grayslake Heritage Center Foundation.

Calling all Detectives! This Photo Scavenger Hunt uses pictures and clues that will lead you around Grayslake. Look at each hint, then travel to the location in the picture. At each stop, you'll find a sign with a code word. Write those code words down. When you're done, email the code words to for the chance to win prizes!  Complete 1 scavenger hunt for one chance to win or both scavenger hunts to be entered twice.  If a clue has you stumped, come back to this website on Sunday--we're going to add a second photo on Sunday afternoon.

Note: The code words aren't always directly next to the item in the picture.  You may have to look around the grounds to find it.

If you get to a Scavenger Hunt stop and it's crowded, feel free to go on to your next clue and circle back.  Scavenger Hunts can be completed in any order.  Please follow all health department and business/organization guidelines.

Photos courtesy of Bella Vie Studio.

Stop 1:

Orange and blue shapes

I have 300 lounge chairs.
There is a frog named Splash who lives here.

Stop 2:a rounded brick structureYou can see me from far away.
Most people notice my big white words, but I also have the letters "WCMCo" on me.

Stop 3:
An arching window with brickI opened in this building in 1997.
I have a lot of stories to share.

Stop 4:

a close up photo of a paintingI have a beautiful pictures on my wall that was painted by National Art Honor Society students from Grayslake Central.
Lots of people come here for my special flavor of the month.

Stop 5:
Curved concrete I opened in 1999 and I'm named after Daniel Barry.
I have 12-18 foot wide ramps.

Stop 6:
Red vehicle

When my noisy trucks drive down the street, people have to get out of the way.
I'm called #1, because there are 2 others in Grayslake.

Stop 1:

Shapes on a red background

I opened in Grayslake in 1964.
My parent company was once called Frostie Enterprises.
I have a dog named Rover.

Stop 2:
close up photo of metalTwo churches merged in the 1950s to create me.
There is a bulletin board in my yard where people leave messages.

Stop 3:
I'm a popular spot in the winter!
My park's name was chosen via an online vote.

Stop 4:
A curved structure
I'm only a few years old, but I'm proud to welcome people to downtown Grayslake.
My park's official name is Village Center Commons.
I watch a lot of trains go by.

Stop 5:
a painted window with a catMy building says "Times" on the front because I used to be home of the Grayslake Times.
To see the window and cat painted on me, you would have to stand at the former site of Grayslake's bowling alley. This area is now a parking lot.

Stop 6:
bricks and an opening

Where I'm located was once the Merchants and Farmers Bank building.
I watch lots of kids play with hula hoops in the summer.

Stop 7:
Wooden slatsI'm outside.
I like listening to the music played beneath me.

If you're truly stumped, you can click here for additional hints.