Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Announce History Adventure Quest
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky State Parks introduces a new addition to its popular “Adventure Series” for those interested in Kentucky history -- the History Adventure Quest.
This history-orientated scavenger hunt challenges teams to put their thinking cap on as they take on questions and riddles that can be answered on day trips or overnight stays across the state. The 30 questions relate to a park or nearby historic site.
Participants may be asked to bring back a photograph or receipt to verify answers. Teams that answer 25 or more questions correctly will get a $50 gift card. Those answering 20 or more questions get a $25 gift card. The entry fee is $15. Teams will receive a booklet of challenge questions, two maps, a Kentucky travel guide and a disposable camera as well as a haversack; a shoulder pouch that American pioneers and soldiers used to carry food and other items. Completed booklets are due by Dec. 3, 2007.
“The History Adventure Quest is an invaluable educational resource for anyone. It’s a great way to sharpen your knowledge about Kentucky history while still having fun,” said Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller.
The History Adventure Quest is not just fun for families. School groups, church organizations, history clubs, or a group of friends looking for adventure can enjoy challenging their minds and learning more about Kentucky’s rich history. Teams can have two to six members.
The History Adventure Quest is one of three in the state park Adventure Series. The others are the Family Adventure Quest, which challenges participants to seek trivia answers, canoe, make pottery and more, and the new Backcountry Adventure, which involves cave exploration, canoe excursions, hikes and other adventures. These three quests last through early December, 2007, so it’s the perfect excuse to get a team together and make the spring, summer and fall a little more exciting and educational.
For more information call 1-800-255-PARK or visit www.parks.ky.gov to download a registration form for the History Adventure Quest.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov