Explore the state of Delaware
Dover, Del. (October 6, 2009) - Geocaching, a worldwide sports phenomenon, has been building momentum across the nation. Today, the Delaware Tourism Office announced that Geocaching, a high-tech treasure hunt utilizing GPS technology, has come to Delaware. "Delaware Geocaching was developed to entice tourists to follow a predetermined trail in search of historical, cultural, and art attractions hidden throughout the State," said Linda Parkowski, Tourism Director. "It is a fun and exciting way to explore Delaware!"
While exploring the many wonders of the First State, Delaware geocachers can embark on an outdoor adventure in search of blue cache boxes containing hidden treasures. Geocachers begin their journey by accessing the Delaware Geocaching Trail website, http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo. Once registered, geocachers are equipped with a passport, rules, instructions, and cache location coordinates to enter into a GPS device. The objective is to locate cache boxes, acquire and insert trinkets, and collect passport stickers until all of the cache boxes are located. Geocachers have 27 statewide attractions to choose from. The Delaware Tourism Office is offering a State of Delaware limited edition commemoration coin to the first 100 geocachers to find 15 caches hidden in Delaware, including 5 caches from each county.
Today, Governor Jack Markell kicked off the Delaware Geocaching Trail at the Delaware Public Archives located in Dover. Tourism industry leaders and advocates joined the Governor and the Delaware Tourism Office to mark this special occasion. "A strong tourism industry is vital to Delaware's future economic prosperity," said Governor Markell. "Geocaching is a wonderful, innovative way to increase Tourism traffic to Delaware. Delaware has so much to offer visitors in the way of historical, cultural, and art attractions. Geocaching is enjoyable and can raise awareness of Delaware's diverse heritage and culture."
The Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway in Dover, Del., a division of the Delaware Economic Development Office, promotes tourism and economic growth in Delaware. For more information, visit the official Delaware Tourism Website at http://www.visitdelaware.com/ or call toll-free (866) 284-7483.
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