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Join our Raleigh scavenger hunt Saturday!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Raleigh Convergence is no longer publishing, as of April 1, 2022. Read more.

The New Neighbor Project welcomes newcomers to Raleigh — that’s many of us! — with a series of guides by community ambassadors to help you get to know your new hometown.

But now, we’re taking it up a notch. We’re getting ready to hold our first event for Raleigh neighbors, this Saturday!

Events look different these days, so keeping everyone’s safety in mind, we’re going on a (socially distanced) community scavenger hunt!

How to participate: The Raleigh at large Community Ambassador for Raleigh Convergence’s New Neighbor Project, Susan Murphy, created visual hints around town so you can get out and explore.

There will be prizes hidden at different locations, or you can just enjoy exploring for the sake of getting to know Raleigh!

When: This scavenger hunt takes place anytime Saturday — or on your own schedule as a self-guided tour at a future date — so you can go at your own pace and keep social distance! 

The clues will also be shared in the Facebook group and on Instagram (#newneighborproject) throughout day Saturday.

Learn, connect and explore by joining the Facebook group so you can get insider info about the places at the same time! Share your photos and comment on others!

We might not be able to gather at an event, but we can share exploring our communities together. 

JOIN IN SOUTHEAST RALEIGH ON SUNDAY: Southeast Raleigh scavenger hunt details

CLUE #1: A rose garden in the middle of a residential area – attached to an outdoor amphitheater and a community theatre. Where am I?


CLUE #2: Do you recognize these two former NC residents?

We’re not exactly in Mayberry, but Barney Fife used to love visiting Raleigh each year, staying at the YMCA on Hillsborough Street.

Now Andy & Opie live on, thanks to this bronze statue in a popular Raleigh park that’s known for a carousel. Where is it?


CLUE #3: The sign says “State Hospital at Raleigh – 1856 AD.” It was originally a psychiatric hospital on 2,000 acres, just a mile from downtown. But where is this? 


CLUE #4: With sights as pretty as a picture, it’s a showcase for Mother Nature’s works of art. They’re edible, grown locally, and delicious too! Where am I?


CLUE #5: This new work of public art is located next to one of the iconic murals in Raleigh. Where is it? 

CLUE #6: Neon flowers in the window brighten up the warehouse district – but where are they? 


CLUE #7: An artistic quote adorns this former bus garage near downtown, where amazing food creates community. What is this place? 

More details on the scavenger hunt:

  • It’s non-sequential — you can start at any clue.
  • Prizes are hidden throughout the locations with gift card redeeming instructions hidden on the back of a postcard marked Raleigh Convergence’s New Neighbor Project.
  • Find hints to clues and engage with your neighbors on the scavenger hunt in the New Neighbor Project: Raleigh Facebook group
  • Share your scavenger hunt experience on Instagram with #newneighborproject

Author: raleighconvergence

Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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