Scavenger hunts are fun. An elaborate, statewide scavenger hunt with thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs is outstanding.
Checkpoint MN is a statewide winter scavenger hunt—sponsored by Explore Minnesota and Minneapolis-based Monopoint Media—where 10 checkpoint signs are placed at iconic and Minnesota destinations, such as the Prince mural at Chanhassen Cinema, Fergus Falls’ Otto the Otter, and the Walker Bay Lighthouse on Leech Lake.
Participants earn prizes by traveling to the checkpoints, taking a photo of friends, family, or themselves (cue selfie), and uploading them to the Checkpoint MN website. With more than $40,000 in prizes, from getaway packages to gift cards, and jackets to backpacks, Checkpoint MN is a great way to get outdoors and explore the winter wonderland of Minnesota.