Helena, Montana Joins Ranks with The Jim Henson Company, Smithsonian, and Destinations Around the World to Expand Their Reach with Geocaching GeoTours

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The Helena Montana GeoTour is a great way to discover all the treasures of Montana’s Capital City.

When you go on vacation, how often do you wonder what the locals know that you’re not able to experience simply because you don’t know about it, you don’t know where to find it and you don’t know how to get there? Where are the best hiking trails? What museum should you not miss? Where are those off-the-beaten path hidden treasures of a community? The Helena Montana GeoTour is the tool you need to “cache” the very best of Helena, Montana.

In a cooperative program with Geocaching.com, Helena has created this unique GeoTour. A GeoTour is a tailored series of geocaches hidden at a destination’s points of interest. Tourists and adventurers search for geocaches - cleverly hidden containers that hold a logbook and often small trinkets for trade—using a GPS device or the apps for the iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. Geocaching is a free hobby that combines the outdoors, exercise, technology, and fun. The series of geocaches in a Geocaching GeoTour helps visitors discover a destination by conveying a historical story, revealing hidden vantage points, or bringing them to scenic locations.

The Helena Montana GeoTour joins nearly 20 other GeoTours around the globe hosted by regional parks, Convention and Visitor Bureaus or local communities. Travelers can explore the GeoTours page to find geocaches on their current trip or to decide their next vacation destination.

The Helena Montana GeoTour stretches throughout the scenic Helena area from the heights of MacDonald Pass, along the historic downtown gulch and South to Boulder and the Elkhorn Ghost Town. The Helena Montana GeoTour is a great way to discover all the treasures of Montana’s Capital City.

The Helena Montana GeoTour would not have been possible without the cooperation, input and creativity of many different organizations including: The Capital City Cachers, The Clay Arts Guild, State of Montana, Montana Historical Society, Helena National Forest, City of Helena Parks Department, Montana State Parks, Montana Heritage Commission, AAA MountainWest, Tizer Gardens, EDGE Marketing and all 19 hotels of Helena, Montana that form the Helena Tourism Alliance.

When geocachers complete 25 of the 38 GeoTour caches they qualify to receive a Helena Geocoin. For more information about the GeoTour and for all the rules, visit http://www.helenamt.com/geotour.

For more information on the program, contact Heidi O’Brien, Executive Director, Helena Tourism Alliance, hobrien(at)helenamt(dot)com, 406-449-1270.

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