The Bluegrass Railroad hosted 168 people from eight states and Canada Sunday, September 27 for a GeoCache adventure. The event, organized by volunteers, involved a train ride which stopped at three locations so that participants could hunt for "treasure". It is believed that this is the first time ever that a train was part of the adventure.
One participant blogged "Wow! What a cool event. The museum staff and train conductors were very knowledgeable and helpful. They gave us all kinds of great history and information about the railroad. It was wonderful to see so many regional geocachers that made a significant trip to attend today."
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GeoCaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups who possess a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
The Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum will host similar events next year in hopes of bringing more visitors to the area. Other special events scheduled this fall include the Halloween "Haunted" train and the Santa Claus train in December. Visit www.BluegrassRailroad.com.