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The Princeton Prowl
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The Princeton Prowl Scavenger Hunt

A crash course in Ivy League fun

The historic town of Princeton—where George Washington defeated the British—and the stunning campus of Princeton University combine to provide a hunt landscape that’s filled with history, art, dramatic buildings, goofy gargoyles, famous Americans, and gorgeous scenery. But this isn’t your ordinary scavenger hunt. On teams, you’ll follow a trail of clues and search for answers to tricky, humorous questions about what you find.

Guest stars include: Russell Crowe (from locations for A Beautiful Mind), F. Scott Fitzgerald, John F. Kennedy, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Henry Moore, Aaron Burr, Woodrow Wilson, Albert Einstein, William Hurt (from One True Thing), David Duchovny of The X-Files, Meg Ryan (in the movie I.Q.), and other famous figures who’ve trod the Princeton campus.

You might tackle such questions as…

  • What draining enemy did a Yalie leave on the Chapel? Answer: A bulldog, the mascot of Yale, stamped into a downspout. (The Chapel’s architect attended Yale.)
  • Who or what captures a Kodak moment in front of 1879 Hall? Answer: A monkey gargoyle, aiming a box camera down at you.
  • At an arch that honors a ’child, how many boys seem to be thinking, “Home alone!”? Answer: Two faces on Rothschild Arch clap their hands to the sides of their faces like Macaulay Culkin in ‘Home Alone.’

To answer a question correctly, you need to be standing in the right spot, looking at the right thing. And that means anyone can succeed at this game, since it’s a test of teamwork, not trivia.

An ESL or International Edition is available for groups that include people whose first language is not English.

On the Kids Editions, children ages 7 and up collaborate with adults to answer the fun and funny questions. It’s a winning field-trip activity for any school group, including tweens and teens.

What are players saying about the Princeton Scavenger Hunt?

A 5-star Google review: “I have never had my team rave about a team building event so enthusiastically!! The Watson Adventure team did a wonderful job. They were prepared, organized and courteous. My international business team of 35 people all felt included and had an amazing fun time! Still looking at the photos and talking about the experience a week later. I would definitely recommend to anyone for a corporate activity or just for fun with your family!”

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