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Garland History GeoTour

What is Geocaching?

Geocaching is an outdoor adventure using GPS technology for a modern-day treasure hunt. To play, participants use a Geocaching app on a smartphone or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches.

Visit Geocaching.com and set up a free account to get started. You may discover some small items or trinkets inside the geocache - the general rule of thumb is if you take something, leave something of equal or greater value.

When you find a geocache, sign and date the log sheet within the cache.

Visit Geocaching 101 to learn the basics.

Garland's GeoTour

Thanks to a partnership with Geocaching, Garland has its own GeoTour! You can find a complete list of Garland History GeoTour geocaches by visiting Garland's History GeoTour on Geocaching.com.

Download the official passport(coming soon) and record your discoveries to earn a unique Garland trackable geocoin.

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Tag your images with #GeoGarlandTX so we can follow along with all the fun you're having!

Garland History GeoTour Passport

Find the secret word within each Garland GeoTour cache and record it on the official Garland History GeoTour passport to earn a commemorative coin. Cache locations can be found at geocaching.com. Happy Caching!


Claim Your Prize!

To complete the passport, you must earn 30 points. Points may be earned through our 34 Official Garland History GeoTour Geocache options and bonus activities.

1. Must earn a minimum of 25 points through our GeoTour caches. The remaining points may be earned through your choice of Official Garland History GeoTour Geocaches or official bonus activities.

2. Must show proof of bonus activities by a receipt. If a receipt is not available (such as the Landmark Museum), an employee must sign off that you completed the activity.

3. To receive a trackable geocoin, please fill out the form on the back of the passport and send your completed passport and copies of receipts to Heritage Crossing, P.O. Box 469002, Garland, Texas 75046, or email scanned passport and receipts to Heritage@GarlandTX.gov with the subject line: Garland History GeoTour Prize.

How to Earn Points


To complete the Garland History GeoTour Passport, you must earn at least 30 points.


Official Garland GeoTour Geocaches = 1 point each
Shopping in Downtown = 2 points per $25 spent
Restaurant in Downtown = 2 points per $25 spent
Other money spent in Garland = 1 point per $25 spent
Overnight stay = 4 points per night
Visiting the Garland Landmark Museum = 1 point



Your history. Here!

Visit Garland Landmark Museum
393 N. Sixth St.
Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
GeoTour terms and conditions: Prizes may be limited and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. You must provide your passport and copies of any receipts to receive your prize. One geocoin is awarded per household. Garland Landmark Museum is not responsible for passports or rewards lost in the mail. All geocaches are listed on Geocaching.com.

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