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UPDATE: Spring, 2015

2015 Treasure Hunt sponsored by:



NEW FOR 2015! 

  • $1,000 for this year's lucky finder, courtesy of Trade Mart Furniture Center and Whistle Binkies Pubs!

  • Clues begin on Saturday, June 20, with one BONUS CLUE available at Trade Mart!

  • A second BONUS CLUE available Monday, June 22 at BOTH Whistle Binkies Pubs!

The Hunt begins earlier, the clues will be more challenging, the Treasure buried deeper!

Revisit this page for updates and visit our Facebook page for more Treasure Hunt fun!


An entire alphabet of letters are swirling about to form words, sentences and even stanzas. We love stanzas.

Our Treasure Hunt team has been poring over the dictionary and thesaurus, various maps and even old phone books (pizza coupons.) We have found there are unlimited places in Rochester where the Treasure has not been hidden yet. Check back for updates.

We've also found some terrific inspiration from other area Treasure Hunts. Want to see what we see? Visit the Pioneer Press Treasure Hunt or Red Wing's River City Days to begin.

Special thanks to Trade Mart Furniture Center, 3050 7th Street NW Rochester, MN, and Whistle Binkies Pubs (North and South) for sponsoring the 2015 Rochesterfest Treasure Hunt.  Please visit the Trade Mart website for their Saturday store hours at, and the Whistle Binkies Pubs website for their Monday hours.

One BONUS CLUE will be available at Trade Mart Furniture Center on the first day of the Treasure Hunt, at store opening. One additional BONUS CLUE available Monday of the Fest at BOTH Whistle Binkies Pubs.


Each year’s treasure is a gold medallion, hidden somewhere in the city of Rochester, on public property (but not on a golf course or cemetery, and NEVER on private property that might appear open to the public.  You will absolutely know if you find it!  Once found, it must be exchanged for its bounty.

Search, but please don't destroy the natural beauty of Rochester or the Treasure hiding place!  Each day's clue will bring you closer to the treasure's location.

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