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Get Your Ducks in a Row in Huntsville with a Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt

by Eugenia Lazaris

Jul 5, 2023

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Destinations / North America

This year marks the 10th anniversary of one of Huntsville’s healthiest and most creative ways for family travelers to explore the city. The city’s Lucky Duck Scavenger Hunt is a great way to have fun together and get to know the city’s unique personality.


The Lucky Duck Hunt originally began in 2013 with 2.5 miles of hunting grounds and 13 ducks to find. This year, the trail expands and now includes 15 ducks in honor of the hunt’s anniversary and The Year of Alabama Birding.


This quirky activity takes you on a 3-mile walk through downtown Huntsville as you search for 15 bronze duck statues hidden among the city’s most notable sites and attractions. During your hunt, visit parks, museums and historic places. The clues are easy to follow and a great way to teach kids about the city’s history.


To participate in this free scavenger hunt, simply visit the website to get your virtual passport by text and email. There is no need to download an app and if you prefer to do things old school, you can also head to the downtown visitor’s center to pick up a printed clue card. Once you’re armed with your clues, start exploring!


Once you’ve found each duck, either check in on your phone or write its location on your printed clue card and return to the visitor’s center where a special prize is waiting for you. Not only will families walk away with a fun reward for your troubles, but they also get a chance to stretch their legs while discovering the beauty of this fun city’s downtown neighborhood.


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