Geocaching & GeoTour

Welcome to the Geocaching Capital of Kentucky (and the USA)!

The Berea Chamber of Commerce is the host of the largest GeoTour not only in Kentucky, but in the United States of America!

It is a GeoTour you don’t want to miss! A GEOCACHING Expedition is calling. Are you ready?

The Berea Chamber of Commerce is proud to have the support of our local business members who love to share Berea with visitors, create unforgettable memories, and encourage adventure tourism. As locals, we know and love Berea and the diverse beauty it offers. As a Chamber of Commerce, we’re eager to promote our Chamber member businesses, plus welcome you to our area’s amazing hiking trails, gorgeous walking paths, breathtaking landscapes, our beautiful and secluded ponds and waterways (great for kayaking and canoeing), our rich history, working artisans, unique historical landmarks, and amazing photography opportunities you will treasure forever!

There’s never been a better time to explore Berea.

We’re Grateful For Our Sponsors of Our 2021-2022 GeoTour:

Local Businesses:

Geocachers Helping to Support this Year’s GeoTour:

  • KYMTNHIKER
  • geo gpa and gma
  • DK1312
  • THEINCREDIBLE4
  • KissJoeCache
  • Kanawha Valley Cacher
  • AwanaKY
  • JeanGreat
  • Fan3


Did You Know We Host an Annual Geocaching Weekend Every Year?

(3rd Weekend of October, Fri-Sun)

2022 Dates: October 14th-16th

Follow Our Facebook Page to Stay Informed:

Berea Chamber of Commerce Annual Geocaching Weekend (BCOCAGW)

  

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Hundreds of Geocachers trek to Berea for this Action Packed Weekend

Thousands Continue to Visit Berea, KY Throughout The Year to Geocache

When you’re ready to find out where a tour bus can’t take you….our GeoTour will guide you on an outdoor adventure, taking you to places only locals know about in and around the Berea, KY region.

Adventure tourism is a growing industry and we are embracing the opportunity to share our natural landscape and abundant resources with individuals who love the great outdoors! Explore Berea like never before and allow our local businesses to serve you, and make you feel welcomed. Fall in love with Berea, KY! We are the Geocaching Capital of Kentucky and host to the largest Official GeoTour in the USA.

The mission of the Berea Chamber of Commerce is, with integrity,

to promote the prosperity and enhance the quality of life in Berea, KY by:

  • supporting the success and growth of current businesses;
  • encouraging and seeking new business development;
  • enhancing communications and collaboration; and
  • promoting Berea as a place to live, work, and EXPLORE.

With Geocaching, we get to Accomplish our Mission (and have fun doing it)!

  • Geocachers work in, or own, a variety of businesses that have innovative new ideas, creativity, stability, growth, and understand the importance of adapting quickly.
  • Geocachers love to share ideas and help create new business opportunities.
  • Geocachers know how to communicate effectively around the world, and network globally.
  • Geocachers love adventures, they love exploration, and they accept new challenges willingly, pus they share their experiences with others, helping us grow.

Are You Ready to Explore Berea, KY?

STEP 1:

Download and print the Expedition Guide at top of page (Choose from one or all of the GeoTour cache launch years – souvenirs are available for all years). You can also stop by the Berea Chamber office at 424B Chestnut St in Berea, KY and grab an Expedition Guide out of the white mailbox beside the back door (we occupy the back side of a former bank building).

STEP 2:

Grab a writing instrument and your GPS or Smartphone (with the Official Geocaching app installed – Create your free Geocaching account on geocaching.com). Bring tweezers, flashlight/blacklight, a gallon jug, and a sense of adventure! Search for GT78 under GeoTours, or Google “Berea Chamber GeoTour” to get started.

STEP 3:

Make your trek to Berea, Kentucky and explore areas where no tour bus can take you.  You’ll get to experience places only locals know about, so hurry – an adventure awaits you!

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE & YOUR SOUVENIR (One or All)

GeoTour 2016.2017 Year #1 Souvenir – Earn a custom crafted souvenir in the shape of Kentucky (Crafted by a Local Berea Artisan). This souvenir honors our very first GeoTour in Berea, KY and the only active GeoTour in KY at that time.

GeoTour 2017.2018 Year #2 Souvenir – Earn a custom crafted souvenir in the shape of a Miniature Spoonbread Spoon (Crafted by a Local Berea Artisan). *Spoonbread is a local delicacy & the Berea Chamber hosts the famous Spoonbread Festival during the 3rd full weekend of September – for 25+ years drawing 60,000+ people to town annually.

GeoTour 2018.2019 Year #3 Souvenir Earn a custom crafted souvenir in the shape of the Berea Artisan Hand (Crafted by a Local Berea Artisan). Berea is known for its working artisans and craftsmen/craftswomen, and our popular hand statues throughout our town signifying the importance of locally made and hand-crafted items.

GeoTour 2019.2020 Year#4 Souvenir Earn a custom crafted souvenir that commemorates “Daniel Boone’s Trace” through KY. Berea and Madison County Kentucky are rich in history and many of the geocaches on this year’s tour will help you visit new sites of historical value relating to this era of history.

2019 – Adventure Lab App Visit your smartphone’s app store and download this newest app created by Geocaching and Groundspeak. This was a new type of geocache in 2019 (earn 10 new geocaches by completing this Adventure Lab). Ours is 100% mobility accessible, available 24/7/365, and incorporates interactive media and a scavenger hunt/trivia feel. It will take you on a guided tour of popular and historical spots in the College Square area of Berea. Plan for 1-2 hours to complete this Adventure Lab.

GeoTour 2020-2021 Year #5 Souvenir Earn a custom crafted souvenir that acknowledges the “Year of COVID,” and it’s impact across Kentucky (and around the globe). The geocaches on this tour will earn you a souvenir that reflects on the changes we’ve all encountered to everyday life, including wearing masks and social distancing, amidst a global pandemic.

GeoTour 2021-2022 Year #6 Souvenir Earn a custom crafted souvenir in the shape of the Earth (Crafted by a local Berea artisan). This souvenir embraces the fact that we a part of a global community and the earth is our playground. We highlight the fact that we are emerging from the Pandemic and have the ability to gather together again in large groups.

*No expiration date to earn souvenirs.

*The Virtual Souvenir earned through Geocaching.com differs from our physical souvenir(s).

The Official GeoTour at Geocaching.com requires ALL 150 GeoTour caches to be found to earn the Virtual Souvenir. We add new caches to our GeoTour every year. (The longer you wait, the more you need to find.)

(Helpful Note: GeoTours max out at 150 caches)

Only the caches on each of our Expedition Guides, plus the points you earn by completing each Expedition Guide, will gain you our physical souvenir (made by a local Berea artisan). The physical souvenirs change each year to highlight that year’s theme of our annual Geocaching Weekend new cache kickoff.

Enjoy Our GeoTour Any Time of Year! Geocachers love visiting Berea, KY!

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