NYC Group Activities

The Dumbo Dash
Scavenger Hunt

  • private
  • adults
  • outdoor

The Dumbo Dash Scavenger Hunt

Wander Brooklyn’s waterfront streets and parks…

…on a scavenger hunt that reveals the best of the neighborhood Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass—DUMBO, for short. On this team-building scavenger hunt, you’ll search for answers to tricky, humorous questions as you explore the brand-new Brooklyn Bridge Park, under and around the famous bridge and along the shore of the East River. Spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline serve as the backdrop to green lawns and winding paths studded with crazy sculptures and a sparkling carousel. To the east, you’ll chart a course around the dramatic 19th-century buildings from the days when this area was a bustling industrial waterfront.

Your team might search for…

  • A spectacularly restored classic carousel
  • Historic warehouses and old factories set to creative new uses
  • Fun new boutiques and outdoor cafés
  • Railroad tracks embedded in cobblestone streets
  • Fading ads for old companies painted onto brick facades
  • Wild street art in unexpected places
  • A history of the waterfront set in bronze beneath your feet
  • A surprising tribute to Walt Whitman, who worked at a location on the hunt
  • An amazing view you’ll recognize from countless movies
  • Signs marking the spot of George Washington’s harrowing escape from British forces
  • A great place to stop for ice cream…and much more!

No knowledge of the area or its history is necessary to excel on this hunt. You just need to keep your eyes open, use your wits, and work with your team.

What players are saying about the Dumbo scavenger hunt

A 5-star review on Yelp: “Watson Adventures did an amazing job with a fantastic and engaging team building event for our corporate event in Brooklyn! We reached out very last minute and the team at Watson were able to accommodate us, communication with the team was efficient and support on the day was really great. Everyone remarked about how much fun it was to explore the Brooklyn area via the scavenger hunt. Highly recommend and would use them again for future events! Thank you!”

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