Don't be deceived by its wild nature, Dumbarton Oaks was meticulously designed. Everything from the winding of the paths to the placement of individual trees was carefully chosen to enthrall the visitor. These design elements couldn't possibly be clues to a hidden treasure...could they?
Walking through its carefully preserved gardens, it is hard not to feel like you are traveling back in time when you visit Tudor Place. Little did you know that these gardens have preserved more than just history, but a trail of clues as well...
Taking up an entire block in the heart of downtown, this garden is one of the city's finest jewels. Gazing out over its koi pond and swaying palm trees, you would never suspect that it came dangerously close to never existing. That is, until you discovered a historical notebook buried in the dirt...
Hidden along the edge of Lake Los Carneros sits an old railroad depot. You always assumed it was where passengers boarded the train, except it is not connected to any tracks in town. So what is its purpose and why is it here? Your questions went largely unanswered until you discovered a strange booklet buried in the dirt...
Travel back in time to the early 1900s when new technologies like trains and telegrams were just beginning to arrive in Goleta. Discover the story of this strange Depot and how it changed the city forever.
Time to Complete: 35-50 minutes
Difficultly Level: 3.5/5
Distance: ~1/2 mile
When Ravenna Creek was restored in 2006, a secret organization is rumored to have left behind a series of clues during the process. These rumors were always unfounded until you discovered a booklet washed up along the creek.
As the stories go, when Carkeek Park was dedicated in 1929 a mysterious stranger appeared and placed a curse on the park. Since then, Carkeek has undergone tremendous changes. Explore the park and see if you have what it takes to restore stability to the land.