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EclipseQuest WPMS Clues & Answers. How many did you get correct?

#1 Take a photo with Downtown Ely’s most iconic building. (Hotel Nevada)

#2 “SURVIVED” We warn any motorist not to drive there unless they are confident in their survival skills! Find an “I SURVIVED THE LONLIEST ROAD IN AMERICA” booklet and snap a pic. (This is an excerpt from Audio Mural Tour #1)

#3 RACKS!!! Take a photo of 5 DIFFERENT sets of racks or antlers. Inside and outside. (Elkridge Motel, Hunters cafe, Rack’s, Sportsworld, Ely Hotel bar mural, Native mural, Garnet Mercantile, and Hotel Nevada)

#4 Latitude 39° 14′ 60″ North
Longitude 114° 53′ 31″ West. Once you’re here take a picture in front of Failte go dti mo bhaile.
(Renaissance Village)

#5 Take a photo of 2 outdoor clocks. One on Even time and one on Odd time. Ex. 11:53 and 12:00

#6 Pato, Pato, Ganso
(Duck Pond)

#7 I have so many stories to tell of White Pine County! Take a selfie with me. (Library)

#8 I’ve seen many stars since 1939 but I’m not in the sky, Take a photo as you pass me by. (Central Theater)

#9 Rivers have two of me, I have “branches” with colorful “leaves”, but I am not a tree. Take a picture of you INSIDE of me. (Ely Art Bank)

#10 I am in a place of serenity and eternal peace. I have the power to move, but not literally for I am as still as can be. Come take a photo with me without my 11 other friends.” (#26 mural tour St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church Memorial Garden)

#11 I look like a beehive, but you won’t find honey here. There are 6 of me, but you’ll only find 2 of me here. Take of picture of me. (Mural #7 Ward Charcoal Ovens)

#12 I’m in a bed without sheets and I’m always dirty. Take a picture of what I am. (Garden bed or flowerpot.)

#13 My name is Arctodus Simus. I was hibernating for more than 12,000 years until I was found in 1982. Once you find me, you may want to stay and see what else is inside. Don’t leave without a selfie of us! (Cave Bear – White Pine Public Museum)

#14 Take a selfie on the bench nearest the wagon wheel. (Bench in Memory of Gary Lew Lewis & Randy Deano Thorpe in next to This n That)

#15 Take a photo of th places you see the words…”Where the World Met and Became One”.
(Art Bank, mural, Renaissance village)

#16 I hear the train a comin’, it’s rolling ’round the bend
And I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when. Take a photo of 5 DIFFERENT trains, train tracks or train murals.

#17 Take a picture of a slot machine that can be seen but never pays. (Slot machine on top of Hotel Nevada)

#18 With an open mind and an open heart, follow the path and watch where it leads. Take a selfie in the center of me. (Labyrinth in Sculpture Park)

#19 The song says “Paint With all the Colors of the Wind” you’ll find me near Cherry Creek and the Horse races. (Native American Miss mural next to murals #24 & #25)

#20 Behind this door I housed some of the toughest men in the west. Atop me sits a symbol of liberty. Ask a stranger to snap a photo of you behind this door! (Jailhouse Old City Hall site on 5th Street)

EclipseQuest Scavenger Hunt WPMS
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🌒 Join the Adventure: #EclipseQuestWPMS in Ely, Nevada 🌒

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure under the celestial spectacle of The Great American Solar Eclipse? Get ready for an extraordinary scavenger hunt as #EclipseQuestWPMS takes over Ely, Nevada, from October 5-19, 2023!

🌟 What is #EclipseQuestWPMS?

#EclipseQuestWPMS is not your average scavenger hunt; it’s an immersive journey that perfectly aligns with the awe-inspiring Great American Solar Eclipse. This annual eclipse event draws skywatchers and adventure seekers from all corners of the globe, and now, you have the chance to be part of this cosmic phenomenon like never before.

🌑 The Great American Solar Eclipse

Ely, Nevada, is known for being one of the prime viewing locations for The Great American Solar Eclipse. As the moon’s shadow sweeps across the sun, turning day into twilight, you’ll compete against fellow participants to solve intriguing riddles and complete thrilling challenges through town.

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EclipseQuestWPMS Rules

Two Winning Categories

Eclipse Explorers. You must complete the entire scavenger hunt to be eligible for prizes. If more than one winning entry is received, we will randomly draw a winner/s from all eligible entries.

Solar Seekers. This category is for those who want fun and may not have the time to complete the scavenger hunt. To be eligible, you must complete a minimum of 10 items. If more than one winning entry is received, we will randomly draw a winner from all eligible entries.

When submitting your entry, indicate your category (Eclipse Explorers or Solar Seekers).

All participants must provide an email address, as this is how we will contact winners.

Participants can work as a single or as a team.

Registration: All participants must register at one of our registration locations. White Pine Museum, Sportsworld, Economy Drug, or This & That

Event Dates: The scavenger hunt will occur from October 5-19, 2023.

Submission Deadline: All entries must be submitted by Friday, October 20, 2023.

Clues and Challenges: Participants will receive a list of clues and challenges leading to various downtown Ely locations.

Submission of Photos: For photo challenges, participants must take clear and recognizable photos per the challenge description.
Photos should be submitted electronically via the email address, and the team or individual name must be included in the email’s subject line.

Social Media Interaction: Participants are encouraged to share their scavenger hunt experiences on social media using the event’s official hashtag #EclipseQuestWPMS. We ask that photos that reveal a ‘riddle’ location not be shared until after October 19, 2023.

Respect for Locations: Participants must respect all public and private properties while completing challenges.
No damage, disruption, or defacement of property is allowed.

Safety and Compliance: Participants must adhere to all local laws, rules, and regulations.
Ensure safety at all times during the event. Do not engage in any activity that puts participants or others at risk.

Completion Time: The scavenger hunt must be completed within the specified event dates. All entries must be submitted to one of the registration locations by Friday, October 20, 2023. Late submissions will not be considered.

Awards and Prizes: Prizes will be awarded to the top completing teams or participants. If we receive multiple winners, one random winner will be drawn from all eligible winners received.
Winners will be announced on the White Pine Main Streets Facebook page, and winners will be notified via email.
Prizes will be awarded to winners in both categories, Eclipse Explorers and Solar Seekers.

Event Organizers’ Decisions: The decisions of the event organizers and judges are final in all matters related to the scavenger hunt.

Liability: Participants acknowledge that they are participating at their own risk and hold event organizers harmless from any liabilities.

Event Modifications: The event organizers reserve the right to modify the event, rules, or challenges at their discretion. Please visit our website, for complete details and rules.

By participating in the scavenger hunt, you agree that your submitted entries may be shared on the EclipseQuestWPMS website and social media platforms.

Have a Question: Email us at

Enjoy the hunt, and good luck to all participants!


La Quinta Inn & Suites Ely, Nevada

A shoutout of appreciation goes to La Quinta Inn & Suites for their incredible donation. One lucky winner in the Eclipse Explorer category will enjoy a relaxing one or two-night stay in their upgraded suite room here in Ely, Nevada. Thank you, La Quinta Inn & Suites, for helping us make our winner’s journey truly extraordinary!

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Special Offers Just for YOU!

Area businesses are excited to offer exclusive specials to EclipseQuest WPMS participants. To redeem these offers, make sure to bring this clue sheet with you:

Racks Bar & Grill: Get 10% off your bill for dine-in only.

Nevada Northern Railway: Offer: Buy One, Get One (BOGO) train ticket.

Art Bank: Enjoy a 20% discount on your purchase. (Garnet Mercantile not included in offer)

This & That: Receive a 15% discount on your purchase.

Sportsworld: Offer: Get 10% off your purchase, excluding guns, ammo, and liquor.

Desert Rose Ceramics & Crafts: Spin to WIN with minimum $20 purchase.

Economy Drug: Save .50 cents off a single scoop ice cream cone.

Taproot: Save .50 cents off any drink (food items excluded).

White Pine Public Museum: For those who purchase a family membership receive 23% a hoodie.

Additional Offers: Keep checking back. Additional offers will be posted here.

These offers are exclusive to EclipseQuestWPMS participants and are available for a limited time. Remember to bring your clue sheet to these businesses! For even more offers, check out our website


Stroll through historic downtown Ely and view our many murals


– Ely, Nevada

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