Gardner Village has little scavenger hunts during October (witches), December (elves), and now during July. The Gardner Village Historic Scavenger Hunt coincides with the 4th and 24th of July which celebrates United States and Utah History. You look for certain historic objects and answer certain historic questions about the buildings located at Gardner Village. We learned some new facts about Gardner Village that we never knew before by participating in the scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt is free! When you complete it, you can take it to the Chocolate Covered Wagon for a free piece of taffy for a reward. We always grab a few extra treats here, or even a sno cone. Our boys love scavenger hunts so we had a lot of fun searching for the answers and they love that there is a reward at the end. Most of the answers are on the plaques on the building.
If you’ve never been to Gardner Village, it is a fun place to walk around. There is a little stream that runs through it and there are lots of quaint little shops and boutiques to visit. They have a restaurant, and a candy shop that we always stop in! Bring a few quarters and a bag to purchase some duck food. We love feeding the ducks, and we usually see turtles, frogs, or even snakes in the stream.
The village is always decorated super cute. During the month of July, the village is covered in red, white, and blue. We found lots of fun spots to take photos.
You need to print the Gardner Village Historic Scavenger Hunt here. And if you’re not sure how to get to Gardner Village, here are some directions: From 1-15, take the exit for 7200 South, head west off the freeway. Turn left at the first light (the sign says 700 W, but as you turn left you are turning onto Main Street). Follow this road for a few blocks, then take a right onto Center St (about 7800 S). Gardner Village is a few blocks to the west at 1100 W 7800 S.