Location, Location, Location! A Hunt for Movie Magic - Atlas Obscura

Chicago, Illinois

Location, Location, Location! A Hunt for Movie Magic

Race to discover the Chicago locales featured in famous Hollywood films as we act as location scouts and travel to places near, far, and in between in this thrilling star-studded scavenger hunt.

Atlas Obscura challenges movie buffs and film fanatics to take on the challenge of our star-studded scavenger hunt! Using the power of deduction—and some shrewd, cinematic sleuthing—you and a friend will discover the historic locations of some of Chicago's most famous productions while learning a little about the city's architecture along the way.

Take on the tasks as a two-person team, or test your mettle solo. Either way, this epic hunt promises to put your pop-culture knowledge to the test as you learn to see the city through the eyes of a movie location scout.

Don’t forget to charge your phone! Our well-crafted clues can’t be solved with a simple Google search, but you’re likely to need some internet assistance to help you find the answers you need. The final stop will land you in a mystery location, where you can expect to join Field Agent Patti Swanson and local director Hayward Suggs for a drink. Our winning team receives a special prize—losers, we’ll buy your first beverage.

Ticket Details

Early bird tickets are $30 for a single player and $58 for a duo, available for a limited time. General admission tickets will be $35 per player, or a duo ticket can be purchased for $68.

Ticket includes hunt and one drink ticket per participant for participants 21+.

Meeting Point:

Hunters should meet Field Agent Patti Swanson by the Lions in front of the Art Institute of Chicago to receive their routes.

Additional Details

  • The hunt can be done either solo or in groups of two.
  • You must be 18+ to be part of the hunt.
  • This event goes on rain, shine, or snow!
  • Be ready to walk around two miles. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes.
  • Bring your fully charged smart phone for the hunt! While you won't be able to Google every answer, your phone will help you solve the clues.
  • Limited ADA access: This hunt mostly takes place on Chicago city streets, but will require groups to enter some historic buildings that have limited ADA access.


This event is part of a series of Chase Sapphire Selected experiences. Questions or concerns about this experience? Email SapphireQuestions@AtlasObscura.com for help.

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