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Main Street WV Challenge

Please note that you have until the 4:00 APRIL 30, 2013 to turn in your completed playcard(s) to receive your reward. This series will be retired, and the geocaches will be adopted out or archived.  This deadline has been placed on these series due to the planning and launch of another large-scale series coming mid 2013.

If you have any questions, please direct them to Robin Taylor, WV Department of Education and the Arts, 304-558-2440 or

ExploreWV’s second challenge is the Main Street WV series, which takes geocachers to all 12 of West Virginia’s registered Main Streets. Geocachers will be able to experience small town charm while traveling the length of the Mountain State. Unlike previous ExploreWV challenges, Main Street WV (MSWV) does not require a Playcard. Instead, there are “Surprise to Find” gifts located in each of the 12 geocaches that contain gift certificates and coupons to local businesses. There will also be plenty of limited-edition Main Street PathTags dropped in each cache for unsuspecting geocachers to find.  PathTags are trackable online through www.pathtags.com.

For those of you who seek more than the coveted PathTag and “Surprise to Find” gifts, we have created a Main Street challenge in which you have to find and document code words in all 12 Main Street geocaches using an official Playcard. The first 100 people to correctly complete their Playcard will receive an ExploreWV Geo-Pack containing an ExploreWV clip-on zipper pouch (perfect for geocaching essentials), an ExploreWV keychain pen, and an ExploreWV notebook to keep track of all your geocaching adventures.

To receive all the benefits of geocaching in West Virginia and to register for your Main Street WV Playcard, click the link below.  After you register, you will be given the opportunity to download and print your Playcard. 

Please note: If you have previously registered for the WV Geocoin Challenge, you must still register separately for the Main Street challenge and Playcard.  Register for Main Street challenge.

All coordinates are available online at www.geocaching.com by searching for ExploreWV.