Step into a riveting journey through Downtown Anchorage in this 4-hour interactive adventure. As the city streets unfold before you, be prepared to be both the detective and the explorer, piecing together clues and solving intricate riddles. Each successful solution draws you deeper into the mysterious past of Anchorage.
Uncover the chilling narrative of the unsolved murder of Anchorage’s first Chief of Police, John “Black Jack” Sturgus. His puzzling demise in 1921, shot with his own weapon, is one of the city’s most intriguing tales. Each puzzle and cipher you decipher during this tour will bring you closer to the heart of this enduring enigma.
Fear not, for you won’t face this enigmatic challenge alone. A seasoned guide will accompany you, not only to assist in navigating the challenges but also to breathe life into the stories, ensuring your journey is both enlightening and entertaining.
As the mysteries unravel and the tales heighten, your adventure culminates in a well-deserved feast to celebrate your sleuthing prowess.It’s not just about reaching the end, but the tales unearthed, the secrets discovered, and the memories made along the way. Will you master the mysteries of Anchorage? The challenge beckons. Engage your wits, indulge your senses, and embark on an unforgettable journey through the city’s hidden gems. This is not just a tour; it’s a hands-on, mind-bending adventure that offers a fresh, immersive way to explore Anchorage’s rich tapestry. Perfect for families, groups, or anyone ready to think outside the box and experience the city like never before.
The Historic Anchorage Hotel
320 E St, Anchorage, AK 99501
(In the alley between the Historic Anchorage Hotel and & the Hilton Hotel)
Mon-Sun, May 1st through September 30th
3.5 – 4 hours
Minimum of 4, maximum of 12 guests per group
*Our tours generally meet the required minimum, but occasionally we must cancel or reschedule a tour if we don’t have enough guests to meet that minimum.
Expert Guided Experience with Personalized Attention
All Entrance & Activity Fees
This tour kicks off when you join your certified Alaskan guide at the meeting point, the alley between The Historic Anchorage Hotel and the Hilton Hotel, the very site where Anchorage’s first Chief of Police, John “Black Jack” Sturgus, met his mysterious end. You’re guide will take you on a 4-hour interactive adventure, where you’ll take on the role of both detective and explorer to piece together the unsolved murder.
Navigate through 4 to 5 pivotal stops in downtown Anchorage, guided by cryptic clues and riddles. Each challenge will take around 30 to 40 minutes, teamwork and wit will be essential to progress. Along the way you’ll engage with local shop owners, residents and employees with each interaction unveiling a new piece of the puzzle.
Celebrate your sleuthing success with a hearty meal at the conclusion to your adventure. Enjoy a delightful communal feast, spotlighting the best of Alaskan local ingredients and delicacies, in a handpicked, family-owned restaurant.