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Celebrate 3 million geocaches with a new souvenir!

Way to go, geocachers! As of now, there are officially 3 million active geocaches hidden on Planet Earth.*

This is a big moment in geocaching history. What’s even more amazing is that it happened because of a collective effort by millions of people. They speak different languages and live in different countries, but all share one thing in common: geocaching.

This milestone belongs to the geocaching community.

Cache owners, Your creativity and inspiration makes this game unlike any other. Geocaching is what you make it.

Finders, No one would bother hiding a geocache if you weren’t there to find it! Your smileys and thoughtful logs make owning a cache worthwhile.

Premium members, You support the tools needed to connect millions of players to millions of geocaches — and to each other.

Community volunteers, Your commitment to the geocaching community is exceptional. From publishing caches to translating content, moderating the forums, and so much more, the game would not be the same without your dedication.

The 3 million geocaches souvenir.

Geocachers everywhere: Thanks for making 3 million geocaches happen. Join the celebration by earning this special souvenir!

To earn the souvenir, find a geocache or attend an event on April 22 or 23, 2017.

Pro tip: You can see how many caches are in the world at any given time. From the search page, click the green magnifying glass (without entering anything into the search field). Learn more here.

What’s that one-in-three-million, stand-out geocache you’ve found? Tell us about it in the comments below and be sure to check out the limited edition 3 million active geocaches geocoins, tags, and charms in the shop!

* Yes, one is technically hidden on the International Space Station.

See this post for a look inside 3 million active geocaches.

  • Joshua Rech

    I am a fairly new geocacher, having only found 77 Caches so far. However I’m already addicted to it and this Saturday and Sunday I went out and got four geocaches. One of which was inside of a tennis ball in the canyon, in one of which was inside of a pen inside of a hole inside of a wooden pylon! Thank you cache droppers for making my life so much fun every day!

  • Hye,
    I found a cache on saturday eraly morning, late late friday night 😉 and I don’t have the special souvenir… My id: ebretteville

    Thanks

  • Anna Gajda

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8b7c1a82827ff66f933f20bc7e9db1e515b058d8f55e2dc0d5f099b7b310eb38.png The time is counted by US time zone (one of them) so it happened that when you logged it still shown Firday date although it was Saturday at your place.
    You can go and change log date.

  • Ok, so I changed the log date and it tells me that I earn a souvenir. It’s not yet on my profile but I’m confident. Thanks @annagajda:disqus for your reply.

  • Bottom Waits

    Sweet! That’s a lot of cache.

  • JACKDEBOSS

    hid two caches on the 22nd does that count?

  • Barbara Carter

    My husband and I found our FIRST geocache on March 30th and revisited it on April 22nd.
    This geocache is part of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Wildlife Management Area (WMA) System. There are 49 geocaches hidden on WMAs across
    Florida, from the panhandle to the Keys.

    GC70Y67: FWC75 Watermelon Pond –FWC 75th WMA Anniversary Geocache at Watermelon Pond Wildlife and Environmental Area.

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    I am the CEO of Geocaching!

  • pikapis1

    😉

  • NiekenenBas

    My 4 year old son loves geocaching we went geocaching today and he found 10 caches all by himself, so proud that he was! He calls them little treasures

  • Ma Rio

    hello, i didnt got the souvenir! i ´ve found an cache on 22.04.17. i also changed the date to 23.04.17. but it wont show up in my sovenir tab! what can we do? thanks, cheers