Geocaches to geek out about

It takes a special type of person to find enjoyment in a hobby that uses million dollar satellites to find tupperware in the woods. Let’s face it, geocachers, our favorite hobby is kind of geeky.

Geocachers all over the world are celebrating its geekiness by combining it with other classic nerd pursuits, resulting in some fabulous crossover caches. Keep reading to check out these caches inspired by classic sci-fi, fantasy, and more! Ready to beam up?

Doctor Who
The Doctor Is In – GC6YDR6
Traditional
Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty (D) 2.5 / Terrain (T) 1.5

For this adventure, the TARDIS has touched down just north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its ordinary Yale lock has transformed into a memory puzzle consisting of four lights that blink in increasingly difficult patterns. Cachers who travel with the Doctor must repeat the patterns perfectly. Only then are they rewarded with flashing lights, the signature TARDIS parking brake groan, and doors that open to reveal the famed “bigger on the inside” interior.

Star Trek
Where the Trek Begins… – GC7B99M
Virtual
Iowa, United States
D1.5 / T1.5

Geocaching…the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Cacherprise.

Beam down to this Virtual Cache highlighting the future birthplace of James T. Kirk, captain of the Starship Enterprise. Though he will go on to pioneer space exploration throughout the Alpha Quadrant of our galaxy, he will be born in the unassuming town of Riverside, Iowa. The logging requirement is a Vulcan salute, but you may also want to celebrate with a hearty Klingon Qapla’ once you’ve earned your smiley!

Disney
The Comic Strip & Disney! – GC5AQJH
Traditional
Ulster, Ireland
D1.5 / T1.5

🎵Do you want to find a geocache?🎵

Belfast is famous for its many murals, but geocachers of all ages are sure to be enchanted by this MARVELous Disney inspired artwork. Featuring old and new favorites, this geocache is a wish your heart makes, and is sure to leave you feeling supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Transformers
G & M Optimus Prime-r – GC62RDV
Traditional
Oklahoma, United States
D3.5 / T1.5

Standing 22 feet tall, this Transformer weighs about 5,700 pounds and is made from recycled auto and motorcycle parts, metal shelving, and various household appliance pieces. When she saw this twenty-two foot tall transformer, cache owner sshelle knew it would morph into the perfect spot for a geocache.

Star Wars
1706 – FACE DARTH VADER!!! – GC76HFH
Traditional
Wisconsin, United States
D3 / T2.5

It takes a steady hand and possibly the judicious use of the Jedi mind trick to operate this geocache. Just one touch of the metal ring to the copper bar will let your opponent gain the high ground, and then it’s all over. Make it to the end unscathed and the galaxy is yours.

Games of Thrones
Little Bridges #849 – “The Night is Dark….” – GC6FVD0
Traditional
Ulster, Ireland
D1.5 / T1.5

Scenic Ireland provided many of Game of Thrones’ striking filming locations south of the Wall. It might be hard to imagine this as the location of Dragonstone, where the witch Melisandre leads King Baratheon to betray his gods, but if you choose to cache after nightfall, you’ll soon find that the night is dark and full of terrors…and this geocache!

Harry Potter
Harry Potters Abenteuer – GC6ACTD
Multi-cache
Hessen, Germany
D5 / T3.5

Discover what it’s like to be a Hogwarts student while on the epic Multi-cache journey to find Harry Potters Abenteuer. The journey begins just 60 km (37 mi) north of Frankfurt in the picturesque hills of the Lahn Valley. From there, embark on a series of 18 stages, each of which are intricately designed and inspired by a different scene from the books and movies.

Have you ever found a geeky geocache? Share your adventure in the comments!

Sarah
Sarah is a French-speaking Marketing Coordinator at Geocaching HQ. She likes cats and musicals, but only separately. In her spare time you can find her knitting, snuggling her cat, and waiting impatiently for the next season of Cosmos.