Geocaching HQ

Geocaching Headquarters

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Hidden : 7/22/2004
In Washington, United States
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

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Welcome to Geocaching HQ’s Visitor Center!

We're excited that you're interested in visiting us. Learn more about visiting the HQ Visitor Center at our Geocaching HQ website. As a working office, guests are welcomed into our Visitor Center during the posted hours only. The rest of HQ and our office space is not open to visitors.

This cache is only available while the Visitor Center @ HQ is open.

Open hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. except during office closures, listed below. We are closed Saturday, Sunday, & holidays.

To claim this geocache find you must sign the logbook in the GCK25B geocache located in the Visitor Center @ HQ.

Office Closures

We are closed Saturday, Sunday, U.S. holidays, and outside of the posted open hours. The Visitor Center is also closed during these dates and times:

  • Closed: Thursday, December 15, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Closed: Friday, December 23 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Closed: All week. Monday, December 26 through Friday December 30
  • Closed: Monday, January 2, all day

We strive to list all closures but as you know sometimes things happen. If we have to close the office unexpectedly, we will post a note on the door.

Visiting Options

We are updating our Visitor Center schedule so that more people can come visit us! Check out all of the options below. The Visitor Center occasionally closes for private events; please see our office closures posted above to verify our current schedule. Joining us in the Visitor’s Center and completing the HQ GeoTour are totally free! As a working office, we do not give tours of our office spaces.

Self-Guided Drop-In Visits & Gift Shop - Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Explore our Visitor Center @ HQ! No reservations required but it is highly encouraged that you RSVP to let us know you are coming! Click here to fill out the RSVP form. 

  • Find the HQ geocache and sign the logbook.
  • Capture the moment in our photo booth.
  • Discover over 50 rare trackables items.
  • Add the HQ souvenir to your account.
  • Browse exclusive HQ merchandise and geocaching supplies in the gift shop.
  • Learn about the HQ GeoTour and passport.

Meet and Greet with Staff - Every Friday 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Each week a few of the brilliant folks who help make the magic happen here at Geocaching HQ will join us in the Visitor Center. Please click here to Register for upcoming Meet & Greets.

  • Meet staff and other visitors.
  • Share your geocaching stories and experiences.
  • Learn about our everyday work life here at HQ.
  • Join us in the Visitor Center before or after for a Self-Guided Drop-In Visit.

Learn to Cache with the Geocaching® App - Email to schedule

Are you new to using the Geocaching® App or want to learn more about using the features? Join us for a 30 minute tutorial and then head out geocaching! 

  • 30 minute tutorial on using the Geocaching® App.
  • Join us in the Visitor Center before or after for a Self-Guided Drop-In Visit.   

Large Group Visits Email to schedule

We enjoy hosting large groups here at HQ. Do you have a classroom of 4th graders, a program of MBA students, or another large group? Contact us to explore options for visiting.

Contact us - Send us an email at with other questions you may have.

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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum