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Family Adventure Quests offered in Kentucky State Parks

Mar. 03, 2013 @ 06:30 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky State Parks is in its eighth year offering the Family Adventure Quest -- a trivia and digital photo contest for families or friends in teams of two to six people.

The Family Adventure Quest presents a series of trivia and challenges that teams complete by seeking out special places or subjects in various Kentucky State Parks and supplying a photo as the answer. Teams have through Dec. 5, 2013, to complete as many quests as they like.

While some challenges are park-specific, most can be answered at any of multiple parks, and a few can even be answered right from your living room. Seek out and identify a flowering plant, capture the artistry of a historic home's unique architecture, or just play with your food. A digital camera is necessary to capture your team's fun along your journey. Photos may be posted on the Kentucky State Parks' website or Facebook page.

Many have turned the quest into a family tradition, bringing together generations of family members each year to enjoy the experience, and some just look forward to the thrill of new frontiers as the quest packet arrives, not to mention coming up with just the right team name.

A little tweaking to the prize structure last year has encouraged more people who may have worried about time restraints in the past. By correctly completing 10 quests, a team will receive a certificate for a 1-night stay at the park lodge of your choice (Sunday - Thursday) and free passes to park museums or forts. Complete 20 quests and receive the stay and passes, plus a $25 Kentucky State Parks gift card. Complete all 25 quests and get the stay, passes and a $50 gift card.

A $15 registration fee gets you the quest booklet, a Kentucky State Parks fleece picnic throw with carry handles, a 2013 Kentucky State Parks Calendar Planner (for first 200 registrants), bonus coupon for one of the destinations involved, and informational materials to help you along your way.

Registration forms are available at www.parks.ky.gov (look for the "Family Adventure Quest" button), where you can also peruse the photo gallery of past participants. Photos must be submitted in electronic format on a CD.