It’s Halloween, and that means as expected the candle burning over on the Dark Knight viral site WhySoSerious.com has given way to actual content. Now, instead of a candle-lit pumpking, the site is home to instructions that’ll send you on a Batman scavenger hunt through the streets of your city. As a reward, you’ll get something. It’s not exactly clear what. But if you visit the site and click around the edges you’ll find a series of instructions for dozens of cities around the country. Digging the instructions for your city out of the site is a pain the butt, so for those of you who want to participate in the Dark Knight scavenger hunt, I’ve posted as many of them as I could find on the site below.
Start searching, and let us know what you find! Dark Knight Scavenger Hunt Instructions:
Austin – At Congress & 6th is the Littlefield Building Clock. Go east on 6th, past a compass rose in the sidewalk. You’ll come to a street corner with a set of stairs, and there, above a stained glass door, you’ll find a gold gilt goodie.
Austin – Near Riverside & Barton Springs is a car wash with a mural. Go there, then find a nearby manhole that says SEWAR, stand on it and scan the skyline. I’d like to buy a vowel.
Austin – Start at the market at 6th & Lamar. Find the Amtrack sign by the tracks. Walk west along the tracks to the second light pole and peer through the trees until you see red.
Atlanta – Spring St NW between Walton and Poplar. In front of the 107 door.
Atlanta – On Peachtree between Ellis and Andrew Young, this glass target will Tower above you, even though it’s lowercase.
Atlanta – Start at the fountain at the north end of Woodruff Park, then head northwest from its very center. Just before you hit the street, you’ll see your mark circling above Downtown.
Albuquerque – At the signpost at the entrance of San Luis Plaza on Romero Street, you will see a staircase to the left. Go to the top of the first landing to see what’s been wrought.
Albuquerque – On San Felipe between Church and Charlevoix, go to the sign post for Patio Escondido. Follow the path to the back to find a chapel. To the right of the door you will see your prize.
Boston – Where Winter meets Tremont, you’ll find a sign pointing to Locke Ober. Go the opposite direction a few steps, until you find a dog’s best friend or two. You want red, not green.
Boston – In front of Old City Hall, look for what lies between the quaver and the mus.
Boston – Stand on the west corner of Atlantic Ave. & Summer St. Look across Atlantic above the three blue sentinels.
Chicago – Start at the corner of Wabash & Jerusalem 3000. Look for the clock. At the clock head in the direction of the El. You’ll get to a place named for a train-not an aboveground train-next to the parking garage entrance. Across the entrance on the other side you’ll find what you seek in the lime green circle.
Chicago – Pizza in Chicago. Start at Uno (Wabash) and count to Due. Cactus to your back, chili pepper in front, start walking. Stop at the manhole cover that says COMCAST and find the door that has a 9 over it. It’s not difficult to see what you need from where you’re standing.
Chicago – Start at Pizzeria Due at Ontario and Wabash and head towards the street named for the Buckeye state. When you see the North Bridge at your feet, look across the street. Inset in the sidewalk are white squares made of two triangles. Count fourteen white squares and stand on the 14th. Scan. No, you’re not going through the looking glass.
Cleveland – Start where 5 streets come together under the lizard’s winking eye and the ghosts of ’54 mutter “wait for the next year” like they do every fall. That “leaves” east and if you’re right they’ll be underfoot, stone leaves in a triangular park. Keep walking, boys and girls. At the third awning (the first one, just past the last of the leaves, mentions a great lake) you’ll find your gilt gift above the door.
Cleveland – Where five streets come together under the lizard’s winking eye, you can hear the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd. Well you could if the Tribe hadn’t choked. Head west on the street named for a great lake. Stick to the south side of the street, and when you see 5 newspaper boxes, stop. Across the street is a doorway identified by a stone shield yielding your reward.
Columbus – With Wexner Center to your back, stand on the OSU Seal. Walk forward to the place where 13 paths meet. Take the 11:00 path. At the end of the spoke, look for the big rock. There, you’ll see a door, with three steps up, a landing, and one more. Don’t use the handles, just look.
Columbus – At the Statehouse, honor the Spanish American war near the steps. Not far away you will see the broad back of our 21st. Look for the mists of ages. There, you’ll find an empty urn. Standing at the urn, you can see a clock. And above the clock, a treasure in the sky.
Denver – In an alley between Champa and Curtis just off of 15th street, you’ll see a lovely fellow pointing to a door. Don’t go in or knock, just look.
Denver – Standing on Champa under a giant question mark, look towards the “Old West” past 16th street. Keep your chin up.
Denver – Exit the Barclay Towers towards the cheesy cake. Walk 8 steps out, turn 90 degrees left and walk 10 steps forward. Look down and you’ll find the veined one.
Detroit – Stand under the People Mover at Library & Farmer and look away! Look away! From pup-petland.
Detroit – At Rogell & Burton are some blue spinners. Just one will do.
DC – Start at the spinning horses on The Mall. Head northeast to the home of the non-moving objects. Inside its confines, you’ll find granite seating for six. Any seat will do.
DC – Independence Ave. & 6th St. SW. Go in, turn left and go down into the missile pit. Do as the Romans do, and identify the first of four fins on the Jupiter-C.
DC – Dial in what you need below Lat. 38 53’ N”Long. 77 01’W”at Lat. 38 53’18”N Long. 77 01’33”W.
Las Vegas – Escape the Strip by heading East on Tropicana until you decide to take a rest at the Loose Caboose Saloon. Floor your friends by finding this puzzle piece in a star.
Los Angeles – Start at the old trolley station on E 12th and San Julien. Head northeast, past the Golden Star and the disco song. When you hit the first intersection, cross to the far side, then turn to walk away from the honeypot. Continue until you stand between two 8’s at the Private Property sign. Look across the street to yoru cardinal prize.
Miami – Hurricanes as a National Pastime? Peek above the fence on San Amaro to see the score.
Miami – Starting at the southwest corner of SE 1st St. & SE 1st Ave., head south. Between the 1st and 2nd columns you pass, you’ll see your target between the waxing and body.
Miami – On the east sidewalk of Biscayne Blvd. at NE 1st St., walk north a few yards to where the gray line gets large. Now look out toward the bay at the monolithic reward.
Minneapolis – At the old Pillsbury building that stands near the bank of the Mississippi, follow the “lower trailer” right to your goal.
Minneapolis – Under the giant red orb with a name that is befitting, at the corner of Hennepin & 9th.
Minneapolis – At the corner of 2nd Ave S. & 5th Street, look for the silver-circled prize on marble.
New York – Stand on the 16-pointed star at 57th & Lexington. Cast your eyes to the skies, but don’t be afraid to lie if you have to.
New York – Walk NE on 6th from 47th-50th Streets – Rockefeller Station. Stand on the bronze plaque for 1230 and look up between two buildings across the street to see the wonder in the distance.
New York – Stand on the south corner of #. 54th & Lexington. What you need is above The Shops at Citigroup Center.
Phoenix – In front of South Point High you’ll see your target encircled and under bars.
Phoenix – Go to Van Buren at Central and stand with the Chase Center sign directory behind you. You’ll be staring straight at your goal.
Pittsburgh – Head to Grandvie & Oneida. Take the 50 cent tour, if you’re so inclined. Find the drive gear and look straight up from the 22, as long as it’s not spinning.
Pittsburgh – Where Liberty meets Wood. Stand on the very tip of the west corner and face away from the street to see what suits you.
Portland – If you have too many Bacon Maple Bars, you might have trouble fitting into some of the eclectic numbers on display nearby. Lured by the shimmer of bronze and gold, your goal is circled.
Raleigh – Starting at the State Capitol and walking due south, it won’t be difficult to spy with your pretty little eye a glass door marked with your goal. Stay focused, and all will become clear.
Raleigh – At Fayetteville and Davie streets, walk south from where Sir Walter sleeps, and have a seat on one of the benches in the mall. Above you, you will see what you need, wreathed like Ceasar.
San Francisco – Find the “Heart” of Union Square. Turn west and look up-WAY up. You’ll have lots to choose from.
San Francisco – Powell & O’Farrell. Keep a lid on it.
San Francisco – Start in front of the Union Pacific club. Head east across the street, then head south, across that street. Go 48 paces east, turn right, and look down. Are you being watched?
Seattle – If you’re seeing double after having a few pints at Jabu’s, there is a handy eye exam just up the street. Look for the red wall.
Seattle – At Stevens and I-5, there is a veritable over-achiever here, sitting atop his tower, green and hard-to-miss, especially during rush hour.