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USA>Los Angeles

Highlights of Pasadena: The Explosive Escape

It’s up to you to prevent a nuclear apocalypse! Explore the streets of Pasadena through the eyes of the greatest minds of the 1930s to stop the biggest disaster of all. Discover a secret 1912 typewriter company that’s still in operation, learn the real story behind the first-ever cheeseburger, visit your favorite film locations and uncover well-kept secrets of the Crown City.
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  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Kid friendly
  • Best for couples

Places you will visit


It will take you

71-101 mins

You will walk

5910 steps

Total distance

4.5 km


  • - Uncover the crumbling remains of an influential building that put Pasadena on the map.

  • - Discover why one of the most influential Asian-inspired buildings stands in Southern California.

  • - Visit the oldest bookstore in Pasadena and learn why Pasadena locals can’t stay away.

  • - Find Pasadena’s well-hidden restaurants and bars in an unlikely historic spot.


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It’s your first day as a janitor at Caltech and you find yourself in an abandoned lab. A large red button sits on a desk. Always curious, you press it. You look at the desk and see a note. “Tolman, this isn’t something I’m proud of but it’s the only way to defeat the Germans at their own game. This button releases a nuclear bomb. I’ve hidden eight devices around town to disarm it.” With the note still in your hand, you race out of the room. You must find clues to stop this before it’s too late. 

Game route

Starting point East Colorado Boulevard & North Oak Knoll Avenue
E Colorado Blvd & N Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
Finish point Pasadena Senior Center Public Art Einstein & Beyond
85 E Holly St, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA



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Mar 2022


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Carys Norley

Feb 2022


Apr 2022
there are a few direction errors, most notably from Russel’s you go north to the park and leaving thr library the senior center is on the left.


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