Highlights of Tempe: The Troll of Tempe Town Lake

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Explore the bustling city of Tempe - once an agricultural community, now a thriving nightlife scene in the East Valley. Learn about how the Salt River helped establish this ever-growing city while playing an exploration game. Solve puzzles, uncover facts, and enjoy the beautiful weather of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert. 
No booking needed. Just download the app, add it to your quests and start playing.
  • We recommend not playing at night
  • The game is not timed, so take your time
  • Bring water with you
  • You can stop for a break any time
  • Family friendly

Places you will visit


It will take you

44-74 mins

You will walk

3940 steps

Total distance

3 km


  • Stroll along the bank of Tempe Town Lake

  • Enjoy the main street of Tempe, including dining and shopping

  • Discover local art and sculptures

  • See some of Tempe’s oldest structures


Transport to a mystical land filled with talking rabbits and a host of other magical creatures. After being told a cryptic message, you find yourself chasing the fable of the troll of Tempe, and begin a journey to find it - along with its treasure.

You are Nile Blackburn, a seeker of myths, chaser of the unknown, and treasure hunter. You’re a modern day Indiana Jones, always following clues to lost riches. If you don’t uncover the mystery of the troll, this story may become lost to time forever.

Game route

Starting point 15 Years of Community Mural
25 W 5th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Finish point C.T. Hayden House (La Casa Vieja)
1 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.