The Nation's Best Easter Egg Hunts
The hunt is on. It’s March and that mean Easter is fast approaching and children have just one thing on their minds – Easter eggs, and where to find them.
The most famous Easter event in the U.S. is definitely at the White House. Thirty-five thousand visitors from around the country head to the South Lawn to participate in the annual Easter egg roll, play games and listen to stories. This year, there is a new event that is part of the festivities: the White House Fun Run.
This year’s official theme is Let’s Celebrate! And the event will commemorate all of the past Easter Egg Roll events from the Obama Administration. The roll will take place on March 28.
Rutherford B. Hayes is responsible for starting the Easter Egg roll tradition in 1877 at the White House and the festivities have been carried on at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums in Fremont, Ohio. Kids ages 3 to 10 are invited to compete in a variety of Easter egg rolling competitions. The price of entry: three hard-boiled, colored eggs.
The event takes place annually, the Saturday before Easter. This year’s roll will be from 2-3:30 p.m. on March 26.
The largest Easter egg hunt in the world takes place in Copper Mountain, Colorado with 65,000 eggs hidden across 500 acres. The event is for children of all ages and takes place at 8:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday, March 27 with the all-ages Sherpa Hunt on the mountain. There is a special hunt for tikes under age 3, as well as hunts for kids ages 4-6, and kids 7-11. Since the festivities take place over such a large expanse, maps help guide hunters to their prizes.
One of the most unique hunts takes place in Felton, California. The Eggstraordinary Easter Egg Hunt takes place under the majestic Redwoods over Indian Creek Trestle and through the Santa Cruz Mounatins at the top of Bear Mountain. Kids hop onboard the Roaring Camp’s 1880s steam train for a ride up the mountain and then the hunt for chocolate eggs begins.
It wouldn’t be very Disney to go without celebrating a holiday and Easter celebrations in the park, of course, and that includes a good old fashion egg hunt. Egg-stravaganza is an ongoing scavenger hunt through Downtown Disney, Disney’s California Adventure, Disneyland and Epcot. Now though March 27, visitors can follow a map (available for purchase) and search for hidden “eggs” around each park. Maps can be returned for a special surprise.
Zoo Miami hosts a unique Easter celebration on March 26 and 27. At the zoo, the Easter bunny gets to hang with all of the other animals. Kids age 12 and under can enjoy the Zoo Safari from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are ongoing egg hunts in the zoo, photos with the Easter Bunny, music, games and prizes as well as animals. Entry is included in zoo admission and zoo members get to arrive one hour early.
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