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Nukeworker
11-25-2011, 08:42 PM
We were hoping to visit the GPS Arkansas Adventure Maze at the University of Arkansas Discovery Zone in Fayetteville soon. Is the unique maze icon still available when touring this location, or was that only during the grand opening in Smackover, Arkansas back in 2009? There doesn't seem to be a cache page listing at the location of the musuem in order to log our visit. If the icon is still available how do we proceed? Thanks in advance for any information anyone can share with us.

OldRiverRunner
11-26-2011, 06:35 AM
According to this schedule (http://www.arkansasdiscoverynetwork.org/RoadTrip/rt_schedule.html), it was supposed to open in Fayetteville in September. I haven't heard why it did not and I haven't heard of a revised opening date.

When it does open, you can still get the icon. In fact, even if you have visited it at another location, you can visit it again and get another "find" added to your icon count because it will be listed under a different GC number.

Nukeworker
11-26-2011, 08:41 PM
Thank you for the information ORR. We will call the musuem before heading up there.

Nukeworker
11-28-2011, 08:21 PM
Spoke with a staff member at the University of Arkansas Discovery Zone in Fayetteville this morning. The GPS Arkansas Adventure Maze has indeed been delayed. She anticipates it arriving after the first of January, but didn't know the details. She didn't have any information on where we might visit the maze at this time.

Ashallond
11-28-2011, 10:20 PM
Here's a link to their webpage.

http://cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/UADZ.htm

Ashallond
12-15-2011, 07:23 AM
I emailed Bonnie Craig, director of the UA Discovery Zone and she told me that barring anything unforeseen, the GPS adventures will open on Dec. 20th.

Looking futher at the webpage, they've updated the calendar to show that the exhibition will run from Dec. 20th to March 20th, with it open Tuesday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. The calendar can be viewed on the above webpage and click on the calendar link under 'General UADZ information'

Nukeworker
12-15-2011, 07:39 AM
Thank you Ashallond for the updated info. We hope to visit this exhibit sometime soon, NW & RBG

cfd29
12-15-2011, 07:21 PM
We went to it when it was in Smackover, will definitely go to it again when in opens in Fayetteville!!!

fishigfool60
12-16-2011, 08:00 AM
Looking forward to visiting the traveling GPS Exhibit when it gets open in Fayetteville. Thanks for keeping us updated Ashallond.

idratherbehiking
12-19-2011, 07:40 PM
GPS Adventures Arkansas - U of A Discovery Zone (http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=d710f6a5-8af9-4c32-ac00-be52508c8186)
(http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=d710f6a5-8af9-4c32-ac00-be52508c8186)It has been published. I think I will make the trip up there to go through it again. It's been a while since Smackover.

Ashallond
12-19-2011, 09:13 PM
I had emailed groundspeak to notify them of this back on Wednesday, and they asked if I was at the museum so they could confirm everything. I said no and pointed them to Bonnie Craig. I'm stunned it went up this fast honestly. This will be my first arkansas maze. never could get to the other sites. I have been to the national maze when it was in Nashville, and plan to go to it went it leaves Canada and goes to Wichita next spring.

arkfiremedic
12-20-2011, 01:53 AM
Just clicked on the link to check out the info on it and noticed 2ter and my picture on there. Wonder if I'll get a royalty check for them utilizing my likeness to promote the cause ;)

Jffok
12-22-2011, 05:44 AM
The geocaching listing says this opens on Dec. 20th. It is not open as of the 21st. The sign on the doors says it will open Dec. 22 (today) but I have my doubts on that. I looked in late yesterday afternoon and they were just unbooking and setting up things. Unless they worked all night it probably will not be ready today. Also the cords on the geocaching listing will not take you there. You need to get the street address.

OldRiverRunner
12-22-2011, 06:50 AM
The geocaching listing says this opens on Dec. 20th. It is not open as of the 21st. The sign on the doors says it will open Dec. 22 (today) but I have my doubts on that. I looked in late yesterday afternoon and they were just unbooking and setting up things. Unless they worked all night it probably will not be ready today. Also the cords on the geocaching listing will not take you there. You need to get the street address.
Looks like Groundspeak didn't follow their own rules before publishing this "cache" - the one that says the cache has to be in place before the listing can be published! :D

fishigfool60
12-22-2011, 06:55 AM
Thanks for the info. jffok you saved me a trip to Fayetteville today! Guess I will give it 1 more day to get set-up.

ChuckWalla
12-22-2011, 07:08 AM
The geocaching listing says this opens on Dec. 20th. It is not open as of the 21st. The sign on the doors says it will open Dec. 22 (today) but I have my doubts on that. I looked in late yesterday afternoon and they were just unbooking and setting up things. Unless they worked all night it probably will not be ready today. Also the cords on the geocaching listing will not take you there. You need to get the street address.
I've notified Groundspeak about the problems. Thanks for letting us know about it, Judy!

Ashallond
12-23-2011, 01:07 PM
I was told it would be open yesterday when I called to double check on tuesday. I would highly recommend calling ahead until it gets open.

ChuckWalla
12-23-2011, 03:40 PM
I was told it would be open yesterday when I called to double check on tuesday. I would highly recommend calling ahead until it gets open.
The cache page has been updated to show an opening date of December 27. You probably should call ahead, however, before visiting on this date or soon thereafter!

Regarding the coordinates, I don't know if the posted ones have been corrected or not. If they are not correct and anyone has the right ones, I will be happy to update the listing with the correct ones. Just email me with them or post them in this thread.

thefab5willisclan
12-25-2011, 12:37 AM
I would like a link to the Cache page, or for someone to tell me how to find it.

MathSeeker
12-25-2011, 09:08 PM
i would like a link to the cache page, or for someone to tell me how to find it.

gc39d5m

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=d710f6a5-8af9-4c32-ac00-be52508c8186

MathSeeker
12-25-2011, 09:11 PM
Just clicked on the link to check out the info on it and noticed 2ter and my picture on there. Wonder if I'll get a royalty check for them utilizing my likeness to promote the cause ;)

You both look so young in that picture.

arkfiremedic
12-25-2011, 11:54 PM
You both look so young in that picture.:-D But I am so young! :-D Just kidding, I thought the same thing!

Coon&Bud
12-26-2011, 12:08 AM
I noticed it has not been logged yet as found.

MathSeeker
12-26-2011, 07:22 AM
I noticed it has not been logged yet as found.

(info from the cache page)
The University of Arkansas Discovery Zone (http://cmase.uark.edu/UADZ/UADZ.htm) in Fayetville, AR will host this exhibit from December 27 through March 19, 2012.
(Fayetteville is spelled incorrectly on the cache page.)

Coon&Bud
12-26-2011, 10:13 AM
Okay that explains why it has not been found yet.

Jffok
12-26-2011, 01:27 PM
They first posted opening the 20th so hopefully they will be open on the 27th. May be up that way tomorrow if the rain stops.

Ashallond
12-28-2011, 11:31 PM
It's open, up and running and the guy manning it is not a geocacher, but wants to learn and is creating a cache for the center to put out, and is wanting to load the maze magellens with some coords and such. he's trying to make it better,

Saw some pictures of people with caching stats that are WAY out of date at this point.