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Get Ready For The Beaverhead Treasure Hunt

The Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture is thrilled to announce the return of the Beaverhead Treasure Hunt in partnership with the University of Montana Western Glass Arts Program and Club. Now in its fourth year, this exciting geo-tourism event promises adventure and discovery for visitors and residents alike.

This year, students from the University of Montana Western’s Glass Arts Program have hand-crafted 200 colorful mushrooms, which will serve as the prized treasures hidden throughout Beaverhead County. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, these whimsical glass paperweights will be discreetly tucked away in local businesses, waiting to be found and claimed by lucky treasure hunters.

To participate, simply keep your eyes peeled during your Beaverhead County adventures. Once you discover a mushroom, notify the Beaverhead Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture by providing your name and the location where you found it. By doing so, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win $100 in Chamber Bucks! Don’t forget to capture the moment with a selfie alongside your Mushroom and send it to

Rules of the hunt:

  • 200 paperweights will be hidden from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

  • Paperweights remain hidden rain or shine.

  • One paperweight per person per summer, and it’s yours to keep! Feel free to share the joy of discovery with friends and family.

Treasured words of advice:

  • We encourage exploration and discovery; the goal is for the paperweights to be found!

  • Paperweights are cleverly hidden in plain sight within public areas of local businesses and historical sites. Please respect these locations and avoid disturbing the surroundings.

In an exciting addition to this year’s event, the Beaverhead Trails Coalition will host a Family Fun Day at the Dillon Town Overlook Trailhead on June 1, 2024, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Activities will include a fun walk/run up past the iconic “M,” where 25 additional mushrooms will be hidden along the trails.

The drawing for the $100 Chamber Bucks prize will take place in September. For any questions or to submit your mushroom selfie, please call 406-683-5511 or email

Join us for a summer of adventure and discovery with the Beaverhead Treasure Hunt!

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