Unusual Geocaching Containers

On the page about ‘Cannot find a cache’ we talk a little bit about unusual geocaching containers and geocaches that are hard to find, including some that are completely inaccessible except to a select few. Those,¬† like the geocache on the International Space Station or the one reputedly on top of Mount Everest can only be accessed by specially skilled individuals.

This page is specifically about unusual geocaching containers that the rest of us can find.

These are some unique, well thought out, and carefully built geocaches. Here are photos of some those that we have found and consider unusual and are now our favorites.

We would love to hear from you about unusual geocache containers you have found and will publish photos of special ones on this page if you upload your photos along with a comment at the bottom of the page.


Hello? Is that you?

Older model cell phone

An old phone… or is it?

We have taken a photo of an older model cellular phone we found recently. It’s displayed in the image above.

Yes, this is a geocache container, and the next photo shows how this clever geocacher made the phone into a unique geocache container. Very, very cool!

Old cell phone is unusual geocache container

Same phone, opened up to show the log tucked in a plastic bag inside the back of the phone.


The Zombie Geocache Container

We were taken aback when reading the description of a geocache recently. It went on and on about people bowling, zombies coming in, that a bowler would not stop bowling as they were close to a perfect game, and how the zombies attacked and tore that bowler apart.

Really ghoulish stuff and puzzling as to why it was there.

Well, then we found the geocache, and we finally got it! An absolutely great container.


Zombie geocache container - bowling ball with hand and arm still attached

The geocache container is a bowling ball, with the bowler’s hand and arm still firmly attached. A great geocache container. Thanks for the laugh!


A concrete and gravel find!

Here’s another we really like. No indication in this next photo where the geocache is, but we assure you, it’s there. Can you spot it? This one took four of use over half-an-hour to find.

Worse, the CO put another container nearby which was found quickly. Chortling at how we’d uncovered what was supposed to be an difficult hide so easily, we were embarrassed to find that the easy container was a decoy, with a note inside that told us… “not so easy, this isn’t the real cache… so keep looking!”.

Hidden geocache container - about-geocaching.com


The Eyes Have It!

Another C.O. took a fairly basic geocache container, and turned it into something a little different.

Another unusual geocache container - www.about-geocaching.com



I don’t know about you, but I get spooked a bit about electricity, and am very, very careful about checking out hides near power and stuff. Well, here’s one geocache hide that had me spooked.

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Can you spot it? This is a doorway into a public area. This geocacher modified the cover of an electrical outlet  to make it magnetic. The door is steel. The log is very thin, and glued ( I think ) to the inside of the cover, and then the cover sticks to the door via the magnets. Very nifty. Looking at the logs, this hide stumped a lot of geocachers!


To infinity etc. etc.

Recognize the action figure in this photo? If you do, you’ll also recognize the cache name.


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The CO that added this cache clearly loves the game, with a number of “interestingly” build geocaches, some very artfully hidden, throughout this area. One of my favorite CO’s, for sure!


Fuzzy Hide

With the drapings of Spanish moss removed to make this container visible, this was a carefully crafted and enjoyable cache to find, and to read all the little notes and sayings inside both sides of the cache.

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The log container is a bison tube attached to the other side of the geocache “wall”.


We would love to hear from you about all the unusual geocache containers you have found. Just use the comment box and image uploader below won’t you? Share you neatest find with the world of geocachers.

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