Manitou Days
June 15 - July 4, 2017

Manitou Days

White Bear Lake celebrates 50 years of fun in the sun!

Medallion Hunt

Attention Medallion Hunters: The 2016 medallion has been found!

Congratulations to Brian Officer, of Shoreview, who found Walton the Medallion around 5:15PM Friday, June 24, 2016. The medallion was underneath the east side of a large blue spruce tree in White Bear Lake’s Railroad Park.

Thanks to all who made this one of our most memorable hunts!

Wonder how close you were? Check out the full lo 2016 Medallion Hunt Clues and Explanation!


The Manitou Days medallion is hidden on public property in White Bear Lake, White Bear Township, Birchwood Village or Mahtomedi.

The first clue will be given on Thursday at 6:00 PM. A new clue will be released daily at 6:00 PM until the medallion is found.

At no time should property be damaged.  The medallion is hidden in such a way where hunters needn’t dig, swim or engage in any dangerous activity.

If the medallion is not found within 24 hours of the release of the last clue, Coldwell Banker Burnet reserves the right to end the hunt and donate the prize money to a local charity.

The prize of $1,000 will be given to the finders of the medallion. When you find the medallion, please bring it to the Coldwell Banker Burnet office located at 4801 Highway 61 N, Suite 100 to process your claim to the prize money.
The Medallion Hunt is one of Manitou Day's most cherished and popular events!



The "Manitou Days Medallion Hunt" was created by Burnet Realty in 1980 and is the oldest continuous suburban treasure hunt in the Twin Cities Metro Area.  The event was the brainchild of real estate agents Jan Rapheal and Sandy Espe Sorenson.  They enlisted the help of Jack Moser, then clue writer for the St. Paul Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt.  The reigns were passed to real estate agent Jan Holtz from 1995-2012, before they returned to Jan Rapheal and Sandy Espe Sorenson in 2013.  White Bear Lake native, Chad O’Leary, has written the clues since 1995.