So often we drive right by cool sites, historic places, and quaint little communities without ever knowing about them, especially along Highway 290 between Austin and Houston. #Adventure290 has been created to help you discover those gems and award you a prize for doing so!
Eight communities along Highway 290 have created a Scavenger Hunt to help you see cool things along the way. There is a designated stop in each community where you’ll gather information for your Passport. Once you’ve completed the adventure, mail in your Passport for a fun bag of goodies!
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Elgin: Known for its sausage Elgin bears the title of “Sausage Capital of Texas.” Every October the town celebrates with the annual Hogeye Festival where you’re sure to find a ton of fun. ElginTXChamber.com
McDade: Home to one of the longest running festivals in Texas, McDade is known for watermelons! ExploreBastropCounty.com
Paige: A little community with big history, Paige is not just a blip on the map! ExploreBastropCounty.com
Giddings: Located about 30 miles from over a dozen fascinating rural Texas towns, Giddings is a perfect “gateway to rural Texas.” GiddingsTX.com
Carmine: If you’re up for a good steak, antique shopping, or basketball history, Carmine is a great place to explore. CarmineTX.com
Burton: The grave of a Texas Ranger, a French bistro and the oldest continually operating cotton gin in the nation – these are just a few of the special characteristics of Burton! BurtonTexas.org
Brenham: The seat for Washington County and the home of Blue Bell ice cream, Brenham is a longtime favorite destination for those cruising between Houston and Austin. VisitBrenhamTexas.com
Chappell Hill: There is an historic charm about Chappell Hill, complete with festivals, lavender and wine. ChappellHillTX.com