WELCOME TO ADVENTURE 290!
Embark on an adventure as you drive along Highway 290! 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!
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! (Limit one bag of goodies per person)
Download two great Passports today to start your #Adventure290!
Mail your Passports to:
Come See Our Towns:
The county 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.
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!
If you’re up for a good steak, antique shopping, or basketball history, Carmine is a great place to explore.
There is an historic charm about Chappell Hill, complete with festivals, lavender, wine & museum.
is known for its sausage, Elgin bears the title of “Sausage Capital of
Texas,” celebrating every year with the annual Hogeye Festival.
The beautiful Lee County courthouse, designed
in 1899, the Fletcher-Schubert House Museum, and more than 30
restaurants are excellent reasons to make a stop in Giddings.
a quiet community honoring the delicious watermelon with an annual
festival, McDade was once the home of notorious outlaws and vigilante
Paige is a small, but bustling community in a
beautiful rural setting amidst the Lost Pines of Central Texas – a
lovely place for a bit of history and a burger!