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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!

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!

Download a Passport today to start your #Adventure290!

Follow the adventure on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter and tag your pictures so we can enjoy your adventure!


Come See Our Towns:
Brenham - Burton - Carmine - Chappell Hill - Elgin - Giddings - McDade - Paige



Brenham

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. VisitBrenhamTexas.com
Brenham Events Calendar



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

Burton Events Calendar



Carmine

If you’re up for a good steak, antique shopping, or basketball history, Carmine is a great place to explore.
CarmineTX.com

Carmine Events Calendar



Chappell Hill

There is an historic charm about Chappell Hill, complete with festivals, lavender, wine & museum. ChappellHillTX.com
Chappell Hill Events



Elgin

Elgin is known for its sausage, Elgin bears the title of “Sausage Capital of Texas,” celebrating every year with the annual Hogeye Festival.
ElginTXChamber.com
Elgin Event Calendar



Giddings

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.
GiddingsTX.com
Giddings Event Calendar


McDade

Today a quiet community honoring the delicious watermelon with an annual festival, McDade was once the home of notorious outlaws and vigilante justice.
ExploreBastropCounty.com


Paige

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!
ExploreBastropCounty.com


Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce                               Phone: (979) 542-3455
Mailing address: PO Box 52, Giddings TX 78942      

Temporary physical location: H&R Block office, 761 E. Austin (Hwy 290), Giddings TX 78942

Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com            Tourism email:   giddingschamber@gmail.com

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