I’ve got the scoop on all 12 TX Travel Information Centers locations, plus where to get a free map & travel guide.
When traveling to any state, it’s good to know a little about the area and the state laws, especially if it’s your first time. Whether it’s a professional trip or a road trip, be prepared when driving through the State of Texas. The TX Travel Information Centers locations offer a wealth of excellent information about everything in Texas. The list is below.
Travel Centers are a great place to start if you’ve never been to a state. If traveling into Texas by way of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Mexico, the travel information statewide destinations are located on the borders. See below.
Related: 10 Road Trip Ideas To Take In Texas
Travel Information About Texas
To learn more about Texas, its roads, and more, and to get a free Texas State Travel Guide – a 196-page colorful guide with valuable information on each Region of Texas (there are seven and listed below). I take mine everywhere and study it as I’m planning a road trip.)
Did you know there only are 12 Texas Travel Information Centers in the entire state? Find where they are and what they offer.
Fun Fact: Driving from El Paso to Orange (the longest point to point in Texas) is 834 miles. That’s roughly 12 hours with no stops.
All 12 TX Travel Information Centers Locations
Hours of operation are 8 am to 5 pm and starting Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, all centers are open until 6 pm.
Some centers offer special events throughout the year. All Texas Travel Information Centers are closed on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, Thanksgiving, Easter, and New Year’s.
You’ll find a friendly staff ready to assist you as well as professional travel counselors.
- Amarillo I-40
- Wichita Falls I-44/US 287, Exit 1C
- Gainesville I-35 (Oklahoma Border)
- Denison US69/75 (Oklahoma Border)
- Texarkana I-30 (Arkansas Border)
- Waskom I-20 (Lousisana Border)
- Orange I-10 (Louisiana Border)
- Austin – Capitol Visitor Center
- Harlingen (Valley) US 77 at US 83 (Mexico Border)
- Laredo I-35 at US 83 (Mexico Border)
- Langtry (near Del Rio) US 90/Loop 25 (Mexico Border)
- Anthony (El Paso) I-10
Clean restrooms are located inside and outside.
Centers have a vending machine or two, and a gift shop for souvenirs. Bring food for a picnic and look for a nice picnic area including picnic tables.
What Do Texas Travel Information Centers Offer?
- Texas official travel map
- Texas State Travel Guide
- other free maps
- information on road conditions
- points of interest
- maximum speed limits
- road condition information
- Texas attractions
- seat belt laws
- weather and forecast
- information on toll roads and traffic signs
- highway rest area locations
- Places to stay overnight
- Bus and passenger train information
- Information on Mexico if you’re planning to cross over
- Don’t Mess With Texas campaign
Fun Fact: Don’t Mess With Texas is 35 years old. Awe, I remember that well!
PS. The Texas State Travel Guide has all this information inside. As I mentioned above, it’s very valuable and worth stopping by one of the centers to pick one up.
More Texas Resources
There are quite a few photo opportunities available. Happy road tripping!
For all your unanswered questions, refer to the Texas Department of Transportation.
Do You Know The 7 Regions of Texas?
- South Texas Plains (Beeville, Laredo, McAllen, San Antonio)
- Gulf Coast (Beaumont, Brownsville, Houston, Harlingen, SPI)
- Piney Woods (East Texas) (Conroe, Nacogdoches, The Woodlands, Tyler)
- Prairies & Lakes (largest Region) (Dallas-Fort Worth, Brenham, Glen Rose, Hico, Paris, Round Top, Seguin, Weatherford)
- Hill Country (Austin, Georgetown, Lampasas, San Marcus, San Saba)
- Big Bend Country (El Paso, Midland, Odessa)
- Panhandle Plains (Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Mineral Wells, San Angelo, Wichita Falls)