I’ve got the scoop on all 12 TX Travel Information Centers locations.
Would you like to receive a free Texas map & travel guide? They can be picked up at one of the 12 TX Travel Information Centers around the borders of Texas and the information center in Austin. 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. Be prepared when driving through Texas, whether on a business or family road trip. The TX Travel Information Centers locations offer 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 through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Mexico, the travel information statewide destinations are located on the borders. See below.
The 2023 Texas State Travel Guide and map are now available.
Texas Travel Centers
To learn more about Texas, its roads, where to visit, and to get a free Texas State Travel Guide (a 196-page colorful guide with valuable information on each Region of Texas), visit the nearest travel center. I take my guide everywhere I travel and use it as I plan a road trip through Texas.
• Hours of operation are 8 am to 5 pm, 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 and professional travel counselors ready to assist you.
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.
While in this beautiful state, check out all the Things To Do In Texas At Least Once.
The 12 TX Travel Information Centers Locations
- Amarillo A Texas Welcome Center 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 (Louisiana 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
Be sure to see below what all Texas travel centers offer everyone.
What Do Texas Travel Information Centers Offer?
- A free Texas official travel map
- A free Texas State Travel Guide
- Other free maps
- Information on road conditions
- Points of interest
- What are the maximum speed limits
- Texas attractions
- Seat belt laws
- The 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
- Brochures on just about every town and city in Texas
- Photo ops
- Snacks for sale and other items about Texas for sale
Fun Fact: Don’t Mess With Texas is 36 years old. Awe, I remember that well!
PS. The Texas State Travel Guide book 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. You can also order them online.
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)
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.
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