Passport to the Texas Plains and Panhandle 2018
Want more of a reason to discover the rich heritage and storied history of the Texas Plains and Panhandle? Pick up a Texas Plains Trail Passport — and start collecting stamps today to earn great prizes tomorrow!
- Visit the Texas Plains Trail Region and win prizes
- Visit 12 or more of Texas Plains Trail Region destinations (more than 200 to choose from in 52 counties and 50,000 square miles of the Lone Star State!)
- Have your passport stamped at each location
- Mail in or upload your passport before December 31, 2018
- Win prizes like tickets, outdoor adventures, tours and more
Partners/Destinations: Please read and respond by Dec. 10, 2017
WHAT PARTNERS NEED TO DO:
1. Designate at least one site in your county to stamp visitors’ passports with a rubber stamp that will be provided to you. This site need not be open 24/7/365, of course, but it should be one that’s generally accessible during the primary hours that travelers tend to come to your community. A visitor center, museum, a state park, a county courthouse — any of these would work. Travelers will have alternative ways to verify their visit if they come to your county outside of open hours for your Designated Passport Site.
2. Proofread your information in the layout. This needs to be done by someone familiar with current operating heritage tourism sites. MUST PROOFREAD BY 12/20/2017
3. Place your community’s order for free copies of the passport booklet you would like to distribute during 2018, from 50 to 1,000. We’ll need to know your one designated receiving point, and we’ll either bring or ship copies to you. A community’s central recipient may then share copies with the community’s other sites, to control our delivery charges. MUST ORDER BY 12/20/2017
4. Consider providing prizes from your destination. These could be small, imprinted specialty items from your existing stock, a book or booklet about your destination, or an accommodations/attractions package (we will need a few of these for larger prize drawings)
4. Be ready to start welcoming visitors and stamping passports BY FEBRUARY 1, 2018 and continue throughout 2018 and beyod.
WHAT PARTNERS DON’T NEED TO DO:
1. You do not need to design an ad; counties’ listing design and details will be consistent, using our 2015–16 52-County Card Deck as the basis for information.
2. You won’t need to pay a dime — this is our 50th Anniversary Year thank-you for serving the traveling public, promoting your community, raising awareness of heritage tourism and historic preservation, and boosting the economy of Texas.
Send me a passport!
Ready to get started? Request a Passport online or pick one up at any of our participating partner locations.
Ready to hit the trail?
Grab your family and friends for a fun-filled adventure through the scenic beauty of the Texas Plains Trail Region. Passports are available for pick up at the below locations.
Once you obtain 18 or more stamps from the participating Texas Hill Country destinations, mail the completed passport along with your name, mailing address and email address to the provided address. To claim your prize, completed passports must be received by (or uploaded to) the Texas Plains Trail Region by December 31, 2018.
Don’t worry, your Texas Plains Trail Passport will be mailed back to you as a keepsake along with your Texas Plains Trail prize. Passports are mailed via standard U.S. postage and may take 8-10 business days.
Texas Plains Trail Passport
P. O. Box 88
Lubbock, TX 79408-0088
Questions? Email info@TexasPlainsTrail.com
Discover the Texas Plains & Panhandle at your own pace
But don’t forget to take photos of your adventures along the way! Upload your pictures to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag them with #txplainspassport to keep an album of your progress.