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Texas Plains Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Texas Fifty-Two-Step Tour


52 cards in a deck. The B-52 Bomber. The atomic number of tellurium. The number of white keys on a piano. The number of weeks in a year. The number of counties in the Texas Plains Trail Region. Travel our secnic highways and byways in 52 counties and 50,000 square miles of the Texas Plains and Panhandle from  2015 to 2019 -- with our viritual tour guide. And see where it all happened.

Texas Fifty-Two-Step Tour

THE 52-COUNTY TEXAS PLAINS TRAIL is the largest of the ten Heritage Trails Regions of Texas, an award-winning heritage tourism initiative of the Texas Historical Commission. We help you discover the real places that tell the real stories of Texas-places you'll want to explore on vacations, road trips, hikes, weekend excursions with your family and friends. We invite you to join us throughout the year for our Texas Fifty-Two-Step Tour -- virtually, and in person whenever you're ready to hit the road! Follow along with a different county in each installment, from Armstrong to Yoakum. Visit us at TexasPlainsTrail.com to plan your adventure by city, site, theme, or event. Watch your e-mail newsletter  for fun facts, games, prizes, and travel ideas. We'll see you along the trail!

Watch the promotional video
Press release, Jan. 20, 2015 (pdf): Texas Plains Trail Region encourages visitors to “See 52 in Texas” with “Texas Fifty-Two-Step Tour,” a virtual travelogue of 52 Plains and Panhandle counties
Promotional flyer (pdf)
Fifty-Two-Step Deck of Cards order form (pdf)
Campaign high-resolution graphics, free for media and partner use (Flickr link; please credit images to Texas Plains Trail Region)
License plate graphics, free for media and partner use (Flickr link; please credit images to Texas Plains Trail/Tomato Graphics)
Download our Flat ’52 Car (pdf) to use in your own travel photos

Archive of newsletter installments

Armstrong

1/7/15

Bailey

1/14/15

Borden

1/21/15

Briscoe

1/28/15

Carson

2/4/15

Castro

2/11/15

Childress

2/18/15

Cochran

2/25/15

Collingsworth

3/4/15

Cottle

3/11/15

Crosby

3/18/15

Dallam

3/25/15

Dawson

4/1/15

Deaf Smith

4/8/15

Dickens

4/15/15

Donley

4/22/15

Floyd

4/29/15

Foard

5/6/15

Gaines

5/13/15

Garza

5/20/15

Gray

5/27/15

Hale

6/3/15

Hall

6/10/15

Hansford

6/17/15

Hardeman

6/24/15

Hartley

7/1/15

Hemphill

7/8/15

Hockley

7/15/15

Howard

10/26/15

Hutchinson

9/1/2016

Kent

9/20/18

King

10/4/18

Knox

10/13/18

Lamb

3/20/2019

Lipscomb

3/27/2019

Lubbock

4/3/2019

Lynn

4/10/2019

Mitchell

4/17/2019

Moore

4/24/2019

Motley

5/1/2019

Ochiltree

5/8/2019

Oldham

5/15/2019

Parmer

5/22/2019

Potter

5/29/2019

Randall

6/5/19

Roberts

6/12/19

Scurry

6/19/19

Sherman

6/26/19

Swisher

7/10/19

Terry

7/17/19

Wheeler

7/24/19

Yoakum 

7/31/19