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Take a Travel Break

Texas Travel Information Centers Ready for Holiday Travelers
Written by , published November 20, 2014


With the holidays comes travel for many. And with travel comes the stress of loading up the car, trying to minimize stops while navigating the traffic that comes with this season of gridlock. But if you have to negotiate just one stop, make it a Texas Travel Information Center.

laredoTwelve Travel Information Centers stand at Texas entry points ready to greet visitors. Travelers have been stopping by for ages. While the look of the buildings and the offerings have improved over the years, it's still an age-old human recharge zone that has securecd its place in the hearts of travelers.

Find the Texas Travel Information Center that's on your travel path.

Stretching your driving legs, bathroom breaks and a little fresh air go a long way, but if you haven’t stopped by one in a while, you’ll be surprised because there’s much more to love about them.

AmarilloImmediately, you’ll notice that the centers are designed to be beautiful representations of the areas where they are located. They fit right into the landscape. The design of Amarillo’s Travel Information Center is mindful of the dramatic Palo Duro Canyon.


In Orange, visitors can take a stroll over the boardwalk that allows exploration of Blue Elbow Swamp (and maybe spot a gator or two).

In Langtry, along with the perks of the information center, there’s a cactus garden to walk through, as well as the Judge Roy Bean’s residence, and saloon/courthouse.

TIC-Norton-JohnsonAnother great reason to visit is to meet some of the nicest people Texas has to offer – the professional Texas Travel Counselors. They are perfect ambassadors to the state. They are ready, willing and able to answer your travel questions, make suggestions and help visitors map their way.

Interactive-at-LangtryDon't need directions? Counselors are there if you need them. Visitors can opt to simply peruse the ample shelves of Texas travel literature including the Texas State Travel Guide, Texas Official Travel Map, Texas Public Campgrounds guide, Texas Events Calendar and brochures for state attractions and communities. Or relax in comfortably in cozy seating, a video room or picnic facilities. Lately, they've introduced a kiosk that allows visitors to purchase attractions tickets. 

So make it your stop. If the stress of holiday travel starts to creep into your holiday spirit, this visit will give you a nice adjustment for the better.


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