Birthplace of Texas GeoTour
UPDATE: We REALLY enjoyed going to GeocoinFest 2014 on Oct 11. We met so many of lovely people from all over the States and got to share the GeoTour with them. Over the next few days many cachers left Houston and came over to Brenham to do the Tour before returning to their respective states. We SO APPRECIATE YOU! Here's a testimonial of cachers FenchurchE and NepoKama...
"This has been incredibly fun and very informative and we've really been enjoying the tour... and I must admit that we would have missed all of this entirely without the tour to bring us here. Our original plan was to drive from Houston up to our friend's place in Austin without a stop in between, on our great Texas roadtrip before returning home to the Seattle area, but after we found out about the GeoTour while we were at GeoCoinFest, we knew we had to make a stop here. So glad we did!! Thanks so much for all the work that went into this!"
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Birthplace of Texas GeoTour
We are so excited to bring you the very first official GeoTour in Texas - a 38-stage trail encompassing all of Washington County! If you want to win a prize you will need to collect points by caching, eating, sleeping and shopping throughout the county. Collect 25 or more points and you win!
- "Find 10, Get a Pen!" - Find 10 caches, turn in your Passport and you'll get a really cool geocaching carabiner pen!
- Collect 25 or more points by caching, eating, sleeping and/or shopping and you'll receive a collectible geocoin & a trackable proxy of it to send out into the world.
Download the Passport and print it off before you come! You will need this to collect prizes and to record the code letter found in each cache container.
You can also pick up a hard copy in our Visitor Center (115 West Main, Brenham) and our Chamber Headquarters (314 South Austin, Brenham). (One Passport per geocache name.)
The great part about this GeoTour is that you do not have to have a Passport to play! These caches will be hidden and placed on the Geocaching.com website just like any other cache. You are welcome to find one or all and never have to submit a Passport. BUT, the fun of an official GeoTour is the challenge of finding all of the caches!
What is Geocaching?
Geocaching is a FREE real-world outdoor treasure hunt. Players try to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, using a smartphone or GPS and can then share their experiences online at Geocaching.com. If you are not already registered, you will need to do so to find caches and log your finds.
There are over 200 caches spread throughout Washington County, Texas, but most of those are placed by individuals. The Brenham/Washington County Chamber-CVB is excited to implement the very first official "Birthplace of Texas GeoTour!" We have collaborated with our tourism partners to hide caches throughout our area, placed with their permission on their premises.
Worldwide Fun for All!
Geocaching is a fun hobby for all ages and all walks of life. A worldwide challenge for adventure enthusiasts, hikers, bikers, teenagers, children, seniors - you name it! There are more than 6 million geocachers registered in this world, finding at least one of 2+ million caches each day. It's a great way to get outside, get dirty, explore new areas, and bond with your friends and family.
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