Explore the FUN in Your Own Backyard!
During August 2015 we are inviting all the locals to go LOCO for Geocaching! We’re combining our BUY LOCAL campaign for the summer with our GeoTour to bring you a GeoLOCO month. Grab the kids, your friends, your dogs or your imaginary BFF and learn how to geocache while seeing all the cool things to do throughout Washington County. Explore attractions that make Washington County unique and discover new favorites!
First you need a Passport – Pick up a Passport at the Visitor Center or Chamber of Commerce in Brenham – this is a modified Passport just for the month of August.
Then you need to know how to geocache! Come to one of our Geocaching 101 classes: Aug. 1 at 10am or Aug. 3 at 5:30pm, both at the Chamber of Commerce. All you need is a smartphone or a handheld GPS device to get started. You can also keep reading below to find more info.
Once you have the right tools, hit the road and start searching! When you find a geocache, record the letter found in the container on your Passport, put the cache back where you found it and move on. You can also earn points by eating, shopping, playing and sleeping* in Washington County. Collect 50 or more points, attach your receipts, and turn in your Passport to be eligible for prizes.
Prizes – be entered into a drawing to win a $100 or $50 Visa gift card OR choose a collectible geocoin as your reward!
*Invite your friends and family to join you on a “stay-cation” in Brenham/Washington County!
Ready to start exploring? Let’s go! Come get your Passport today (available July 31)!
Birthplace of Texas GeoTour
View all the caches on our GeoTour Page on Geocaching.com!
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!
First, 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 household.)
Then, collect 25 or more points by caching, eating, sleeping and shopping and you’ll receive a collectible geocoin (while supplies last; front side pictured).
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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