As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, the Texas Forts Trail Region has launched a passport program to encourage visitors to explore various museums, historic forts, and other sites across West-Central Texas.
The trail’s “Frontier Reconnaissance Passport” includes 16 sites in the region. Participants who get stamps at 12 of the sites are made eligible for one of three grand prizes.
The grand prizes are a two-night stay for two at either the Wildcatter Ranch in Graham, the Sayles Ranch in Abilene, or the Sealy Flats Blues Inn in San Angelo.
The passports are free and available at any of the featured sites and can be requested at the Texas Forts Trail website.
The 16 sites in the passport booklet are:
- Brown County Museum of History, Brownwood
- Buffalo Gap Historic Village, Buffalo Gap
- Connellee Hotel, Grimes Memorial Garden, Old Rip Park, Connellee Plaza, the Majestic Theater, the Eastland Historic Hotel, Eastland Chamber of Commerce, Eastland
- Don Freeman Memorial Museum, Eden
- Fort Chadbourne, Bronte
- Fort Concho, San Angelo
- Fort Griffin, Albany
- Fort McKavett, Fort McKavett/Menard
- Fort Richardson, Jacksboro
- Frontier Texas, Abilene
- W. K. Gordon Center, Thurber/Mingus
- The Grace Museum, Abilene
- Famous Mineral Water Company, Fossil Park, Old Jail Museum Complex, Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, Mineral Wells
- The Old Jail Art Center, Albany
- The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo
- The San Angelo Visitors Center, San Angelo