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95th Texas Archeological Society Annual Meeting

Local and Hotel Information



Local Information


Victoria is a historic city nestled against the banks of the Guadalupe River. The city was founded in 1824 by impresario Martin de Leon and is one of the oldest in Texas - celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2024. Early inhabitants first visited the region about 12,000 years ago and regularly occupied the area for thousands of years. In more recent times Victoria has seen Spanish expeditions, French explorers, Spanish missions, Comanche raids, Mexican armies, and Texas defenders. Texas ranching began in the Victoria area and, like many places in Texas, when oil was discovered nearby, Victoria began a long and steady pattern of growth that has not stopped.

Today’s Victoria offers a blend of the past and present. The Museum of the Coastal Bend is an archeology museum where almost every artifact on display was discovered by local archeologists. Seven Clovis points found in the area are on display as are six of the seven cannons from LaSalle’s ill-fated vessel, the La Belle. 


More information about local events, restaurants, and places to see while you are in Victoria can be found by clicking the links below:

Discover Victoria Texas

Museum of the Coastal Bend

Victoria Chamber of Commerce



ACCOMODATIONS 

This year, the Annual Meeting events will be hosted at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex and the Museum of the Coastal Bend. Events will not be held at area hotels. 

The Local Arrangements Committee has obtained the following room rates at these Victoria hotels. You may make reservations with any hotel you prefer.


Best Western Plus Victoria Inn & Suites



Reservation phone number

(361) 485-2300


TAS nightly rate $79.99

8106 NE Zac Lentz Pkwy,

Victoria, Texas 77904-3129


Call the registration desk (361) 485-2300 and let them know you are with the Texas Archeological Society to reserve your room at the special rate.


Comfort Inn and Suites


Reservation phone number

(361) 894-6480


TAS nightly rate $87.00

6603 Zac Lentz Pkwy,

Victoria, Texas 77904



Call the registration desk (361) 894-6480 and let them know you are with the Texas Archeological Society to reserve your room at the special rate.


Fairfield Inn , Victoria 


Reservation phone number

(361) 582-0660


TAS rate $99.00

7502 N Navarro St,

Victoria, TX 77904



Call the registration desk (361) 582-0660 and let them know you are with the Texas Archeological Society to reserve your room at the special rate.


The Inn On Main, Victoria 

Reservation phone number

(361) 580-2794


TAS rate $79.00

315 N. Main St.

Victoria, Texas 77901



Minimum 2 night stay required. Promo code: DIG to book. Total of 10 rooms available.



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