Visit Baytown, Tourism

Dennis

I have been volunteering at the Baytown Visitors Center for a couple of months.    I had the privilege to volunteer during the Christmas parade, it was fun.  I love giving away things like sunglasses, nail files, candy, and information about Baytown.  The latest adventure, my daughter and I have set out on is the Baytown GeoTour.  What is a GeoTour?  It involves geocaching.  Geocaching is a real-life outdoor treasure hunting game.  You can use the GPS on your cell phone or tablet to navigate a set of GPS coordinates and then find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.   Geocaches can be in a small, midsize, or larger container, and they are many different shapes.   It is fun and gets you outside, so bring your family, and bring your friends, and see who can be the first to find the geocache at that location.   As always, the activities at the Baytown Visitor Center are deaf-friendly activities. I pay special attention to activities being deaf-friendly because I am hard of hearing, and I have other hearing problems.   I am telling you that you will be welcome at the visitor center with open arms.  And as of March or April the description of the geocaches that the Baytown Visitors Center placed will be in American Sign Language.  Talk, about being deaf-friendly!!!!!!!

  • Willingness to Gesture
  • Pen and Paper Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Service Animal Allowed
  • Well Lit Environment
  • Schedule/Order On-line or E-mail
  • Subtitles/Closed Caption/Open Caption
  • Accepts Relay Calls
  • Positive Attitude
  • Knows Sign Language
  • Speaks Clearly
  • Makes Eye Contact

Dennis

While most reviews are about events and happenings in the city, I will make my review about the staff of Baytown Tourism Visitor Center. I am hard of hearing and use sign language to help me understand what is being said.  A few days ago, I entered the Baytown Tourism Visitor Center office.  I signed (you sign) one of the staff signed (write). They then got paper and pencil to continue our conversation.  I do understand that there are a few staff members that do use sign language and others are learning to sign, also one volunteer is deaf.  I know that any deaf or hard of hearing person that enters the Visitor Center office looking for information the staff will communicate with you either with American Sign Language (which is preferred) or by getting pencil and paper and writing notes. They are working very hard to be a deaf-friendly organization because everyone is important.  

  • Willingness to Gesture
  • Pen and Paper Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Service Animal Allowed
  • Well Lit Environment
  • Positive Attitude
  • Knows Sign Language
  • Speaks Clearly
  • Makes Eye Contact

Carol B.

I recently attended volunteer training for Visit Baytown/Baytown Tourism. They make it clear in their goals that they aim to be a deaf friendly organization. They want their volunteers to be able to communicate with all visitors, including the deaf and hard of hearing. They provide access to American Sign Language training. I enjoyed learning a few signs during the training and look forward to learning more.

  • Willingness to Gesture
  • Pen and Paper Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Knows Tactile Sign Language
  • Service Animal Allowed
  • Well Lit Environment
  • Experience Hiring Interpreter
  • Assisted Listening Devices
  • Positive Attitude
  • Knows Sign Language
  • Speaks Clearly
  • Makes Eye Contact

Monica

Baytown Tourism Center is all about inclusion and love for others regardless of who you are. I love this place and the people specially Ms. Jennings who has the passion of innovation, love and creativity for Baytown. 💜

  • Willingness to Gesture
  • Pen and Paper Available
  • Well Lit Environment
  • Positive Attitude
  • Knows Sign Language
  • Speaks Clearly
  • Makes Eye Contact

April (Davis) Sanchez

I have live in Baytown all my life, has move out however I kept coming back to Baytown! I'm sure this is the Heart of Baytown. I love looking at birds over this amazing town. 

One day, I went along to recycle center with my mother cause she believe in recycling. I had to be part of that too, cause my mother makes sure of that. :) As we arrives there at Baytown Green Center, there is Trinity Bay by, we saw the "Greater Blue Heron". I took some pictures, and video. It is nice town that no one can stop anyone who loves capturing the beauty of birds. I was at other side of road while taking video as vehicle try to drive by  but waiting patiently for me to finish before passing me by. That's bird lover, and that's BirdloverFriendly, in Baytown, TX. 

I'm deaf, and a bird watcher :) 

I want to add one thing to knowing that you all are welcome and please come visit at Baytown, Texas. There's several Deaf events, will be adding more. There's are deaf friendly like you :)  Hopefully you can visit "Baytown, Tourism 311 West Texas Avenue, Baytown Texas 77520" 


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