Visitor Guide


2904 Tuttle Ave. Longview, TX 
(903) 663-9751
Candlewood Longview


1125 East Hawkins Pkwy, Longview, TX
(903) 230-2700
Courtyard by Marriott Longview North


3308 US Hwy 259 North, Kilgore, TX
(903) 986-3533
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Kilgore North


3298 US Highway 259 North, Kilgore, TX
(903) 988-2800
America's Best Value Inn & Suites - Kilgore



3416 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Longview, TX 
(903) 238-9965
LaQuinta Longview - South


300 Tuttle Circle, Longview, TX 
(903) 663-6464
Holiday Inn North Longview


112 S Access Road, Longview, TX 
(903) 758-0959
Days Inn Longview - South


3409 4th Street, Longview, TX
(903) 212-3800
Staybridge Suites - Longview



Visiting Longview

RV Parking Sites at GTBR

RV Sites are $80.00 for both days and includes 2 passes for each day. All RVs must be self contained as there are no electrical hookups available. Water is available on site, but not at the RV space. If you need to refill your storage tank, please ask about water when you check-in at the event. 

License Tag Numbers:
Please write your license tag number of motor home and/or license tag number of vehicle and trailer on your paid receipt. Also please include the type of R.V. that you will have at your campsite. (ie.-motorhome, 5th wheel, travel trailer, etc.)

Arrival Time:
Campers can set up their campsites starting Thursday afternoon, however due to TSA and Airport regulations no one can be allowed to stay at your campsite until Friday morning after 8:00 a.m.

Johnny on the Spot will be available tank dumping. There is a daily fee for this service. Please let them know when you check in if you will need this service. They will collect the fees and provide you with flags to put out to have your tanks dumped.

If you have any further questions, please call Hayes RV Center at 903-663-3488. 

Great Texas Balloon Race Historical Exhibit at the Gregg County Historical Museum

Gregg County Historical Museum has opened a new and improved GTBR historical exhibit that provides so much of the history of our world class Balloon Races.  You will learn how our event came to be and what we are all about.  There are multiple items on display that have their own stories to tell, such as trophies, medals, shirts and tons of memorabilia from Dr. Bussey's own personal collection.  Learning and understanding the history of the Great Texas Balloon Race will make our event just as meaningful to you, as it is to all of the wonderful people who are committed to making this event successful year after year.   Visit the Gregg County Historical Museum webpage link below for more information: 

Great Texas Balloon Race Historical Exhibit