Welcome Centers

North Carolina's nine Welcome Centers promote thousands of tourism-related businesses—attractions, accommodations, events and more—to visitors already in the state actively seeking travel information. Located on Interstate highways just inside the state line, each Welcome Center has a statewide focus, with an emphasis on information for visitors traveling a particular interstate corridor. Professional, nationally-certified travel counselors located at each Welcome Center:

  • Distribute the state's Official North Carolina Travel Guide, the Department of Transportation's official state map, and other marketing publications exclusively about North Carolina.
  • Offer detailed travel information in clean, modern facilities.
  • Book room reservations at no charge for visitors staying overnight in North Carolina.

The Welcome Centers are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. The centers are closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Visit the Department of Transportation's website to view an interactive map of Welcome Center locations.

Facility information about the each of the North Carolina Welcome Center locations is listed below.


I-26 East | I-26 West | I-40 West | I-77 South | I-77 North | I-85 South | I-85 NorthI-95 South | I-95 North 


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ADA accessible ADA accessible 
Restrooms availableRestrooms available 
Family restrooms availbleFamily Restrooms available 
Drinking fountainsDrinking Fountains available 
Vending availbleVending available
Public Picnic AreaPublic Picnic area
Outdoor Grill availableOutdoor grill available 
Public Pay Phone availablePublic pay phone on site
Trash facilities on siteTrash facilities on site 
Recycling facilities on siteRecycling facilities on site

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