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.
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 North | I-77 South | I-85 North | I-85 South | I-95 North | I-95 South
North Carolina’s Highway Rest Areas offer opportunities for convenient, brief stops and provide easy roadside access to public restrooms, drinking water and telephones, 24-hours, every day.
Hold your mouse over each of the signs on the map for more information, or select a location from the drop-down box below.