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.

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

Interactive Map

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.

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Rest Area Welcome Center Visitor Center

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