Arkansas Welcome Centers Now Open

After temporarily closing March 20 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, The Natural State’s Welcome Centers are now open to the public. 

To safely re-open, the centers are monitoring the number of visitors inside the building at one time, frequently cleaning restrooms and common areas, and requiring the use of face masks when a safe physical distance cannot be achieved. 

The centers are located at strategic points of entry on major highways and Interstates coming into the state. Twelve of the 14 are a partnership between the Arkansas Department of Transportation and the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage and Tourism. One center, Mammoth Spring, is a partnership with Arkansas State Parks. All are staffed by certified U.S. Travel Association travel counselors.

Welcome center staff share their expertise of Arkansas with more than one million travelers annually. Each center offers free Wi-Fi and interesting exhibits spotlighting local history. Complimentary travel magazines and guides, various brochures and highway maps are available to guests.  

Arkansas Welcome Centers are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and are closed on major holidays.

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