|Nebraska Welcome Centers are open for Business|
LINCOLN, NEB. (March 2, 2009)—Starting today, some of the state’s busiest Welcome Centers will have friendly, helpful staff members to give tourists a real Nebraska welcome.
“Nebraska’s Visitor Guide program is one of our longest standing, most well respected programs,” said Ann Bierbower, Visitor Center coordinator for the Nebraska Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division. “Tourists can get a warm welcome, information and a friendly face when they stop at any of our centers, located across the state.”
Welcome centers and rest areas that will be staffed starting March 1 include:
Nebraska-Omaha Travel Information Center (NOTIC), located at 1212 Bob Gibson Blvd., mile marker 454, in Omaha. NOTIC is the first Travel Information center upon entering Nebraska from the east. Game and parks permits are also available here. This site is open year round.
Melia Hill, located at mile marker 432 westbound, is located 2 miles west of the Fish Hatchery Interchange and contains parking, nine covered picnic areas, a play area and during the summer, a tourist information center.
Ogallala East bound, at mile marker 132, and west bound, at mile marker 124. The westbound site is located four miles east of Ogallala and contains parking, 8 covered picnic shelters, a play area and, during the summer, a tourist information area. The eastbound site has 14 acres of parking, 10 covered picnic shelters, a children’s play area and a summer tourist information center.
Kimball East bound, at mile marker 9, is located 1.3 miles east of the Bushnell Interchange and has parking, 8 covered picnic shelters, a play area and a tourist information center in the summer.
The Sgt Floyd Welcome Center, in Sioux City, Iowa, is staffed in the summer by two Nebraskans; this center is open year round. It is located at 1000 Larsen Park Rd. in Sioux City.
www.VisitNebraska.gov is your one-stop-shop for Nebraska tourism, where you can plan road trips, learn more about the state’s lodging facilities, attractions and events, check out virtual maps, request a free Nebraska Travel Guide and view a newly expanded photo gallery.