Rest Areas/Welcome Centers
The Michigan Department of Transportation operates and maintains 81 rest areas along major freeways and roadways for the convenience of the traveling public; 14 of these are also Welcome Centers. Rest areas are open 24 hours a day, offer a variety of services and conveniences and are located within an hour's travel time of each other. Rest areas provide modern restroom facilities, telephones, picnic areas, pet exercise zones, paved parking areas, and fresh drinking water. Click on a region on the map above, then on an icon on the map, to review information about a specific rest area or Welcome Center.