Welcome Centers

Clare Welcome CenterThere are 14 highway Welcome Centers that welcome over 7.5 million travelers annually to Michigan. These centers are operated and maintained by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), but are part of the Pure Michigan tourism promotion effort. The knowledgeable staff at these centers have been members of the hospitality industry for a long time, and are ready to not only assist travelers but to work with the state's tourism industry to promote industry destinations, events and activities. Cited below are each of the Welcome Centers' contact names and telephone numbers. Contact the Welcome Centers directly to discuss special promotions, giveaways, displays, and/or on-site events.
Clare: Harriet Grzyb - 989 386-7634

Coldwater: Pam Bistel - 517 238-2670

Detroit: Beverly Carney - 313 962-2360

Dundee: Jodi Webb - 734 856-6980

Iron Mountain: Lea Tramontine - 906 774-4201

Ironwood: Lisa Spencer - 906 932-3330

Mackinaw City: Karrie White - 231 436-5566

Marquette: John Collins - 906 249-9066

Menominee: Vivian Haight - 906 863-6496

Monroe: Cathy O'Connor - 734 242-1768
New Buffalo: Debbie Gunderson - 269 469-0011

Port Huron: Marsha Mills - 810 395-8597
Sault Ste. Marie: Lisa Laitenen - 906 632-8242
St. Ignace: Mike Lilliquist - 906 643-6979

Additional Information

Literature Display/Distribution (PDF 17kb)
Michigan tourism-related businesses may distribute (upon receiving approval) travel-related brochures at all 14 Welcome Centers around the state or at specific Welcome Centers. For more information, please contact Kim Foreman at the Michigan Department of Transportation at 517 322-1657.

Welcome Center Map and Information

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