Welcome Centers

  • Michigan's 14 highway Welcome Centers serve more than 7.5 million travelers annually. Maintained and operated by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), they provide Pure Michigan travel and tourism information. Welcome Center staff are knowledgeable members of the hospitality industry who assist travelers and work with the state's tourism industry to promote destinations, events and activities in Michigan. Welcome Center contact names and telephone numbers appear below. Contact the Welcome Centers directly to discuss special promotions, giveaways, displays, and/or on-site events.

  • Map of Rest Areas and Welcome Centers


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    Local groups and organizations interested in supporting the Welcome Centers should contact their local Welcome Center to discuss partnership opportunities. Opportunities vary at each location but can include areas such as interpretive displays, special events, plantings in landscape, and flower beds.

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    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 Todd Tolbert at the Michigan Department of Transportation at 517-719-3374.