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State Welcome Centers Destinations in Themselves

Long before there was such a thing as Internet, I made it a practice to always stop by the local tourist office every time I arrived at a new destination. Whether Innsbruck, Kyoto or Omaha, I always dropped by to pick up a map and brochures and to pick the brains of the people who worked or volunteered there. Now, of course, you can find almost anything on your phone, but I still like looking at a map to see the big picture. Furthermore, as a recent drive from Kansas to Florida proved, state welcome centers have gone beyond simply handing out maps. In fact, many have become destinations in themselves.

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