Traveler information services are offered at five (5) Welcome Centers located at entry points to the state on major interstate highways. The physical facilities are under the authority of the Department of Transportation and traveler information is provided by tourism staff of the Connecticut Office of Tourism.
These centers serve as “point of purchase” facilities, which encourage travelers to stay in the state, extend their visit, choose additional in-state activities or return to Connecticut in a subsequent visit.
Tourism staff are available at the following centers: Danbury, Fairfield, North Stonington, Westbrook, and West Willington. In addition, volunteers are recruited, seasonal staff are hired and alll are trained and assigned to each of our centers.
The Welcome Centers are a great venue to market and promote Connecticut’s cultural and tourism businesses and events. Connecticut tourism industry members are encouraged to stop by any welcome center to introduce themselves, your product, business and services. Your brochures can be displayed with prior approval of agency contact.
For more information, contact
Rosemary Bove at 860-256-2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Connecticut State Welcome Centers Locations
1. DANBURY (203) 731-2840 contact: Rosemary Bove 860-256-2725
Located on I-84 eastbound at exit 2. Restroom facilities, canteen, picnic tables, and barbecues available in shaded and wooded setting. Ample parking: cars, campers, trucks and buses welcome. Open 24 hours year-round. Fenced canine rest area. Dump station available April 15-November 15. State of Connecticut weigh-station facility. State tourism staff daily 8am-6pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 8am-5pm Labor Day-Mid November.
2. Darien (203) 655-8289 contact: Rosemary Bove 860-256-2725
Located in the Darien Service Plaza on I-95 northbound between exits 11 and 13. Gift Shop and food court. Open 24 hours year-round. Diesel fuel (Mobil) available. WELCOME CENTER operates daily 8am-6pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 8am-5pm Labor Day-Memorial Day with tourism personnel.
3. GREENWICH (203) 531-1902
Located northbound between Exits 27 and 28. Restroom facilities at service station. State tourism staff daily 8am-6pm, Memorial Day-Columbus Day. Mobil gas on premises.
4. NORTH STONINGTON (860) 599-2056 contact: Nikki DeCoster & Christine Kilduff
Located on I-95 southbound between exits 93 and 92. Restroom facilities, canteen, picnic tables (25), and barbecues available in shaded areas. Ample parking: cars, campers, trucks and buses welcome. Open 24 hours year-round. State tourism staff daily 8am-6pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day: 8am-5pm, Labor Day-Memorial Day. Video presentations available for display.
5. WESTBROOK (860) 399-8122 contact: Rosemary Bove (860) 256-2725
Located on I-95 northbound between exits 65 and 66. Rest facilities and shaded picnic area. Parking: cars, campers and buses are welcome. State tourism staff daily 8am-6pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day: 8am-4pm, Labor Day-Columbus Day: Thursday – Sunday, Columbus Day – Memorial Day.
6. WEST WILLINGTON (860) 429-5602 contact: Kim Walton
Located on I-84 westbound, between exits 70 and 69. Rest facilities, canteen, picnic tables (12), and barbecues available in shaded setting. Ample parking: cars, campers, trucks and buses welcome. Open 24 hours year-round. State tourism staff daily 8am-6pm, Memorial Day-Labor Day; 8am-5pm Labor Day-Memorial Day.
NOTE: Welcome Centers are officially closed on New Year’s Day, Easter Day,
Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
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