Welcome Centers

Visitor Services

North Carolina’s nine Welcome Centers hosted 9,424,239 visitors in 2017. A breakout of the number of visitors by Welcome Center location is below:

2017 Welcome Center Estimated Visitors

I-95 S 1,164,079
I-95 N 1,622,183
I-85 S 1,293,721
I-85 N 425,278
I-77 S 350,864
I-77 N 1,078,439
I-40 W 1,814,881
I-26 W 299,060
I-26 E 1,375,734
Total 9,424,239

The I-40 West Welcome Center was the most visited in 2017, hosting 1,814,881 travelers.

Welcome Centers registered nearly 10,000 visitors from other countries, including 6,800 from Canada and from six of seven continents.

In 2017, Welcome Centers booked about 19,200 room nights, representing total revenue of nearly $2 million at an average rate of $102.47 per room night.