A visitor center or centre (see American and British English spelling differences), visitor information center, tourist information center, is a physical location that provides tourist information to the visitors who tour the place or area locally . It may be:
- A visitor center at a specific attraction or place of interest, such as a landmark, national park, national forest, or state park, providing information (such as trail maps, and about camp sites, staff contact, restrooms, etc.) and in-depth educational exhibits and artifact displays (for example, about natural or cultural history). Often a film or other media display is used. If the site has permit requirements or guided tours, the visitor center is often the place where these are coordinated.
- A tourist information center, providing visitors to a location with information on the area's attractions, lodgings, maps, and other items relevant to tourism. Often, these centers are operated at the airport or other port of entry, by the local government or chamber of commerce. Often a visitor center is called simply an information center.
... Visitor Center and ruins of Sugarite ... A visitor center is near the park entrance station and an interpretive trail follows and crosses Sugarite Creek through the ruins of the once thriving town and coal mine ... Several trails beginning at the visitor center lead to ruins of the coal camp and follow the stream in the valley ...
... The Little Chute Windmill and Van Asten Visitor Center is a planned functioning Dutch smock mill and interpretive center in Little Chute, Wisconsin, United States ... wooden windmill will include an adjoining visitor center ... Tours will lead to different levels of the Windmill, allowing visitors to see actual operation of the mill as it harnesses wind power to grind grain into flour ...
... renovated headquarters staff moves from Visitor Center ... Douglas Center for Environmental Education dedicated and opened for public September 14 ... Douglas by Senator Paul Simon of Illinois 1993 The park's visitor center was officially dedicated as the "Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center" in recognition of Mrs ...
... The main section of the Logan Pass Visitor Center steps up its hillside with two main levels within a single-story enclosure ... As built, the visitor center used bright paint colors that were toned down to a conservative Park Service brown palette shortly after construction ... The visitor center as originally built was 3,600 square feet (330 m2) in area ...
Famous quotes containing the words center and/or visitor:
“This is a strange little complacent country, in many ways a U.S.A. in miniature but of course nearer the center of disturbance!”
—Eleanor Roosevelt (18841962)
“Beauty is ever to the lonely mind
A shadow fleeting; she is never plain.
She is a visitor who leaves behind
The gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.”
—Robert Nathan (18941985)