Florida Welcome Centers
By VISIT FLORIDA staff
Planning a visit to Florida? Be sure to stop by one of the state's welcome centers for information, maps and a free sample of Florida citrus juice.
Since 1949, millions of auto travelers entering Florida along the major thoroughfares have found a warm greeting at the Official Florida Welcome Centers. In addition to the traditional cup of complimentary Florida citrus juice, these visitors have found friendly, informative staff people and a vast assortment of brochures promoting all that the state has to offer.
Today, that half-century-long tradition continues at the Official Florida Welcome Centers located on I-10 west of Pensacola, U.S. 231 near Campbellton (also near Marianna), I-75 at Jennings (near Lake City) and I-95 north of Yulee (near Jacksonville). A fifth center is located at the west entrance of the State Capitol Building in Tallahassee. Each center is staffed by personnel who have undergone rigorous training to receive national Information Specialist certification. Along with in-person information, Welcome Center visitors learn about the state’s diverse destinations.
In an effort to build on the success of our hospitality and demonstrate our desire to further welcome visitors traveling with small children, each of the four highway Welcome Centers has a designated area for visitors traveling with children. VISIT FLORIDA Kid's Corner offers a "play" area to educate and entertain the children while the parents get the travel information they need from the Welcome Center staff.
The Official Florida Welcome Centers also provide Official Florida Transportation Maps to all visitors (or click here to order a map and VISIT FLORIDA Magazine in advance of your visit).
Our highway Welcome Centers offer clean, well maintained restroom facilities and all are handicapped accessible. Vending machines and payphones are on-site. Designated areas in each parking lot accommodate large bus, RV and truck parking.
Please visit our Official Florida Welcome Centers:
VISIT FLORIDA also provides recognition to Visitor Services facilities around the state that meet certain requirements, such as operating year-round a minimum of five days per week, being in a convenient and accessible location for the ease of travelers and providing access to parking and restroom facilities to accommodate visitors, including persons with disabilities. These facilities undergo a site visit before receiving VISIT FLORIDA’s seal of approval as a Certified Visitor Information Center. You can find these locations below; on the map or in the listings.