CCT: Welcome Centers

Welcome Centers


Traveler information services are offered at five (5) Welcome Centers located at entry points to the state on major interstate highways.  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. 


Due to the recent 2016 State layoffs, the Welcome Centers are no longer staffed with tourism personnel. Connecticut's tourism industry is welcome to drop off and stock their brochures at desired centers.

Brochure racks are available year-round at the Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, North Stonington and West Willington Centers. We are working with CTM Media Group to assist with receiving and restocking industry brochures designated for the Welcome Centers, at no cost.  CTM  will deliver and restock brochures at Welcome Centers as needed.   Anyone interested in sending a one-time shipment to CTM’s warehouse may do so at CTM Media Group, 11 Largo Drive South, Stamford, CT 06907.  Attention Mark Layton.  Receiving hours are 9am to 3pm, Monday through Friday.  PLEASE label each box FREE WELCOME CENTER, in order to categorize accordingly at the warehouse.  Each box should also indicate which Welcome Center you wish to have your literature distributed to and the quantity enclosed.  PLEASE rubber band your brochures into bundles.


Industry partners may also choose to deliver and restock literature directly at any of the 5 Welcome Center locations.  In addition, we will be visiting each location once a week to deliver the Connecticut Visitors Guides and to restock the racks as needed.

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 restock their brochures.  Your brochures can be displayed with prior approval of agency contact.

For more information, contact
Rosemary Bove at 860-256-2725 or rosemary.bove@ct.gov

Connecticut State Welcome Centers Locations 

1.   DANBURY           

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. Facility will be closed June 1-20, 2016 for construction.

 

 

2.   DARIEN

Located in the Darien Service Plaza on  I-95 northbound between exits 12 and 13.  Gift Shop and food court.  Open 24 hours year-round.  Diesel fuel (Mobil) available.

 

 

3.  GREENWICH
Located on Route 15 northbound between Exits 27 and 28.  Restroom facilities at service station.   Open 24 hours year-round. Mobil gas on premises.

 

 

4.   NORTH STONINGTON              

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. 

 

  

5. WEST WILLINGTON

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.