By Helen Coronato
The Accidental Cowgirl
Northeast Information Center at exit 199. Curious to see what newcomers (like myself) would experience as a first impression, I pulled in.
I was immediately struck by the grand entrance, lovely landscaping and easy access to very clean bathrooms (always a bonus!) open 24 hours day. Going into the main building, I was greeted by high-end décor; think Pier 1 goes frontier. There were several fun spots to snap a few quick photos, including a white water rafting adventure that provided a great backdrop but required no towel.
And that’s the beauty of Welcome Centers like these — the first impression. With 24/7 Wi-Fi, extended summer hours that begin at 7am and close at 7pm and a staff that is dedicated not only to pointing you in the right direction, but pointing out what to do and see as you make your way there, the Northeast Information Center is an invaluable addition to our neck of the woods. An addition that is likely to be added to the memory making experience of visiting our great state.