Several tourist information centers
in the area offer tourists and residents alike a good place to start in exploring local attractions.
The Rockfish Gap Tourist Information Center's location at a key crossroads the intersection of U.S. 250, 1-64,
Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway makes it an important resource for travelers. And because of its proximity to the parkway and the Shenandoah National Forest, the center specializes in information on the area's
natural attractions. Brochures offer information on local hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail and various mountain lodges and recreation sites. The center also features a full line of brochures on historic
and other attraction within a 150 miles radius including the Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont region. Selected brochures from other areas of the state also are available. The center can be reached by taking exit 99
off of I-64. Operating hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (expect for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). The phone number is 943-5187.
The Tourist Information Center, which is part of the Staunton
Convention and Visitor's Bureau, offers a similar range of services. During the peak summer tourist season, the center handles more then 175 visitors a day. The center is open daily (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Year's Day) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. It is located off U.S. 250 in the Frontier Culture Museum, near the intersection of I-64 and I-81. Blue-and-white signs offer directions to the building. The
telephone number is 332-3972.
The Staunton Welcome Center at the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace operates from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. December through February and 9 a.m-5 p.m. March through November. Information at the
center focuses on attractions in the city of Staunton, but information about other Virginia attractions is available. The phone number is 332-3971.