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An art installation at the Southern Tier Welcome Center in Kirkwood, New York
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Official New York State Welcome Centers


Discover the exciting amenities that make
New York State welcome centers must-see attractions.

New York State’s regional welcome centers offer a wealth of information about the history, culture and activities of the area. But it may surprise you to hear that these centers offer much more than brochures and a place to stretch your legs. Each of the artfully designed structures is filled with a range of amenities to enrich your journey. Looking for a snack but don’t want to settle for another bag of chips? Some welcome centers offer delicious items for sale from Taste NY – a program that highlights food and beverages grown and produced in New York State. Many welcome centers are also equipped with playgrounds that incorporate local themes, selfie walls featuring well-known New York attractions and walks of fame celebrating regional stars of international acclaim. Of course, you’ll also have access to practical amenities such as picnic tables, pet relief areas and electric car charging stations. Keep an eye out for the iconic I LOVE NY sculpture featured at all New York State welcome centers and stop by during your next trip.


Adirondacks Welcome Center

The Adirondacks Welcome Center transports you to a cozy mountain cabin with its faux fireplace, selfie-friendly chairlift and elevated vending machines featuring New York-made delicacies.


Capital Region Welcome Center

Located in the picturesque Catskills region, the Capital Region Welcome Center features Dutch-style architecture, a full Taste NY market and a music-themed playground that pays homage to the region’s musical heritage.


Central NY Welcome Center

On your way to explore the sites (and wines) of the Finger Lakes region, stop by the outdoor-themed Central NY Welcome Center. Located inside Destiny USA, a super-regional shopping, dining and entertainment complex, this welcome center offers plenty of local gifts and savory treats.


Finger Lakes Welcome Center

Stretch your road-weary legs on a deck overlooking Seneca Lake and enjoy a beverage from the on-site wine bar at the scenic Finger Lakes Welcome Center.


Hudson Valley | Catskills Welcome Center

Located at the popular Woodbury Common outlet mall, the Hudson Valley Catskills Welcome Center offers local foods and gifts, and features a 270-degree video screen highlighting regional destinations and attractions.


Long Island Welcome Center

On your way to one of Long Island’s beautiful beaches, stop by the Long Island Welcome Center featuring eye-catching nautical architecture, a full Taste NY market and an interactive map that provides bespoke destination suggestions based on your interests.


Mohawk Valley Welcome Center

The Mohawk Valley Welcome Center sits alongside the Erie Canal and highlights its rich history through interpretive panels and an Erie Canal-themed playground.


New York State Welcome Center

Whether you’re starting or ending your New York State adventure in Manhattan, learn about the seemingly endless sites and attractions that await you at the New York State Welcome Center.


Southern Tier Welcome Center

A motorcycle shelter, full Taste NY market, canoe regatta-themed playground and an I LOVE NY sculpture situated in front of a picture-perfect mountain range await at the Southern Tier Welcome Center.


Western NY Welcome Center

On your way to take in the natural wonder of Niagara Falls? The Western NY Welcome Center is the place to learn about the region’s exciting history while fueling up with local bites from the full Taste NY market.