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Visit Beloit Blog | February 26, 2017

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Beloit's Welcome Center: the Gateway to Wisconsin -

Beloit’s Welcome Center: the Gateway to Wisconsin Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center Wisconsin Dells Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center | 4th Anniversary House on the Rock, Spring Green, WI

Visit the Wisconsin Welcome Center

The Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center and rest area are located just off northbound Interstate 39/90 right after crossing the border from from Illinois into Wisconsin. The rest area is very popular, serving a million and a half visitors a year!

Formerly operated by the State Department of Tourism, the Beloit Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center re-opened in 2011. Now, the welcome center is locally operated by Visit Beloit.

From late fall through early spring we are open 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. During our busy tourism season beginning in May, we are open 7 days a week! The welcome center employs a staff of 6 part time employees and 2 volunteers who serve a total of over 120,000 visitors face-to-face each year!

We offer free literature for the entire state of Wisconsin, including county and city guides, attractions and events guides, state lodging and camping guides, biking information, state park guides, and much more!

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center

Beloit Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center | Celebrating 4th anniversary of being re-opened in 2011

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the most popular destination in Wisconsin?

The Wisconsin Dells is the most popular destination in Wisconsin. We distribute well over 13,000 Dells guides a year.

Wisconsin Dells

Wisconsin Dells | Photo from wisdells.com

What is the most popular attraction in Wisconsin?

Located in Spring Green, Wisconsin, The House on the Rock is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state. Visitors are often looking for something unique to Wisconsin and the House on the Rock is definitely that!

House on the Rock, Spring Green, WI

House on the Rock | Photo from thehouseontherock.com

What is the most popular attraction in Beloit?

At the Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center, the highest number of inquires we get about Beloit are about Beloit College. We get a number of families asking for information on their way to visit the college. We enjoy suggesting local places for them to dine, shop, and play!

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center staff and Visit Beloit staff with Stephanie Klett, Wisconsin’s Secretary of Tourism

What is our highest visitor count since re-opening in 2011?

On Friday, August 30, 2013 we served about 1,363 visitors! Many of them were headed to the Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary in Milwaukee including 80 bikers from Brazil that stopped at the rest area for a break.

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center | Bikers from Brazil

What is the most frequently asked question?

“Do you have a map?” Yes! In 2015 we handed out more than 37,500 official state maps!

 

What do the staff enjoy most about working at the Beloit Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center?

We all agree that we most enjoy meeting people and helping them make the most of their stay in our beautiful hometown of Beloit, as well as wherever their travels will take them in our fabulous state of Wisconsin!

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center | Unexpected Guests

 

Mary

Mary

I love Beloit! I appreciate the racial diversity our community embraces, the teams of extremely dedicated volunteers and staff that ensures we continue to progress and the livelihood of our area evidenced daily with different activities and events. I am happy to call Beloit home!