Monday, July 7, 2014

The New Buffalo Welcome Center

Normally, I wouldn't take pictures of rest areas but this one has some degree of significance.
 Not too far away, the nation's first highway information center opened in nearby New Buffalo on US-12.  Soon, other states followed Michigan's lead and opened their own information centers.  This one replaced the one on US-12 in 1972 when I-94 was opened.  Michigan now has a few of these.  There is one near Monroe, Clare, Mackinac City, Sault Ste. Marie.  I'm not sure if there is one on I-69 but chances are pretty good there is one.  If you are looking for places to go within Michigan, this is a pretty good resource.
There is also a mock lighthouse here.

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