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Cortez, Colo. – According to a recent AAA travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, many of which will include the all-American road trip. As vacationers make their upcoming travel plans, Mesa Verde Country, which now operates the Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez, shares these top 5 reasons to add a stop by the Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez on the itinerary.
· Local Tips & Tour Booking - The Welcome Center is staffed with friendly employees and volunteers who have the inside scoop on what to see and do in Mesa Verde Country. From attractions and events to lodging and dining recommendations, travelers can get all the local intel they need to create a memorable Mesa Verde Country vacation. The Visitor Center staff can even help book tickets to the popular 700 Years Tour at Mesa Verde National Park.
· Statewide Info - Since most road trips extend beyond Mesa Verde Country’s borders, the Welcome Center also has information and hundreds of brochures about destinations across the state. Many of the brochures are even translated for foreign travelers. A huge wall-sized map will help tourists visualize the possibilities.
· Route Guidance - As the saying goes, it’s not the destination but the journey that is important. With that in mind, Welcome Center staff can help travelers pick a picturesque path for their trip they might not have otherwise considered.
· Construction Updates - Nothing puts the brakes on a summer road trip like hitting an unexpected construction zone. The Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez has access to the most updated construction information from the Colorado Department of Transportation and can help travelers avoid – or at least plan for – construction delays.
· Pit Stop - The Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez offers a safe, convenient and clean pit stop for road-weary travelers. Spotless restrooms, a water bottle filling station, a computer, free Wi-Fi, and free coffee and tea are all available.
The Colorado Welcome Center at Cortez is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week during peak travel seasons. For more information on planning a trip to Mesa Verde Country, call 970-565-8227 or visit www.mesaverdecountry.com.
About Mesa Verde Country (www.mesaverdecountry.com)
Mesa Verde Country is in southwest Colorado near the entrance to the magnificent Mesa Verde National Park. The nearby towns of Cortez, Dolores, and Mancos provide accommodations, dining, outdoor fun and visitor services. Named the “Number One Historic Monument in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler and one of the "50 Places of a Lifetime-The World's Greatest Destinations” by National Geographic, Mesa Verde National Park is one of the nation’s first World Heritage sites and the largest archaeological preserve in the country. Two national byways pass through Mesa Verde Country. In addition to the National Park, Mesa Verde Country is full of other archaeological attractions: Hovenweep National Monument, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Visitor Center and Museum, Ute Mountain Tribal Park, Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, and the Cortez Cultural Center. Mountain biking enthusiasts have recognized Mesa Verde Country as one of the next great mountain biking destinations.
Gaylene Ore, Ore Communications, 970-531-2336, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Kirkpatrick, Tourism Director, Mesa Verde Country, 800-530-2998, email@example.com