The Wakulla Welcome Center re-opened its doors more than a week ago after closing in January for renovations. And already, it's had tons of visitors stop in and get information on local attractions in the county.
Betty Arnold, a tourist of the center says, "This type of facility is really important for someone like me who wants to find out what's in the area."
Wakulla County Tourist Development Council President Pam Patwood says the renovations added up to a little over 70-thousand dollars. She says the facility was forced to shut down in January after an inspection found some internal structural issues in dire need of repair. Now, the Welcome Center is back open and helping tourists.
She goes on to say,"The word is getting out now that Wakulla is a wonderful place to be. And we want people to come and experience the wonders of Wakulla and this is sort of a portal to that."
Mike Shearer, tourist and visitor to the center says, "We just accidentally stopped in here when we saw the sign to get some information about local attractions and get fortune for us that they just renovated it."
Pam says there's no need to worry about oil in Wakulla County. She goes on to say, "No oil reached our coast at all or even close to our waters. Our seafood is fresh, our waters are clean, our woods and our area are just a great place to be right now so come down."
The Wakulla County Commission financed the renovations. The Wakulla Welcome Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM and on Sunday from 12:30 - 4:30 PM.