Whether you’re headed to the North Carolina Triangle for a good meal or farther south to the rural Sandhills, this Welcome Center – which was remodeled in 2020 – at Mile Marker 181 is the perfect stopping point for some helpful travel tips. It’s open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Amenities include:
- Restrooms, including family restrooms
- Handicap accessibility
- Motorcoach/RV parking
- Internet access/smart phone charging station
- Picnic tables
- Vending machines
- Water fountain and water bottle-filling station
- Recycle and trash receptacles
- Dog bag dispenser
- Whirligig display