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A guide to U.S. state and territory tourism offices

June 24, 2016

Maybe you want to go fishing in Idaho. Or you want to know where the best views are in Colorado. Or you want to know just how you get to the Grand Canyon.

States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help. Some offer robust online information, and others still provide printed information, but all are worth checking out. (When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible.) Best of all, it’s free.

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Alabama: Alabama Tourism Department, 401 Adams Ave., Suite 126, P.O. Box 4927, Montgomery, AL 36103; (800) 252-2262 or (334) 242-4169, www.alabama.travel

Alaska: Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Robert B. Atwood Building, 550 W. 7th Ave., Suite 1770, Anchorage, AK 99501-3576; (800) 862-5275, www.travelalaska.com

American Samoa: American Samoa Visitors Bureau, P.O. Box 4240, Pago Pago, AS 96799; (684) 699-9805, www.americansamoa.travel 

Arizona: Arizona Office of Tourism, 1110 W. Washington St., Suite 155, Phoenix, AZ 85007; (866) 275-5816 or (602) 364-3700, www.visitarizona.com

Arkansas: Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, 1 Capitol Mall, Room 4A 910, Little Rock, AR 72201; (800) 628-8725 or (501) 682-7777, www.arkansas.com.

California: California Tourism (a.k.a. Visit California), 555 Capitol Mall, Suite 1100, Sacramento, CA 95814; (800) 862-2543, (877) 225-4367 or (916) 444-4429, www.visitcalifornia.com

Colorado: Colorado Tourism Office, World Trade Center Denver, 1625 Broadway, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202; (800) 265-6723 (COLORADO) or (303) 892-3840, www.colorado.com

Connecticut: Connecticut Office of Tourism, One Constitution Plaza, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06103; (888) 288-4748, www.ctvisit.com 

Delaware: Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901; (866) 284-7483, www.visitdelaware.com

Florida: Visit Florida, 2540 W. Executive Center Circle, Suite 200, Tallahassee, FL 32301; (888) 735-2872 or (850) 488-5607, www.visitflorida.com

Georgia: Georgia Department of Economic Development, 75 5th St. N.W., Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30308; (800) 847-4842, www.exploregeorgia.org

Guam: Guam Visitors Bureau, 401 Pale San Vitores Road, Tumon, GU 96913; (671) 646-5278, www.visitguam.com

Hawaii: Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 801, Honolulu, HI 96815; (800) 464-2924 (GOHAWAII), www.gohawaii.com

Idaho: Idaho Division of Tourism Development, 700 W. State St., 2nd Floor, Boise, ID 83702; (800) 847-4843 (VISITID) or (208) 334-2470, www.visitidaho.org

Illinois: Illinois Bureau of Tourism, 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 3-400, Chicago, IL 60601; (800) 226-6632, www.enjoyillinois.com 

Indiana: Indiana Office of Tourism Development, 1 N. Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204; (800) 677-9800, www.visitindiana.com

Iowa: Iowa Tourism Office, 200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309; (800) 345-4692 (IOWA) or (515) 725-3084, www.traveliowa.com

Kansas: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism, 1020 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66612; (800) 252-6727 or (785) 296-2009, www.travelks.com

Kentucky: Kentucky Department of Travel, Capital Plaza Tower, 22nd Floor, 500 Mero St., Frankfort, KY 40601; (800) 225-8747 or (502) 564-4930, www.kentuckytourism.com

Louisiana: Louisiana Office of Tourism, 1051 N. Third St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802; (225) 342-8100, www.louisianatravel.com

Maine: Maine Office of Tourism, No. 59 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333; (888) 624-6345, www.visitmaine.com

Maryland: Maryland Office of Tourism Development, 401 E. Pratt St., 14th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202; (866) 639-3526 or (800) 634-7386, www.visitmaryland.org

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, 10 Park Plaza, Suite 4510, Boston, MA 02116; (800) 227-6277 or (617) 973-8500, www.massvacation.com

Michigan: Travel Michigan, 300 N. Washington Square, Lansing, MI 48913; (888) 784-7328, www.michigan.org

Minnesota: Explore Minnesota Tourism, 121 7th Place E., Metro Square, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55101; (888) 868-7476 (VISITMN), www.exploreminnesota.com

Mississippi: Mississippi Tourism, 501 N. West St., P.O. Box 849, Jackson, MS 39201; (866) 733-6477 (for brochures) or (601) 359-3297, www.visitmississippi.org

Missouri: Missouri Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 1055, Jefferson City, MO 65102; (800) 519-2100 (for brochures) or (573) 751-4133, www.visitmo.com

Montana: Montana Office of Tourism, P.O. Box 200533, Helena, MT 59620-0533; (800) 847-4868 (for brochures) or (406) 841-2870, www.visitmt.com

Nebraska: Nebraska Tourism Information Center, 301 Centennial Mall S., 1st Floor, P.O. Box 98907, Lincoln, NE 68509-8907; (402) 471-3796 or (888) 444-1867 (brochures), www.visitnebraska.com

Nevada: Nevada Division of Tourism, 401 N. Carson St., 2nd Floor, Carson City, NV 89701; (800) 638-2328 (NEVADA8), www.travelnevada.com

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Division of Travel & Tourism Development, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301; (800) 386-4664 (for brochures) or (603) 271-2665, www.visitnh.gov

New Jersey: New Jersey Division of Travel & Tourism, 225 W. State St., P.O. Box 460, Trenton, NJ 08625-0460; (800)  847-4865 (VISITNJ) or (609) 292-2470, www.visitnj.org

New Mexico: New Mexico Tourism Department, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501; (800) 545-2070 or (505) 827-7336, www.newmexico.org

New York: New York State Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 2603, Albany, NY 12220; (800) 225-5697, www.iloveny.com 

North Carolina: North Carolina Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, 15000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513-2118; (800) 847-4862 or (919) 447-7801, www.visitnc.com

North Dakota: North Dakota Tourism, Century Center, 1600 E. Century Ave., Suite 2, P.O. Box 2057, Bismarck, ND 58502; (800) 435-5663 or (701) 328-2525, www.ndtourism.com

Ohio: Office of TourismOhio, P.O. Box 1001, Columbus, OH 43216-1001; (800) 282-5393, www.discoverohio.com

Oklahoma: Oklahoma Tourism, 900 N. Stiles, P.O. Box 52002, Oklahoma City, OK 73104; (800) 652-6552, www.travelok.com

Oregon: Travel Oregon, 250 Church St. S.E., Suite 100, Salem, OR 97301; (800) 547-7842, www.traveloregon.com

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Tourism Office, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North St., 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225; (800) 847-4872 or (800) 237-4363, www.visitpa.com

Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Tourism Co., P.O. Box 902-3960, San Juan, PR 00902-3960; (800) 866-7827 or (787) 721-2400, www.seepuertorico.com

Rhode Island: Rhode Island Tourism, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02908; (800) 556-2484 (for guide) or (401) 278-9100, www.visitrhodeisland.com

South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism, 1205 Pendleton St., Columbia, SC 29201; (888) 727-6453 (for vacation guide) or (803) 734-1700, www.discoversouthcarolina.com

South Dakota: South Dakota Department of Tourism, Dolly-Reed Plaza, 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, SD 57501; (800) 732-5682 (for guide) or (800) 952- 3625, www.travelsouthdakota.com

Tennessee: Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, 312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., 13th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243; (800) 462-8366 (for guide) or (615) 741-2159, www.tnvacation.com

Texas: Department of Economic Development & Tourism, P.O. Box 12428, Austin, TX 78711-2428; (800) 452-9292 (for brochures) or (512) 936-0100, www.traveltexas.com

U.S. Virgin Islands: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism, P.O. Box 6400, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands 00804; (800) 372-8784 or (340) 774-USVI (8784), www.visitUSVI.com

Utah: Utah Office of Tourism, Council Hall, Capitol Hill, 300 N. State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84114; (800) 200-1160 or (801) 538-1900, www.visitutah.com

Vermont: Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing, 1 National Life Drive, 6th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05620-0501; (800) 837-6668 or (802) 828-3237, www.vermontvacation.com

Virginia: Virginia Tourism Corp., 901 E. Byrd St., Richmond, VA 23219; (800) 847-4882 or (804) 545-5500, www.virginia.org

Washington: Washington Tourism Alliance, P.O. Box 953, Seattle, WA 98111; (800) 544-1800, www.experiencewa.com

Washington, D.C.: Destination DC, 901 7th St. N.W., 4th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20001-3719; (800) 422-8644 or (202) 789-7000, www.washington.org

West Virginia: West Virginia Division of Tourism, 90 MacCorkle Ave. S.W., South Charleston, WV 25303; (800) 225-5982 or (304) 558-2200, gotowv.com

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Tourism, 201 W. Washington Ave., P.O. Box 8690, Madison, WI 53708-8690; (800) 432-8747 or (608) 266-216, www.travelwisconsin.com 

Wyoming: Wyoming Office of Tourism, 5611 High Plains Road, Cheyenne, WY 82007; (800) 225-5996 or (307) 777-7777, www.tourwyoming.com

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