The center, located on Central just west of Carlisle in the Re-Max Select building, doesn't just let visitors know where the closest coffee shop is; it also allows them to explore the history of the area and its role in the heyday of Route 66 through photos and interactive maps.
Mayor Tim Keller said he sees the center as a way to promote tourism in one of the city's busiest and most important corridors.
"When folks were driving across the country, they would stop in Nob Hill typically to eat (and) shop, and it was really one of the jewels along that entire Route 66 path," he said. "And it still is for the City of Albuquerque."
The visitor center will also have walking maps for tourists, as well as coupons for local businesses.
KOB.com Web Staff
Updated: December 10, 2017 05:09 PM
Created: December 10, 2017 04:09 PM
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