KDWPT manages two state travel information centers (TIC). The Goodland TIC is located at I-70 East Milepost 7. The Belle Plaine TIC is located on the turnpike 10 miles south of Wichita.
TIC staff greet over 200,000 visitors annually and assist the visitor with travel directions, road conditions, and lodging reservations. Computers are available for visitors to access TravelKS.com. Tourism communities, attractions and visitor services are promoted at the TICs. Using printed promotional materials, backlits, and community showcase and refreshment host activity, the staff will engage the visitor in conversation to encourage them to extend their travel days in Kansas.
Over 400 tourism travel guides, brochures and rack cards are approved for distribution through our state-managed TICs. We have eight backlit spots at the Goodland TIC and 11 backlit spots at the Belle Plaine TIC. The backlits provide additional exposure for communities that participate in the program. Both TICs promote individual communities through our Community Showcase Program. The Goodland TIC provides an additional marketing opportunity through the Refreshment Host Program.
You may access information and enroll in these programs here:
The TICs are open year-round except New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Hours include:
May 15 through September 15, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
September 16 through May 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Belle Plaine Travel Information Center
All brochure deliveries to the Belle Plaine TIC must be made through UPS or FEDX only. The USPS does not deliver to the Belle Plaine TIC location.
If you must use USPS, contact Christy Scott directly for details.
Goodland Travel Information Center
Kansas has implemented a Community Travel Information Center Program (C-TIC). To become a C-TIC, review the guidelines and application.
You may view a list of current C-TICs here: community-owned centers.
Please contact Mona Carver if you have questions or would like further information about the State Travel Information Centers, TIC marketing opportunities or the C-TIC program.