Welcome Center off I-95 now open

The Hilton Head Island Welcome Center recently opened near Interstate 95's Exit 8 at 524 Independence Blvd. in Hardeeville.

The center offers visitor services and information about vacationing on Hilton Head, maps, brochures and discounts, according to a news release.

It features a "Lowcountry-themed" reception area with wide-screen televisions, seating areas, a lighted island map, restrooms and racks of brochures.

The center is operated by marketing company Hilton Head Hospitality.