Nearly 1,300 cars stop at Vermillion info center

Nearly 1,300 cars stop at Vermillion info center Travelers driving in South Dakota during the Memorial Day holiday weekend visited the state's Interstate Information Centers in high numbers. Between Friday, May 23 and Monday, May 26, 8,816 vehicles were counted at the 13 centers along Interstates 90 and 29. That is a 15 percent increase compared to the 2002 Memorial Day holiday weekend. The average number of people per party ranges from 2.5 to 3 people.

The Information Center near Vermillion counted 1,276 cars, the highest total of all centers. More than 1,200 cars also stopped at the Lewis and Clark Information Center near Chamberlain.

In 2002, more people visited South Dakota Information Centers than ever before. A record 302,550 vehicles stopped at the centers between May and October, accounting for 797,273 people. The centers are located near Chamberlain, New Effington, Salem, Spearfish, Tilford, Valley Springs, Vermillion, Vivian, Wasta and Wilmot.

Call 1-800-S-DAKOTA (1-800-732-5682) or visit www. travelsd.com for a free South Dakota travel packet.

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