Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Kingsland, Georgia: Welcome Center

Nothing says welcome to a state like a torpedo.

This, oddly enough, is the big attraction of the Welcome Center in Kingsland, Georgia (although I've also seen it as Deer Run) ... unless you have to use the, um, facilities. It's on Interstate 95 northbound, just a bit north of Jacksonville.

The torpedo is a "gift" from the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base nearby. The explosive device is from the World War II era, as it was frequently used until a better model came along. There probably is some sort of marking explaining this, but I couldn't find it.

Welcome Centers are an interesting part of the road. It's an investment in tourism, of course, with plenty of maps and brochures of attractions, hotels, etc. available.

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