The Explore Bristol Visitor Center will be located near the Parkway’s intersection with Anderson Street at the trailhead of the Wes Davis Greenway. In addition to serving as Explore Bristol’s primary office location, the 2,046-square-foot facility will feature ample display space for information on local and regional tourism assets, as well as the potential for interactive visitor exhibits. Flexible indoor and outdoor space will also be able to accommodate small meetings and music events.
Like the Pullman car and caboose that currently sit on the site, both of which will remain and be incorporated in the center’s offerings, the interior and exterior architectural features of the facility have been designed to acknowledge Bristol’s extensive railroad heritage.
The addition of a parking lot and updated lighting will also enhance the area for users of the roughly half-mile greenway currently emanating from the site.