FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laura Cortelyou
Tourism, Marketing, & Film Office Manager (520) 382-1988
New Marana Visitor Center Location Receives Official Designation by Arizona Office of Tourism
MARANA, ARIZONA (February 9, 2021) – The Town of Marana Economic Development and Tourism Department, is pleased to announce the new location of the Marana Visitor Center, at the Marana Chamber of Commerce at 13251 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana, AZ 85653. The Marana Chamber was designated an official Arizona Visitor Information Center on February 4, 2021, by the Arizona Office of Tourism.
"Arizona Visitor Information Centers are an integral part of our state's tourism offerings, providing excellent customer service and knowledgeable local insight," said Debbie Johnson, Arizona Office of Tourism Director. "The Arizona Office of Tourism is excited to welcome the Marana Chamber of Commerce as our newest AVIC!"
“We are thrilled that the Marana Chamber of Commerce has been designated an Arizona Information Center. With the Chamber and Visitor Center’s move to a spacious office at the Marana Municipal Complex, it has one of the most beautiful parks in Marana for its front yard. The Ora Mae Harn District Park, has picnic areas, a dog park, grassy lawn, and play structures,” said Laura Cortelyou, Town of Marana Tourism, Marketing, and Film Office Manager.
“The Visitor Center will benefit greatly from proximity to Ora Mae Harn District Park where visitors may picnic on their way to Saguaro National Park West,” said Audra Winters, Marana Chamber of Commerce CEO. “We now have the office space to offer more specialized services to our members, with a television commercial and podcast production studio.”
The Marana Chamber of Commerce has welcomed and served visitors from all over the world, for 34 years. The Visitor Center is adjacent to the I-10 freeway, from Marana Road and Tangerine Road exits, at the gateway to Southern Arizona and Saguaro National Park West.
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Special Opening Event
Ribbon Cutting by the Marana Chamber for the Marana Chamber and Visitor Center: Rest assured, a rousing ribbon cutting and merriment will be held in 2021 to open the Marana Chamber’s spiffy new offices and Visitor Center. The date and time to be announced.
Marana Visitor Center
13251 N. Lon Adams Road
Marana, AZ 85653
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.
For information call (520) 639-8040.
About Discover Marana
The Discover Marana destination marketing program was created in 2014 by the Town of Marana’s Economic Development Department to promote visitation.
The Town of Marana hosts the The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, a Forbes Five Star-rated hotel and spa, and Forbes Four Star-rated restaurant; as well as the Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center, and Topgolf Marana. Marana has a new craft microbrewery and taphouse scene that complements its farm-to-table growers and foragers that provide many noteworthy restaurants in the Marana and Tucson areas with produce, white Sonora wheat, wild foods, and more.
Visiting Saguaro National Park West, hiking the Tortolita Mountains, biking, bird watching, and horseback riding are popular activities. Marana has nationally-renowned golf courses including Dove Mountain Golf Club, The Gallery Golf Club, The Highlands, and Quarry Pines Golf Club.
Please visit www.DiscoverMarana.org. Follow Discover Marana on Facebook.
About the Arizona Office of Tourism's Arizona Visitor Information Center Program
The Arizona Visitor Information Center program was created by Arizona Office of Tourism, in reference to A.R.S. 41-2305 B8, with the defined purpose to establish a network of officially designated Arizona Visitor Information Centers (AVICs) throughout the state of Arizona. Primarily operated by local chambers of commerce or convention and visitor bureaus, designated AVICs help promote local Arizona communities as well as regional and statewide attractions, destinations, dining options and hospitality amenities. These information centers often serve as a visitor's first stop, giving communities the opportunity to provide a positive first impression of the surrounding area and Arizona.