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The Visitor Information Centers continue to serve as an all-encompassing guest services center and welcome location. We encourage you to send your guests to one of the area centers to gather key information, discounts, local merchandise and fun activities. Monthly, the centers host events that include live drawings and meet and greets, artistic popups and so much more!

Ready for the ride of a lifetime? Join Bike MS: Tour de Beach! 

This two-day ride is the perfect way to get your gulf vacation and a wonderful ride! Its routes take cyclists along the beautiful Gulf Coast and communities dotting the Mobile Bay. Set to take place Sept. 15-16, course options include a 45, 45 or 75-mile option. The Perdido Key Visitor Information Center will serve as a stop point along the way. For more information and to register, click here.

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First Tuesdays: Meet the Artist with Lyn Gentry

Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, Perdido Key Visitor Information Center

Every first Tuesday of the month, artist Lyn Gentry showcases her work at the Perdido Key Visitor Information Center.

Lyn studied with the renowned glass artist and designer, Narcissus Quagliata, whose works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and Renwick Gallery, with installations at the Charles Schwab Building in San Francisco and the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, to name a few. It was Quagliata who developed the concept of using glass as a method to manipulate light to enrich a living environment and to use glass rather than canvas to express the nature of light within a design.

With this discovery, Lyn knew she had found the right medium for her artistic expression that would allow her to create and develop her designs. Lyn creates her pieces by and shaping hot glass using a kiln. Her pieces vary from functional glassware, such as bowls, platters, and vases, to large, custom-designed architectural pieces that require scaffolding for installation.

Mark Your Calendars for Pawdido Key Pet Adoption Day

Set to take place Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Perdido Key Visitor Information Center, Visit Pensacola in partnership with the Pensacola Humane Society will host a pet adoption day. More details to follow.

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Inaugural Pensacola Discovery Days Celebrates Nearly 460 Years of History

Earlier this month, Visit Pensacola hosted the inaugural Pensacola Discovery Days Celebration. Set to celebrate the founding of America’s First Settlement with stories, legends, and artifacts spanning over the last 450 years, historian John Appleyard, members of the Perdido Bay Indian Tribe, the Destination Archeological Resource Center, and a Discover Pensacola trolley tour were included in the festivities. We are pleased to announce that the Visitor Information Center was at full capacity along with a sold-out trolley tour. We look forward to improving and celebrating the event next year. 

Visitor Centers by the Numbers:

Walk-ins:

Pensacola: 4,124

Perdido Key: 2,270

Pensacola Beach: 2,449

 

Personal Assists:

Pensacola: 1,600

Perdido Key: 1,176

Pensacola Beach: n/a

 

 

Telephone Assists:

Pensacola: 652

Perdido Key: 103

Pensacola Beach: 426

 

 

States with largest registered visitors:

Pensacola: Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas

Perdido Key: Texas, Tennessee, Missouri

Pensacola Beach: Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Missouri

 

 

International registered visitors:

Pensacola: Germany, Philippines

Perdido Key: Canada, France

Pensacola Beach: Germany, United Kingdom, Spain