Coast-to-Coast Connection Here's how to get travel guides from each of these United States

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Get your kicks on Route 66, and Interstate 40, and the James Madison Highway. . . .

Wherever you go from sea to shining sea, make sure you're not missing any of the tourist opportunities available at each of your destinations. Each state in the Union has an information service to assist prospective visitors with planning their vacations.

With some services you are asked to leave information on an answering machine, with others you get to speak with a local, whose questions might include, "When is the last time you visited our state?" and "Would you be interested in hearing our latest fishing report?"

Even if you're not ready to plan a vacation, you can request free travel guides from each of these services and build your own travel-guide library.

Here's where to write or call for maps and information to guide you in your travels around the 50 states and the District of Columbia:

Alabama: Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel, 401 Adams Ave., P.O. Box 4309, Montgomery, Ala. 36103-4309, (800) 252-2262.

Alaska: Alaska Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 110801, Juneau, Alaska 99811, (907) 465-2012.

Arizona: Arizona Office of Tourism, 1100 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Ariz. 85007, (800) 842-8257.

Arkansas: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, 1 Capitol Mall, Little Rock, Ark. 72201, (800) 828-8974.

California: California Division of Tourism, 801 K St., Suite 1600, Sacramento, Calif. 95814, (800) 862-2543 (for printed materials) or (916) 322-2881 (for additional information).

Colorado: Colorado Tourism Board, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700, Denver, Colo. 80202, (800) 265-6723.

Connecticut: Connecticut Department of Economic Development, 865 Brook St., Rocky Hill, Conn. 06067-3405, (800) 282-6863 or (203) 258-4289.

Delaware: Delaware Tourism Office, 99 Kings Highway, P.O. Box 1401, Dover, Del. 19903, (800) 441-8846 or (302) 739-4271.

District of Columbia: Washington, D.C. Convention and Visitors Association, 1212 New York Ave. N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 789-7000.

Florida: Florida Division of Tourism, 126 W. Van Buren, Tallahassee, Fla. 32399-2000, (904) 487-1462.

Georgia: Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism, P.O. Box 1776, Atlanta, Ga. 30301, (800) 847-4842.

Hawaii: Hawaii Visitors Bureau, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., Suite 801, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, (800) 464-2924.

Idaho: Idaho Division of Travel Promotion, 700 W. State St., State House Mail, Boise, Idaho 83720-2700, (800) 635-7820.

Illinois: Illinois Bureau of Tourism, 100 W. Randolph St., Suite 3-400, Chicago, Ill. 60601, (800) 223-0121.

Indiana: Indiana Tourism and Film Development, 1 N. Capitol Ave., Suite 700, Indianapolis, Ind. 46204-2288, (800) 382-6771.

Iowa: Iowa Department of Tourism, 200 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, Iowa 50309, (800) 345-4692.

Kansas: Kansas Division of Travel and Tourism, 700 S.W. Harrison, Suite 1300, Topeka, Kan. 66603-3712, (800) 252-6727.

Kentucky: Kentucky Department of Travel Development, Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St., 22nd Floor, Frankfort, Ky. 40601-1968, (800) 225-8747.

Louisiana: Louisiana Office of Tourism, P.O. Box 94291, Baton Rouge, La. 70804, (800) 334-8626

Maine: The Maine Publicity Bureau, P.O. Box 2300, Hallowell, Maine 04347, (800) 533-9595

Maryland: Maryland Office of Tourism, 217 E. Redwood St., Ninth Floor, Baltimore, Md. 21202, (800) 543-1036.

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, 100 Cambridge St., 13th Floor, Boston, Mass. 02202, (800) 447-6277 or (617) 727-3201.

Michigan: Michigan Travel Bureau, P.O. Box 30226, Lansing, Mich. 48909, (800) 543-2937.

Minnesota: Minnesota Office of Tourism, 100 Metro Square, 121 Seventh Place E., St. Paul, Minn. 55101-2112, (800) 657-3700.

Mississippi: Mississippi Department of Tourism, P.O. Box 1705, Ocean Springs, Miss. 39566-1705, (800) 927-6378.

Missouri: Missouri Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 1055, Jefferson City, Mo. 65102, (800) 877-1234.

Montana: Travel Montana, 1424 Ninth Ave., Helena, Mont. 59620, (800) 541-1447.

Nebraska: Nebraska Division of Travel and Tourism, 700 S. 16th, P.O. Box 96444, Lincoln, Neb. 68508, (800) 228-4307.

Nevada: Nevada Commission on Tourism, Capitol Complex, Carson City, Nev. 89710, (800) 638-2328.

New Hampshire: New Hampshire Office of Travel and Tourism, P.O. Box 1856, Concord, N.H. 03302-1856, (800) 386-4664 or (603) 271-2343.

New Jersey: New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism, 20 W. State St., C.N. 826, Trenton, N.J. 08625, (800) 537-7397 or (609) 292-2470.

New Mexico: New Mexico Department of Tourism, 491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Old Lamy Building, Santa Fe, N.M. 87503, (800) 545-2040.

New York: New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Tourism, 1 Commerce Plaza, Albany, N.Y. 12245, (800) 225-5697. New York Convention and Visitors Bureau, 2 Columbus Circle, New York, N.Y. 10019, (212) 397-8222.

North Carolina: North Carolina Division of Travel and Tourism, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, N.C. 27611, (800) 847-4862 or (919) 733-4171.

North Dakota: North Dakota Tourism Promotion, Capitol Grounds, 604 East Blvd., Bismarck, N.D. 58505, (800) 437-2077.

Ohio: Ohio Department of Development, Division of Travel and Tourism, P.O. Box 1001, Columbus, Ohio 43266-0101, (800) 282-5393.

Oklahoma: Oklahoma Traveler Information, (800) 652-6552, or the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau, 4 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73102, (405) 297-8912.

Oregon: Oregon Tourism Division, 775 Summer St. N.E., Salem, Ore. 97310, (800) 547-7842.

Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Office of Travel Marketing, 453 Forum Building, Harrisburg, Pa. 17120, (800) 847-4872.

Rhode Island: Rhode Island Department of Economic Development, 7 Jackson Walkway, Providence, R.I. 02903, (800) 556-2484 or (401) 277-2601.

South Carolina: South Carolina Division of Tourism, Box 71, Columbia, S.C. 29202-0071, (800) 346-3634.

South Dakota: South Dakota Department of Tourism, Capitol Lake Plaza, 711 E. Wells Ave., Pierre, S.D. 57501-3369, (800) 732-5682.

Tennessee: Tennessee Department of Tourism, P.O. Box 23170, Nashville, Tenn. 37202, (615) 741-2158.

Texas: Texas Department of Commerce, Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728, Austin, Texas 78711, (800) 888-8839.

Utah: Utah Travel Council, Council Hall/Capitol Hill, 300 N. State St., Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-1102, (800) 200-1160.

Vermont: Vermont Department of Travel and Tourism, 134 State St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, (800) 837-6668 or (802) 828-3236.

Virginia: Virginia Department of Economic Development, Tourism Development Group, 1021 E. Cary St., Richmond, Va. 23219, (800) 847-4882.

Washington: Department of Trade and Economic Development, Washington Tourism Division, 106 General Administration Building, P.O. Box 42500, Olympia, Wash. 98504-2500, (800) 544-1800 or (206) 586-2088.

West Virginia: West Virginia Tourism Division, 1900 Kanawha Blvd. East, Building 6, Room B-564, Charleston, W.Va. 25305, (800) 225-5982.

Wisconsin: Wisconsin Department of Development, Division of Tourism, P.O. Box 7606, Madison, Wis. 53707-7606, (800) 432-8747.

Wyoming: Wyoming Tourism, I-25 at College Drive, Cheyenne, Wyo. 82002, (800) 225-5996.

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