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Tuesday, July 1, 2003

New County Map Highlights Cultural and Historic Attractions

Visitors to Atlantic County will find it much easier to enjoy a wide variety of recreational, cultural and historical attractions with the assistance of a new Atlantic County visitors map that identifies more than 50 places of interest as well as contact information.

County Executive Dennis Levinson believes the map will offer many benefits to both visitors and residents. "Visitors are becoming increasingly interested in the history and cultural heritage of the areas they visit. This map will help show that Atlantic County has much to offer, from wineries and museums to fishing and surfing. It will also help to educate our residents on some often overlooked cultural, historic and outdoor recreation attractions right here in Atlantic County," Levinson said.

In addition to providing a brief description and photograph of various places of interest, the map includes contact information and references to Web site resources. It also lists annual events such as festivals and concert series.

The need for a map of this type was identified by the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Tourism appointed by Levinson last summer. Approximately 60,000 copies of the 17" x 26" full color map, entitled "A Great Place to Visit - Atlantic County, NJ" will be distributed throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area, as well as to local visitor centers, libraries and county facilities. Funding for the map was provided by the New Jersey Office of Travel and Tourism with a 50% cash match from the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority. The map was written and designed by county staff.

"Many people know Atlantic County for its beaches and boardwalk but we want to help them discover that we're more than the shore," concluded Levinson. "We hope the information contained in this map helps to make their experience here more interesting and enjoyable."

For more information, please contact Howard J. Kyle, Chief of Staff, at (609) 343-2368.

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