This sort of thing can only happen in the burbs, a place I used to call home:
The Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau paid $15,000 and Noblesville $5,000 to the consultant to study the possibility of a welcome center that could include banquet/meeting space for about 500 people, exhibits and information from tourist attractions, souvenir sales, performing arts space and restrooms.
The idea for the center started with restrooms, or the lack thereof, downtown. Then officials began looking for other ways to bolster the business district.
Noblesville is pretty far off the beaten path (I-69) to be including a visitor’s center. A more likely place, as the story points out, is exit 10 in Noblesville off of the beaten path.