Toursim Center Interior Remodeled

Allyson Turvey is the Fort Scott Convention and Group Sales employee. She stands in front of the wall that once had a small window with an office inside. The room now has a bigger window and is the office of Larry Gazaway, the director of the Tourism/Visitor Center and Turvey.

An increased focus on tourism for the City of Fort Scott has brought about the renovation of the interior of the Tourism/Chamber of Commerce Center.

The center is located at 231 E. Wall Street.

“Now when someone hits the door, there is someone there to greet them,” Allyson Turvey, convention and group sales said. “It really needed to open up.”

The Chamber section of the building also needed more visibility, so a hole was placed in a wall so the administrative assistant can view the lobby. Lindsay Madison is the executive director of the Chamber, Hannah Reel is a part-time administrative assistant. The Chamber is currently searching for another staff person.

The Chamber’s administrative assistant office is located inside this space behind the window. The lights were turned off in the office in this photo.

Some fresh paint and a reconfiguring of the display areas were part of the process, as well.

The new retail area features souvenirs and books with local area interest. Turvey said the center is looking for local products to display and sell.
Paul Milks Photography has some artwork on display for sale in the lobby area. Pictured is a fall scene of Rock Creek.  Milks will be one of the featured artists at the Art in the Yard Festival, September 15 in Fort Scott, Turvey said.  At right is a poster with the upcoming Veteran’s Weekend in November schedule of events.
The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes has several posters on display.  At eye level are travel brochures from the area and other parts of the country.
These are the hours of the Tourism Center and Chamber Office, both under one roof at 231 E. Wall.
The Tourism Center and Chamber Office are located at 231 E. Wall, just west of the Hwy. 69 overpass.
The Tourism/Chamber of Commerce Center is conveniently located on Wall Street, near a Hwy. 69 turn off.

Decorator finishing touches will be provided by area merchants who will allow their furnishings and accessories to be seen and used in the center, according to Turvey.

“Fort Scott tourism is managed by the City of Fort Scott, which administers tourism operations by maximizing the utilization of transient guest tax revenues to advertise and promote Fort Scott lodging, activities, attractions and events, operate a Tourism Center providing concierge services and visitor information, and facilitate any other related programs to attract individuals and groups for overnight stay in the community,” according to the tourism website.

To learn more:


The Tourism phone number is 620-670-2750.

The Chamber phone number is 620-223-3566.



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