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Main Street Creates Gateway for Tourism Experience in Downtown Wetumpka

Apr 15th, 2021

retail container unitMain Street Wetumpka, a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing its historic business district, will be opening the doors to one of its newest projects on April 29. The Tourist Trap, anchored in the Small Box Shop (one of two converted container units by Main Street Alabama through a USDA grant in 2019), will be a gateway information and mini-merchandising space welcoming people into Wetumpka.

City of Wetumpka Economic Development Director Lynn Weldon believes the Tourist Trap will
play a big role after the premiere of HGTV’s Home Town Takeover. “We’ve spent months preparing
for what we believe to be an increase in visitors from near and far. Having a place like the Tourist Trap for visitors to start their Wetumpka experience is a major plus and will give them a jump start on exploring what we have to offer.”

The Tourist Trap will serve as a tourism hub and, consequently, help to market businesses and
experiences throughout the community. Belyn Richardson, president of Main Street Wetumpka, echoes Weldon’s sentiments. “We’re getting maps, signs, art installments, bike racks and guides ready, and are continuously working with the City and Chamber to help visitors make the most of their time here. The Tourist Trap will be the cherry on top of what we expect to be a wonderfully unique and elevated experience throughout our beautiful community.”

The Tourist Trap will be open Thursday through Saturday from 10-6 each week beginning with its soft opening on April 29 and is located at 215 Orline Street. Any revenue generated from the sale of its Wetumpka merchandise will support Main Street’s mission of downtown revitalization.

Main Street Wetumpka is a designated Main Street Alabama community and uses the proven Four-Point Approach. Its mission is to preserve the historic integrity and charm of its downtown by empowering its community of business owners and residents through education, inspiration and the dedicated improvement of its ever-evolving spaces. To learn more, visit or follow @MainStreetWetumpka and @DowntownWetumpka on social media.

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