Hotshots center has attracted nearly 15K visitors since opening
Since its grand opening on June 29, 2018, the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew (GMIHC) Learning and Tribute Center has welcomed nearly 15,000 visitors.
A news release from the city reports that 14,919 people visited the center inside the Prescott Gateway Mall during the 84 days it was open in 2018.
“Visitors came from 46 different states and nine foreign countries,” the news release added.
“It appears this has become an important local attraction,” said Prescott Fire Chief Dennis Light. “This was a grass-roots effort to bring the GMIHC Learning and Tribute Center to fruition. I’d like to offer my personal heartfelt thanks to the volunteers, staff and the community their support.”
Many of those visiting said they found out about the center through the website, Facebook page, or other social media platforms.
John Marsh, Chair of the GMIHC Board, said, “This phenomenal success has been made possible by an all-volunteer board and the dedication of more than 40 trained volunteer docents who staff the center. Likewise the community continues to remain very supportive with donations of material and labor.”
The center is located near Dillard’s inside the mall and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
More information on the center is available online at: www.gmihc19.org/.