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NY Unveils Heritage Tourism Project for Thruway

NY Unveils Heritage Tourism Project for Thruway

NY Unveils Heritage Tourism Project for Thruway Matthew G., flickr

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Effort highlights historic sites, museums and cultural attractions.

New York is launching a tourism and economic development project aimed at getting motorists zipping along the Thruway to exit the highway and visit some of the Empire State's historic sites, museums and cultural attractions.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has enlisted a roster of prominent New York-based historians to advise the Thruway Authority on creating the "Path Through History" initiative, which includes installing new signs along the highway directing travelers to local attractions and placing history information kiosks at rest stops.

Cuomo says the project is designed to boost New York's heritage tourism trade, a key segment of the state's multibillion-dollar tourism industry.

The project will include Internet tools that will allow Thruway travelers to follow various "path to history" routes.