Arts & Cultural
B & O Railroad Museum
Located in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's old Mount Clare Station - considered to be a birthplace of American railroading in Baltimore's southwest neighborhood - this national treasure possesses the largest collection of 19th-century locomotives in the U.S.
Baltimore Museum of Art
Founded in 1914 and built in the Roman Temple style, the Museum boasts an internationally renowned collection of over 90,000 works of 19th-century modern and contemporary art, including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world, and the Cone Collection which features works by Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Manet, Degas, Gauguin, van Gogh and Renoir.
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Often referred to simply as the Meyerhoff, this 2,443-seat music venue is home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and hosts a variety of concerts, performances and stage events.
Lyric Opera House
Inaugurated in 1894 - and once featuring performances by Enrico Caruso - the 2,564-seat Lyric is currently home of Lyric Opera Baltimore which is operated as part of the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center.
The Walters Art Museum
Located in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood, the Walters' is a public art museum with over 30,000 objects featuring masterworks of ancient Egypt, Greek sculpture and Roman sarcophagi, medieval ivories, illuminated manuscripts, Renaissance bronzes, Old Master and 19th-century paintings, and more.
Points of Interest
Baltimore Inner Harbor
One of Baltimore's premier tourist attractions features a wide host of cultural attractions, fine dining, harbor cruises, great shopping, amazing nightlife, fun activities for families, and so much more.
Baltimore National Aquarium
Located in the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore, the Aquarium has a collection of 16,500 specimens representing 660 species, including eight Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, six of which were born at the Aquarium.
Known for its historic role in the War of 1812, this historic fort - the birthplace of the National Anthem - is also the fort that defended Baltimore Harbor from an attack by the British navy in Chesapeake Bay in 1814, and is a must-see attraction when in the area.
Ladew Topiary Gardens
Described by The Garden Club of America as "the most outstanding topiary garden in America," this world-renowned topiary garden was established in the 1930's by socialite Harvey S. Ladew and features 15 garden rooms, each devoted to a single color, plant or theme, as well as a 1.5 mile nature walk.
Maryland Science Center
Located in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, one of the oldest scientific institutions in the U.S. boasts dozens of hands-on exhibits, a five-story high 3D IMAX theater, the Davis Planetarium, and three stories of exhibits that feature everything from dinosaurs to the human body and much more.
Visitors to the area will want to make time for a tour of some of the wonderful wineries in Maryland Wine Country, including nearby Basignani Winery, Boordy Vineyards, and DeJon Vineyards - the first new vineyard in the area in 23 years - and which all feature award-winning vintages, daily tours, and wine tastings.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Originally opened in 1876 as the Baltimore Zoo and the third oldest zoological park in the United States, the zoo is home to over 2,000 animals, including animals from Africa and the North Pole.
Hunt Valley Towne Centre
This open-air shopping mall features over 50 shops and stores, restaurants and cafes, and movie theaters.
Towson Town Center
Located in nearby Towson, Maryland, this mall features over 195 stores including Macy's and Nordstrom, a host of restaurants, movie theaters, entertainment and more.
Sports and Entertainment
1st Mariner Arena
Seating 14,000 depending on the event, the arena plays host to a variety of events, from concerts and ladies' indoor soccer to boxing and family-style shows.
M & T Bank Stadium
Home of the National Football League's Baltimore Ravens, this 71,008 seat stadium also plays host to the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic, an annual college lacrosse tournament, as well as concerts and other events.
Oregon Ridge Park and Nature Center
Nature enthusiasts won't want to miss a trip to the 1,043-acre Oregon Ridge Park, with its walking and hiking trails, beach, nature center, and winter-time cross-country skiing and sledding, as well an annual Fourth of July celebration with a concert by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
The first of the "retro" major league ballparks constructed during the 1990's and early 2000's - and one of the most highly praised - Camden Yards is home to Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles and seats 45,971exclusively for baseball games.
Pimlico Race Course
Most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course is a historic thoroughbred horse racetrack that opened in the fall of 1870, with the colt Preakness winning the first running of the Dinner Party Stakes - and hence the name - and the track is also known for the race in which Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in 1938 before a crowd of 43,000.
What's Nearby - Airports
- Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - 30.1 miles
- Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - 62.4 miles
- Harrisburg International Airport - 67.6 miles
- Washington Dulles International Airport - 78.5 miles
What's Nearby - Cities
- Towson, Maryland - 9 miles
- Baltimore, Maryland - 18 miles
- Westminster, Maryland - 23 miles
- Annapolis, Maryland - 51 miles
- Frederick, Maryland - 57 miles
- Washington, D.C. - 62 miles
- Wilmington, Delaware - 77 miles
- York, Pennsylvania - 36 miles
- Hershey, Pennsylvania - 74 miles
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 105 miles
What's Nearby - Corporations, Hospitals and Convention Centers
- AAI/Textron Systems
- Baltimore Convention Center
- Becton Dickinson
- EA Engineering
- Greater Baltimore Medical Center
- John Hopkins Hospital
- John Hopkins University
- Johnson Controls Inc.
- Lucent Technologies
- McCormick Corporation
- Procter & Gamble
- Sinclair Broadcast Group
- Stanley Black & Decker
- University of Maryland, Baltimore