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1 N. Second Street
Laurel, MD 20707
Phone: (301) 725-8800
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Spanning 1176 acres (476 hectares), Greenbelt Park offers a refreshing escape from the urban grind. From hiking and bicycling to horse-riding, there's lots to do for outdoor enthusiasts within the park's sylvan landscapes. Excellent camping facilities throughout the park make it an excellent place for spending the entire day in the company of nature. There's picnic areas as well. Check website for more.
The African Art Museum of Maryland has been providing the Baltimore area with access to fascinating African art and history since 1980. Besides its permanent collection, the museum also offers workshops for adults, kids, and families, outreach programs to local primary schools, lectures and an annual guided trip to Africa to experience African culture first hand. A great educational resource for people of all ages, races and cultures, the African Art Museum plays a vital role in its community. Call ahead for museum hours, as they are irregular.
The Maryland Terrapins touch base here at the foothills of the University campus. The stadium was named after Dr. H.C. Byrd, a multi-sport athlete, football coach, and university president. Since 1950, these Maryland sports grounds have undergone multiple renovations, largely to accommodate more spectators.
This museum is housed at the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Its fun, interactive exhibits will captivate visitors of all ages. The gallery itself is a one-eighth scale replica of the Wright brothers' hangar, where they built their first military airplane. It was here, in 1909, that Wilbur Wright trained military officers to fly. The museum's many artifacts include the Wright brothers' 1911 Wright B, a 1918 'Jenny' airplane that was once used for airmail, and a 1932 Monocoupe aircraft.
Shipley Field is a fantastic baseball park located at the University Of Maryland in College Park. Right in the heart of the campus, this magnificent ballpark has a capacity of around 2500 and the pitch has a fabulous surface. The atmosphere at the stadium can get electric when cheering fans peg their favorite college teams on. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, night games can be played here as well with the installment of flood lights at the ground.
Located to the north of the University of Maryland and spread over 150 acres of greenery, the University of Maryland Golf Course is often frequented by amateurs, university students, teachers, working professionals and the locals of the city of College Park. Open 365 days a year, this course offers top notch amenities like a clubhouse, banquet rooms for conferences, chipping & putting areas to practice in and training courses for learners. Check the website for more details on prices, timings, directions.
Ludwig Field in University of Maryland is home to the Terrapin men's and women's soccer teams. The state of the art facility has been attracting more and more fans as soccer's popularity increases. The field is a venue for important events like graduations, commencement addresses, etc. and is surrounded by the Kehoe Track and athletic facilities.
The Retriever Activities Center, popularly known as the RAC Arena at the University Of Maryland was once known as the 'UMBC Fieldhouse'. This arena is a popular hub at the campus for hosting sports-related activities the year round. Playing host to numerous sporting matches and competitions, this space is also used for various concerts, convocation ceremonies and many other events. On volleyball and basketball matches, the place comes alive with the cheers of enthusiastic fans. With a capacity of 4,000 and more, RAC Arena makes a good venue for large-scale events.
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) houses the UMBC Fieldhouse in the RAC Arena of the campus. This place has hosted many athletic events as well as concerts by famous artists like Staind, Good Charlotte to name a few. There is also a gymnasium, locker room and other basic facilities available at the venue. The university field house is also used for many intercollegiate events and other social functions.
The Bowie Baysox, a AA baseball farm team of the Baltimore Orioles, play at Prince George's Stadium. The intimate ballpark offers a family-friendly atmosphere and gives fans a chance to see tomorrow's major league baseball players up close. In addition to home games from April through September, there are nightly promotions, entertainment, fireworks, a carousel, face painting, and a children's playground. See their website for further information.
The prominent 19th-century architect John Russell Pope, responsible for many notable homes and memorials in Washington, also designed Woodend, the Georgian mansion that currently houses the Audubon Society. Visitors may tour the home, visit its extensive exhibit of North American birds and browse its well-stocked bookstore. Outside, explore the 40 acres of wooded grounds, including a pond, meadows and a well-marked nature trail. Call to get information on the special events and activities sponsored here. Environmental education programs are available for all ages.
Early morning is the time to catch the blooming water-bound plants of this park. Run by the National Park Service, the 12-acre marshland park is often overlooked by visitors who head for better-known Washington sites. As a result, the park is an uncrowded getaway. Nature-lovers and children especially will enjoy more than 100,000 flowering plants and fauna sightings.