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Maryland's Attractions Mean Fun for Everyone

Maryland's many attractions let visitors follow their interests while filling their vacation days with fun.

History

Discover Central Maryland's farming history at Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Cove Farm. The site's historic buildings include the Mount Welby home and the Farm Museum. Take a self-guided tour and explore the nature trails.

The Maryland State House in Annapolis was once the capital of the whole country; visit to see where George Washington resigned his military commission.

There's lots of military history to explore in Maryland. Maryland's first Civil War battle took place at the South Mountain State Battlefield. The Antietam National Battlefield preserves the site of the bloody Antiem battle during the Civil War. Monocacy National Battlefield is another Civil War site to explore. The Naval Academy in Annapolis is also worth visiting.

Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

Just south of D.C. in central Maryland, Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Cove Farm historic district preserves the farming history and cultural charm native to the region. The park was built in 1959 and was subsequently named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Encompassing over 200 acres, the park features a variety of historic must-see attractions, including the Mount Welby home, the Farm Museum, and the Hiker-Biker and Woodlot nature trails. Guests can become more familiar with the farm via self-guided walking tour or by visiting during one of the farm’s many programs.

Literary Heritage and The Arts

F. Scott Fitzgerald, famed author of "The Great Gatsby," is buried at the St. Mary's Parish Cemetery in Rockville. Horror writer Edgar Allan Poe is buried in Baltimore. Fort McHenry, whose flag inspired Francis Scott Key to pen the Star Spangled Banner, is also in Baltimore.

Baltimore has several museums to explore, including the Baltimore Museum of Art and the American Visionary Art Museum. In Hagerstown, Washington County Museum of Art has an impressive collection.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Burial Site

As one of the most iconic and popular American authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St. Paul, MN. His most famous works include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald died in December of 1940, and he's buried in Rockville, MD at the St. Mary's Parish Cemetery. As you plan out your next trip to the western MD/DC region of the state, head for Rockville and check out the F. Scott Fitzgerald Burial Site. Adjacent to Veterans Park, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Burial Site is easily accessed from Veirs Mill Road and is just east of I-270. Whether you are a fan of classic American literature, of if you're simply in the area and would like to see, the burial ground is a definite must-see.

Animals

Head to the National Aquarium in Baltimore's Inner Harbor for a close-up look at many amazing water creatures. Also in Baltimore, the Maryland Zoo displays more than 2,000 animals and offers hands-on opportunities to feed giraffes and groom goats. In eastern Maryland, take time to visit with the animals at the Salisbury Zoo.

Sports

Catch professional sports games in Baltimore, where the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens have their homes. Home sites for the pro teams based in Washington, D.C. are easy to reach, and the University of Maryland Terrapins college games also offer sports lovers plenty of fun.

Outdoors

Spend time enjoying the beach and the water on the Eastern Shore. Ocean City's many beachside attractions make it a fun destination for the whole family. It's also fun to walk or bike on the towpath of the historic C&O Canal. Enjoy the gardens at the Salisbury University Arboretum, University of Maryland Arboretum and Botanical Garden in College Park, or Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore.

Simply Fun

There's no end to sites devoted to pure and simple fun in Maryland. Bowlmor Rockville offers a great family night with bowling, an arcade, bocce ball, miniature golf, and "boardwalk games." Speaking of boardwalks, the boardwalk in Ocean City is filled with fun. The Jolly Rogers Amusement Parks in Ocean City offer rides and games, with even more adventure at SpeedWorld and the water park.

Near Washington, DC, visitors to the Capital Region find fun on National Harbor's Capital Wheel, Carousel, and Pirate Ship. Take to the trees and find high adventure at Go Ape! with treetop obstacles and zip-lines in Rock Creek Regional Park in Rockville. Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro is easy to reach from Baltimore and the Capital Region, and offers a full day of fun with rides, shows, and a water park.

 

Bowlmor Rockville

As you plan your next trip into Maryland, head into the western/DC region and check out Bowlmor Rockville. As one of the top attractions for families in Rockville, Bowlmor Rockville is an exemplary bowling alley in the area. You can plan a party for you and your friends, or just spend the evening rolling strikes.

Find Bowlmor Rockville just off of I-270 and Shady Grove Road, near the Red Lobster. With locations all over the country, Bowlmor proves to be a top choice for a fun night out. Whether you are an avid bowler or a novice, you'll enjoy the many lanes. At Bowlmor Rockville, you'll also find an arcade, bocce ball, mini golf, and assorted "boardwalk games."