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20 Must-Visit Attractions in Baltimore

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Freelance Writer
Updated: 27 September 2017

If you’re planning a trip to Baltimore, Maryland, there are a few must-see things that you cannot miss. All around Baltimore, there are multiple museums, markets, monuments, and other sights that can only be appreciated by being up close and personal. Here is a list of Baltimore’s 20 must-visit attractions that you have to check out while you’re here.

Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards is home to the Baltimore Orioles, the official baseball team of Baltimore. This stadium houses thousands of adoring fans during baseball season, and it’s located right in the heart of downtown Baltimore. If you love baseball and care to check out this stadium, then you have to add this to your list of must-see places.

Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St, Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 685 9800

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Under Armour headquarters

Under Armour is a world-renowned company known for its quality athletic apparel. Baltimore houses the Under Armour headquarters as it resides downtown, in the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Professional athletes, along with everyday people wear Under Armour’s merchandise. If you’re one of those people that love this company and the quality products they produce, you definitely want to see their headquarters.

Under Armour Global Headquarters, 1020 Hull St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 454 6428

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M&T Bank Stadium

M&T Bank Stadium is home to the Baltimore Ravens football team. Baltimore fans are serious about their football and the stadium is something to behold. It holds thousands of die-hard fans and the stadium is sometimes used, during the offseason, for huge musical concerts. Whether you’re a Baltimore Ravens fan or simply love the game of football, this stadium is a beauty as it stands tall and is swathed entirely in purple.

M&T Bank Stadium, 1101 Russell St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 261 7283

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Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre houses a number of traveling Broadway plays and various shows. When those Broadway shows travel around the country, they perform at the Hippodrome for about a week. The Hippodrome has a steady schedule of shows and plays, and even offers subscription services so that you never have to miss a show.

Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 837 7400

Lexington Market
Market, Seafood, $$$

Lexington Market

Lexington Market is no average market. This market was founded in 1782, thereby making it the oldest market in the United States of America. Lexington Market has served the Baltimore community for centuries, as it offers a variety of foods and wares for sale that you can’t get anywhere else. Lexington Market is also housed in the downtown area of Baltimore City, blocks away from Camden Yards.

Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 685 6169

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6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

The Walter’s Art Museum

The Walter’s Art Museum is an art museum which contains exhibits ranging from a variety of time periods and people such as Martin Luther, Arts of Asia, and Raphael. General admission to this museum is free, and make sure that you check the calendar of events so that you won’t miss any special exhibits.

The Walter’s Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 547 9000

National Aquarium
National Aquarium, Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland, Day

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National Aquarium

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is a main attraction that everyone should see upon arrival in Baltimore. This aquarium has a variety of animal life, ranging from dolphins to tarantulas. The National Aquarium also has discounted days in which you can attend the aquarium at a cheaper rate.

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Mon - Thu:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Accessibility & Audience:

Accessible (Wheelchair), Family Friendly

Services & Activities:

Gift Shop, Entrance Fee


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Maryland Science Center
Science Museum, Natural History Museum

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Maryland Science Center

The Maryland Science Center is an educational place with various scientific-related exhibits for children and adults. At the Science Center, you learn about dinosaurs, cells, space, and even crabs. If you love to learn and love exploring new things, then you need to tour the Maryland Science Center.

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 685 2370

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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - None:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Accessible (Wheelchair), Kid Friendly, Family Friendly



Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is a casino that is located in downtown Baltimore and is full of activities ranging from card games, roulette wheels, shopping, and restaurants. In certain places within the casino, after a certain time, it turns into a nightclub. That means drinks, dancing, and music are on the schedule for the night. At the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, there is never a dull moment.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, 1525 Russell St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 844 777 7463

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Maryland Live! Casino

Maryland Live! Casino is located near Arundel Mills mall, so you will have plenty of things to do by visiting this casino. This casino has multiple restaurants inside of it, along with high-stakes poker tables, slot machines, and more. If you love to gamble and also want to take advantage of the mall, then this is the place for you.

Maryland Live! Casino, 7002 Arundel Mills Cir., Hanover, MD, USA, +1 443 842 7000

Geppis Entertainment Museum

Geppis Entertainment Museum is home to many comic books, historical and new. This is a great place to visit for those who love all things comic book-related, or love anything about superheroes. Geppis has great merchandise for purchase, and has fun activities for children as well.

Geppis Entertainment Museum, 301 W. Camden St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 625 7060

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Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum

The B&O Railroad Museum is a museum that dedicates itself to displaying how the American railway system shaped the United States of America’s future. It’s also informative regarding its impact on our society and economy today. This museum also gives you the history of the B&O Railroad and how it connected with other railroads.

B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 752 2490

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The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is the first black history wax museum in the country. This museum not only gives you a glimpse into the history of African Americans, but it has displays of influential people who were important in the movement of equal rights, down to the times of slavery and what slaves had to endure. This museum is not only enlightening, but it is heart-wrenching to see the figures depict such accurate events.

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, 1601 E. North Ave., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 563 3404

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Hospital is world-renowned as a teaching and research hospital. This hospital is central to Baltimore City as it has multiple campuses, a Univerisity, and housing attached to its land. Johns Hopkins is the place to visit if you’re interested in medicine and research, or simply wish to see the grounds of the famous hospital.

Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1800 Orleans St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 955 5000

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American Visionary Art Museum

The American Visionary Art Museum is a fun place to visit as it houses various pieces of bright, intriguing art. This museum has a ton of vintage artifacts, quirky pieces, and interesting exhibits that display true imagination. Lovers of art and creativity would love to see this museum.

American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 244 1900

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Edgar Allan Poe House

Many know of Edgar Allan Poe based on his literary works. Therefore, it is important to note that the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum is located in Baltimore City and has been preserved as a historical landmark. Edgar Allan Poe died and was buried in Baltimore. His house remains as a remembrance of him.

Edgar Allan Poe House, 203 N. Amity St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 462 1763

Reginald F. Lewis Museum
History Museum

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum has exhibits on African American history and culture. There are many exhibits dedicated to African American artists, activists, and writers, such as Frederick Douglass. If you’re a history buff and are excited to learn more about African American culture, then you have to visit this museum and prepare to be impressed.

Reginal F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 443 263 1800

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Fells Point

Fells Point is one of the historical neighborhoods in Baltimore, Maryland. It even houses the oldest bar in Baltimore and the streets are still paved with cobblestones. This is a trendy neighborhood with a great many things to do, as there are many local bars, restaurants and shops to visit.

Fells Point, Baltimore, MD, USA

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Power Plant Live!

Power Plant Live! is located in downtown Baltimore, near the Inner Harbor. In order to enter, you have to be 21 years of age or older, as it is a mix of bars and nightclubs. There are even certain clubs which have bull riding and live music performances. Overall, there is a mix of things to do at Power Plant and you’ll be able to dance the night away with your friends.

Power Plant Live!, 34 Market Pl., Baltimore, MD, USA, +1 410 727 5483