20 Must-Visit Attractions in Baltimore

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Freelance Writer27 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

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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.

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

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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.

Hippodrome Theatre

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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.

Lexington Market

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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.

The Walter's Art Museum

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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.

National Aquarium

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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.

Maryland Science Center

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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.

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore

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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.

Maryland Live! Casino

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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.

Port Discovery Children's Museum

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The Port Discovery Children’s Museum is a great place for families with children to venture out and have a day of fun. Children get to participate in mystery-solving adventures, zip lining, a library, and more. While children are playing and exploring the museum, they’re learning at the same time, which makes it even better.

Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) Railroad Museum

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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.

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

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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 Johns Hopkins Hospital

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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.

American Visionary Art Museum

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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.

Edgar Allan Poe House

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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.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum

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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.

Power Plant Live!

Music Venue, $$$
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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.