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Learn about Baltimore's museums and its storied history, from the key role it played in our nation's first wars to today. There are plenty of historic sites and landmarks throughout the city, so click away and start exploring.

Museums in Baltimore
Many visitors to Baltimore are surprised at the number of museums that can be found throughout the city. Whether your interested in art, science, sports, or popular culture, there is a museum to suit any taste.

Baltimore Museum Guide: Winter 2014
Baltimore has an impressive list of museums, each with their own rosters of ever-changing exhibitions. Here's what's on during winter 2014.

Historic Trails in Baltimore (and Nearby)
These historic trails wind through some of Baltimore's most historic neighborhoods, allowing visitors to get to know the city's rich history and culture through experience.

Best Sightseeing Tours in Baltimore
There are a variety of sightseeing tours in Baltimore, including ghostly neighborhood walking tours and cruises around the Inner Harbor.

Baltimore Museum Guide: Winter 2014
Baltimore has an impressive list of museums, each with their own rosters of ever-changing exhibitions. Here's what's on during winter 2014.

Baltimore Museum Guide: Winter 2014
Baltimore has an impressive list of museums, each with their own rosters of ever-changing exhibitions. Here's what's on during winter 2014.

Star-Spangled 200 Events and Attractions
Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. National Anthem all summer long with these commemorative events happening around town, as well as some stops anyone wanting to learn about the Star-Spangled Banner should visit.

Baltimore Museum Guide - Fall 2013
Baltimore is currently hosting a full roster of exhibitions, and there’s more to come: October brings Free Fall baltimore, a citywide arts extravaganza, as well as the reopening of the Edgar Allan Poe House.

Now at Baltimore Museums: Spring and Summer 2013
Spring and summer are some of the best times to spend the day at the museum, and it’s not just to take advantage of air conditioning. This year area institutions have some outstanding special exhibitions and programming, so don’t miss your chance to take part!

Baltimore Fall Arts Guide 2012
Fall is coming, but don't hibernate yet: Baltimore's art scene has a full calendar of exhibitions, workshops, and other programming.

Top 5 Most Haunted Places in Baltimore
Whether you believe in the afterlife or not, it can't be denied that Baltimore has some great ghost stories.

Baltimore Trivia: 30 Interesting Facts About Charm City
After reading this list of interesting Baltimore facts, impress your friends with your knowledge of Charm City.

State Parks in Maryland (Alphabetical, A-N)

State Parks in Maryland (Alphabetical, M-Z)
If you're looking to get back to nature, there's no better place than in one of Maryland's many state parks.

Ghost Tours Near Baltimore
Ask the paranormal experts, and they'll tell you Maryland is a very haunted state. Luckily, you don't have to go ghost hunting alone; instead, you can go on an expert-led tour or take a haunted pub tour that might scare you sober.

Baltimore's Nicknames
Over the years, Baltimore has had several nicknames—some that have stuck, and other's that haven't.

Holiday Train Gardens in Baltimore

Baltimore Museums Offering Discount Admission in Fall 2013
This fall, many museums in Baltimore are offering free or discount admission. Mark your calendars so you don't miss the chance to see some world-class exhibitions while saving some cash.

Military Sites in Baltimore

Now at Baltimore Museums: Winter 2013
From the National Aquarium to the Baltimore Museum of Art, these institutions have full calendars of exhibitions, workshops, and other programming this winter.

National Aquarium in Baltimore - Tips, Tours, and Deals
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is the city's most popular tourist attraction and one of the biggest aquariums in the United States. The centerpiece of Baltimore's immensely popular Inner Harbor, needless to say, it can get a bit crowded (and expensive). Negotiating the aquarium can be challenging, but less so if you consult these tips on visiting the aquarium, taking a tour, or best yet - get…

Amusement Parks Near Baltimore
The five closest amusement parks to Baltimore. From thrill rides to water slides, who doesn't enjoy a day at the amusement park?

Cylburn Arboretum: Baltimore's Botanical Garden

Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore
Looking for things to do with kids in Baltimore? These family-friendly museums, attractions, and more are sure to keep you busy.

Top of the World at the World Trade Center

Inner Harbor Guide
Baltimore's Inner Harbor is the city's premier tourist attraction and one of the city's crown jewels. The National Aquarium, Harborplace, Maryland Science Center and a host of restaurants and shops ensure that there's something for everyone at the Inner Harbor.

Camping Near Baltimore
From serious backcountry camping to luxurious lodges where you can go "glamping," there are tons of places to camp near Baltimore. Highlighted here are a few options that should suit any camping style.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Baltimore: Grave, Museum, Saloons, and More
Whether you believe in spirits or not, there are plenty of haunts around town where it’s possible to become immersed in the mystery and macabre of Edgar Allan Poe’s past

Inner Harbor and Harbor East Hotels
Here's your complete, everything-you-need list and description of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and Harbor East hotels. Most have indoor pools, and all have a fee for parking. All are located at the most a few blocks from the harbor's main attractions, and all are in generally safe areas.

Geppi's Entertainment Museum
Touring through Geppi's Entertainment Museum is like stepping into a time capsule of American popular culture.

Baltimore Inner Harbor Cruises and Boat Tours
From dinner cruises to speedboat tours to a pirate ship excursion, here is a breakdown of the many ships and experiences that can be had onboard ships in Baltimore's Inner Harbor.

Baltimore Art Museums
There's a little something for everyone in Baltimore's art museums. A giant whirligig adorns one museum, while a bronze of Rodin's Thinker rests pensively under the marble arches of another. Find the one that fits your own personal artistic vision.

Baltimore Museum of Art
The Baltimore Museum of Art houses an impressive collection of masterpieces by legendary artists like Picasso, Matisse, and Cezanne.

Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum
Although he is most associated with the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, slugger George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. was born right here in Baltimore. In fact, the home where he was born is open as a museum dedicated to his life and legacy.

American Visionary Arts Museum
The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore is home to a spectacular collection of beautiful, bizarre, and innovative art. What makes it unique? Not a piece in the striking Key Highway building on the edge of the Inner Harbor and Federal Hill was created by a formally trained artist.

Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History…
The 82,000-square-foot Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture is dedicated to preserving history and retelling the stories of Maryland's African American community. Located on the edge of the Inner Harbor, the museum is the largest of its kind on the East Coast. Images, music and recorded oral history bring to life the museum's exhibits and collection.

Da Vinci - The Genius at the Maryland Science Center
Da Vinci - The Genius is at the Maryland Science Center through January 31. The 10,000-square-foot exhibit is the most comprehensive traveling exhibit ever created on Leonardo Da Vinci.

Maryland Science Center in Baltimore
The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is a jewel of the city's Inner Harbor. Aside from its science exhibits, the museum is home to an IMAX movie theater and planetarium. With a number of hands-on exhibits, the science center is a phenomenal attraction for kids, and is a must-see stop for tourists and locals alike.

5 Places for Perfect Easter Photos in Baltimore
These five places make for the perfect springtime backdrop for Easter photos in Baltimore.

2009 Baltimore Haunted Houses and Halloween Attractions
Haunted Houses in the Baltimore area are a frightful tradition sure to put a scare into families every fall.

Gambling and Casinos Near Baltimore
If you want to try your luck gambling, you don't have to go far to find a casino. Near Baltimore, there are several opportunities for gaming and casinos, and soon there will even be a casino within city limits.

Downtown Baltimore: Things to Do in the Inner Harbor
If you're looking to explore downtown Baltimore, especially the waterfront, this guide to the Inner Harbor will help you figure out which attractions top your list.

12 Day Trips from Baltimore
Keep these suggestions for day trips from Baltimore in mind the next time you need a break from city life.

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore is one of the city's cultural jewels. Bequeathed to Baltimore "for the benefit of the public" in 1931, the Walters collection was built by Henry Walters and his father, William. The Mount Vernon museum's legacy has grown from 22,000 to 28,000 works dating from antiquity to the 20th century and representing cultures across the globe.

Baltimore Aquarium Dolphin Show
The new Baltimore Aquarium dolphin show, Our Ocean Planet, explores the depths of Earth's waters by exploring a dolphin's world. Mixing conservation and science messages with fun, audiences leave not only amazed by the dolphins' flips and jumps, but with a deeper appreciation for the marine mammals.

Baltimore Aquarium Tickets
Buying Baltimore Aquarium tickets can seem overwhelming. There are a multitude of ticket packages, prices, and venues from which you can purchase them. Don't fret - here's everything you need to know about buying your tickets to one of the greatest aquariums in the world.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Set on 160 acres in Druid Hill Park, the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is the nation's third-oldest zoo. Chartered by the state legislature in 1876, the zoo has more than 1,500 birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, representing nearly 200 species. Animals are displayed in natural settings replicating their native habitats.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore Photos
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is located in Druid Hill Park. While it sometimes is overshadowed by the zoo down the road in Washington, the Maryland Zoo is a beautiful space that is home to a wide variety of exotic animals.

1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore
1st Mariner Arena has been the primary indoor entertainment facility in Baltimore since 1962, when it was known as the Baltimore Civic Center. Though not the most shiny, modern facility, 1st Mariner Arena has a long, proud history, and continues to serve fans of all kind in Baltimore well.

Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards in Baltimore
The city of Baltimore and state of Maryland have been home to some of the world's greatest athletes and teams. On May 14, 2005, Baltimore gained a world-class museum in which to showcase its sporting heroes. Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards features 22,000-square-feet of artifacts and interactive exhibits about, among others,Maryland's baseball, football, and lacrosse histories.

Now at Baltimore Museums: Summer 2013
On those long, hot summer days, one of the best ways to beat the heat is by spending time at an air-conditioned museum. Here's what's happening at area institutions.

National Aquarium in Baltimore Visitors Guide
The National Aquarium in Baltimore is the crown jewel of the city's Inner Harbor and one of the finest facilities of its kind in the world. More than 1.4 million people visit Baltimore's top attraction every year to see 16,500 specimens in an array of environments and exhibits, all of which are dedicated to environmental education and stewardship.

Things to See and Do in Baltimore, Maryland
A comprehensive list of things to see and do in Baltimore.

Fells Point Hotels
Fells Point in Baltimore is a great place to eat, drink, and party, but there aren't a lot of places to stay. Here's your guide to Fells Point hotels. If you'd like to stay in a more traditional hotel, check out Inner Harbor and Harbor East hotels . Both are just a short, safe walk from Fells Point. Pricing Guide (intended as a guide only - click on each listing's link to get a great price quote…

Hotels near BWI Airport in Baltimore
All of these offer shuttles to BWI Airport. From the airport, visitors can also catch the light rail into the Camden Yards near the Inner Harbor , the MARC train to Washington, DC, or an Amtrak train to New York. Most have free parking for guests and some offer long term parking.

Downtown Baltimore Hotels
Staying in a downtown Baltimore hotel, just a few blocks away from the Inner Harbor, can save visitors plenty of money. Most of Baltimore's attractions are very convenient to downtown, as are some of the city's famous neighborhoods.

Baltimore Hotels
Find and book a hotel in Baltimore here - whether you're visiting Baltimore's Inner Harbor , flying though BWI Airport or you live in Baltimore and are looking to put up visiting relatives or just plan a getaway weekend for yourself and your sweetie, this is your one-stop source for Baltimore hotels.

Towson and Hunt Valley Hotels
Hotels in Towson, 15 miles north of Baltimore's Inner Harbor , cater to visitors to Towson University and Goucher College, plus business travelers. Towson hotels tend to be cheaper than downtown hotels and those in Hunt Valley, 10 miles north of Towson. Free parking is standard in these areas.

Pet Friendly Baltimore Hotels
Several Baltimore hotels allow pets. Most hotels require a deposit or fee, and many have rules about leaving pets alone in the room. Please call the hotel and confirm its pet policy. The suburban Baltimore hotels (near Towson or BWI ) have more green space, but urban areas ( Inner Harbor or Fells Point ) are better set up for walking.

Baltimore Attractions and Museums Holiday Schedules
A list of Baltimore museums and attractions' holiday schedules

Port Discovery
Port Discovery is Baltimore's children's museum. Nestled in the adult entertainment district known as Power Plant Live!, just a few blocks from the Inner Harbor, Port Discovery is an oasis designed for children ages 2 to 10. Dominated by KidsWorks, a three-level climbing structure, the museums other exhibits all surround the giant jungle gym. Port Discovery is attraction where kids can play, learn, exercise their creativity and expand their mind.

Annapolis Hotels
Annapolis hotels run the gamut from luxurious and expensive to bare bones and affordable. Maryland's capital city sits just 45 minutes south Baltimore, and it's a lovely little town with a gorgeous historic waterfront district and the U.S. Naval Academy.

Free Attractions in Baltimore
A list of free things to do in Baltimore, including museums, landmarks, and outdoor pursuits.

Star-Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore
Details and schedule for the Star-Spangled Sailabration, the kick off for a three-year War of 1812 Bicentennial celebration taking place from June 13-19, 2012.

5 Easy Weekend Getaways from Baltimore
Baltimore is within easy reach of a wide range of weekend getaway options. From big cities to seaside towns, here are some of the best places to escape.

Monthly Discount and Free Events in Baltimore
Like clockwork, many of Baltimore's most anticipated free events fall on the same days each month.

April 2012 Events in Baltimore
Don't miss these event in Baltimore for April 2012.

May 2012 Events in Baltimore
Activities, events and festivals during May in Baltimore.

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Baltimore
Whether you plan to get together with your family and friends at home or participate in one of the events below, make the most out of the long weekend with one of these Memorial Day activities.

Memorial Day Weekend Events in Baltimore
Whether you plan to get together with your family and friends at home or participate in one of the events below, make the most out of the long weekend with one of these Memorial Day activities.

Summer in Baltimore 2012
A listing of festivals, concerts & events in Baltimore during summer 2012.

Baltimore Art Guide: Summer 2012
This summer, Baltimore's art museums are showcasing a wide range of exhibitions. From pre-war era prints to political propaganda, anyone with interest in the arts should have no trouble finding something that strikes their fancy.

Historic Ships in Baltimore's Inner Harbor
In lieu of a traditional maritime museum, visitors can climb aboard and experience these historic ships in Baltimore's Inner Harbor firsthand.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Baltimore
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! in Baltimore's Inner Harbor features strange items, a 4-D move theater, and a mirror maze.

Art Galleries in Baltimore
This neighborhood-by-neighborhood guide will help anyone interested in viewing or collecting art in the Baltimore area.

Seven Things You Have to Do in Baltimore
From chowing down on steamed crabs to some of the landmarks you can't miss, here are some of the things you can't leave Baltimore without doing and seeing.

Edgar Allan Poe House
One of the world's most celebrated authors once lived here. Now you can visit to learn about his life and work.

USS Constellation
Set sail into the past without ever leaving the Inner Harbor.

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