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Attractions in Baltimore, Maryland

American Visionary Art Museum - The American Visionary Art Museum showcases works by self-taught, outsider artists that have often been overlooked in the art world. Founded in 1995 by Rebecca Hoffberger, this unique arts attraction has a permanent collection and holds yearlong exhibits showcasing pieces centered on one theme such as faith, substance abuse and war and peace.

Baltimore Museum of Art - The Baltimore Museum of Art is home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th-century, modern, and contemporary art. Founded in 1914 with a single painting, the BMA today has 90,000 works of art. Outstanding selections of European and American fine and decorative arts, prints and drawings, contemporary art by established and emerging contemporary artists, and objects from Africa, Asia, the Ancient Americas, and Pacific Islands. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city.

Cylburn Arboretum - Cylburn Arboretum is a 207 acre urban park administered by the Horticultural Division of the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks. It is located within the city limits, but has the feeling of an estate set in the rolling countryside. Collections of Japanese maples, hollies, conifers, Maryland oaks (begun on Arbor Day 1983) beeches, tree peonies, maples and magnolias stand on spacious lawns and many gardens surround the Victorian Mansion. Trails wind through the woodlands, where rare trees, native plants and wildflowers may be studied.

Fort McHenry National Monument - The flag that flies at Fort McHenry is 30X42 feet, big enough to see "by the dawn's early light." Its 15 stars and stripes still fly as boldly as they did at the Battle of Baltimore, when U.S. soldiers reclaimed American independence from the British in the War of 1812.

Great Blacks in Wax Museum - The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is among the nations most dynamic cultural and educational institutions. Because it is a wax museum committed solely to the study and preservation of African American history, it is also among the most unique. Primarily, the presentation of life-size, life-like wax figures highlighting historical and contemporary personalities of African ancestry defines its uniqueness.

Maryland Science Center - The Maryland Academy of Sciences is Maryland's oldest scientific institution and one of the oldest such institutions in the entire nation. Experience all kinds of science encounters with the beautiful Planetarium, creative exhibits and our huge Imax theatre.

National Aquarium - Come celebrate and the world’s aquatic habitats from tropical rain forests to coral reefs; from our Chesapeake Bay to the world’s oceans. The Aquarium is home to approximately 16,500 specimens and more than 660 species of animals.

Port Discovery Children's Museum - Port Discovery Children's Museum provides experiences which ignite imagination, inspire learning, and nurture growth through play. In its short history, Port Discovery Children's Museum has served over 2.4 million visitors.

Six Flags America & Hurricane Harbor - Splash your way to fun at our Hurricane Harbor, then dry off while experiencing some of the best thrill rides you will ever encounter. There is fun for all ages at Six Flags America.Experience the best in thrilling rides, exciting live entertainment and a free waterpark all at Six Flags America.

The Babe Ruth Museum - Over the course of its 30-year history, the Babe Ruth Museum’s mission has evolved to not only feature the greatest baseball player ever, but also to present the rich and storied histories of Baltimore’s Orioles and Colts. Upon the opening of Sports Legends at Camden Yards on May 14, 2005, those artifacts moved into a new and larger home at Camden Station. Meanwhile, the Birthplace has reverted to its original mission to feature exhibits on the life and times of George Herman Ruth...a man we know better as "Babe Ruth."

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum - The B&O Railroad Museum brings alive the magic and adventure of railroading every day! This historic national landmark allows you to see, touch, hear and explore the most important railroad collection in America. Start your journey with a visit today! A National treasure of railroad artifacts, this museum is a fun place for children and adults alike.

The Maryland Zoo - The Baltimore Zoo was created on April 7, 1876 and is the third oldest zoo in the country. See what it is like to stand eye to eye with a giraffe, get to know the elephants, watch the reptiles slither away, fly with the birds and get to know about other fascinating mammals.

Top of the World Observation Level and Museum - Top of the World is the perfect starting point for any visit to the city and provides a breathtaking view of Baltimore's skyline, harbor and beyond. This city attraction featuring a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of Baltimore has stationed binoculars and photo-map guides to help guests learn about Baltimore. Discover Baltimore's history as guides reveal fascinating facts and personal reminiscences that make Baltimore come alive!

USS Constellation Museum - Historic Ships in Baltimore is the steward of the US Sloop-of-War Constellation, US Submarine Torsk, US Coast Guard Cutter Taney, Lightship 116 "Chesapeake", and Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse. It is also the custodian of related artifacts, materials, and histories from these national treasures, celebrating over 200 years of naval and maritime history.