Area Attractions ~
American Visionary Art Museum - This national museum and education center for outstanding original works of art created by intuitive, self-taught artists is located on a 1.1 acre wonderland campus featuring three historic renovated industrial buildings, sculpture gardens, a museum store and restaurant.
Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum - A National Historic Site, this museum is the birthplace of Babe Ruth. See rare artifacts, photos, videos and more; located two blocks from Camden Yards.
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum - This fascinating, fun place for kids, families, and lovers of history and American railroading features the most comprehensive collection in the Western Hemisphere, plus free parking and train rides.
The Baltimore Museum of Art - Maryland’s largest art museum showcases a dazzling collection, ranging from ancient mosaics to contemporary art, plus ever-changing exhibitions, sculpture gardens, an eclectic museum shop and a scenic restaurant. General admission is free.
Baltimore Museum of Industry - Visit re-created workshops; explore industry from days past; and see the 1906 Steam Tug Baltimore, a national historic landmark. Enjoy hands-on activities for kids, tours for the whole family and free parking.
Baltimore Spirit Cruises - The Spirit of Baltimore, along with the Inner Harbor Spirit, offers year-round sailing. Enjoy lunch, dinner and holiday cruises, as well as special events! Sixty-minute sightseeing cruises from April-September.
CENTERSTAGE - Considered one of the top 10 regional theaters in the country and honored as the State Theater of Maryland, this professional theater presents a variety of home-produced plays, from Shakespeare to August Wilson, Sondheim to Shaw, in two state-of-the-art theaters.
Contemporary Museum - This unique museum promotes the art of our time as both educational tool and catalyst of progressive social change in Baltimore and surrounding areas, producing and presenting new art and exhibitions immediately relevant to local audiences.
Cylburn Arboretum - This public garden and nature preserve encompasses more than 200 acres, with more than three miles of nature trails through a mature piedmont forest, a man-made wetland area and a historic mansion.
Fire Museum of Maryland - The third largest fire museum in the world, with 40 antique engines, a reconstructed firehouse, and the Great Baltimore Fire and other fire service history exhibits, and steam engine and apparatus demonstrations.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine - This 18th-century brick fort defended Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812 and is the birthplace of the American national anthem. Park rangers offer visitor programs and special events that highlight the park’s history. Visit the birthplace of "The Star-Spangled Banner!"
Geppi's Entertainment Museum - Take an unprecedented journey through American history with a focus on pop culture in media, toys and comic characters as they shaped our children through a magical blend of entertainment and education.
Harbor East - Baltimore's premier waterfront entertainment-lifestyle destination is located where President Street meets Aliceanna Street. Harbor East offers a collection of the area's finest restaurants and retail establishments.
Harborplace & The Gallery at Harborplace - The heart of Baltimore's renowned Inner Harbor, Harborplace The Gallery features a mix of 120 unique shops, restaurants and diverse eateries, plus live seasonal entertainment on the waterfront.
Laurel Park - Site of the Maryland Million, offering live Thoroughbred racing and simulcast racing from across the country.
Maryland Science Center - Located at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, the MD Science Center has three levels of hands-on exhibits waiting to be explored. Save time for an IMAX film, Planetarium show or catch some live science on the Demo Stage.
The Maryland Zoo In Baltimore - The zoo is home to more than 2,000 exotic mammals, birds and reptiles in a wooded, 180-acre setting. Group rates and rental facilities are available. Free parking.
National Aquarium Baltimore - Stunning exhibits and more than 11,000 aquatic animals, plus the widely lauded exhibit, Animal Planet Australia, make this Inner Harbor destination Baltimore's most popular attraction. Express entry is available when you purchase tickets online.
The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum - America’s first wax museum of African American history and culture features more than 100 life-size and lifelike wax figures.
Phoenix Shot Tower - From 1828 to 1892, molten lead was dropped 215 feet to make shot for guns in this Baltimore landmark.
Pimlico Race Course - Home of the Preakness Stakes, middle jewel of the Triple Crown, this track offers live Thoroughbred racing during its Spring meet plus simulcast racing from across the country year-round.
Port Discovery Children's Museum - Port Discovery, the Children's Museum in Baltimore offers three floors of educational and interactive exhibits, programs and activities for children ages 2-10 years old.
Power Plant Live! - Baltimore’s premier dining and entertainment district, located adjacent to the Inner Harbor. This exciting development features entertainment, restaurants and nightclubs—all spilling out into a common plaza with outdoor seating.
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House - Visit the 1793 home of Mary Pickersgill, where she made the 30x42 Star-Spangled Banner that flew over Fort McHenry and inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that would later become our national anthem.
Top of the World Observation Level - A spectacular and unforgettable view of Baltimore awaits you from the top of the world’s tallest pentagonal building. New exhibits about local landmarks, famous people and “firsts” and historic events will engage and inspire you to explore more of Charm City!
Urban Pirates - Embark on a swashbuckling voyage that sails the Inner Harbor aboard the Fearless, Baltimore’s only pirate ship! Treasure, adventure, fun!
The Walters Art Museum - Acclaimed as one of the best art museums in the United States, the Walters offers 55 centuries of art, including Egyptian mummies, medieval armors and 19th-century masterpieces. The Walters also holds world-class traveling exhibitions. General admission is free.