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Top 10 things to do in Baltimore - Part II

Updated on August 14, 2010

Baltimore Maryland Attractions

 Welcome to Part II of my list of Top 10 things to do in Baltimore. If you have not seen the first part, make sure to see it first.

Top 10 things to do in Baltimore, Md - Part I

Baltimore is known for its great hospitality and people's appreciation of food and other fine things in life. Inner Harbor at Baltimore is quite an action packed place to be having fun.

6. American Visionary Art Museum

One of the Top 10 things to do in Baltimore, Maryland is the American Visionary Art Museum as it can be described in just one word - Incredible. There are no rules for artwork displayed here or professional artists made these grand intriguing art work. The wood sculpture made by a mental asylum resident from a tree struck by lightning is a must see. These are paintings and sculptures not by academy graduates, but by self-taught amateurs, psychopaths and of the sort. Ticket prices for admission into the museum are $8 and is well worth it.

Art Museum
Art Museum

7. Port Discovery

 Port Discovery in Baltimore is in the list of Top 10 places to see in Baltimore because of the kid-friendly activities abound at this museum that entertains everyone. Disney Imagineering worked hard to create many hands-on activities at this museum to make it one of the best Baltimore attractions for kids. Kids of all ages are delighted and excited as they interact and discover history and science. Activities like getting wet at Wonders of Water, a delightful tomb-raider pyramid setting, deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphics at Adventure Expeditions, and climbing to the ceiling at the KidWorks jungle gym is just a dream come true.  Ticket prices are $11 per adult and a little less for kids. Kids will absolutely enjoy the Dream Lab and the Exploration Center, where visitors  learn how to make their own art and jewelry. Children can climb, crawl, swing and slide in the Port Discovery's three-story treehouse which is unforgettable fun.

Port discovery Baltimore
Port discovery Baltimore

8. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

 Like every major city in the US, Baltimore has a zoo that is home to more than 2000 animals, with exotic mammals, birds and reptiles in a wooded, huge area setting.  There are several animals and birds in the zoo including African black-footed penguin colony, a polar bear watch and the Maryland Wilderness and various reptiles. There are plenty of other fun events annually like breakfasts with different animals, a reggae and brew festival, an Easter Egg hunt, a wine festival, an elephant crushing a pumpkin during Halloween time. Zoomerang is an incredible live party that features live music, lots of animals and birds like penguins, turtles ambassadors and you have to pay for it. Polar Bear Watch, the Zoo's new state-of-the-art exhibit about life on the edge of the Arctic, features an authentic Tundra Buggy visitors can watch Alaska from inside.

Baltimore Maryland Zoo
Baltimore Maryland Zoo

9. Baltimore Seafood - Crabs

Baltimore is known for its great fresh seafood, especially crabs and they are indeed delicious. Baltimore's Inner Harbor area has many fine restaurants that are world class cuisine in every ethnic taste and you should taste at one of the many Inner Harbor restaurants. The world-famous Chesapeake Bay cuisine is just fantastic especially during the peak crab season - a heaven for crab lovers!

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Baltimore seafood
Baltimore seafood

10. Nightlife in Baltimore

Baltimore has a solid range of resident performing-arts companies, including a nationally recognized symphony, an opera company, a major regional theater, and several local professional theater companies. Baltimore has a nice variety of small live-performance venues. Power Plant Live is an energetic and exciting place to have a lot of fun in places like Pianos at Howl at the Moon Saloon, club music at Have a Nice Day, headliners at the Comedy Factory, a Cuban and Latin vibe at Babalu, or at Havana Club.

Other things to do in Baltimore
There are plenty more attractions in Baltimore like Pride of Baltimore, Flag House Museum, Oriole Park, many more museums like Maritime Museum and Washington museum, etc.

Inner Harbor in Baltimore
Inner Harbor in Baltimore

Nightlife in Baltimore


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    • htodd profile image

      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the nice post ..Baltimore is really nice city

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      Tuppaluppa 5 years ago

      I loooooovvvvvve baltimore and i love everything

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      webstudio2ucom 6 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      Crabs are so delicious. excellent review

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      Dolores Monet 7 years ago from East Coast, United States

      As a Baltimoron, I must say that the pictures are outstanding and that the Visionary Museum is one of my all time favorite museums anywhere. Very cool stuff.

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      Capt and The Kid 8 years ago

      Not a fan of Baltimore, but some nicely put together info. Maybe next time through we will do more than hang out in the Patapsco. Sounds like the American Visionary Art Museum is a place we'll escape to.