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  • 1. American Visionary Art Museum

    Federal Hill | Museum/Gallery

    The nation's primary museum and education center for self-taught or "outsider" art has won great acclaim by both museum experts and those who...Read More

  • Baltimore Museum of Art

    2. Baltimore Museum of Art

    Charles Village | Museum/Gallery

    Works by Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, and Monet are among the 90,000 paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts on exhibit...Read More

    Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Fort McHenry

    3. Fort McHenry

    Locust Point | Military Site

    This star-shaped brick fort is forever associated with Francis Scott Key and "The Star-Spangled Banner," which Key penned while watching the...Read More

    Fort McHenry
  • 4. Maryland Science Center

    Inner Harbor | Museum/Gallery

    Originally known as the Maryland Academy of Sciences, this 200-year-old scientific institution is one of the oldest in the United States. Now...Read More

  • 5. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore


    More than 2,000 animals live in the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, the third-oldest zoo in the country. Elephants, lions, giraffes and hippos are...Read More

  • National Aquarium in Baltimore

    6. National Aquarium in Baltimore

    Inner Harbor | Zoo/Aquarium

    The most-visited attraction in Maryland has more than 16,000 fish, sharks, dolphins, and amphibians dwelling in 2 million gallons of water....Read More

    National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • 7. Oriole Park at Camden Yards

    Downtown | Sports Venue

    Home of the Baltimore Orioles, Camden Yards and the nearby area bustle on game days. Since it opened in 1992, this nostalgically designed baseball...Read More

  • 8. Port Discovery Children's Museum

    Inner Harbor | Museum/Gallery

    At this interactive museum, adults are encouraged to play every bit as much as children. A favorite attraction is the three-story KidWorks,...Read More

  • 9. Walters Art Museum

    Mount Vernon | Museum/Gallery

    The Walters' prodigious collection of more than 30,000 artworks provides an organized overview of human history over 5,500 years, from the 3rd...Read More

  • 10. B&O Railroad Museum

    West Baltimore | Museum/Gallery

    The famous Baltimore & Ohio Railroad was founded on the site that now houses this museum, which contains more than 120 full-size locomotives...Read More

  • 11. Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum

    West Baltimore | House/Mansion/Villa

    This plain brick row house, three blocks from Oriole Park at Camden Yards, was the birthplace of "the Bambino." Although Ruth was born here...Read More

  • 12. Baltimore City Hall

    Downtown | Government Building

    Built in 1875, Baltimore City Hall consists of mansard roofs and a gilt dome over a 110-foot rotunda, all supported by ironwork. Inside you...Read More

  • 13. Baltimore Civil War Museum-President Street Station

    Harbor East | Museum/Gallery

    President Street Station offers a glimpse of the violence and divided loyalties that the war caused in Maryland, a state caught in the middle...Read More

  • 14. Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Federal Hill | Museum/Gallery

    Baltimore is proud of its blue-collar roots. The fascinating and kid-friendly Baltimore Museum of Industry is housed in an 1865 oyster cannery...Read More

  • 15. Baltimore Streetcar Museum

    Station North Arts District | Museum/Gallery

    This often-overlooked museum lets you travel back to an era when streetcars dominated city thoroughfares. A film traces the vehicle's evolution...Read More

  • 16. Baltimore Visitor Center

    Inner Harbor | Information Center

    Stop by the sweeping, all-glass center for information on the city, brochures, tickets, and hotel and restaurant reservations. ...Read More

  • 17. Basilica of the Assumption

    Mount Vernon | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Opened in 1821, the Basilica of the Assumption is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in the United States. Designed by Benjamin Latrobe, architect...Read More

  • 18. Broadway Market

    Fells Point | Market/Bazaar

    Head to the market's two pavilions to grab a drink or light snack or stock up on ethnic deli meats. You can also find pizza, sandwiches, and...Read More

  • 19. Bromo Seltzer Tower

    West Baltimore | Local Interest–Sight

    Baltimore was the headquarters of the Bromo Seltzer antacid company, which modeled this tower after Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio in 1911. A five...Read More

  • 20. Cal Ripken Stadium

    Sports Venue

    Cal Ripken Stadium brings Single-A baseball to town with the IronBirds, an Orioles minor-league affiliate team. Owned by Cal Ripken, the team...Read More

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