Econo Lodge Laurel Racetrack
9700 Washington Blvd.
Laurel, MD 20723
Phone: (301) 776-8008
Fax: (301) 776-0112
The railroad bridge in Maryland is the only one left in the nation that was built in the revolutionary design in the history of American bridge engineering. It is a 160-foot (49-meter) long double-span truss bridge. Currently, it is used in the Savage Mill Trail. It was the first bridge built out of all metal to be used on railroad. It is named after its inventor, Wendel Bollman, a self-educated engineer from Baltimore.
Visit historic old town's Main Street with its antique and gift shops and restaurants; anchored by the Train Station and the Laurel Museum.
Situated on a knoll overlooking the Patuxent River on 15 acres, this two and a half-story late Georgian-style brick plantation house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With four rooms on each floor, Snow Hill Manor features Federal-style trim, wood floors and period-style furnishings. This historic property may be rented by the public for meetings, receptions, weddings and other functions.
A National Historic Landmark situated on 70 acres, the Georgian-style Montpelier Mansion operates as a house museum and a rental facility. The property contains a rare surviving 18th century summer house and the Little Teapot Gift Shop. Some of the Mansion's rooms are furnished as they would have appeared from the end of the 18th century until 1830. Montpelier Mansion is available for weddings, receptions, luncheons, and meetings.
Explore wildlife habitats, endangered species, animal lifecycles and more. The center features outdoor trails and habitats.
Enjoy photographs, periodicals, documents, maps, and memorabilia of Columbia's history. Call for futher information and hours.
Federalist mansion in Howard County, perfect for receptions, meetings, and special events.
Don S. S. Goodloe House was used as a residence for school children of African-American origin. It was built in 1915 in a Colonial Revival style of architecture. It is currently named the Goodloe Alumnihouse at Bowie State University. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 1988.
This park offers miniature golf, batting cages, playground area, two large picnic pavilions, a snack bar, summer camp, and video games.
Bowie City, a small railroad stop of yesteryear, was originally christened Huntington City. The station, which was the focus of the town, was named after Governor Oden Bowie. Presently a museum, this venue houses an interesting collection of edifices. You will find restored railroad buildings like the waiting shed for passengers, the interlocking tower, the freight building, and the Norfolk and Western caboose from the '20s. Get a glimpse of railroad history in a unique setting.
Named after the legendary rocket scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is open to the public through their visitor center. The center was founded in 1959 and is NASA's flagship space flight complex. Only scheduled tours are available and families or small groups visiting the visitor center to see the exhibits and rocket garden can do so during normal hours without any reservations. The registered tours comprises of operation areas, testing and satellite building sites.
Spanning 1176 acres (476 hectares), Greenbelt Park offers a refreshing escape from the urban grind. From hiking and bicycling to horse-riding, there's lots to do for outdoor enthusiasts within the park's sylvan landscapes. Excellent camping facilities throughout the park make it an excellent place for spending the entire day in the company of nature. There's picnic areas as well. Check website for more.