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Bike, walk, jog or just sit back and relax next to the mighty Mississippi at beautiful Woldenberg Park. Enjoy the ships floating by on the river, or the interesting sculptures that dot the landscape near the docks. Plenty of grass for picnicking and ample benches make perfect spots for a ...


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The original settlement of New Orleans, called Vieux Carré, French Quarter or simply The Quarter, is the oldest neighborhood in the city. Established by the French in 1718, the location was, and is still, a valuable site for trade due to its strategic position along the Mississippi River.


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Bisecting the city from north to south, this street has been known as Charles Street since as early as 1761. With speculations that Charles Street was once a Susquehannock Indian trail, its history even predates that of the city. In 1824 the "first" Washington Monument was erected on Charles Street, ...


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This pedestrian-friendly mecca is full of life day and night and provides entertainment for couples, families and professionals. Visit Harborplace and The Gallery for a wide variety of dining and shopping experiences. Engage your senses at the Maryland Science Center, featuring a planetarium and an IMAX theatre. Take a ride ...


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The oldest, continuously running market in the U.S., this Baltimore icon was established in 1782 after General Howard donated the farmland that would become the site of the Lexington Market following the Revolutionary War. Farmers converged on the appointed spot and sold butter, eggs, turkeys, hams and other produce on ...


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Construction on this classic ball field began in 1989 and was completed in 1992, when it became the official home of the Orioles. Oriole Park's Center Field rests on the former family residence of baseball star Babe Ruth. Traditional in design, the park's development was influenced by the style of ...


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The AVAM is America's national museum for self-taught, intuitive art. Opened by former psychiatric nurse and founder, Rebecca Hoffberger, AVAM takes pride in the fact that it is a "pretty un-museumy" museum. The museum strives to explore and expand the definition of what an artist is. Artwork displays are unconventional, ...


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Various ships offer cruises on the Inner Harbor for individuals, small groups or the entire company. The Spirit of Baltimore is available for public cruises or private charters complete with dining, dancing and stunning harbor views. Watermark offers Baltimore Harbor cruises aboard its Annapolitan II that range from 45-minute educational ...


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A Baltimore icon, the Lyric Opera House opened in 1894 with a performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It has enjoyed an illustrious and varied career, hosting everything from boxing matches to cooking shows on its stage. The Lyric's excellent acoustics and ability to change with the times has kept ...


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The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center hosts world-class stage performances from its location in Baltimore's revitalized west side. Performances include popular Broadway shows, jazz and gospel performances and community events. The newly-restored center also provides a stunning backdrop for private events in several spaces, including the legendary Hippodrome Theatre, which can ...


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Second only to Ellis Island in the number of immigrants that traveled through its port during the 19th century, Baltimore was the port of entry for approximately two million immigrants between 1861 and 1930. The largest group of immigrants to arrive in Baltimore was formed by the Germans and followed ...


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This free museum is the first wax museum in the country that is dedicated to African American history. Here, visitors can observe over 100 wax and scene figures, as well as a model slave ship exhibit highlighting the 400-year-history of the Atlantic Slave Trade. The National Great Blacks In Wax ...


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The Walters Art Museum features art from all over the world from pre-dynastic Egypt to 20th-century Europe. Treasures include paintings by the Old Masters; Greek sculpture, Art Deco jewelry and 19th-century American and European masterpieces. The museum has more than just art; in fact, it houses many historical pieces including ...


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This 19th-century Victorian townhouse-turned-restaurant is a stunning setting with its 16-foot-tall marbleized columns and inviting red velvet curtains. A turn-of-the-century chandelier creates a romantic ambience, while a rotating display of artwork keeps the atmosphere fresh and lively. Live jazz is performed on Thursday evenings. With small plates fusing together an ...


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With a plethora of beers to choose from including Flemish, Belgian, Italian and Japanese beers, as well as microbrews, hard cider, and house beers like the Belgian "devil" beer, this is "the place" to come for beers. After selecting the perfect beer, enjoy European-inspired options like the popular Rosemary Garlic ...


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