Baltimore, situated in the eastern coast of Maryland, is a major tourist hub. A recent study put the income generated from Baltimore’s Tourism Department too close to 5 Billion dollars, one of the highest in the country. Baltimore has an old world charm to it that is fused with some modern architecture, making it a wonderful place to visit. Here are few of the major tourist attractions in Baltimore that have made it world famous.
The Oriole Park at Camden Yards:
One of the first places to visit in Baltimore is the Oriole Park at Camden Yard which is home to the Baltimore Orioles baseball team. A majestic stadium, built in 1992, it is one of the country’s first retro themed parks and can house up to 45000+ people. With various modes of transport also available, the park is easily accessible and is a major tourist attraction in Baltimore. One of the best parts of the Park is its retro and the old-school feel that adds charm to the beautiful construction
The Inner Harbour of Baltimore is another must visit place of Baltimore. It holds a very important historical significance due to the fact that the harbour was the second biggest on the East Coast for immigrants to enter the United States. Situated at the eastern end, the harbour also houses many centres of attraction. One of its most popular tourist attractions that also host other ones, the Inner Harbour is another place to visit in Baltimore.
The most popular attraction of Baltimore is the National Aquarium that is the most visited tourist attraction in the city. With an annual attendance of over 1.5 Million People, it is home to over 750 species of aquatic life and has over 17000 specimens in its ranks. Also, the aquarium has a vision to raise awareness over the global warming effect on aquatic life all over the world and has a host of green awareness programmes that highlight its cause and needs. The Aquarium is a state treasure and is one of most important places to visit in Baltimore.
The American Visionary Art Museum
The American Visionary Art museum is another big tourist attraction for classical architecture an art lovers all over the world. One of the most significant buildings dotting the city’s skyline, the museum contains 67000 square feet of space and over 4000 permanent artefacts and displays. It specializes in visionary art and was commissioned by the city’s municipality under the condition that they would clean up the residual pollution from a copper and whiskey factory that previously took its place. The museum has no permanent curators and prefers using temporary or guest curators to run the place. It is one of the most visited places in Baltimore and adds glamour to an already beautiful town.