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Prince George’s County Is a Gem of the Capital Region

May 11, 2021

Just across from Washington DC, Prince George’s County of Maryland is a delightful destination that offers several unique opportunities for groups to venture out to discover new endeavors. Experience the great outdoors walking scenic nature trails such as the National Wildlife Visitor Center, one of the largest science and environmental education centers; enjoy scenes of nature amid the Patuxent Research Refuge Park and other National Park Service sites. 

While here, a visit to the Piscataway Park and Colonial Farm, a prehistoric site with 4,000 acres of parkland to learn ages of history, is not to be missed. Expand one’s curiosity by taking a flight at the College Park Aviation Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and listed as a National Register of Historic Places in aviation history. Explore intriguing up-close and personal historical mansions and museums such as Surratt House, Mount Airy Mansion, and Darnall’s Chance House Museum and the National Agricultural Library—all full of fascinating history.

Intriguing artwork can be seen at Prince George’s African American Museum, and Prince George’s Arts & Humanities Council, in addition to great performances at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Center of Performing Arts at Prince George’s Community College, where students’ passion for dance, music and theater is nurtured and developed.

At the center of the Capitol Metropolitan Region, this distinguished location is known for its most popular attractions that include Six Flags America & Hurricane Harbor Waterpark, TopGolf, Dave & Busters, Bladensburg Waterfront Park, and our famous National Harbor along the Potomac River. This waterfront district boasts a vibrant downtown atmosphere with outdoor cafés and music, water activities, designer fashion shopping at Tanger Outlets, world-class entertainment, and breathtaking views from the 180-ft Capital Wheel. National Harbor offers something for everyone!

This alluring destination offers groups an array of activities and amenities to enhance their adventure, whether for a day trip, or multi-night stay, Prince George’s County is the place for you to discover something new!

This story was written by Experience Prince George’s and originally appeared in Teach & Travel’s May 2021 issue.

Photo courtesy of Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council.

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