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Things to Do in Montgomery County, MD

Whether you are into hiking, camping, golf, visiting galleries, attending a performance at a theatre, you’ll find it all, and more, in Montgomery County.  With more than 33,000 acres of parkland in 345 parks, 60 galleries, 22 theatres and 50 historical venues, visitors and residents enjoy superb amenities throughout the year.

Things to Do — Family Fun

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Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

Sandy Spring

The Adventure Park offers family fun for ages 5 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and safe…

The Adventure Park offers family fun for ages 5 and up. This aerial forest adventure is fun, exciting and safe for all participants. We provide a harness and equipment and give you a safety briefing that demonstrates how to climb and zip line in the park. There are 13 separate courses of varying levels of difficulty. Each course has zip lines but primarily consist of “bridges” between tree platforms made of rope, cable and wood configurations creating over 150 unique challenges. You will develop skills, endurance, and confidence during your time in the Park. Trained Adventure Park staff members monitor the Park and are there to assist if needed.

Adventure Park at Sandy Spring Website

16701 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
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Phone: 240-389-4386

AG Paintball Games Ltd.

Gaithersburg

Professionally owned sports center offering paintball for individuals, groups and parties.

Professionally owned sports center offering paintball for individuals, groups and parties.

AG Paintball Games Ltd. Website

226 Gold Kettle Drive
Gaithersburg,

MD

20878
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Phone: 301-417-0137

Hours: Two sessions a day on Sat & Sun (Morning 9:30-12:30, Afternoon 1:30-4:30)

Tickets: Individuals-$45, Group packages from $40-45

Black Hill Park

Boyds

Experience Little Seneca Lake by boat and enjoy the wildlife by kayak, canoe, or rowboat. Private boats and Fishing are…

Experience Little Seneca Lake by boat and enjoy the wildlife by kayak, canoe, or rowboat. Private boats and Fishing are allowed with permit.

Black Hill Park Website

20920 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds,

MD

20841
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Phone: 301-972-6157

Hours: May-September, Wednesdays-Sundays

Tickets: $8 per hour boat rentals, or $27.50 for full day use. $4 tickets for Pontoon Boat tours

Butler’s Orchard

Germantown

Montgomery County’s one stop shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in season. The farm also offers a large selection of…

Montgomery County's one stop shop for fresh fruits and vegetables in season. The farm also offers a large selection of pick your own farm fresh produce including strawberries, blueberries, peas, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, pumpkins, apples and c

Butler’s Orchard Website

22200 Davis Mill Road
Germantown,

MD

20876
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Phone: 301-972-3299

Hours: Spring-10am-5pm, Fall-9:30am-5:30pm

Tickets: prices vary

Capital Crescent Trail

Bethesda

11 mile biker-hiker trail running from west Silver Spring to Georgetown DC. The trail was formerly used as the Georgetown…

11 mile biker-hiker trail running from west Silver Spring to Georgetown DC. The trail was formerly used as the Georgetown Branch rail line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Capital Crescent Trail Website

Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda,

MD

20814
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Phone: 202-234-4874

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Use of the trail is free

Capitol River Cruises

Washington

Discover the most spectacular views of Washington, DC from the Potomac River. Home of the Nightingale and Nightingale II Tour…

Discover the most spectacular views of Washington, DC from the Potomac River. Home of the Nightingale and Nightingale II Tour Boats.

Capitol River Cruises Website

Washington Harbour, Georgetown
31st & K Street, NW
Washington,

DC

20007
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Phone: 301-460-7447

Hours: Daily Departures on the Hour 12pm-9pm April-October

Tickets: Adults: $13.00, Children $6.00 (Discounted tickets if purchased online)

Chesapeak and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath

Potomac

Running along side the C&O Canal, the towpath provides a path for bikers, walkers, dogs to enjoy Maryland, DC and…

Running along side the C&O Canal, the towpath provides a path for bikers, walkers, dogs to enjoy Maryland, DC and Virgina.

Chesapeak and Ohio (C&O) Canal Towpath Website

11710 MacArthur Boulevard
Potomac, MD 20854
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Phone: 301-767-3714

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Use of the trail is free

Clopper Lake

Gaithersburg

Clopper lake has an over-abundance of largemouth bass, as well as tiger muskie fingerlings, and a hybrid cross of northern…

Clopper lake has an over-abundance of largemouth bass, as well as tiger muskie fingerlings, and a hybrid cross of northern pike and muskellunge. The lake also contains catfish, bluegill, black crappie, brown bullheads, common carp, and pumpkinseed sunfish

Clopper Lake Website

Seneca Creek State Park
11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg,

MD

20878
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Phone: 301-924-2127

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Contact park service for license requirements and pricing

Dave & Busters

Kensington

Restaurant, bar and virtual game center.

Restaurant, bar and virtual game center.

Dave & Busters Website

11301 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor
Kensington,

MD

20895
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Phone: 301-230-5151

Hours: Sun-Wed 11:30am-11pm, Th 11:30am-Midnight, Fri-Sat 11:30am-1am

Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory

Gaithesrburg

Built in 1899, the observatory is a National Historic Landmark.

Built in 1899, the observatory is a National Historic Landmark.

Gaithersburg International Latitude Observatory Website

100 Desellum Avenue
Gaithesrburg, MD 20877
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Phone: 301-258-6310

Hours: Open for tours in Spring.

Gaithersburg Water Park

Gaithersburg

Intended for recreational swimming, the main pool has shallow water play spaces, a raindrop water umbrella, and water slides. The…

Intended for recreational swimming, the main pool has shallow water play spaces, a raindrop water umbrella, and water slides. The park features a double water slide that is 250 feet long. There is a children's splash pool designed for ages 5 and younger

Gaithersburg Water Park Website

510 S. Frederick Avenue
Gaithersburg,

MD

20877
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Phone: 301-258-6445

Hours: Memorial Day-Labor Day (rates for admission inclulded on the website)

Tickets: http://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/poi/default.asp?POI_ID=5&TOC=1;5;

Go Ape!

Rockville

Swing, climb and zip through the forest canopy 40 to 50 feet above the ground at Go Ape, the world’s…

Swing, climb and zip through the forest canopy 40 to 50 feet above the ground at Go Ape, the world's largest treetop adventure course operator! The obstacle course is made up of 40 crossings, including trapezes, rope bridges, suspension bridges, 2 tarzan swings and 5 longest zip lines in the area. There are 5 individual sections within the course, each section taking you higher into the forest canopy and finishing with a zip line more exciting than the previous one! The course takes 2 to 3 hours and reservations are highly recommended.

Go Ape! Website

Rock Creek Regional Park
6129 Needwood Lake Drive
Rockville, MD 20855
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Phone: 1-800-971-8271

Locust Grove Nature Center

Bethesda

An ideal spot to watch birds and other small creatures in their real habitats. Includes child-friendly live animals and hands-on…

An ideal spot to watch birds and other small creatures in their real habitats. Includes child-friendly live animals and hands-on activities. Explore fields, wetlands, and streambanks.

Locust Grove Nature Center Website

Cabin John Regional Park
777 Democracy Blvd.
Bethesda,

MD

20817
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Phone: 301-299-1990

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Admission to the park is free.

Meadowside Nature Center

Rockville

Located in Rock Creek Regional Park, Meadowside offers hands-on natural and cultural history programs and exhibits. There are 8 miles…

Located in Rock Creek Regional Park, Meadowside offers hands-on natural and cultural history programs and exhibits. There are 8 miles of nature trails to see real live animals in their real habitats.

Meadowside Nature Center Website

Rock Creek Regional Park
5100 Meadowside Lane
Rockville,

MD

20855
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Phone: 301-924-4141

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Admission to the park is free.

Metropolitan Branch Trail

Washington

An 8-mile trail running from Union Station in DC to Silver Spring, MD. The trail passes through numerous vibrant and…

An 8-mile trail running from Union Station in DC to Silver Spring, MD. The trail passes through numerous vibrant and historic neighborhoods and connects to the National Mall.

Metropolitan Branch Trail Website

2000 14th Street, NW 7th Floor
Washington,

DC

20009
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Phone: 202-671-2638

Hours: Follows County Park hours (dawn til dusk)

Tickets: Use of the trail is free

National Aquarium in Baltimore

Baltimore

For more than two decades, the Aquarium has been a symbol of urban renewal, an economic anchor for the region…

For more than two decades, the Aquarium has been a symbol of urban renewal, an economic anchor for the region and a source of pride for Marylanders.

National Aquarium in Baltimore Website

501 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore,

MD

21202
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Phone: 410-576-3800

Hours: Mon-Thu 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

Tickets: Adults $29.95, Seniors $28.95, Child $19.95

National Capital Trolley Museum

Colesville

The National Capital Trolley Museum preserves and interprets the heritage of electric and interurban railways of Washington, DC.

National Capital Trolley Museum

The National Capital Trolley Museum preserves and interprets the heritage of electric and interurban railways of Washington, DC.

National Capital Trolley Museum Website

1313 Bonifant Road
Colesville, MD 20905
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Phone: 301-384-6088

Hours: Saturdays and Sundays
12pm - 5pm

Thursdays and Fridays
10am - 2pm
until November 12, 2010

National Zoological Park

Washington

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo is a place where people can marvel at wonderful animals, learn about…

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Zoo is a place where people can marvel at wonderful animals, learn about wildlife, and enjoy a beautiful peaceful experience among the gardens.

National Zoological Park Website

3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington,

DC

20008
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Phone: 202-633-3038

Hours: 10am-6pm 364 days a year

Tickets: Admission is free.

Olney Theatre

Sandy Spring

Offering professional productions year-round. One of only two State theatres in Maryland.

Offering professional productions year-round. One of only two State theatres in Maryland.

Olney Theatre Website

2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Sandy Spring,

MD

20832-1601
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Phone: 301-924-3400

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