Things to Do in Southern Maryland

Situated just 20 miles away from downtown Washington, D.C., Waldorf, Maryland offers visitors a full list of activities and attractions to enjoy. From unique cultural attractions and sports complexes to historic landmarks and family attractions, Waldorf is a prime destination for leisure travel in Southern Maryland offering visitors and residents plenty of fun things to do. www.meetcharlescounty.com

Capital Clubhouse -

This state-of-the-art recreational facility offers basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, a climbing wall, an ice arena, skating and ice hockey lessons, skate and equipment rentals, and party facilities. www.capitalclubhouse.com
Maryland Black Box Theatre

Black Box Theatre -

This intimate, 84-seat theater offers live theater performances, with a full schedule of plays, musicals, recitals, lectures, visual arts exhibits, literary readings, and community events throughout the year. www.indianheadblackbox.org

Charles County Fair -

This fun family style event offers an old-fashioned county fair experience with a carnival, farming and animal demonstrations, history exhibits, arts and crafts, live entertainment, traditional fair food, and lots of family fun each September. www.charlescountyfair.com

American Indians Cultural Center -

Learn more about the Piscataway Indians at this unique cultural center that features a museum, a full-scale reproduction longhouse and a trading post, and offers a variety of special events throughout the year. www.piscatawayindians.org

Dr. Samuel A Mudd House Museum -

This historic home once belonged to the infamous doctor who allegedly conspired with John Wilkes Booth in the Lincoln assassination. Today the home is a museum highlighting the Mudd family's history and features a variety of historic artifacts, photos, furniture, and more. www.somd.lib.md.us/MUSEUMS/Mudd.htm

Thomas Stone National Historic Site -

Once home to Thomas Stone, an original signer of the Declaration of Independence, this historic house and grounds offers 322 acres of parkland, various outbuildings and a family cemetery. The onsite Visitor Center features several historic exhibits, a visitor orientation film and a gift shop. Admission to the park is free. www.nps.gov/thst

Budds Creek Motocross Park -

This unique, natural terrain motocross racetrack offers a variety of national and international racing events throughout the year, such as the AMA Nationals and the Motocross des Nations, and features private track rentals for BMX and motocross events. www.buddscreek.com
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Regency Furniture Stadium -

Home to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball team, this 4,200-seat baseball stadium features red barn style architecture, a kids play area and Crabby Cove, a fun bumper boat attraction. The park also offers a range of interesting concessions that go well past the standard baseball-game fare, including a selection of seafood items like crab cakes and crab-filled pretzels. www.somdbluecrabs.com/stadium.cfm

National Harbor -

Located on the shores of the Potomac River, this unique retail, entertainment and residential development features upscale hotels, retail shops, restaurants, nightclubs, a marina, and a children's museum. www.nationalharbor.com

Maryland International Raceway -

This IHRA sanctioned track located in Budds Creek features a 1/4-mile drag strip, drag and bracket racing, food concessions and souvenir vendors. The track plays host to a wide range of annual racing events, including the Ford Fever Classic, the MIROCK WPGC Bike Fest, the NMCA Muscle car Nationals and the IHRA Sportsman Spectacular. www.mirdrag.com

The ShowPlace Arena and Equestrian Center -

This unique event center and equestrian complex is open for a range of trade shows, concerts, equestrian events, sporting tournaments and other gatherings and features an indoor arena, show rings, food concessions, camping facilities, horse stables, and catering facilities. www.showplacearena.com

White Plain Regional Park -

With an 18-hole public golf course, lighted tennis courts, a playground, a dog park. A soccer field, a softball field, a baseball field, and a football field, White Plains Regional Park offers fun recreational opportunities for visitors and locals alike. Open daily, 8am-dusk. www.charlescounty.org/pf/parks_rec/parks/index.jsp

Six Flags of America Theme Park -

This popular theme park features thrill rides, kiddie rides, live shows, concerts and entertainment, a water park, food concessions and more. www.sixflags.com/america
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Fed Ex Field -

Home to the Washington Redskins professional football team, FedEx Field is a features more than 91,000 seats, club level and luxury box seating, a club level sports bar and Hooters restaurant, an the popular AAA Ultimate Fan Zone where fans can enjoy pre-game food and entertainment cheerleader appearances, XBOX games, and prizes. www.redskins.com/fedexfield/

Smithsonian Institution -

This research institute and museum complex is made up of 19 museums in Washington D.C., a zoo and nine unique research center facilities in the U.S. and abroad. The Smithsonian boasts more than136 million items in its collections and works alongside 156 affiliate museums, making it the world's largest museum. www.si.edu

Verizon Center -

This 20,000-seat sports arena is home to the Washington Wizards basketball team, the Washington Capitals hokey team, the WNBA Washington Mystics basketball team and the Georgetown University men's basketball team. The arena also hosts a variety of concerts, boxing and wrestling matches, religious events, and other special performances. www.verizoncenter.com

Nationals Park -

Home to the Washington Nationals professional baseball team, Nationals Park is a 41,000-seat ballpark and features views of the U.S. Capitol Building and the Washington Monument, a grove of cherry trees and local food purveyors, such as Flying Dog Brewery, Ben's Chili Bowl and the Red Porch restaurant. www.mlb.mlb.com/was/ballpark

Union Station -

Opened in 1907, Union Station is a working terminal for Amtrak, commuter trains and the Washington Metro system. More than 30 million visitors pass through the station each year and visitors will find restaurants, shopping, tour operators, art installations and an outdoor market at this historic landmark. www.unionstationdc.com

White House -

Built between 1792-1800, the iconic White House features six stories with famous areas like the oval office, the west wing and the executive residence making up most of the complex. Visitors are welcome to tour the White House, however visitors must contact their members of Congress or the Senate at least one month in advance to arrange for a tour. International visitors can contact their embassies for information about tours. www.whitehouse.gov

National Mall -

The National Mall is a two-mile long stretch of park that runs through the center of Washington D.C. and is home to some of the most famous landmarks, historic buildings and museums in the country. No visit to Washington D.C. is complete without a trip to the National Mall, and visitors can enjoy attractions like the Smithsonian museums, the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial,the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. www.nps.gov/mall/index.htm

Capitol Building -

Home to the United States Senate and House of Representatives, this historic building is the center of American legislative activity and features stunning architecture, a visitor center, historical exhibits and original artwork. Visitors can enjoy a free tour the Capitol Building from the visitor center with advanced reservations. www.visitthecapitol.gov
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Georgetown -

Home to Georgetown University and located just two miles from downtown Washington D.C., historic Georgetown offers unique cobblestone streets, beautiful architecture, fabulous shopping and an endless array of restaurants and nightclubs. Georgetown landmarks include the C&O Canal, the Kreeger Museum, Tudor Place and the Dumbarton Oaks gardens. www.washington.org/visiting/experience-dc/by-neighborhood/georgetown

NWSC Dahlgren Division -

The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Dahlgren Laboratory, named for Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren, is a premier research and development center that serves as a specialty site for weapon system integration. NSWCDD consists of The NSWC Dahlgren Lab (NSWCDL) in Dahlgren, Virginia and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dam Neck (NSWCDN) in Virginia Beach, Virginia. NSWCDD employs approximately 2400 scientists & engineers. For more information, please visit http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/dahlgren/default.aspx

Patuxent River Naval Air Station -

Naval Air Station Patuxent River was established in 1943 and is home to the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. Home to the Naval Air Systems Command and the Naval Air Warfare Center, the facility offers training and testing services for active-duty service members, defense contractors, civil service employees, and naval pilots. Visitors can explore the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum for a detailed look into the history of U.S. Naval aviation research, development, testing and implementation. www.navair.navy.mil

Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC IHD) -

Originally established in 1890, the NSWC IHD is home to state-of-the-art lab testing and research facilities where scientists and military personnel develop energetic weaponry, explosives and rockets for the United States military. Three-quarters of all explosives deployed in U.S. weapons were developed at the NSWC Indian Head facility. The base is also home to the Naval Branch Health Clinic, where military personnel can access medical and dental clinic services. www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/indianhead/default.aspx

Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility -

Established in 1942, Andrews Air Force Base became the Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility in 2009, when Andrews was combined with the Naval Air Facility Washington to become one large, unified facility. Home to the 11th Wing unit of the Air Force, Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility offers training, equipment and combat force deployment services as well as services vital to U.S. national security. www.andrews.af.mil
Maryland Veterans Memorial Museum - The mission of the Maryland Memorial Museum is to recogize & honor all U.S. Military Veterans. The museum was established and operated by volunteers, many of whom are veterans. Visit the Museum to view exhibits, research America's war history, and attend exciting events. Those who fought on the battlefields and those who served in support of them should be remembered and honored so that future generations never forget the sacrifices these men and women have made. www.mdvets.cc

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