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Prince George’s County, MD

Prince George’s County, MD


Created in 1696, Prince George’s County was formed from portions of Charles County and Calvert County. Later, in 1748, a portion was split off from Prince George’s to become Frederick County. Prince George’s County’s many attractions offer a wide spectrum of activities ranging from educational to exhilarating. Topping the county’s list of popular attractions 
are the Goddard Space Flight Center and Six Flags America.


NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

The Goddard Space Flight Center is the core of all of NASA’s tracking capabilities. The center’s duties also include the development of unmanned sounding rockets, research in space and earth sciences. The center offers a number of free exhibits with a focus on the work done at Goddard from 1958 through the present. The Visitor Center contains space flight artifacts, photographs and even an area dedicated to model rocket launches.


Six Flags America

—With over 50 rides, shows, and attractions spread out over 200 acres, Six Flags America is the place for family entertainment in Prince George’s County. The park offers a stable of top-rated roller coasters including “Superman Ride of Steel,” the “Mind Eraser,” “Tony Hawk’s Halfpipe” and the “The Joker‘s Jinx.”  Also on site is “Renegade Rapids”—one of the largest wave pools in the world.


Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Depot/Laurel Train Station

—This restored American Queen Anne style building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building, still in use today as a busy commuter station, began life in 1835 as a major station between Washington D.C. and Baltimore on the railroad’s new direct line between the two major cities.


Piscataway Park

—Piscataway Park occupies seven miles of Potomac River riverfront and sits directly across from Mt. Vernon. It features hiking trails, wetlands, Indian burial grounds, a public fishing pier and scenic views of President Washington’s home at Mt. Vernon. Local wildlife, including bald eagles, beavers, deer and osprey, among others, is plentiful in the area.

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