Baltimore’s Inner Harbor was the cities leader in many industries such as shipbuilding, canning and steel. The second half of the 20th century saw the city turn an idle port into a bustling tourism attraction. Haborplace and the National Aquarium were built and many other attractions followed. Today you can learn more about Baltimore’s maritime history on one of Historic Ships of Baltimore’s floating museums. Four vessels and one lighthouse placed around the Inner Harbor contain information and artifacts from a different era.
There is no shortage of entertainment and activities at the Inner Harbor. From world class museums like the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not! to waterfront attractions like Top of the World Observation Level, Historic Ships and The Gallery shopping centers. Power Plant Live! Is the perfect one-stop shop for visitors. With restaurants, bars and music venues there are always exciting events going on, and nearby is MECU Pavilion for outdoor concerts on the water during the summer. Don’t forget about the Orioles Baseball team at Camden Yards which is just a short walk away.
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