The 10 Best Things to Do in Catonsville, United States

July 21, 2017 Ying Subia

Catonsville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. The population was 41,567 at the 2010 census. The community lies to the west of Baltimore along the city's border. Catonsville contains the majority of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), a major public research university with close to 14,000 students.
Restaurants in Catonsville

1. Heavy Seas Brewery

4615 Hollins Ferry Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227-4624 +1 410-247-7822
Excellent
72%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Heavy Seas Brewery

Reviewed By Mark H - Laurel, Maryland

Several people from my office went there for happy hour. (This rating concerns the bar area and not the tours). One plus is the Heavy Seas line of beers. The actual bar inside is quite small; the outside terrace is twice the size. By 5:30 the place is packed. Not sure how good it would be if the weather was bad and the outside area was not available. Dogs and children seemed welcomed on the terrace. Food is available from a food truck next to the outside terrace. Pizzas, burgers and appetizers available. If you like Heavy Seas beer, you should go.
For those interested in the tours, I have done those and they are really good.

2. Lurman Woodland Theatre

614 Hilltop Rd, Catonsville, MD 21228-5207
Excellent
76%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Lurman Woodland Theatre

Reviewed By Lady4Evermore

My boyfriend & I visited this location, for the first time, this Summer. All shows are free, which is a plus. We really enjoyed the Steely Dan cover band which performed in the evening. The show attendees were mostly middle aged, which is a plus, because the atmosphere was fun but calm. Bring your own lawn chairs or blanket and you can also take your own food & beverages (I don't think you can bring alcohol though). Since it's a smaller venue, anywhere you decide to sit provides a good view of the stage and is not a long walk to the restrooms and food trucks. The outdoor venue is very well maintained and there is a slight elevation as you go towards the back area. This is good because you can see the stage better no matter where you position your lawn chair. There are enough trees to provide a good amount of shade. There was a slight breeze in the air which made it more comfortable. For the kids, they have a sand box and we observed this really helped to keep them occupied, during the show. There is ample free parking available and you can also park on the high school grounds which is across the way from the venue. Plan to get there at least one hour, before the show, to get a parking space closer to the entrance as well as to select a preferred spot for your lawn chair. It's best to sit a little further away from the stage because of the speakers. Restrooms were clean and they also a few portable restrooms (though I do not use those) additionally. Do an internet search to find their website for the calendar of events, rules, etc. because they do not have a phone number for contacting.

3. Horseshoe Casino

1525 Russell St, Baltimore, MD 21230-2058 +1 844-777-7463
Excellent
43%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 20 reviews

Horseshoe Casino

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is an urban two-story casino with a 122,000 sq. ft. gaming floor. The multi-million development will feature VLTs, table games and a World Series of Poker room. A 20,000 sq. ft. "Baltimore Marketplace" featuring authentic Charm City food outlets, three premier restaurants, and several bars and lounges will round out the food and beverage offerings.The $400 million development will be located along Russell Street on Baltimore's south side. As an urban casino, it will be designed to maximize connectivity with existing hospitality operators, neighboring professional sports venues M&T Stadium (NFL-Ravens) and Camden Yards (MLB-Orioles) and the city's famed Inner Harbor.

Reviewed By Robert S - Baltimore, Maryland

Just not a fun place. Unless you are sitting at the bar you can't get timely drinks wherever you gamble....slots, table games, etc. I don't understand....the drinks are not complimentary. Why wouldn't they hire more waitresses? I believe an hour plus wait for someone to come around is absurd. When you pass by the slot machine area you hardly ever hear

4. Lake Kittamaqundi

Columbia Town Center, btw US 29 & Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045
Excellent
62%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 97 reviews

Lake Kittamaqundi

Reviewed By zaphod2000 - Columbia, MD

It's a nice place to walk your dog, dine ne and just plain relax. There's a Sheraton hotel within the perimeter too.
Unfortunately Howard Hughes corporation wants to destroy the ambience by building 15+ story buildings in a small area knowing there won't be enoug parking spaces and destroying the area.

5. Centennial Park

10000 Md-108, Ellicott City, MD 21042 +1 410-313-7271
Excellent
68%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Centennial Park

Reviewed By Sujata410 - Columbia, Maryland

This is a great little park with the lake that has a walking trail all the way around. There are picnic shelters, volleyball courts, a Children’s play area and many other things to keep you busy.Be warned that on a nice sunny spring or summer day at the weekend, it can be tough to find parking. The walking trail around round Lake is 2.4 miles and if you add in some of the other additional trails, you can get close to 3 miles. In summertime, you can rent boats and kayaks.

6. Patapsco Valley State Park

8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043-3499 +1 410-461-5005
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 214 reviews

Patapsco Valley State Park

Reviewed By Alison R - Charlotte, North Carolina

You can spend all day on the trails out here, but I would download the AllTrails app so you can keep track of where you are. We got hiking on a trail and did not realize that it was a 6 mile trail before it connected with another one. There were lots of bikers on the trails, most of them are narrow so you will have to move over when bikers are coming through. Trails are well marked on the trees, but since these trails are so long, I would never do this on my own.
Unfortunately, there is an entry fee per person to come to the park – fee includes weekends and holidays

7. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum

300 Oella Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228-5416 +1 410-887-1081
Excellent
88%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 16 reviews

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum

Reviewed By BaltimoreSkiBob - Baltimore

We visited the museum while walking on the #9 Trolley Trail from Ellicott CIty. It is a great little museum focusing on local history and Benjamin Banneker's life.

8. Sagamore Spirit Distillery

301 E Cromwell St, Baltimore, MD 21230-5012 +1 410-646-8000
Excellent
92%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 249 reviews

Sagamore Spirit Distillery

Committed to putting Maryland back on the map as the premier distiller of Rye Whiskey. Sagamore Spirit's 8-time award winning Straight Rye Whiskey is cut to proof with a unique spring-fed water from Sagamore Farm. The world-class waterfront distillery is open daily for tours and tastings.

Reviewed By Scott M - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

When we pooled up to the outside of the Sagamore Distillery it was quickly apparent that the organization was not short on funding. The building is beautiful and impressive. Other new distilleries that I have visited are usually little corners of old warehouses. We took a tour which was very enjoyable. Our guide however, Lo, was either disenchanted with the ownership are just a snide individual that really didn't want to give us any clear answers to our questions. The rye was delicious and I recommend a visit and tour.

9. Oriole Park at Camden Yards

333 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201-2496 +1 888-848-2473
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Oriole Park at Camden Yards

One of major league baseball's newest stadiums, the Orioles' home field has the intimate feel and charm of an old-fashioned park.

Reviewed By rochestertraveler17 - Rochester, New York

We didn't realize our trip to Baltimore coincided with opening day. We managed to buy tickets online the night before and attend the Orioles season opener. What a great experience we had at this beautiful ballpark.

We had a problem with one of our tickets not scanning at the gate. A staff person walked us over to the ticket office and helped get it straightened out, then walked us back through security to be sure we were good.

10. B&O Railroad Museum

2711 Maryland Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043-4661 +1 410-313-1945
Excellent
53%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 150 reviews

B&O Railroad Museum

The B&O Ellicott City Station Museum is the oldest surviving train station in America, also many would argue that it is also the first station in America in general. The station was originally established as Freight Station only with passengers loading and unloading from a platform attached to the second story of the hotel that once existed across the street from the platform. In the 1850's the B&O decided to transform the station for passenger use as well as freight. The station was also an important transportation hub during the civil war moving both supplies and troops for the Union. The station continued as a passenger station until December 31st 1949 and as Freight Station until the 1970's. The station was than converted to a museum and is listed under the National Register of Historic Places. The management of the Museum has changed throughout the years, with Howard County Recreation and Parks taking over management from the site in September of 2017

Reviewed By Mike W - Palatine, Illinois

The B&O Railroad Museum outside of Baltimore is a great stop for a train lover. There is a lot to see, starting with the locomotives and rolling stock outside, to the completely restored roundhouse inside. The car shop has been virtually left as is, complete with the smell of oil and grease soaked into the floors. It is truly a step back in time. There is also a great model railroad. One of the nicer railroad museums you will visit.

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