Top 10 Things to do in Beltsville, United States

December 5, 2017 Veronika Gaddis

Beltsville is a census-designated place (CDP) in northern Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The community was named for Truman Belt, a local landowner. The population was 16,772 at the 2010 census. Beltsville includes the unincorporated community of Vansville.
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1. NASA GSFC Visitor Center

8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771-0001 +1 301-286-9041
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

NASA GSFC Visitor Center

A great rainy-day attraction near Wallops Island, the center conducts launches of its model rockets.

Reviewed By Publius-DC - Washington DC, District of Columbia

A mid-week visit does not lead to many crowds (or staff), which is nice, but the exhibits are sort of haphazard. Some cool items - like the interactive touchscreen presentations, the infrared camera, and the moon rock - but overall seems sort of tired. The rusting rockets in the back made it seem more like a private roadside attraction than the gateway to a NASA facility that employs 10,000 scientists and engineers.

2. Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369 +1 301-962-1400
Excellent
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4.5 based on 248 reviews

Brookside Gardens

Reviewed By caleb h

I have been there multiple times. the butterfly gardens are gorgeous, and the gardens are immense. there's a stream on the property, but its not super pretty looking. but the pond is where is like to go, just to sit down and watch the ducks, it's so relaxing.

3. College Park Aviation Museum

1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740-2000 +1 301-864-6029
Excellent
51%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

College Park Aviation Museum

Reviewed By C W

If you have an interest in early aviation (or have a child who is interested), this affordable museum is for you! Affiliated with the Smithsonian, this museum and active airstrip has several full size airplane exhibits including a Jenny. They focus on the Wright brothers, who built airplanes on the grounds, early airmail, and some experimental aircraft. Lots of hands on activities for the kids.

4. The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100 +1 240-389-4386
Excellent
87%
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5 based on 433 reviews

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! Over 200 Platforms high in The Trees, covering 5 acres, interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! 13 Separate courses, 6 difficulty levels, from beginner to insane. Unlimited climbing for 3 hours. Ages 5 - 84 (so far!) Reservations welcome 7 days a week, March-December.

Reviewed By Travelingwithgoblins - Falls Church, Virginia

Our boys, ages 9, 10 and 12, has an excellent time on the ropes course at the Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. We bought our tickets in advance because we were going on a Saturday morning and, according to the reservations page on the website,...MoreAwesome to hear this! We love having as many climbers as possible but also aim to lower wait times so everyone can get the most out of their adventure!

5. Vino 301 Wine Concierge - Tours

12333 Quarterback Ct, Bowie, MD 20720-4398
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Vino 301 Wine Concierge - Tours

Vino 301 Wine Concierge offers memorable and fun wine tasting tours in Maryland. We introduce you to Maryland’s vineyards. Our knowledgeable Tour Ambassadors take you on a wonderful journey through Maryland's wine regions. Vino 301 Wine Concierge takes care all the details, transport you to and from the vineyards, so you can have a carefree and enjoyable day!

Reviewed By Jennifer N

Leslie (the owner of Vino 301 and tour operator) is an amazing and knowledgeable wine/tourism profession!

I brought a group of wine content creators (writers, content creators, social media personalities) out on a day of wine tasting c/o Wine Trail Adventures. Leslie shared great tips about the surrounding wineries and tips even I didn’t know! Despite the gloomy weather, Leslie was there with a smile and a goodie bag of wine glasses and bottles of water! Both smart and fun!

We visited Black Ankle and Hidden Hills Winery. One of the distinct advantages of taking a wine tour rather than going on your own is to have the testing set up tailored to your group. Because Leslie knew we were a group of knowledgeable wine lovers, she set up had an amazing and more advanced-like tasting from both wineries.

Thank you for the experience and the attention to detail to all the people at Vino 301! Happy to always tour with you guys!

6. Wheaton Regional Park

2000 Shorefield Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902-1820 +1 301-962-1400
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Wheaton Regional Park

Reviewed By ACfromDC - Silver Spring, Maryland

If you like gardens, woods, nighttime light adventures, nature and butterflies, a visit to Brookside Gardens welcomes all ages of folks every season of the year. There is a pathway for walkers or wheelchairs, there's a children's garden, a most wonderful fregrence garden, a rose garden, a gazebo overlooking a pond, a pathway around a lake and through the woods and scheduled activities to numerous to list. This magical place is a part of Wheaton Regional Park. It's free and there's plenty of parking.

7. AMC Center Park 8

4001 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville, MD 20705-3105 +1 301-937-9493
Excellent
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

AMC Center Park 8

Reviewed By sym4302016 - Beltsville, Maryland

Theater has been updated...with new seats. You will appreciate the reclining seats and seat choices, if the movie is not a "sell out" and theater is not too full. You might choose to use the venue in the earlier part of the day, as it seems to be cleaner.

8. Cross Creek Golf Club

12800 Bay Hill Dr, Beltsville, MD 20705-1182 +1 301-595-8901
Excellent
9%
Good
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Poor
46%
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2.5 based on 11 reviews

Cross Creek Golf Club

Reviewed By sologolfer - Washington DC, District of Columbia

At $29 a round, this course was okay. The interesting layout and the challenge of a real penalty for missed shots made up for the overall poor condition - tight, forested fairways, water hazards, elevation changes, and creative short-game situations. BUT, the new highway came through and ruined the best hole, conditions are generally worse, and the increase to $49 renders it not worth the price of admission. The greens were patchy and inconsistent, the fringes not puttable, and the tee areas fairly chewed up. The irons-only driving range and tiny practice green are subpar. The food used to be great, but since the grill was closed when I was there, who knows anymore?

9. Brookside Nature Center

1400 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, MD 20902-1361 +1 301-946-9071
Excellent
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5 based on 52 reviews

Brookside Nature Center

Reviewed By Deborah F - Columbia, Maryland

This is a great place to drop in to learn more about the area. I found this place when I wanted to learn more about the trails and appreciated the map. Also a good place to start your forest hike ... they have clean restrooms!

10. Montpelier Mansion

9650 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708-2605 +1 301-377-7817
Excellent
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Montpelier Mansion

Reviewed By Patrick S - Laurel, Maryland

We took the behind the scenes tour, which takes you to the attic, cellars, and hidden staircases. Somewhat challenging. Very knowledgeable guide who had lived at this pre-revolutionary war dwelling. House has been expanded, updated, and hosted a lot of interesting folk. See the vault in the basement.
Good place to visit during normal hours as well, particularly during the Holidays.

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