Maryland March 14, 2018
Here Are 9 Things You Can Only Find In Maryland
The Old Line State is impressive in many ways. With a vast history and unique attractions, there are some things here that you won’t find anywhere else. Take a look at this list and consider visiting a few of these one of a kind spots.
1. The world's tallest regular pentagonal building
You may not realize it from staring up close, but Baltimore's World Trade Center is actually five-sided. It's also known as the world's largest regular pentagonal building - meaning that all sides are equal.
2. The largest shipwreck fleet in the Western Hemisphere
Mallows Bay is home to hundreds of defunct ships from WWI. Today, you can kayak among the ruins, making for a unique experience to remember.
3. The birthplace of the US railroad
Head to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore and you can still ride along the first commercial mile of railroad in the US. Bring a train lover and have fun!
4. The place of the bloodiest one day battle in American history
The infamous Battle of Antietam took place right here in the Old Line State. You can visit this massive battlefield and learn about the past. Keep your eyes peeled for the spirits of wandering soldiers...
5. The longest single span escalator in the Western Hemisphere
This escalator is located at Wheaton Station. At 230 feet in length, It takes almost three full minutes to ride from the bottom to the top.
6. The first national road
Construction began on the first national road all the way back in 1811. It was named The Historic National Road and you can still visit parts of it today.
7. The cave with more formations per square foot than any other cave in the world
Hidden in Boonsboro, you'll find Crystal Grottoes Caverns. Tours are available at this naturally kept cave, which is known to have more formations per square foot than any other known cave in the world. Pretty impressive!
8. The oldest state capital in continuous legislative use
The Annapolis State House dates all the way back to 1772 and has been in continuous use ever since. No other state can say that.
9. The oldest continuously published newspaper in the US
That's right - the Maryland Gazette is centuries old. The issue pictured below is dated for 1728!
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