Unique attractions are all throughout Maryland. You just have to know where to look. If you’re interested in trying something a little different, check out these one-of-a-kind spots. From fun excursions to natural beauty, there’s something for everyone on this list!
1. Ride the Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort.
This unique outdoor coaster twists and turns through the rolling mountainside. It can hold one or two riders and even children can experience the fun. Try it year-round, from a fun summer day, to a snowy and fast adventure.
Address: 296 Marsh Hill Road McHenry, MD 21541
2. Go on a riverboat cruise.
Take a step back in time on this riverboat cruise in Maryland. It's offered by Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Hurlock, and excursions can last from 1 1/2 to 3 hours. This is a very memorable experience.
Address: 6304 Suicide Bridge Rd, Hurlock, MD 21643
3. Explore natural caverns.
Crystal Grottoes Caverns is located in Boonsboro and this spot has the most natural formations per square foot than any other cave in the world. Impressive! The cave is a crisp 54 degrees year-round, so be sure to bring a jacket.
Address: 19821 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713
4. Witness the luminaries at Antietam National Battlefield.
Each December, Antietam National Battlefield is illuminated with 23,000 luminaries in honor of each soldier killed, wounded, or missing during the Battle of Antietam. It's a surreal and humbling experience. This is a must-see at least once in your lifetime.
Address: 302 E Main St, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
5. Be surrounded by color at Graffiti Alley.
Come check out this alleyway in Baltimore where graffiti is absolutely legal and encouraged. It's a spot where artists can let their creativity flow freely without fear of persecution. Feel free to leave your own mark, no matter how small or large.
Address: between North Avenue and Howard Street
6. Watch a movie at Maryland's last remaining drive-in theater.
Bengie's dates all the way back to 1956 and they're still going strong. Enjoy recent flicks from the comfort of your own vehicle and feel free to purchase snacks and drinks from the concession stand. This is so, so nostalgic.
Address: 3417 Eastern Blvd, Middle River, MD 21220
7. See all of Maryland's covered bridges.
If you love history, check out Maryland's remaining covered bridges. In fact, we put together a covered bridge road trip, which you can find
. Enjoy this unique adventure and be sure to bring a camera to capture the charming sights.
8. Experience the atmosphere (and benefits) of a salt cave.
Salt caves have become quite trendy lately, said to help with allergies, cystic fibrosis, and even skin disorders. This one in Bethesda is an entire experience and feels like you've truly stepped into another world. Once you visit, you may want to return again and again.
Address: 4709 Montgomery Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814
9. Refresh the senses at a lavender farm.
Can you imagine anything smelling as sweet as a lavender farm? This place is perfect for a relaxing summer day trip, whether you want to pick lavender, fish at one of the ponds, or purchase local lavender-infused goods.
Address: 23611 W Harris Road Dickerson, Maryland
10. Spend a day among beautiful water gardens.
This spot has several acres of water gardens, filled with bright blooms, lily pads, and wildlife. Come explore the peaceful sights year-round. This place has been around for over 100 years, and they just keep getting better.
Address: 6800 Lily Pons Rd Adamstown, MD 21710
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