|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
College Park MD
~2.75 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Lake Artemesia is a man-made lake in Prince George's County, Maryland, USA. It is part of the Lake Artemesia Natural Area in College Park and Berwyn Heights. The lake itself covers an area of 38 acres (15 hectares), and the surrounding natural area is administered by Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and includes aquatic gardens, fishing piers, and hiker-biker trails.The lake, located between Indian Creek and Paint Branch, was constructed during the completion of the Washington Metro Green Line, which runs alongside the lake. Sand and gravel were excavated from the site of a smaller lake and the surrounding area to construct the rail beds and parking lots for the College Park-University of Maryland and Greenbelt Metrorail stations. Metro saved $10 million by sourcing...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
College Park Aviation Museum
College Park MD
~3.05 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The College Park Aviation Museum opened in 1998 and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is a 27,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility located on the grounds of the world's oldest continuously operating airport in College Park, MD. The airport was founded in 1909 when Wilbur Wright came here to give flight instruction to the first military aviators. Visitors to the museum step into an open 1 1/2 story exhibit space, which highlights the display of unique aircraft and artifacts and tells the story of the airport's many firsts in flight to today. The museum gallery contains historic and reproduction aircraft associated with the history of the airfield, as well as hands-on activities and interpretive areas for children of all ages. Changing exhibits and new programs...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
College Park MD
~3.93 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium (usually simply "Byrd Stadium"), is an outdoor athletic stadium on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. It is the home of the Maryland Terrapins football and lacrosse teams, which compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The facility is named after Harry "Curley" Byrd, a multi-sport athlete, football coach, and university president in the first half of the 20th century. In August 2006, naming rights were sold to Chevy Chase Bank.
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
U MD-College Park
~4.10 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. With a fall 2009 enrollment of 37,000 students, Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league.The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in strong research partnerships with the Federal government. Many members of th...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Road Annapolis MD - 1-877-77-BOWIE
~6.59 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Established in 1865 Bowie State University is 5th oldest histrocially African American institution of higher learning in the nation.
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
FedEx Field - Washington Redskins
~6.76 miles from Greenbelt city center
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FedEx Field (originally Jack Kent Cooke Stadium) is a football stadium located in an unincorporated area near the Capital Beltway (I-495) in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, near the site of the old Capital Centre later called USAir Arena. FedExField is the home of the Washington Redskins football team and is the largest stadium in the National Football League in terms of seating (91,704). It is the second largest venue, in terms of size, used by a professional sports team in the United States behind the new Cowboys Stadium
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Michigan Park (Neighborhood)
~7.13 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Michigan Park is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C.. It is bordered by Gallatin Street NE to the north, 6th Street NE to the to west, Taylor Street NE and Michigan Avenue to the south, and South Dakota Avenue to the east.The adjacent neighborhood (to the northeast), across South Dakota Avenue, is called North Michigan Park. Although both neighborhoods are part of the same Advisory Neighborhood Commission, they are two separate neighborhoods. Historically, the reason for the separation was that Michigan Park was a white neighborhood in segregated Washington, while North Michigan Park was a black neighborhood.Michigan Park is home to Providence Hospital
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Queens Chapel (Neighborhood)
~7.16 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Queens Chapel is a residential neighborhood on the northeastern edge of Washington, D.C. bounded by Galloway Street NE to the south, Eastern Avenue to the east, South Dakota Avenue to the west, and Riggs Road to the north. It was named for early landowner Mr. Queen. The neighborhood is convenient to The Catholic University of America.
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
817 Main St Laurel MD - 301-725-7975
~7.29 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The Laurel Museum is an 1840s mill workers' home that was restored by the City of Laurel, Maryland and opened to the public on May 1, 1996. Located on the northeast corner of 9th and Main Streets, the museum features exhibits that highlight the history of Laurel and its citizens. A gift shop is available and museum admission is free.Regular hours are:Wednesday and Friday, 10 am – 2 pmSunday, 1 pm – 4 pmResearch by appointment: Monday–Friday, 10 am – 4 pmThe 2,590 square feet (241 m2) brick and stone building was originally four living units, later converted into a two-family house. In subsequent years it was transformed into a commercial property, and before its abandonment in the 1970s was a rental home and storage warehouse. In 1985 the building was purchased by the City of Lau...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Fort Totten (Neighborhood)
~7.42 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Fort Totten is a former U.S. Army installation located near the communities of Bayside in Queens County, New York. While the U.S. Army Reserve continues to maintain a presence at the fort, the property is now owned by the City of New York.Construction began on Fort Totten in 1862 after the land was purchased by the U.S. Government in 1857 from the Willets family. The fort sits on a peninsula formerly known as Willets Point, near Bay Terrace, Bayside, Beechhurst and Whitestone, located in the northeast corner of Queens County, New York. The original purpose was to protect the East River approach to New York Harbor, along with Fort Schuyler, which faces it from Throgs Neck on the opposite side of the river entrance. The fort was named in 1898 after Joseph Gilbert Totten.In 1954, the fo...
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~7.44 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Gateway is the name of a small industrial and residential neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C. It is bounded by New York Avenue NE to the south and southeast, Bladensburg Road to the west, and South Dakota Avenue to the northeast. Gateway is across New York Avenue from the U.S. National Arboretum.The neighborhood takes its name from the period when the Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ran in place of present-day New York Avenue. The eastern edge of the District of Columbia was occupied by the military jurisdiction of Fort Lincoln, but Gateway (immediately southwest of Fort Lincoln) was the first civilian area of the District through which trains would pass.Gateway is home to the printing press facility for the Washington Times newspaper.
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~7.48 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Deanwood is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C., bounded by Eastern Avenue to the northeast, Kenilworth Avenue to the northwest, and Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue to the south.One of Northeast's oldest neighborhoods, Deanwood’s relatively low density, small wood-frame and brick homes, and dense tree cover give it a small-town character that is unique in the District of Columbia. Much of its housing stock dates from the early 20th century. Several well-known African-American architects, including W. Sidney Pittman and Howard D. Woodson, and many skilled local craftsmen designed and built many of its homes. The neighborhood was once home to Nannie Helen Burroughs, an early civil rights leader and the founder of the National Training School for Women and Girls, an independent board...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Langdon Park (Neighborhood)
~7.52 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Langdon, or Langdon Park, is a neighborhood near the U.S. National Arboretum in Northeast Washington, D.C. Langdon is roughly bounded by New York Avenue NE to the south, Montana Avenue to the west, Bladensburg Road to the east, Rhode Island Avenue NE to the northwest, and South Dakota Avenue to the northeast. The neighborhood of Brentwood is to the east, Woodridge is to the west, Brookland to the north. It is directly North of DC's "Gateway."Langdon is predominantly a residential neighborhood, with a commercial/industrial strip west of the railroad tracks that run northeast/southwest through the neighborhood. A number of prominent go-go clubs are located on Bladensburg Road in Langdon.Langdon is home of the 9/11 Memorial Grove, a memorial at the intersection of 18th and Hamlin Streets ...
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~7.56 miles from Greenbelt city center
Hotels Close to Franciscan Monastery
800 years ago, the Roman Catholic Church entrusted the guardianship of the Holy Land and other shrines of the Christian religion to the Order of St. Francis. This work has grown to include support of schools and missions in the Holy Land, as well as care for refugees and other needy people throughout the region. Mount St. Sepulchre is dedicated to this trust and to the related task of informing Americans and others of the continued need for this custody and care.
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~7.66 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Brookland is a neighborhood in the Northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., historically centered along 12th Street NE. Brookland is bounded by 9th Street NE to the west, Rhode Island Avenue NE to the south, and South Dakota Avenue to the east. Michigan Avenue is the northern boundary between 9th and 14th Streets; however, Brookland also includes the Mount St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery, which gives the neighborhood a northward panhandle between 14th and South Dakota that extends to Taylor Street. The President Lincoln and Soldiers' Home National Monument is also located near Brookland. (It is technically in Park View.) The Lincoln cottage was the once rural place where President Abraham Lincoln spent the summers of 1862 to 1864, to escape the heat and political pressures of Washington....
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~7.88 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Takoma Park is a city in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States. It is a suburb of Washington, D.C. and part of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1890, Takoma Park, informally called "Azalea City," is a Tree City USA and a nuclear-free zone. A planned commuter suburb, it is situated along the Metropolitan Branch of the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, just northeast of Washington. It is governed by an elected mayor and six elected councilmembers, who form the city council, and an appointed city manager, under a council-manager style of government. The city's population was 17,299 according to the 2000 national census.
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
U.S. National Arboretum
~8.12 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The United States National Arboretum is an arboretum in Washington, D.C., operated by the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service as a division of the Henry A. Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. It was established in 1927 by an act of Congress after a campaign by USDA Chief Botanist Frederick Vernon Coville.It is 446 acres (1.80 km2) in size, and is located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) northeast of the Capitol building, with entrances on New York Avenue and R Street. Nine miles of roadways wind through and connect the numerous gardens and collections on the campus.The arboretum functions as a major center of botanical research. It conducts wide-ranging basic and developmental research on trees, shrubs, turf, and floral plants. It has a library with 1...
|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family
~8.15 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine is a Catholic church located at 4250 Harewood Rd. NE, Washington, D. C., and a member of one of the sui juris Eastern Catholic churches in communion with the Bishop of Rome.The cornerstone of the Lower Church was blessed by Pope John Paul II in 1979, and the Great Upper Church of the National Shrine was completed in 2004.
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~8.18 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The Catholic University of America (CUA), located in Northeast Washington, D.C., is the national university of the Roman Catholic Church and the only higher education institution founded by U.S. Roman Catholic bishops. Established in 1887 as a graduate and research center following approval by Pope Leo XIII on Easter Sunday, the university began offering undergraduate education in 1904.CUA's programs emphasize the liberal arts, professional education, and personal development. In areas besides academics, the school stays closely connected with the Catholic Church and Catholic organizations. The American Cardinals Dinner is put on by the residential U.S. Cardinals each year to raise scholarship funds for CUA. The university also has a long history of working with the Knights of Columbu...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
~8.22 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center is a Roman Catholic museum and think tank in Washington, D.C. The concept for the center began at a meeting between Pope John Paul II and then-Bishop Adam Maida in 1988. The 100,000-square-foot (9,300 m2) building is set on 12 acres (4.9 ha) adjacent to the Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The center was opened to the public in a ceremony in March 2001, attended by President George W. Bush, several cardinals, members of Congress and other dignitaries.The Center's original purpose was to explore the intersection of faith and culture through interactive displays, academic discussion and research, and museum exhibits. It has gone through several periods of difficulty and layoffs, with t...
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
National Museum of Health and Medicine
~8.35 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) — originally known as the Army Medical Museum (AMM) — is a museum in Washington, D.C., USA. An element of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), the NMHM is a member of the National Health Sciences Consortium.U.S. Army Surgeon General William A. Hammond founded the AMM in 1862 and it became the NMHM in 1989.
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
~8.36 miles from Greenbelt city center
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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, and is one of the ten largest churches in the world.Fulfilling its mission, the Basilica is a place of worship, pilgrimage, evangelization and reconciliation.Designated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as a National Sanctuary of Prayer and Pilgrimage, the Basilica is the nation’s preeminent Marian shrine, dedicated to the patroness of the United States—the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception. It is oftentimes affectionately referred to as America’s Catholic Church.Visited by Pope Benedict XVI, Pope John Paul II, and Mother Teresa, among others, the Basilica, though distinctly American, rival...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Shepherd Park (Neighborhood)
~8.47 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Shepherd Park is a neighborhood in the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. In the years following World War II, restrictive covenants which had prevented Jews and African Americans from purchasing homes in the neighborhood were no longer enforced, and the neighborhood became largely Jewish and African American. Over the past 40 years, the Jewish population of the neighborhood has declined (though it is now increasing again), but the neighborhood has continued to support a thriving upper and middle class African American community. The Shepherd Park Citizens Association and Neighbors Inc. led efforts to stem white flight from the neighborhood in the 1960s and 1970s, and it has remained a continuously integrated neighborhood, with very active and inclusive civic groups.Shepherd Park and...
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
Ivy City (Neighborhood)
~8.56 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Ivy City is a small neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C.. It is primarily an industrial neighborhood, dominated by warehouses and a train storage/maintenance yard for Amtrak. The area has undergone some revitalization with the influx of a few dance clubs and the gentrification moving across the Northeast quadrant. However Ivy City still remains among the poorest parts of the city.
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~8.61 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Petworth is a residential neighborhood in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., bounded by Georgia Avenue to the west, North Capitol Street to the east, Rock Creek Church Road to the south, and Kennedy Street NW to the north. Petworth and the rest of Ward 4 are represented in the Council of the District of Columbia by Muriel Bowser.The neighborhood was originally the site of two separate country estates in Washington County, D.C., a then-unincorporated part of the District of Columbia: Petworth, the 204-acre (0.83 km2) estate of Col. John Tayloe, and the 183-acre (0.74 km2) Marshall Brown estate, which eventually also became the property of the Tayloe family. In the late 1880s, after the estates had become part of the city, two real-estate investment partnerships purchased the esta...
|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~8.75 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Brentwood is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C. and is named after the Brentwood Mansion built at Florida Avernue and 6th Street NE in 1817 by Robert Brent, the first mayor of Washington City. He built it as a wedding present for his daughter Eleanor on her marriage as second wife to Congressman Joseph Pearson. The mansion stood on a large expanse of land, a farm owned by Mayor Brent, that also went to Eleanor. Congressman Pearson also purchased additional properties and expanded the estate further. The property then known as Brentwood was larger than the present (2007) neighborhood known as Brentwood. Images of the mansion may be found in the book "Capital Losses: A Cultural History of Washington's Destroyed Buildings" by James W. Goode, and in several books in the collection of...
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~8.79 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Brightwood is a neighborhood located in the northwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C. Brightwood and the rest of Ward 4 are represented in the Council of the District of Columbia by Muriel Bowser.As with most neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., the boundaries of Brightwood are difficult to define. The Brightwood Community Association, an association of residents and business owners from the western part of Brightwood, define the neighborhood's boundaries as Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Aspen Street to the north, 16th Street and Rock Creek Park to the west, Georgia Avenue to the east, and Kennedy Street to the south. Another widely accepted variation bounds Brightwood on the east by 5th Street. Nearby neighborhoods include Shepherd Park and Takoma to the north, Manor Park to the eas...
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~8.81 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Howard University is a federally chartered, non-profit, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university located in Washington, D.C., United States.Today, it is a member school of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and is partially funded by the US Government, which gives approximately $235 million annually. From its outset, it was nonsectarian and open to people of both sexes and all races. Howard has graduate schools of pharmacy, law, medicine, dentistry and divinity, in addition to the undergraduate program.
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~8.91 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Carver Langston is a cluster of two neighborhoods, Carver and Langston, just south of the United States National Arboretum in Northeast Washington, D.C. The two neighborhoods are most often referred to as one, because they are two small triangular neighborhoods that together form a square of land on the western bank of the Anacostia River. Technically under the jurisdiction of the Kingman Park Civic Association, Carver and Langston are nonetheless separate from that neighborhood.Carver is the smaller and northernmost neighborhood of the two, bordered by Bladensburg Road to the west, M Street NE to the north, and Maryland Avenue to the southeast. Langston is bordered by Maryland Avenue to the northwest, 22nd and 26th Streets NE to the east, and Benning Road to the south. Directly east of ...
|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Greenbelt|
~9.01 miles from Greenbelt city center
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Edgewood is a neighborhood in Northeast Washington, D.C Edgewood is bounded by Lincoln Road and Glenwood Cemetery to the west; the tracks for the Red Line of the Washington Metro to the east; Rhode Island Avenue NE to the south; and the combination of Irving Street, Michigan Avenue, and Monroe Street to the north. Edgewood is in Ward 5. You can get involved in the Edgewood community by joining the Edgewood Civic Association. More information regarding the association and its work is available online.