Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is in the great city of Baltimore, Maryland, and as with any large-city casino, you can find a plethora of area attractions just down the street. As with this casino.
So, if you are heading over to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, you just have to walk down the street to treat yourself to 10 nearby attractions. No driving necessary if you don’t want to drive. You can access literally every one of these nearby attractions with a short walk.
Starting with Baltimore’s pro sports stadiums and ending with Harborplace Shopping Center, here is a rundown of 10 must-see locations during your Maryland gambling trip.
M&T Bank Stadium and Oriole Park and Camden Yards
If you’re a fan of MLB or NFL sports betting, catch a game at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, or Oriole Park at Camden Yards, home to the MLB’s Baltimore Orioles.
It’s far easier to get into the baseball games, and cheaper, so chances are you’re probably attending an Orioles game at Camden Yards. And if you do, then you don’t need to be a baseball fan to enjoy the atmosphere.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the first of the “retro” style of ballparks, having opened in 1992 for the 1992 MLB Season. So, if you love classic baseball designs complete with modern-day amenities, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is one of the ideal locations to visit when you frequent the casino.
Whether you’re an Orioles fan, or if you are rooting for the incoming road team like the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox, you will enjoy a good baseball game along with the atmosphere and architecture.
National Aquarium in Baltimore
If you’re into marine life, take a break from Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and catch over 750 species of marine life featuring over 17,500 animals among 250,000 square feet of real estate.
The volume of the aquarium’s largest tank comprises an astounding 1.3 million gallons of water, while the total volume of tanks encompasses 2.2 million gallons overall.
Having opened in 1981, the aquarium has served the people of Baltimore and area tourists for nearly four decades and you can make the bet that the location’s best days are ahead.
Maryland Science Center
While marine life provides a lot to get excited about from a science perspective, get the full blast of it with a trip to the Maryland Science Center.
Having opened just five years before the National Aquarium in 1976, the museum specializes in many sciences including Earth science, the human body, and even local sciences like the blue crabs native to the Chesapeake Bay, physical science, astronomy, and more.
Popular exhibits include Newton’s Alley (physical science), Dinosaur Mysteries, Your Body (body science), Our Place in Space (astronomy), Follow the Blue Crab, the Demonstration Stage (more physical science), and the Links (latest news on space, the body, and Earth science).
So, whether you’re looking for more insight on the mysteries of space and time, or if you just want to learn more about the human body, the Maryland Science Center is where you want to be.
Pratt Street Power Plant
Who would’ve thought a former power plant would make such a good shopping destination?
You just found one if you head to the Pratt Street Power Plant.
Here’s another fun fact: The power plant also serves as the headquarters of the Cordish Company, which holds investments in Maryland’s Live! Casino and Hotel.
Baltimore World Trade Center
You are looking at the world’s largest regular pentagonal-shaped building and second-largest pentagon next to Houston’s JP Morgan Chase Tower. However, the latter classifies as a non-regular, so the title goes to the Baltimore World Trade Center.
Located in the Inner Harbor, which comprises nine of the 10 attractions on this list, be sure to capture a photo or two of this 30-story building that can trace its roots back to 1966 and opened 11 years later in 1977.
While you won’t find any real tours here, you can get a few snapshots at one of North America’s most magnificent structures.
Concert Halls and Arenas
If the entertainment for the evening isn’t doing it for you, then take a walk to the four concert halls and arenas on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Here, you will find the Baltimore Convention Center, Royal Farms Arena, Pier Six Pavilion, and as mentioned earlier, Power Plant Live!
The sweet thing about taking a trip to Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is that you don’t need to be confined to the casino games if you’re looking for something that rather suits your style. Sure, you may find it at the casino, or you can walk down the street and see what’s happening at a few different venues.
Baltimore Visitor Center
Also known as Visit Baltimore, the Baltimore Visitor Center or Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association’s then-mayor William Donald Schaefer founded the center in 1980.
Its task? Attracting tourists and conventions into the City of Baltimore.
You can also take a seat in the 50-seat theater that features an 11-minute clip about Baltimore and the State of Maryland. So, if you’re looking for an educational trip, this is the place you want to visit.
Lloyd Street Synagogue
Lloyd Street Synagogue holds the distinction as the third-oldest synagogue in the United States. But it’s more than just a synagogue these days. You will find a museum on the premises, too. So, if you’re up for more education, the Lloyd Street Synagogue is worth checking out.
Open to the public, come in and take a tour, learn some history regarding the building and the culture surrounding it, and definitely gush over the Greek architecture. There are hundreds of amazing sights to see in Baltimore, but the Lloyd Street Synagogue is high on the list.
You will find McKeldin Square near Inner Harbor on the corners of Light and Pratt Street. This area has been the home to numerous gatherings, and even protests throughout the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries.
If you’re looking to continue that history tour that started with the brief clip about Baltimore, Maryland, up at the Baltimore Visitor Center, end that historical tour right here at McKeldin Square.
So far, we’ve covered sports stadiums, historical outlets, and a shopping center within an old power plant. Now we’re covering the ultimate attraction in the area: Harborplace, one of the ultimate shopping destinations in the area.
Here, you will find two two-story pavilions: Pratt Street and Light Street. Yep, near the same area as Attraction #9 on the list, so you don’t need to go far.
As with any shopping center, the pavilions comprise a plethora of stores, restaurants, and other popular retail outlets. And many of these stores sell merchandise that epitomizes the City of Baltimore, so you can buy plenty of souvenirs to remember your stay in the city and Horseshoe Casino Baltimore.
Oh, and many of these restaurants specialize in food that is native to the area, like blue crab food products. So, if you’re interested in trying local cuisine, you won’t need to look any further than Harborplace.
Yep, if you’re from out of town and you love the Baltimore Ravens, Orioles, Maryland Terrapins, and Edgar Allan Poe, drop by once you’ve had enough of the casino for the day and fix your sports and Baltimore-area cravings.
Baltimore, Maryland is a vast city and the list of attractions you see here is literally a sliver of what the city is all about. These 10 attractions just guarantee that you won’t need to walk far if you’re looking to spend a day or so outside of the casino walls.
So, use this list to plan your vacation itinerary to Baltimore. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is an attraction within itself, but you have an entire city to explore even beyond what’s listed here. You will find even more cool things to do in the Baltimore Visitor Center.
Have you played at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore? If so, tell us about your experience and share the attractions you visited on this list. We are always looking forward to reading your stories.