'Visionary Art' is a term used to describe art that is created by people who use ordinary media to express their own intensely personal ideas about life. This museum has assembled a wonderful collection of this very Visionary art. Since Visionary artists generally lack formal training, and work outside of established art traditions, their works are as bold, innovative and inspirational as the visions that spawned them. Children under six years of age are free.
This aquarium is perhaps the greatest attraction in Baltimore's celebrated Inner Harbor. The exhibits start small with samples of marine life from local waters, but visitors soon find themselves eye-to-eye with sharks, rays and other very large creatures. The simulated rainforest ecosystem is truly awe-inspiring. The regularly scheduled dolphin shows are very popular, especially with children.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was once one of the most important freight and passenger lines in the country. The museum, located in a converted switching yard west of downtown, was the final destination for dozens of the steam locomotives and diesel engines that traveled along that railroad. Visitors are welcome to climb aboard and inspect the giant machines, many of which are kept in a restored house that also holds a wealth of historical displays and railroad memorabilia.
Maryland Science Center at Inner Harbor features interactive exhibits that focus on physics, marine biology and astronomy. The sprawling center includes a planetarium as well as an observatory, adding to its already impressive facilities. Of more local interest is the Chesapeake Bay estuary exhibit, which features several tanks of live creatures. Packages that include tickets to the IMAX theater are available.
Built as The Music Hall in 1894, it was designed after Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and was the base of the Baltimore Opera Company till its bankruptcy. For a brief time it was also known as the Lyric Opera House, but was rechristened as the Modell Performing Arts Center. The turf of the Lyric Opera Baltimore, this acoustically sound hall is one of the major venues for not only operas, but also concerts and other musical programs.
After a tiring day of sightseeing, a visit to the Power Plant is exactly what you need. The multiplex offers an array of dining and entertainment options. For dinner, choose from steak, Italian, Cuban and more. Several bars line the venue, tempting you to hop in and out. Some clubs hold stand up comedy shows too. Parties and concerts featuring popular bands are held on sunny summer evenings. Most of them have free entry! Come and experience the energy at this entertainment powerhouse.
Anyone above 21 years is welcome to Club Chez Joey. This place not only serves drinks but also couples them up with seductive dances performed by showgirls. Essentially a strip club which is open throughout the week, it pulls crowds from everywhere. They serve snacks and the drinks, the likes of Daiquiris, Pina Coladas and beer, are aplenty. The atmosphere is lively and energetic. Join in the cheering as the girls get on stage and strut their stuff! A perfect place for a boys' night out or a bachelor party - no time to get bored!
Set in the former fire department, Firehouse Arts & Music features an annual lineup of inspirational shows and performances. The intimate space plays host to some of the city's most talented individuals and groups that enthrall audiences with their spirited performances. From concerts and dance performances, to plays, musicals and dramas, there's more than one way to keep yourself entertained at this venue.
Home to the Baltimore Blast MISL soccer team, Royal Farms Arena (formerly the Baltimore Arena, 1st Mariner Arena and Baltimore Civic Center) is the city's largest indoor sports and entertainment facility. It is host to more than 100,000 visitors every year who come not just for the soccer team but for events ranging from family shows like Sesame Street Live, Barney, and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Sporting attractions include circuit boxing, gymnastics and tennis events. Conventions, graduations, and performances by U2 and Elton John have also been presented here.
The Tin Rood Bar is a popular local scene where one can treat themselves to great food and music. The menu consists of dishes such as Buffalo Wings, Citrus Ceasar, Hawaiian BBQ, BBQ Pulled Pork which can be complemented with drinks like local brews, craft cocktails, and wines. You can also host your private events and parties at this venue as they offer rental spaces with modern amenities. Enjoy live music played by local artists who enthrall the crowds.