College Park is a vibrant college town known for its neighborhoods, thriving commercial district, cultural amenities and green space.
1 College Park Aviation Museum
The Aviation Museum preserves and promotes aviation innovations at the College Park Airport. It is located on the College Park Airfield, which is the oldest operating airfield in the world. Visit to learn more about unique aircraft and stories of the airports many flights
2 Lake Artemesia
Take a break at this 38-acre lake and aquatic gardens. Picnic on the fishing pier or talk a walk on the more than two miles of trails. You may even spot some birds, such as finches, ibis, and orioles.
3 University of Maryland
Get acquainted with the University of Maryland! Visitors can learn about the university and local community at both the Visitor Center and by taking a walking tour of the campus. You can also visit with The Freshman, the Fear the Turtle sculpture. The Visitor Center is next to the Rossborough Inn, which was completed in 1812, making it older than the University itself!
4 Catch a Game with University of Maryland Sports
Join in the fun with students and alumni to cheer on the Maryland Terrapins! The Capital One Field hosts football, lacrosse, and track and field events, while the XFINITY Center hosts basketball and gymnastics events. From football to gymnastics, every season promises to be exciting!
5 Immerse Yourself in Arts and Culture at the University of Maryland
College Park is full of galleries featuring all disciplines and performing arts venues. Visit the Driskell Center for the Study of Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora, the Kibel and Linear galleries for the UMD School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, the Herman Maril Gallery for the UMD Department of Art, the Stamp Gallery for student exhibitions, and the University of Maryland Global Campus art and sculpture galleries. Looking for performing arts? See a theatrical or dance production at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
6 Do Some Research
College Park is a great area to dig into research. You could visit the College Park Branch of the National Archives, the Special Collections in the Maryland Room at Hornbake Library, the National Agricultural Library, the Michelle Smith Library for Performing Arts, and the Center for Physics.
7 The Hotel at the University of Maryland
The Hotel at the University of Maryland offers both visitors and locals something to get excited about. Visitors to the area can enjoy a luxury hotel experience, while locals can come for the fine dining experiences. Restaurants include the Old Maryland Grill, The Lobby Bar, Potomac Pizza, and Bagels n’ Grinds.
9 Get Out and Play!
There are so many ways to play in College Park. You could play disc golf at the Paint Branch Community Park, ice skate at the Herbert Wells Ice Rink, go for a swim at the Ellen Linson Splash Park, schedule a tee time at the University of Maryland Golf Course, or enroll your child in a class at the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC). No matter the season, get out and play!