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Things to do in Solomons

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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Solomons
Category: Lighthouses; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: In the Exhibition Building, you can touch 20-million year old fossils taken from Calvert Cliffs; discover the ever changing... more » Owner description: In the Exhibition Building, you can touch 20-million year old fossils taken from Calvert Cliffs; discover the ever changing world of the Chesapeake Bay; and learn how humans shaped and changed this region over time, working its waters for survival and profit. Visit the Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses; see our outstanding small boat collection, take a ride on the Wm. B. Tennison, a log-built bugeye, and experience the Lore Oyster House, a restored oyster processing plant. Touch a horseshoe crab or Diamond Back Terrapin, see skates, rays, and small sharks cavort, and watch otters, Bubbles and Squeak, at play. Stroll the marsh walk and spy water snakes, great blue heron, osprey, and hermit crabs in their natural environment. We are a community museum, established in 1970 by local residents determined to preserve the maritime heritage of Solomons Island. We are an educational museum, offering everything from the pre-school programs to Elderhostel. We are a research museum, renowned for documented discoveries in Miocene paleontology, and publications on local history based on original research. We are a relevant museum, staying in the forefront of environmental issues and offering a forum for public discourse on controversial topics. We are a partnering museum, actively pursuing opportunities such as the 1812 Grand Tactical that allows us to support and celebrate other institutions. Visit the Museum Store for jewelry, books, home decor, toys and all kinds of unique gifts for people of all ages! « less
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Ranked #2 of 9 attractions in Solomons
Category: Art Galleries; Gardens; Shopping
Owner description: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the... more » Owner description: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center is located in scenic Solomons, Maryland, where the Patuxent River meets the Chesapeake Bay. The sculpture garden features a 1/4 mile walking path that meanders through the woods past permanent and loaned sculpture, including over thirty works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Artists in the collection include: Antonio Tobias Mendez, Barbara Hepworth, Cesar, Robert Engman, Jean Arp, Kenneth Snelson and Fransisco Zuniga. The award-winning Arts Building includes rotating exhibition space, a gift shop, and a sunny patio. Annmarie presents a variety of popular annual festivals, rotating exhibitions, family activities, and creative public programs. The Studio School offers classes for all ages and abilities - from pottery to dance - taught by professional artists and arts educators. Come explore this special place where art and nature meet! « less
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Solomons
Category: Marinas; Outdoors
Owner description: A resort Marina in the heart of Solomons with slips for power and sail, full service boatyard and dry storage, pool with... more » Owner description: A resort Marina in the heart of Solomons with slips for power and sail, full service boatyard and dry storage, pool with seasonal bar and grill, lovely picnic grounds and immaculate private bathroom facilities. A fuel dock, unique giftstore and customer shuttle help to make this one of the most popular stops on the Chesapeake Bay. « less
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Ranked #4 of 9 attractions in Solomons
Owner description: Enjoy a private, romantic, moonlit dinner cruise on the Patuxent River or bring the whole family for a relaxing and... more » Owner description: Enjoy a private, romantic, moonlit dinner cruise on the Patuxent River or bring the whole family for a relaxing and refreshing day on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn to sail or just sit back and enjoy the ride while your captains maneuver sailing vessel Sea Hawk through the wind and waves. We aim to please and will custom tailor your trip to your desires. This is an adventure the whole family can enjoy and remember for years to come. « less
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Ranked #5 of 9 attractions in Solomons
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Ranked #6 of 9 attractions in Solomons
Category: Marinas; Tours; Adventures
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Ranked #7 of 9 attractions in Solomons
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Ranked #8 of 9 attractions in Solomons
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