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Address: 8267 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Phone Number: 410-313-1900
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Definitely agree with other reviewers that you should stop off at the Welcome Center to get a lay of the land before visiting the old Main Street area and surrounding attractions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
Ken B
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Archway of St. Louis is a landmark that invites visitors to ride single file narrow cars upward to the inside top of the Arch, to overlook the City of St Louis. A remarkable structure the defies the imagination. Highly recommended!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Definitely agree with other reviewers that you should stop off at the Welcome Center to get a lay of the land before visiting the old Main Street area and surrounding attractions. The folks working there were very helpful and the downtown area is quite unique.

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Thank Ken B
East Coast USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The Visitor Center is located in an old post office central to town. It is clean and there is access to water and bathrooms. The staff is friendly and offered ideas for things to do for the day. There are great photos and displays about the area and books for sale that described the town and the area in great... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

In December 2011 the Howard County Government took upon itself the unprecedented task of renovating Ellicott City's historic 1940 post office, one of 1400 constructed throughout the U.S. between 1933 and 1943. These post offices featured artwork in the form of murals or sculpture that were commissioned by the U.S. Treasury Department's Section of Painting and Sculpture. So many of... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you are coming to Ellicott City for the first time, the Visitor Center is a great place to start. You will get acclimated to Old Ellicott City and the county, in general with displays and lots of brochures. There is a parking lot behind the center which will put you at a good spot for exploring the city.

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Not really sure if this is a self-help place or not. There were two people in the area who appeared to be official types, but my friend and I were never acknowledged. There were pamphlets available which we helped ourselves to, but other than a very quaint and old building, I was not too impressed.

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maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

this is a wonderful tourism spot if you are looking for information on ellicott city and howard county. employees are extremely helpful and friendly. books on the town are for sale as well as pictures, paintings and postcards. the building itself has a lot of history and ghost stories, so if you are able to get a tour by all... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Great place to find all the things you need to know about Historical Ellicott City and all of Howard County! It should be your first stop in planning your itinerary. The staff is outstanding and extremely helpful.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Howard County Welcome Center in Ellicott City provides a wealth of information and suggestions for anyone visiting. We had family coming into town for a reunion and the staff was very helpful in making suggestions and providing information and brochures. Coming to Howard County - stop in Ellicott City first (an interesting place on its own) and spend a... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Not only a visitor center but also houses the district office of U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings, as well as a small gallery of paintings by local artist (for sale at reasonable prices!) Staff was welcoming, informed, and quite eager to help and make suggestions. Reams and racks of materials, much of it free, about activities, history, and sights not only... More 

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