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Beautiful Rest Stop with Excellent Services

This is an absolutely fantastic rest area with excellent and helpful staff. Definitely the best... read more

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Toronto, Canada
Lovely Reststop

This is a beautiful, clean welcome center with friendly, helpful staff. The restrooms are very... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
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Our goal is to promote the state's vibrant culture by shining a light on all the wonderful places to see and things to do in Maryland. Come enjoy our beautiful and informative exhibits about the area and let us help you plan your next trip to the...more
17300 Catoctin Mountain Hwy, US 15 South, Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9254
+1 301-447-3719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an absolutely fantastic rest area with excellent and helpful staff. Definitely the best place to stop in the area!

Thank Eric0658
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful, clean welcome center with friendly, helpful staff. The restrooms are very nice & clean. Lots of information & brochures.

1  Thank Eleanor H
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is a large rest area that can equip multiple buses at a time. Good place to stop before hitting Gettysburg with numerous buses of tourists/kids. Only drawback is they don't open until 9am and close at 5pm.

Thank ekusae
Reviewed December 3, 2017

I stopped just to find out about a way to spend a day off while attending courses at the National Emergency Training Center, I got so much more. Fred was excellent to talk to and guided me through so much about the County. I walked...More

1  Thank DeanB42105
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Stopped in here on our way through to grab a map and maybe a tip or two. Learned so much more it's hard to overstate how valuable the experience was. Fred and Lisa were beyond friendly and made me feel most welcome in a strange...More

Thank ThomasB10089
Reviewed October 31, 2017

This welcome center was amazing! Fred and Melody were very friendly! The bathrooms were clean! But the best thing was the playground!! Yes, they have a playground for kids!!! And a picnic area to eat at! Because of the playground, we made this a "must...More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed October 30, 2017

This was probably the best welcome center we have stopped at. As soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted with "Hi, welcome to Maryland." Fred and Melody were very friendly and extremely helpful with directions and pointing out attraction for our trip...More

Thank Randy W
Reviewed October 27, 2017

Walked in the welcome center, immediately heard, "Welcome to Maryland." We had a pleasant conversation, and picked up a few informational items. Best thing was we scored a recommendation for the "crab bomb" at Jerry's Seafood in Bowie MD. That was excellent, if you are...More

Thank Mary Ellen A
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

Stopped on my way through Maryland. Fred was a great resource and I will be returning to Maryland with my wife to check out the wineries he showed me.

Thank ESC_travelor
Reviewed October 21, 2017

This is a beautiful and friendly welcome center with clean facilities. The staff is ready and able to answer questions about any place you wish to see. I only wish the center would be open 24 hours.

Thank needit57
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