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Not your typical Welcome Center. The picnic area has many tables spread over a wide area with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richmond, Virginia
nice place

got lost,place was very clean, employee, was very helpful took time to write down directions to... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
william k
Baltimore, Maryland
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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 2 weeks ago

Not your typical Welcome Center. The picnic area has many tables spread over a wide area with parking nearby. There is a view and several tables are under a covered pavilion that guarantees shade (or shelter if it is raining). Nice pet area and playground...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

got lost,place was very clean, employee, was very helpful took time to write down directions to General Pickett's Buffet

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

The welcome center has traveler information for every part of Maryland. Enthusiastically recommended for any visitor to Maryland. The information they provide will help you put together a great itinerary for your vacation/visit. This is an outstanding resource for all travelers! Enthusiastically recommended!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019

I don't normally review Welcome Centers, but I felt compelled to review this one. The facilities were clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed the on-site playground and dog walking area. Overall, I was very impressed with my experience here.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

I feel very welcomed haha. Traveling through from New York to get to Florida and the people here were super kind to me. Thanks Maryland 😁

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cindy K
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Very clean well taken care of ,staff there very friendly and helpful .Plenty of parking beautiful view of mountains in back side. Lot's of information on area around there

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

Very glad we stopped. An excellent helpful staff and well stocked with information about the area. Very clean also.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Tim M
Reviewed December 30, 2018

I have to say, this is a great stop. It is modern, has ample parking, and is clean, It has vending, and informational brochures. Sometimes, when I travel by myself, I am hesitant to stop off at a Visitor's Center, This one, however, is cheerful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed September 9, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EricYYZEWR
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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no ,but to confirm you can call them