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Best Barnes and Nobles Location...ever

The Power Plant in Baltimore is not only a character feature of the city in its own right, but the... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Lucy C
London, United Kingdom

Wow such a beautiful book store with so much to see and do. If you need an escape from the hustle... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The Power Plant in Baltimore is not only a character feature of the city in its own right, but the location of the Barnes and Nobles inside it is just so cool. It is a really quirky bookstore, the workings of the escalators are exposed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Wow such a beautiful book store with so much to see and do. If you need an escape from the hustle and bustle and you've just about done with people, treat yourself to silent friends in this historic building. An escape from the squalor that...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

I stopped in Baltimore on a recent road trip and visited the Inner Harbour. Just beyond the Harbour is the Power Plant. There is a huge branch of Barnes & Noble (bookstore) and that building is topped by a large guitar branded with Hard Rock...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Really keeps you entertained from the live music to the machanical bull at pbr. The atmosphere is great and the different settings makes it never a dull moment. Kinda​ hot and stuffy at one of the outside sitting areas but other than that great

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

This is our second trip to the inner harbor , it's usually a cool hang out spot with a couple of nice bars and a club or two. However this particular weekend was like some death metal convention so it was completely taken over by...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

Power plant is right on the Inner Harbor. There is plenty to do and see. It's almost entirely a pedestrian area, so there is no need to worry about crossing streets and dealing with car traffic. There are many nice shops and cafes and restaurants...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Baltimore is a fun town to visit. Take a water taxi around the harbor. Many fine attractions historical and nautical.We visited the Aquarium, Ft. McHenry, Fells Point, East Harbor. On previous visits we went to Camden Yards to see a ball game I liked the...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Kenneth Z
Reviewed August 6, 2016

I enjoy visiting this venue. The restaurants and shops have been converted to useful and attractive places. I was especially moved by the artifact from the New York Twin Towers. The 911 Memorial is sharing pieces of the towers with the country. Baltimore has a...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank andicb03
Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Good-sized B&N with large array of gifts, greeting cards, and periodicals. Was not accustomed to seeing a security guard at the front entrance, as I'd never experienced that at a B&N before. The building has a plexiglass-sided escalator, so you can see the workings, and...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Really pretty bookstore with the most unique setup I've ever seen-with a great view of inner harbor. It's at least 3 stories, maybe 4? The coffee shop is on the second floor. Tons of seating, and an aquarium, or the escalator to watch if you're...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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July 23, 2015|
Response from Camiek876 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, it's not suitable for your 15-19 age group. It's predominantly bars with the added attraction of live or recorded music and a little food.