Places to Visit in Rockville MD
Rockville, MD, is a city of approximately 65,000 residents which is located only 16 miles (about a 20 minute drive) from Washington D.C. The county seat of Montgomery County, Rockville has a variety of interesting places to explore for visitors to the area. With its outdoor beauty and indoor cultural activities, a visit to Rockville offers plenty of venues to visit and enjoy, whether it’s on a family outing or an individual exploration.
Rock Creek Trail
The Rock Creek Trail offers miles of beautiful walking and biking trails which goes all the way from Rockville to border of Washington D.C. Although the trail and area is for the most part urbanized, the trail does follow a mostly wooded and shaded route along the Rock Creek stream. Due to this the route provides a nice ride or walk that is traffic free. Choices abound: you can be as adventurous as you want by exploring the hiking trails or simply take a picnic lunch and binoculars for some great bird-watching. If you’re interested in venturing out of the area there are many activities available just over the border in DC such as the lovely National Zoo, which the entire family will enjoy.
Croydon Creek Nature Center
The Croydon Creek Nature Center is located close to downtown Rockville. With 120 acres of meadows, forest preserves and a winding creek, the Center is a hub of activity, offering guided explorations of the forest, special programs, docent-guided tours and interpretive exhibits. Kids will love the hands-on nature center and adults will enjoy both the beauty of the center and the information on display.
Glenview Mansion was built in 1926 and sits nestled in the 153 acre Rockville Civic Center park. Featuring art gallery, formal gardens to wander in and monthly concerts on Sunday afternoons, it is a great place just to visit or to plan an event. Glenview Mansion is a well-known and lovely spot for weddings, conferences and private events, but is equally inviting as a place for a simple visit.
Montgomery County Historical Society
If you are a history buff, you won’t want to miss a visit to the Montgomery County Historical Society, where you can discover the origins and development of this historically rich area. Everything from an account of the first settlement there to its involvement in the Civil War is documented, and there are displays on the buildings, furniture construction, fabrics and even 19th century medical practice there. Located in a lovely park-like setting, the society also offers lectures and historical reenactments.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater
If theater is your passion, you will want to check out the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater, located in the Rockville Civic Center Park. Named after the famous novelist who is buried nearby, the theater is the home to a ballet company, an opera company, and two theatrical companies. With year-round events, the visitor to the area should definitely experience the great entertainment in this wonderful venue.
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