Beltsville

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Beltsville is in Prince George's County in the Capital Region of Maryland.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Beltsville is easy to get to by car. Take exit 25 (College Park) from the Washington Beltway (US 495/95) and head north on Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue.) Beltsville starts north of the Beltway.

By plane[edit]

  • Baltimore-Washington International Airport (IATA: BWI) is 25 minutes north on the B-W Parkway. There is an express bus from BWI to the Greenbelt Metro Station.
  • Washington Reagan National Airport (IATA: DCA) is 30 minutes south via the B-W Parkway (but through Washington, D.C.). The Metro can be taken from DCA to the Greenbelt station.
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD) is 40 miles west in Virginia. By car, take the Dulles access road to the Washington Beltway (495) north to exit 23. Take a bus from IAD to a Metro station and then connect to the Greenbelt station.

Ground transportation is available via The Airport Shuttle [1].

By train[edit]

Metro rail trains run to the Greenbelt Station on the Green Line. MTA's MARC commuter trains between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. stop in Greenbelt on the Camden line. [2] MARC Camden line trains also stop at BWI Airport.

By bus[edit]

From Washington, D.C., you can take the Metro [3] to Greenbelt, and then transfer to Metrobus 89 or Connect-A-Ride H, which both lead straight into Beltsville on US-1.

Get around[edit]

Almost all of the businesses in Beltsville that are open to the public are along Route 1, Baltimore Avenue.

See[edit]

The area around Beltsville is dominated by the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, with 14,000 acres of research farms and forests. [4]

The Patuxent Wildlife Refuge [5] and the National Wildlife Visitor's Center [6] are located in Beltsville, although they have a mailing address in Laurel. The Visitor's Center has hiking trails around Cash Lake and display's of wildlife and ecology.

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Buy[edit]

Eat and Drink[edit]

  • Gringada Mexican Restaurant12300 Baltimore Ave +1 301 210-3010. Mom and Pop Mexican restaurant with a full bar. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but inside is homey.
  • King Pollo11121 Baltimore Ave. Peruvian charcoal slow-cooked chicken combined with Filipino food.
  • Pho 88 Vietnamese Restaurant10478 Baltimore Ave +1 301 931-8128. Vietnamese soup.
  • Swahili Village10606 Baltimore Ave, Ste A +1 240-965-7651. Authentic Kenyan fair, featuring nyama choma, tilapia, samosas, imported beer, and beverages.
  • YiaYia's Kitchen10413 Baltimore Ave +1 301 595-1855. Authentic Greek food. Try the spicy feta appetizer followed by the pork Gyro sandwich.

Sleep[edit]

There are also several motels just south of Beltsville on Route 1 in College Park.

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Routes through Beltsville
Washington, D.C. via MD Route 295.svgCollege Park  S I-95.svg N  LaurelBaltimore
BethesdaSilver Spring  W I-495.svg E  College ParkAlexandria
Washington, D.C.College Park  S US 1.svg N  LaurelBaltimore


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