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


Get in[edit]

Map of Beltsville

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 (BWI IATA) 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 (DCA IATA) 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 (IAD IATA) 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.

By train[edit]

Metro rail trains run to the Greenbelt Station on the Green Line. MTA's[dead link] MARC commuter trains between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. stop in Greenbelt or Muirkirk (north Beltsville) on the Camden line. MARC Camden line trains also stop at BWI Airport.

By bus[edit]

From Washington, D.C., you can take the Metro to Greenbelt and then transfer to Metrobus 89[dead link] or Connect-A-Ride H[dead link], 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.


The area around Beltsville is dominated by the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, with 14,000 acres of research farms and forests. [1]

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



  • 1 Atomic Music, 11011b Baltimore Ave Beltsville MD, 20705, +1-301-595-4190. A large used music equipment store with a selection of guitars. Buys and sells used.

Eat and drink[edit]


  • 1 Beltsville Seafood and Crab, 11624 Baltimore Ave, +1 301 937-1289. Fried breaded shrimp, fish filets, and crab cakes served fast-food style.
  • 2 [dead link] Dunns River Caribbean Cafe, 11116 Baltimore Ave, +1 301 572-7600. Jamaican cuisine: Ox-tail stew, jerked chicken and pork, curried chicken, curried goat, etc.
  • 3 Pho 88 Vietnamese Restaurant, 10478 Baltimore Ave, +1 301 931-8128. Vietnamese soup.
  • 4 Pho VN One Vietnamese Restaurant, 11000 Baltimore Ave, +1 301 931-6999. Vietnamese soup.
  • 5 Sardi's Pollo a la Brasa, 10433 Baltimore Ave, +1 301 595-3222. Peruvian slow-grilled chicken. Now a Maryland chain with 10 locations, the Beltsville restaurant was the first. In addition to chicken, there are other Peruvian specialties and American sandwiches.
  • 6 Swahili Village, 10800 Rhode Island Ave, +1 240-965-7651. Authentic Kenyan fair, featuring nyama choma, tilapia, samosas, imported beer, and beverages.
  • 7 YiaYia's Kitchen, 10413 Baltimore Ave, +1 301 595-1855. Authentic Greek food. Try the spicy feta appetizer followed by the pork Gyro sandwich.


  • 8 Old Line Fine Wine, Spirits and Bistro, 11011 Baltimore Ave, +1 301-937-5999, . A bistro in the back of a wine and beer shop featuring salads, sandwiches and light fare. More than 15 beers on tap, or you can get any one of the 700 bottled beers in the store. Similar selection of wine and featured specialty cocktails.


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


Go next[edit]

Routes through Beltsville
BaltimoreLaurel  N  S  College ParkWashington, D.C. via
BethesdaSilver Spring  W  E  College ParkAlexandria
BaltimoreLaurel  N  S  College ParkWashington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.Greenbelt  SW  NE  LaurelBaltimore

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