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Laurel is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Laurel is very easy to get to by car, as US-1 passes directly through its center, and to the east and west are I-95 and MD-295 (the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy). From either highway, take MD-198 (exit 33 off I-95) to go east-west into Laurel.

By plane[edit]

Laurel is quite close to Baltimore-Washington International Airport—just about a 25 minute drive along the B-W Pkwy.

By train[edit]

Laurel has its own stops on the Marc Light Commuter Rail Camden Line at Laurel and Laurel Racetrack Marc.

By bus[edit]

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

Get around[edit]


Laurel Museum


  • 1 Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main Street, +1 301 617-9906, e-mail: . Friday and Saturday evening shows at 8pm; Sunday matinees at 2pm. Laurel Mill Playhouse is an amateur theater with a year-round season of comedies, dramas and musicals. $20 for general admission; $15 for students/seniors/military.
  • 2 Dinosaur Park, 13100 Mid-Atlantic Boulevard, +1 301-627-1286. The fenced fossil area is open on the first and third Sat of each month from 12 to 4pm. The garden area and interpretive signs are open every day from dawn to dusk. The Dinosaur Park preserves a deposit of fossils from the early Cretaceous Period, about 110 million years ago. This is one of the most important dinosaur fossil sites east of the Mississippi River. Free entry and open houses.




  • Pupuseria Dona Azucena, 325 Washington Blvd. Salvadoran pupusas.
  • Rico's Tacos, 323 Washington Blvd, +1 240-294-4616. Tacos and ice cream.
  • Taqueria Los Primos, 9920 Washington Blvd N, +1 301-317-5087. Authentic Mexican taqueria.
  • Toucan Taco, 315 Gorman Ave, +1 301-498-9833. Tu-Th 11AM-9PM, F-Sa 11AM-10PM. The sign outside might say "Toucan Taco", but locals will refer to this as "Tippy's", the name from when it opened in 1972 until 1992. The Chili Con Queso and Sunken Burrito are particular favorites.


  • Mad Cow Grill, 310 Domer Ave, +1 301-725-7025. Burgers and steaks combined with Caribbean favorites. Large selection of beers on tap.
  • Pasta Plus, 209 Gorman Ave, +1 301-498-7878. Near downtown Laurel on the main road between DC and Baltimore. Without question the best authentic Italian food at a decent price in the DC area. Like eating at the owner's kitchen table in Valle San Giovanni Italy. Don't miss.
  • Olive on Main, 504 Main street, +1 240-280-8560, e-mail: . Opens 11AM. Closes: 9PM Mon-Wed, 10PM Thu-Sat & 8:30PM Sun. Both Middle-Eastern and standard American fare. Crabcakes. Beer and wine list. Entrees and platters about $15; Pita wraps $9.


  • Nuzback's, 14405 Baltimore Ave, +1 301-925-9820. A dive bar with very cheap drinks. Restaurant with cheap food. Try the grit sticks appetizer.
  • Remingtons, 3340 Fort Meade Road, Laurel, +1 301-490-7000. This dive is located on MD Route 198 east of the Baltimore Washington Parkway and has karaoke.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Laurel
BaltimoreColumbia  N I-95.svg S  BeltsvilleWashington, D.C.
BaltimoreSavage  N US 1.svg S  BeltsvilleWashington, D.C.
BaltimoreHanover  N MD Route 295.svg S  GreenbeltWashington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.Beltsville  SW MARC Camden Icon.png NE  SavageBaltimore

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