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Laurel is a city of 30,000 people (2020) in Prince George's County, Maryland. Largely residential, the city maintains a historic district centered on its Main Street, highlighting its industrial past.

Get in[edit]

Map of Laurel (Maryland)

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 Commuter Rail Camden Line at the 1 Laurel MARC station and the 2 Laurel Racetrack MARC station.

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 Laurel on US-1.

Get around[edit]


Laurel Museum


  • 1 Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main Street, +1 301 617-9906, . 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 [dead link] 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.
  • Laurel Park, a thoroughbred horse racetrack, is located just outside the city limits.




  • Mangos Grill Restaurant, 42 Washington Blvd (Route 1 South), +1 301-490-5200. Tex-Mex grill.
  • Pupuseria Dona Azucena, 325 Washington Blvd. Salvadoran pupusas.
  • Rico's Tacos, 323 Washington Blvd, +1 240-294-4616. Tacos and ice cream.
  • Tampico Grill, 14605 Baltimore Avenue, +1 301-776-8834. Mexican restaurant and grill.
  • 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.




Go next[edit]

Routes through Laurel
BaltimoreColumbia  N  S  BeltsvilleWashington, D.C.
BaltimoreSavage  N  S  BeltsvilleWashington, D.C.
BaltimoreHanover  N  S  GreenbeltWashington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.Beltsville  SW  NE  SavageBaltimore

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