10 Things to Do in Crofton That You Shouldn't Miss

August 23, 2017 Marissa Gamble

Crofton is a census-designated place and planned community in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States, located just west of the state capital Annapolis. Crofton is located 24 miles (39 km) south of Baltimore, 9.8 miles (15.8 km) west of Annapolis, and 24 miles (39 km) east-northeast of Washington, D.C. The community was established in 1964. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 27,348.
Restaurants in Crofton

1. NASA GSFC Visitor Center

8800 Greenbelt Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20771-0001 +1 301-286-9041
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

NASA GSFC Visitor Center

A great rainy-day attraction near Wallops Island, the center conducts launches of its model rockets.

Reviewed By Publius-DC - Washington DC, District of Columbia

A mid-week visit does not lead to many crowds (or staff), which is nice, but the exhibits are sort of haphazard. Some cool items - like the interactive touchscreen presentations, the infrared camera, and the moon rock - but overall seems sort of tired. The rusting rockets in the back made it seem more like a private roadside attraction than the gateway to a NASA facility that employs 10,000 scientists and engineers.

2. Crofton Bowl

Crofton, MD
Excellent
44%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Crofton Bowl

This popular bowling center has special events and fun activities for people of all ages.

Reviewed By Albert S - Savage, Maryland

The Roost is a very nice and comfortable lounge. A lot of locals go there to play Keno and to have a cold one. But believe it or not, there hamburgers are the best around. Try one and you'll see. Yep a bowling alley hamburger.

3. Maryland Renaissance Festival

Crownsville Road, Crownsville, MD 21032-0315 +1 410-266-7304
Excellent
55%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 173 reviews

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Reviewed By ExRIGuy - Virginia

And there are long lines for ATMs that have $5 fees to use.

Only other tip is when you first walk in grab the schedule and spend 15 minutes reviewing the shows and map out an agenda.

Don't miss the wheel of death and the jousting show and arrive 30 mins early to get seats for jousting show.

4. Annapolis Towne Centre

1906 Towne Centre Blvd, Parole, MD 21401-3676 +1 410-573-9050
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 286 reviews

Annapolis Towne Centre

Reviewed By elnbryant - Birmingham, Alabama

The Towne Centre has everything you could possible want in a shopping center. It is wonderfully laid out so you don't wear yourself walking everywhere. Parking is centrally located and free.

5. Crofton Go-Kart Raceway

1050 State Route 3 S, Crain Highway, Gambrills, MD 21054-1723 +1 410-721-2900
Excellent
27%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Crofton Go-Kart Raceway

Reviewed By Kraig M - Annapolis, Maryland

Easy access, well maintained park. Helpful efficient staff. A bit expensive, we tend to splurge on larger ticket packages. Only drag is its only 1 loop at a time, requiring a virtual stop to hand off the ticket for the next lap. But the staff is quite good at grabbing on the go.

6. Vino 301 Wine Concierge - Tours

12333 Quarterback Ct, Bowie, MD 20720-4398
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Vino 301 Wine Concierge - Tours

Vino 301 Wine Concierge offers memorable and fun wine tasting tours in Maryland. We introduce you to Maryland’s vineyards. Our knowledgeable Tour Ambassadors take you on a wonderful journey through Maryland's wine regions. Vino 301 Wine Concierge takes care all the details, transport you to and from the vineyards, so you can have a carefree and enjoyable day!

Reviewed By Jennifer N

Leslie (the owner of Vino 301 and tour operator) is an amazing and knowledgeable wine/tourism profession!

I brought a group of wine content creators (writers, content creators, social media personalities) out on a day of wine tasting c/o Wine Trail Adventures. Leslie shared great tips about the surrounding wineries and tips even I didn’t know! Despite the gloomy weather, Leslie was there with a smile and a goodie bag of wine glasses and bottles of water! Both smart and fun!

We visited Black Ankle and Hidden Hills Winery. One of the distinct advantages of taking a wine tour rather than going on your own is to have the testing set up tailored to your group. Because Leslie knew we were a group of knowledgeable wine lovers, she set up had an amazing and more advanced-like tasting from both wineries.

Thank you for the experience and the attention to detail to all the people at Vino 301! Happy to always tour with you guys!

7. Allen Pond Park

3330 Northview Drive, Bowie, MD 20716
Excellent
66%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Allen Pond Park

Reviewed By Pizatt - PG County, Maryland

Great place to walk, sit, and take pictures. There are plenty of free parking. A little something for everyone. Nice sized soccer fields, baseball fields and 3/4 mile walking loop. There are basketball courts, skate park and huge play ground. You can fish in the summer or your can rent a area for a cookout. July 4th is always packed and they have a huge fireworks display.

8. Mission Escape Rooms

1405 S Main Chapel Way, Suite 105, Gambrills, MD 21054-1863 +1 410-721-6666
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Mission Escape Rooms

Mission Escape Rooms is a new, interactive, fun entertainment concept. It is a real-life escape experience designed for small groups of 1-12 people. Your mission is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room in 50 minutes or less.

Reviewed By monicafish - Crofton, Maryland

We had a great time last night at Mission Escape ! The staff was very friendly and did a great job giving us clues when needed. We asked for 3 clues and escaped the Inventor Room with 3 minutes to spare ! This was my...MoreHi Monica, Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear that you had a great time in The Inventor. I am sure we will see you back soon for your future escapes! Lena Fink, District Manager

9. National Wildlife Visitor Center

10901 Scarlet Tanager Ct, Laurel, MD 20708-4011 +1 301-497-5760
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

National Wildlife Visitor Center

The largest science and environmental education center in the Department of the Interior.

Reviewed By Randy L - Dubuque, Iowa

We've been driving through Maryland looking for national parks, historic sites, and well-advertised places of interest---the words "Visitor Center" drew us off the road every time. Those words caught our attention along the Baltimore-Washington Parkway and drew us into one of the most worthwhile stops on our vacation. Beyond the beautiful scenery and opportunities to hike in the area, there is a visitors' center of such imagination that it's a popular site for teachers to bring students during the year. This site sets the bar so high you might consider not bothering a visit to others.

10. Prince Georges Stadium

4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716-3616 +1 301-805-6000
Excellent
53%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Prince Georges Stadium

Reviewed By Dewayne P

This is your typical minor league stadium. There are not a lot of frills but there are some things for the kids like a merry-go-round. The food was average and priced as expected for this type of event. Parking was free which was a huge plus in my book. And tickets for the game were reasonable. Great way to spend the day.

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