city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States

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

Get inEdit

Map of Laurel (Maryland)

By carEdit

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 planeEdit

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

By trainEdit

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

By busEdit

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 aroundEdit


  • Fairland Regional Park, 13950 Old Gunpowder Rd, +1 301-699-CALL (2255). Sports complex, tennis bubble and skating rink. If that's not enough, they have a "stormwater management demonstration project area". Bring the kids!
  • National Wildlife Visitor Center, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
  • Laurel Museum, 817 Main St, +1 301-725-7975. W, F 10AM-2PM, Su 1-4PM. free.
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.




  • 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 nextEdit

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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