Greenbelt MD - Find Out How I Spent The Day In This Great City

Interesting Locations

I have been to many destinations in Maryland, and I can ascertain that Greenbelt is one of the interesting locations in the region. The town has rich history and culture. Spending a day in Greenbelt, MD is one of the best experiences I have had in my traveling escapades.

The New Deal Cafe

Address- 113 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20770; 301-474-5642

I arrived in Greenbelt, MD in the early morning hours, so I decided to take a hot cup of coffee to get ready for my long and adventurous day. The New Deal is a cooperative cafe, which is located within the historic Roosevelt center. The atmosphere was was calm and welcoming. The food was amazing. I was informed that in the evening they would be having some live entertainment, which I hopped to catch.

The Greenbelt Museum

Address- 10-B Crescent Road Greenbelt, MD; 301-474-1936

My next stop was at the Greenbelt museum, which features a 1937 residential unit, as a house that represents the early Greenbelt history. The house was preserved by the Friends of the Greenbelt Museum, which is a non-profit organization. Built using cinder block, the two-story building sits on a rolling green open space and walk way. Its situation reflects the harmony within the planned community. The museum also hosts an exhibition space within the Greenbelt community center that is located at 15 Crescent Road.

College Park Aviation Museum

Address- 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive: College park, MD 20740

I was excited to visit the world's oldest operating airport. The College Park Aviation Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is located inside the airport. As a visitor, you get to view the open 1.5 story exhibit space that displays the aviation history. It features the flight story from the ideology of the Wright brothers to the modern aircraft we have today. There is also a collection of children's activities and experiments, collected over a long period. They change the exhibits and programs every new month, something that keeps visitors streaming into the fascinating space.

NASA Goddard Visitor Center

Address- ICESat Road and Greenbelt road

My interest in spacecraft could not let me leave Greenbelt, MD without visiting the NASA Goddard Visitor Center. Here, the place tells captivating and inspiring experiences that would interest everybody regardless of age. The center provides exceptional and interactive programs, exhibits and planned events that display the contribution of Goddard to the America's space program.

The Goddard Space Flight Center contributes to the knowledge of the Universe and Earth through scientific discovery from space, thus enhancing life on earth. While at the visitor center, you will learn of Goddard's exciting and innovative discoveries in the fields of earth science, engineering, astrophysics, planetary science, technological development, heliophysics and communications.

They hold model rocket launches on the first Sunday of every month. They also have experiment Sunday on the third Sunday of the month, when schools are in session. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday.

Greenbelt Park

Address- 6565 Greenbelt Road

By now, I was exhausted from the hustle and bustle of the city life. So, I decided to retreat at the Greenbelt Park and eat my packed lunch. The park is a home to native plants and animals. They offer campground facilities for only $14 a night. The grounds are well known for their low-cost, peaceful surroundings and safety.

The Greenbelt Arts Center

Address- 123 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20770

The arts center offers ongoing performances that feature local talent. They allow visitors to get involved in the performances as long as you contact them on advance. Unfortunately, I had not made a booking so this was not possible.

Old Greenbelt Theater

Address- 132 Centerway Greenbelt, MD 20770

After a day of exploring the town, I decided to unwind at the Old Greenbelt Theater. It is a one-screen movie that features both contemporary and old-school films. The stage was opened in 1938, September 1st, with its first screening being "Little Miss Broadway."One thing that makes the theater stand out is that it survived eras of economic instability without getting split into a duplex or any other venue altogether, like most other cinemas. It was renovated in 2014-2015 by Greenbelt city. Currently, it has 380 seats and a modern sound system. It ha a 40' screen and three projectors.