Top Things You Can Do In Bowie To Have Fun In 2018

28th Best Places to Line in America

The city of Bowie is located in Prince George's County, Maryland. With a population of 54,727 (according to 2010 US Census), the city has thrived to become the largest municipality in Prince George's County. As the largest city in Maryland, it has been ranked by CNN Money in 2014 as the 28th Best Places to Line in America.

As a resident or traveler, what you need to know is that the city of Bowie has a lot to offer in terms of attractions. Planning to travel to Bowie in Maryland? Here are 5 things to do.

1. Have fun at Six Flags America

As one of the most iconic theme park, Six Flags America is a must visit. Not only can you have fun as an individual but as a couple or with your kids. There are plenty of things to do in the theme park. Located along 13710 Central Avenue, you can start by experiencing the virtual queuing system called the Flash Pass. Unlike the traditional means of queuing in a line physically, the Flash Pass allows you to wait in a virtual line. This provides a perfect chance for you to enjoy other activities as you await your turn for a particular attraction.

You can enjoy the pulse pounding roller coasters perfect for adults or gentler rides for your kids. At the Hurricane Harbor, cool off and rejuvenate your energy levels or you can opt to take a break and watch available entertaining shows. Feeling hungry? Catch a bite at one of the restaurants and when time comes to depart, pick a souvenir(s).

2. Vino 301 Wine Concierge

If you have been yearning for a tour of Maryland wine regions, then this is your chance. Vino 301 Wine Concierge is a memorable and fun tour that introduces the tourists to the wonder that is Maryland vineyards. As a host to a full service wine and spirits tour, tourists are taken through wineries, breweries and distilleries across Maryland.

Apart from visiting the vineyards, tour guides will provide transportation to and from the vineyards. As a result, you will have a carefree and fun filled day. If you love what is on offer, make a point of purchasing a few bottles for your collection. Furthermore, you can learn a lot about wine making, storage and tasting.

3. National Capital Radio and Television Museum

If you want to experience the evolution of TV and Radio, then you must visit the National Capital Radio and Television Museum while Bowie, Maryland. Opened in 1999, the museum hosts 7 galleries namely Wireless Beginnings, Birth of Broadcasting, Radio Comes of Age, Radio's Golden Age, Post War Radio, Rise of Television and how it all works.

By visiting each gallery, you will learn the chronological history of radio and television. Furthermore, you will get to view exhibitions that celebrate the development and advancement of radio and television. It is open to the public from Friday between 10 AM to 5 PM, Saturday and Sunday between 1PM to 5 PM. The museum is located along 2608 Mitchellville Rd.

4. Bowie Train Station Museum

From the National Capital Radio and Television Museum, pop in at the Bowie Train Station Museum located along 8614 Chestnut Ave. The museum consists of three small frame structures which housed the former Bowie train station. When you visit, you will find a single story freight depot, a two story interlocking tower and an open passenger shed.

The museum is home to exhibits and artifacts while the tower houses the National Railroad Historical Society Martin O'Rourke Railroad Research Library. One of the exhibits you will find is the Restored Norfolk & Western Railway caboose. In 1998, the museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

5. Allen Pond Park

Located along 3330 Northview Drive, the park is opened from 9 AM to 7 PM. It is home to a ten acre man made lake which is the centerpiece of the park. Covering 85 acres, the multi use park is managed by the City of Bowie.

Attractions in the park include an Ice Arena, an amphitheater, boat rentals, skate park, six lighted ballfields, picnic areas, walking and bike trails. Other attractions include a lighted basketball court, fitness station and playground areas. If you love fishing, you can get lucky and catch bass or crappie.

Visiting Allen Pond Park by car? Don't worry, parking facilities are close by. You can access parking from 3404 Mitchellville Road located across from Mitchellville Road soccer fields.