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Baltimore/West Baltimore

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The Rawlings Botanical Conservatory in Druid Hill Park

West Baltimore is a huge section of the city notorious for violent and other drug-related crime, but also for its unique culture, endless streets of old Baltimore rowhouses with their marble stoops, and sprawling parklands.

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See

  • Druid Hill Park
  • Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum [1]. 203 Amity St. An early home of the American author of mystery and the macabre. Located on Amity Street in a rough neighborhood, surrounded by public housing. Small fee.
  • Gwynns Falls Trail [2].
  • Maryland Zoo (formerly the Baltimore Zoo) Druid Hill Park, I-83 Jones Falls Expwy, exit at 28th Street/Druid Hill Park. Large zoo set in a classic victorian-era park.
  • The Maryland Zoo, Druid Hill Park (From I-83, exit at Druid Park Lake Drive (exit 7)), +1 410 366 LION, [3]. Daily 10AM-4PM, closed January, February, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Large zoo set in a classic victorian-era park. Adults $11 weekdays and online ticketing,, $15 weekends; discounted for seniors and children.


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Eat

  • The Roost (Lakeout or The Lake), 5275 Reisterstown Rd, +1 410 578-0232, [4]. 7AM-3AM usually. The Roost. Any visitor interested in trying Lake Trout should come here, as it is arguably the best in the city, and in the most inviting eatery. A giant portion of fish comes for $5, but the rest of the menu is hard to ignore—each entry is named after a prominent African-Americans (with the exception of "The Wire" and "John Waters"), and the long soul food menu makes few errors. $3-7.
Polar bear wandering through Druid Hill Park

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