Baltimore Visitors Center

Baltimore Visitors Center

The new Baltimore Visitors Center opened on May 7, 2004, to replace an old antiquated visitors center that was operated in a modified construction trailer. It is located in downtown Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on the Inner Harbor.

The Baltimore Visitors Center cost $4.5 million to construct and is 8,000 square feet (700 m²) in size. In its first year of operation (May 7, 2004 – May 7, 2005), the Baltimore Visitors Center attracted nearly 390,000 visitors, which exceeded BACVA's (Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association) original estimate of 250,000. Visitors to the Baltimore Visitors Center in its first year of operation, booked 422 hotel rooms, worth $48,296 and bought 14,942 tickets worth about $223,286.

Inside the Baltimore Visitors Center are racks of brochures with information ranging from Baltimore's neighborhoods to major attractions, including the Maryland Science Center, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, Power Plant Live!, Camden Yards Sports Complex, and Geppi's Entertainment Museum. There is also a 50-seat theater that shows an 11-minute film on Baltimore and Maryland.


* [,1,7471483,print.story Visitor center exceeds expectations in Year 1. "Baltimore Sun"] May 6, 2005. (Site registration required.)

External links

* [ Baltimore Visitor Center - General Site Info] (including maps and driving directions)

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