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Bowie Things to Do

  • Radio and Television Museum Bowie,...

    The Radio and Television Museum preserves the history of radio and television from the origins of the equipment.The museum has working wireless telegraph equipment on display, early crystal radios from the 1920s era, to the first home radio equipment that was multi battery operated to modern radios. Also on display are televisions from the first...

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  • Radio and Television Museum

    If anyone remembers the "Golden Age" of radio or tv, and feels nostalgic about it, then this is the place for you. It's full of oddball electronic gadgets, including many rareties. Some were made by famous names, others by long-forgotten companies from the 1920s and 30s.The docents show you the history of radio and tv, starting with Marconi's first...

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  • Bowie Railroad Station

    Oden Bowie, President of the Baltimore & Pennsylvania Railroad, built the rail depot here shortly after the Civil War. This is how Bowie acquired its name. Today, it's a small museum, no longer a working rail station.

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  • Belair Stable Museum

    Belair Stable was where the big thoroughbred horse-breeding began. Until it closed in 1957, it was the oldest operating horse farm in the US. It was home to two Triple Crown winners, Gallant Fox and Omaha. They were ancestors of the recent Derby winner Big Brown. Since then, the residential neighborhoods surrounding the Stables have absorbed all...

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  • Belair Mansion

    Completed in 1745, this beautiful Georgian-style mansion was home of the Ogle family, including Maryland governor Samuel Ogle (1694-1752). There is a lot of history here. The rooms have all been restored to their 18th century appearance. One can see the reception hall, dining room, game room, ladies' sitting room, nursery, wine cellar, and the...

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  • Minor League baseball

    The minor league stadium in Bowie is one of my favorites in the U.S. Home of the Bowie Baysocks! And you can't beat the prices for a few hoursof family entertainment:Adult General Admission: $9.00 (Ages 13+) Youth General Admission: $6.00 (Ages 6 - 12) Senior General Admission: $6.00 (Ages 60+) Active Military (With ID) General Admission: $6.00...

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Bowie Restaurants

  • Hotel, Restaurant and Liquor Store

    Since the Bowie Baysocks stadium has been built, this intersection has really been built up with a lot of various chain restaurants.But the oldest and non-chain restaurant is on the other side of the highway from most of the chains and a little farther south. [Several years ago, they built another Rips Restaurant down in Waldorf, but that's not the...

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  • The South End

    This is at the south end on the west side of restaurant row on US 301 in Bowie. Bob describes this place as 'looking like a junk yard', and they seem to emphasize that type of ambiance. Outside there are sections of tin roof and inside is lots of exposed brick, looking like it is crumbling away. The sprinkler system controls and valves are painted...

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  • North Tex Mex

    As usual when we go to Baltimore to visit my mom or go to the dentist, we stop on the way back for dinner. I was thinking of stopping at a Mexican restaurant that had a purple and green sign. That would have been Tia 's Tex-Mex. We have been there once when I mistook it for another Mexican restaurant with a purple and green sign that is in Laurel....

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  • Vegetarian Cuisine in Old Town Bowie

    If you take a pleasant day trip to Bowie, and decide to do lunch, this is the place. That is, if you like vegetarian cuisine. I'm not vegetarian, but this is good. It's wholesome, nutritious, and flavorful enough that I didn't miss having meat. It's inside an antique store that was once the Joffe General Store. Before and/or after lunch, you may...

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  • Middle Tex-Mex

    This is part of Restaurant Row along US 301 in Bowie.Chili's started 30 years (1975) ago in Dallas. The staples were burgers, chili, and tacos. Now they have over 1000 stores in 30 countries. For part of the Bowie Chili's menu is depicted in photos 4 and 5. Bob had the most plain of the hamburgers - the Old Time Burger for $8.95 (photo 3). The...

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  • Italian in Bowie

    We first ate at a Carrabba's in North Myrtle Beach near the Intercoastal, but I hadn't taken any pictures. Since then I've seen Carrabba's in several places (Memphis for instance), but we didn't go back to eat there until just recently on our way back from Baltimore. Once you are there, the restaurant is cool and dark with booths and tables, and...

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Bowie Warnings and Dangers

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    by FrayedChick Written Jan 7, 2006

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    All along Bowie, you will encounter many of the worst drivers ever. On a two lane rd you'll find one vehicle going 10 under the speed limit and in the passing lane, another vehicle doing the same. If you flash your lights at them they will either slow down and wait for you to pass so they can cut you off and flip you off... or they will ignore you completly and flip you off.

    There are more awful car dangers like people talking on their cell phones, aggressive drivers... etc

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