Greenbelt Travel Guide

  • Greenbelt's Roosevelt Center
    Greenbelt's Roosevelt Center
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  • Roosevelt Center
    Roosevelt Center
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  • The Roosevelt Center's wide sidewalks
    The Roosevelt Center's wide sidewalks
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    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 20, 2008

    This land was farmed for many years, then left fallow. For over a century, nature has been reclaiming this parkland. The forest is slowly growing back, and wildlife has made a gradual return.

    The park offers camping, for only $16 a night. And the park is only a few miles beyond the Beltway. It's a lush oasis of tranquillity just outside DC and not far from Baltimore. If you're looking for a cheap and convenient weekend getaway, and want to enjoy the outdoors, then this is the place.

    One of the many hiking trails You can hike for miles... Maybe you'll see a deer
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    • Camping
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Adventure Travel

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    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 20, 2008

    NASA's facility near Greenbelt is off-limits to the general public, except for the Visitor Center. This small, modest facility is a far cry from the Air and Space Museum on the National Mall, but it's free and certainly worth a brief visit.

    The exhibits include a number of old NASA rockets, mostly sounding rockets employed for atmospheric research. It also has an authentic moon rock picked up by Alan Shepherd on one of the Apollo missions (you may recall that he was one of the original Mercury astronauts). There are a number of modest exhibits on space exploration, satellites, astronomy, and rocketry.

    There is also one exhibit on the Center's namesake, Dr Robert Goddard. Goddard pioneered liquid-fueled rockets, which could go faster and higher than any before. He laid the groundwork for modern rocket science.

    The Goddard Visitor Center A Delta space launch vehicle An Iris sounding rocket Model of Dr Goddard's liquid-fueled rocket A moon rock
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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits

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    by Tom_Fields Written Jul 20, 2008

    Here's a nice place for a walk. It's about a mile and a quarter all the way around this lake, with nice views along the way.

    Buddy Attick Lake The swampy side of the lake Another view of the lake
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    • Hiking and Walking

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