Just east of Washington, D.C., Prince George’s County is where you can explore the history of aerospace, learn about Maryland agriculture and take in a sporting event. That’s the kind of variety you’ll find in Prince George’s, which was established in 1696 and named for Prince George of Denmark, husband of England's Princess Anne.
Visit Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, the hub of NASA’s tracking operations. The airport at College Park is the world’s oldest continually-operating airfield. In Largo, experience thrills in the air, on land and in the water at Maryland’s largest amusement park, Six Flags America.
At the Accokeek Foundation’s colonial tobacco plantation and the National Colonial Farm Museum, you can learn about a past way of life. The Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel investigates endangered species; it’s also a venue for fishing, hunting, bird watching and educational programs. More outdoor attractions include: Oxon Hill Children’Farms, Watkins Regional Park, and the Prince George’s Equestrian Center and the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary – a good place to see wild geese – are both in Upper Marlboro.
The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center is the cornerstone of the new National Harbor development – a 300-acre mixed-use community on the banks of the Potomac River within view of downtown Washington, D.C.
The Washington Redskins play at FedExField in Landover, and the Baysox, a minor-league affiliate of the Orioles, play in Bowie. Also, the University of Maryland Terrapins host games in College Park.
Visit the Prince George's County web site.