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Best Cheap Activities To Do With Kids In Baltimore

Baltimore boasts so many wonderful venues for kids. This welcoming city is full of sports, shows and nature – there is something for everyone. You do not have to bankrupt yourself for a family outing. Here are some fantastic places for fun and opportunities to create family memories that will last a lifetime.

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Kiddie Crusoe
7 Fox Tail Road
Timonium, Md 21093
(410) 853-7910

Your kids will love this exciting experience as they visit a world of adventure that is more than 12,000 square feet of tube slides, rock climbs and zip lines. There is an indoor playground that will knock your socks off. Play areas include a farm, house, gas station, fire station, train depot, bakery and more. If your kids love video games, there are interactive Nintendo Wii stations where they can play and learn.

The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 547-9000

This is not recommended for very young children, but older kids will love the museum. General admission is free. And what kid does not love a mummy? The mummy, suits of armor, gorgeous statues, ancient North American jewelry and antiquities all line the walls of this incredible museum nestled in the heart of the city. There are also tapestries, paintings and so many other things to experience with the entire family.

Carrie Murray Nature Center
1901 Ridgetop Road
Baltimore, Md. 21207
(410) 396-0808

This is one of the coolest places in Baltimore for any child who is an animal lover. This nature center, named after the mother of former Oriole Eddie Murray, is a welcoming home to many displaced animals that were former pets or non-releasable, rehabbed wildlife. And, you cannot miss the Insect Zoo. Giant cockroaches, tarantulas and all sorts of creepy crawlies will have the kids squealing with delight.

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House Of Bounce

The Big House Of Bounce
6526 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Md. 21215
(410) 225-3215

Instead of renting a bouncy house for big money, go visit the Big House of Bounce and jump around in a bunch of bouncy houses. Located in Northwest Baltimore inside Reisterstown Road Plaza, this is a great place to get rid of lots of energy. Smaller kids will love jumping around in a happy environment of a castle, Hello Kitty-themed house, crayon-themed house, sports-themed house and many more. Get a temporary glitter tattoo to finish out the experience.

Peanut Butter Fudge
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The Fudgery
301 Light St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 539-5260

For a sweet ending to any day, visit the Fudgery for a free tour. The smell alone will enchant you. This great fudge shop is located right in the middle of Harborplace in Baltimore's Inner Harbor area. The kids and adults will get a kick out of the energetic workers who make delicious confections while they serenade you. Smiles will abound. Buy a pound of fudge for the trip home and everyone is happy.

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Holli Friedland is a freelance writer whose work can be found on

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