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D.C. Counts Nearly 18M Visitors, Up From Before 9/11

Tourism officials say Washington saw a record 17.9 million visitors last year, surpassing a previous record of 17.4 million set in 2000 before the 9/11 attacks.


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D.C. Tourism Generates $6B In Spending By Visitors

Tourism officials in Washington say spending by visitors grew more than 6 percent last year to $6 billion, outpacing the growth in visitor numbers.


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Merchants Use Civil War Ties To Draw Business

A century and a half ago many of Frederick’s downtown buildings served as hospitals to care for wounded soldiers from both sides of the Civil War. Downtown merchants were urged last week to use that historic connection to bring in tourists.


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Catoctin Park Visitor Center Remains Closed

Officials at Catoctin Mountain Park near Thurmont say upgrades to the visitor center are taking longer than expected.


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Baltimore’s First Grand Prix Considered A Success

Celebrating a successful run. After a weekend of racing fun, the Baltimore Grand Prix is now in the books. Now crews are working to get the city back on the normal track.


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Frederick Gets First Official Visitor From Wyoming

Frederick finally has its first official visitor from Wyoming for 2011.


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Park Rangers Struggle To Keep The Horses Wild

They’re Assateague Island’s famous wild horses. Park officials said the very thing that makes the horses a national treasure and draws millions of visitors to this 48,000-acre seashore south of Ocean City each year is under threat: Their wildness.


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Frederick Reviving Downtown Hotel Push

Frederick Mayor Randy McClement is reviving his push for a downtown hotel and conference center.


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Numbers Show Better Tourism Year For Ocean City

If you went “downy ocean” this weekend, you had plenty of company. Ocean City had the busiest Fourth of July in eight years.



National Pinball Museum Open Through Labor Day

A museum dedicated to pinball machines in Washington will not be forced to close next week as previously thought.



Aerial Tram Proposed For Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City visitors could soon have another way to get around while taking in the sights.



Visitors To Archives Can Honor Reagan With Diaries

The National Archives and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is offering children a chance to imagine a day in the White House and create their own presidential diaries.