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Best Paintball Arenas Near Baltimore

June 22, 2013 6:00 AM

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Paintball continues to be a favorite hobby for Baltimore-area residents. The game involves skill, strategy and a desire to get dirty and have fun. From one-on-one to military-style battles, paintball contests test the mettle of its players. While paintball accessories can vary in price from reasonable to expensive, Baltimore-area paintball arenas can advise enthusiasts on the best equipment. Read on for some of the best spots to get down and dirty with paintball fun near Baltimore.
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Route 40 Paintball Park
11011 Pulaski Highway
White Marsh, Md. 21162
(410) 335-7622
www.route40paintball.com

Route 40 Paintball Park in White Marsh has strict rules of conduct to protect its customers. “Safety first” is the motto and no alcohol consumption is allowed before or during paintball activities. The center provides four playing fields and the majority of players use semi-auto paintball guns. The business rents Tippmann semi-auto markers. All groups are supervised by certified referees. Prices start at $10 per day.

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Tactical Airsoft Arena
20 Southlawn Court
Rockville, Md. 20850
(301) 838-7474
www.tacticalairsoftarena.com

The Tactical Airsoft Arena in Rockville features a 3,600-square-foot arena that is designed to offer a challenging experience even for seasoned police and military players. Not a paintball business, instead it uses non-lethal soft ammo. The eight-foot-tall walls allow the layout to be changed. There are nine rooms available, featuring hallways and different starting points. The ammo includes airsoft six and eight mm bbs. Rates start at $15.

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Paintball Adventure Park
3939 Old Taneytown Road
Taneytown, Md. 21787
(410) 756-4200
www.pap-md.com

Paintball Adventure Park features six airball fields that include a variety of layouts for all players. They are designed for three- to seven-member teams, and the layout of the fields are continually changed. The Village features a two-story castle in the middle of the field. There is a wooded section as well, along with a creek and small bunkers. The castle has eight lookout towers. The business features a shop to purchase paintball equipment and accessories. Rates start at $15 for guests with their own equipment.

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Torrid Paintball Sports
19510 Club House Road
Montgomery Village, Md. 20886
(301) 528-4155
www.torridpaintball.com

Torrid Paintball Sports provides a safe, supervised paintball experience. It offers rental equipment, good rates and catered meals. The staff is experienced and knows the ins and outs of having a great experience. Play is at Highpoint Farms, Clarksburg. A full-service paintball store, the field is located about 10 minutes away. The company has operated for more than eight years and r
ates depend on the which event is chosen.

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Paintball Sportsland
10418 Old Liberty Road
Frederick, Md. 21701
(301) 898-1100
www.paintball-sportsland.com

Paintball Sportsland in Frederick offers both paintball and airsoft activities. It is open on Saturdays and Sundays and on weekdays for private parties. The outdoor facility is open rain or shine. The company provides trained staff and referees to ensure a safe paintball experience. Rentals are available and rates depend on whether the customer brings equipment.

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Jeffrey B. Roth has won numerous state and national news and feature-writing awards during his career. A well-known crime writer, investigative reporter and a feature writer, Roth writes for a number of magazines and newspapers. Listed in the Locus Index of SciFi and Fantasy authors, Roth is the author of a number of published short stories and poetry. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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