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Very helpful and friend place

We stopped by the Welcome Center to ask about hiking trails in the area. The two ladies being the... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
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So Good and Accommodating

So don't judge me but the one and only time I've ever been in here was to use the bathroom. The... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
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8267 Main St, Ellicott City, MD 21043-9925
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

We stopped by the Welcome Center to ask about hiking trails in the area. The two ladies being the counter could not have been nicer or more helpful. Not only they they come with tips,but went online and got driving directions and addresses for us....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

So don't judge me but the one and only time I've ever been in here was to use the bathroom. The front desk guys were super sweet and I literally was in there for a few minutes.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank maggiejeanne85
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Stop in for maps, event calendars, HoCo and OEC (Old Ellicott City) items - coasters, mugs, T-shirts, etc...and check out the beautiful old building w/the original teller windows!

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank travelmomwith2teens
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Ellicott City offers history, beauty and wonderful shops. The shop owners have endured a great deal following the devastating floods. They were able to rebuild and restore the quaint and Elegance of this great City. Visit the shops and restaurants and guaranteed to find treasure....More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jan S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have been here a few times. The people are very well informed and can tell you anything about what to do in Howard County.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This should be your first stop when visiting Howard County Maryland. You'll find lots of brochures and trained folks willing to assist in whatever you might need. They can even plan a trip itinerary. Why venture out without their help?

Date of experience: November 2015
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a great place to find out about local attractions. Be sure to ask about the ghost tours, especially around Halloween!

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Horsegirl42
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The welcome center is in an old post office and has managed to preserve the old charm from a simpler time. It was well staffed with two pleasant staffers. Enough information available to custom your trip and maximize your vacation time.In the basement is a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Robert P
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The Archway of St. Louis is a landmark that invites visitors to ride single file narrow cars upward to the inside top of the Arch, to overlook the City of St Louis. A remarkable structure the defies the imagination. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank gordonrlangford
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Definitely agree with other reviewers that you should stop off at the Welcome Center to get a lay of the land before visiting the old Main Street area and surrounding attractions. The folks working there were very helpful and the downtown area is quite unique.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Ken B
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