- TripBuzz found 514 things to do with kids in or near Laurel, Maryland, including 494 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Washington, Annapolis, Baltimore and Arlington.
- From Laurel Lake to Laurel Skating Center, the Laurel area offers 116 different types of family activities, including: Parks, Theaters, Amusement Parks (All Ages) and Bowling.
- Strategically located between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Laurel is a popular commuter town. Some employment opportunities however do exist in the city proper. This includes military jobs and employment with the National Security Agency. Other amenities in the area include a horse racetrack, performing arts center and several historical homes and commercial buildings.
Through music, photos, and wax figures, the John Brown Wax Museum tells the story of John Brown's attack on Harpers Ferry. John Brown led an attempt in 1859 to stop slavery, and his story became the popular Battle Hymn of the Republic song.