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One of the nicest, most complete and scenic rest areas anywhere--it is worth stopping just for the views

This is one of the best rest areas I have encountered although everyone we visited in Maryland was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John E
Ballwin, Missouri
Very cool rest area

I have driven by this many of times and never actually stopped, so I made a point to swing into... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Richmond, Virginia
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I-68, Cumberland, MD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best rest areas I have encountered although everyone we visited in Maryland was amazing. This one in particular though offers amazing scenic views plus all the amenities a rest area normally offers. It is staffed with knowledgeable and friendly people...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I have driven by this many of times and never actually stopped, so I made a point to swing into this very cool rest area on my way home from vacation last week. Even if you do not really need the rest area part it...More

1  Thank syndicate72
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I was extremely impressed with cleanliness of this facility. Also would like to personally recognize an employee named Molly for her phenomenal customer service. She went above and beyond to make sure everything in that bathroom was sparkling clean. Better than the view! 👍

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

So glad I stopped and had a visit. I was interested in seeing the Veterans Memorial, and the value added from the spectacular view, made my day. Thank you for the hospitality also !

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Not much to do since they moved the museum to Hancock but it was worth the stop for the view. It is very pretty at this location.

Thank bcataneo731
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Great spot to pull over, use the facilities, & stretch your legs. The views are amazing. It's awesome to see how they carved through the mountain to make the pass. Convenient exit/re-entry to Route 68.

Thank Bob O
Reviewed 5 July 2018

I was able to enjoy this location around 15 years ago and it was glorious--a rest area where there were walking trails and a small but excellent geology museum! Maryland should have been proud. Sad to say, they were not proud enough. The recesssion of...More

2  Thank TR26
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to take a bathroom break, take brochures, and check out the stunning views! We got some great pictures of the gap and enjoyed stretching our legs. The woman inside was very helpful and knowledgeable of the construction of the pass....More

Thank RueMU
Reviewed 2 May 2018

The striation in rock is beautiful. It hard to imagine how this pass was carved through the mountain. Beautiful view of mountains, trees. This is a must stop great vista.

Thank Rosemary C
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We stopped to take in the view. It is a unique view of the mountain formation. There is a small informational museum. We stopped on the westbound side of I-68.

Thank unocpa
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Is Glen Burnie in Baltimore or Washington? I don't know what computer you have but one reason I rad and write on Tripadvisor instead of other sites is that when you call up things to do under a listing like Glen Burnie it... More