Experience the sweetness of quality time with your loved ones elevated to new heights in Howard County! From playgrounds to farms, museums, and even an enchanted forest, captivating adventures await at every turn. Capture those cherished moments and share them using #HowIHoCo for a chance to be featured in our upcoming Visitor's Guide!

Your Safety is Paramount!

Columbia proudly holds the #2 spot for safest city in the US according to WalletHub's 2023 rankings.

Pure Happiness in HoCo

WalletHub ranked Columbia #7 as one of the happiest cities in America in 2023.

Ignite Your Imagination

Embark on a journey at Clark’s Elioak Farm, where the whimsical remnants of the original Enchanted Forest await discovery. Encounter beloved characters like Humpty Dumpty and Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach amidst a backdrop of a sprawling petting zoo, train rides, and a fairy forest.

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Clark's Elioak Farm

Water-Fueled Excitement!

Make a splash during summer with Howard County’s array of splash pads and aquatic adventures! Dive into the refreshing fun at Columbia Association pools or enjoy the delightful Merriweather District splash pad. For a more serene experience, glide across the water in the warmer months with an Adventure Shack kayak rental at Centennial Park.

Farm-Fresh Fun

Savor the anticipation of strawberry picking season in late May at Larriland Farm. Don't miss the chance to visit the Red Barn farm market for a bounty of fresh produce and dairy delights.

Exciting Indoor Escapes

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Africa at the African Art Museum in Maryland, one of only three museums in the nation dedicated solely to African art. Engage in interactive exhibits at DoodleHATCH Art Museum and embark on a learning adventure at Ellicott Mills Children’s Museum.

Ellicott Mills Children's Museum

Ellicott Mills Children's Museum

Pet-Friendly Adventures in HoCo

Bring your furry friends along for the journey! From the lively Savage Mill Bluegrass Festival to pet-friendly accommodations at Turf Valley Resort and other county hotels, there's something for every pet enthusiast.

Embrace Unforgettable Moments in Howard County, Maryland

In Howard County, every moment is an opportunity for adventure, connection, and joy. Whether you're exploring the enchanting landscapes of Clark’s Elioak Farm, cooling off at splash pads, or immersing yourself in culture at one of our unique museums, the experiences here are bound to leave a lasting impression. With safety, happiness, and pet-friendly experiences at the forefront, Howard County welcomes you to create cherished memories with your loved ones. Come, discover, and embrace the magic of HoCo – where every moment is sweeter than the last.