Walkersville Southern Railroad

Passengers wait for their train to depart at Walkersville Southern Railroad at the Walkersville Station. (File photo.)

From taking a ride on Walkersville's Southern Railroad, to riding a roller coaster at Adventure Park USA in Monrovia to splashing in the Edward P. Thomas Memorial Pool at Baker Park, there are plenty of things to do and places to go to keep the kids entertained in Frederick County.

Walkersville's Southern Railroad

Originally built by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in 1872, the Walkersville Southern Railroad allows passengers to ride in vintage 1920's passenger cars through scenic areas in the Monocacy Valley.

Regular trains run on weekends from May through October. There are charter and special trains, such as dinner trains, that operate throughout the year. The regular excursion on the train takes about 70 minutes.

For more info, visit wsrr.org/ws/.

Adventure Park USA

Located right off I-70 (exit 62), Adventure Park USA offers roller coasters, tilt-a-whirls, and miniature golf as outdoor attractions, as well as an arcade, laser tag and a high-ropes course for indoor things to do.

There is no admission fee to enter the 17.5-acre park. Visitors purchase a fun pass that acts like a debit card for all of the attractions.

For more on fun activities at Adventure Park, head to adventureparkusa.com.

Edward P. Thomas Baker Memorial Pool

Located on Fleming Avenue in the heart of Baker Park, the pool operates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. It's open daily from 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. on public-school days in May and June.

There is a small fee to use the pool for city and non-city residents, ranging from $3-6 dollars depending on a person's age.

For specific hours of operation and rates, visit cityoffrederick.com/1146/Edward-P-Thomas-Jr-Memorial-Swimming-Pool.

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