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In Maryland, a state known as "America in Miniature", the city of Hanover rightfully deserves a title of "Maryland in Miniature". Although, no such title exists, the unincorporated locality presents an inconspicuous progression from semi-rural farms to luxury hotels towering 15 stories high with everything you'd expect in between. The area’s main attractions, nevertheless, continue to be the Arundel Mills Mall, the Maryland Live! Casino and also the location of Hanover, which is often taken for granted.  The location of Hanover offers a convenient, efficient and unique atmosphere that is not too overwhelming or drab but offers for many the “the perfect bowl of porridge”.     

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On one end of Hanover, rows of peach trees neatly wind through vast green fields. During the summer, be sure to stop by Boyers’ Farm to try some of their famous juicy peaches! Traveling north, within minutes you will see fields and forests open up into suburbs. In the suburbs of Hanover, there are quite a few places to visit. One of the great places to spend some time at would be the Matthewstown-Harman Park where you will not only find a large well kept public park but also the Joe Canon Baseball Stadium, which draws in teams from all around the state. During the season, all you have to do is catch one of the free 1,500 seats in the stadium for a game of ball. (More information about the park). Eventually, in the last transformation, Hanover’s suburbs lead “downtown”, the region of stores, services and restaurants concentric around the Arundel Mills Mall that made Hanover well known.             


The “downtown” region of Hanover is where the most explosive growth has happened in the past decade. As a result of this development, there is a diverse choice of hotels, restaurants and stores to go to. The mall alone holds 225 stores and among these stores is one of the eight Medieval Times locations in the United States, a Dave & Buster’s and a massive 24-screen movie theater. (A complete list of the stores).  Hanover is also home to the Maryland Live! Casino. Why is this casino so special? It is not only one of the largest in the nation, but also drew the most revenue in the Mid-Atlantic. The Maryland Live! Casino edged out the most popular Atlantic City casinos by more than 16%. With almost 5,000 slots, 122 tables, 5000 free parking spaces and now open 24/7, this casino is a must go for all visitors. (More about the casino

If you are looking for more family-oriented activities, Hanover remains a great destination for travel. Located at the crossroads of Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington D.C., Hanover offers great flexibility in your choices. You can take a boat ride around the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, stand where George Washington gave his resignation speech in Annapolis, or visit the nation’s capital which are just 20 minutes, 30 minutes and 40 minutes away respectively. If you are looking for a great destination even closer, just 10 minutes away is the National Cryptologist Museum which displays the code makers and breakers that helped protect our freedoms today.                          

If you already have made your travel decisions, you can still visit Hanover. Less than 5 miles away from the BWI International Airport, Hanover would still be a great place to visit if you have time during a plane transfer. Nevertheless, Hanover remains a unique and time worthy destination for your next vacation. 

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