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Jan 18, 2013 - A little offbeat in Maryland

Maryland is a wonderful place to visit in its own right, although it is often overshadowed by Washington D.C. There are a few sights in Maryland that most people never see, tourists and locals alike, and a good way to get around and see them is with a charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from Bus Rental Maryland. Travel around in style and comfort in your rental bus as your reliable rental bus driver gets you where you want to go.

If you have a weak stomach, you might want to stay on the rental bus and give the National Museum of Health and Medicine a miss. Located in Silver Spring, Maryland, the museum was established during the American Civil War as the Army Medical Museum. Its purpose was to collect specimens for research in military medicine and surgery. During the 20th century, the focus of the museum moved towards research and pathology. Museum staff pioneered photomicrographic techniques, establishing a library and cataloging system which later formed the basis for the National Library of Medicine. The specimens on display are real, and definitely not for the faint of heart. Human organs, amputated limbs, objects removed from bodies are all on display, and likely to give you nightmares for months.

Everyone has played at least one game of pinball in their life, and one place you can relive your memories of putting a quarter into a machine for a few minutes of flipper fun is at the National Pinball Museum. Just a short rental bus ride away from Washington D.C., the National Pinball Museum is dedicated to that American icon, the pinball machine. From an historical perspective, pinball has always been more than just a game. It’s a scrapbook of American tradition and folklore, a looking glass of culture, a pleasure-filled journey winding its way through the marriage of art and technology. The history and development of the pinball machine is explored in depth in this museum, tracing pinball’s origins back to its roots in the French game of bagatelle, invented in 1777. The main attraction is the “Pay to Play” room, where a rotating display of about 40 machines from the museum’s collection of over 800 tables are available for visitors to play with.

Children, and the child in all of us, love trains, so hop into your rental bus and visit the Roads and Rails Museum in Frederick, Maryland. Founded by David Burroughs, the Roads & Rails Museum celebrates historic automobiles and railroads. The museum houses one of the largest miniature world model train displays in America and is designed to be a fun display of three dimensional art, combined with sound and movement. Visitors will be amazed at the detail in this miniature world complete with a zoo, circus, working volcano, walk-through mountains, subway, coal mine, castle and towns with moving trains, trolleys, cars and trucks.

For a rental bus trip through Maryland that you will not soon forget, give Bus Rental Maryland a call to find out how they can help arrange your rental bus trip with their friendly, personalized service.

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