10 Things to Do in Olney That You Shouldn't Miss

December 18, 2017 Terina Blouin

Olney is a census-designated place and an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland. It is located in the north central part of the county, twenty miles (32 km) north of Washington, D.C. It was largely agricultural until the 1960s, when growth of the Washington suburbs led to its conversion into a mostly residential area. As generally defined, Olney had a total population of 33,844 in the 2010 U.S. Census. In 2013 it was ranked #22 Money magazine's "top-earning towns" edition of "America's Best Places to Live."
Restaurants in Olney

1. The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

16701 Norwood Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860-1100 +1 240-389-4386
Excellent
87%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
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5 based on 433 reviews

The Adventure Park at Sandy Spring

The largest Adventure Park in North America. Challenge Yourself! Over 200 Platforms high in The Trees, covering 5 acres, interconnected by zip lines, ropes, obstacles, challenges and fun! 13 Separate courses, 6 difficulty levels, from beginner to insane. Unlimited climbing for 3 hours. Ages 5 - 84 (so far!) Reservations welcome 7 days a week, March-December.

Reviewed By Travelingwithgoblins - Falls Church, Virginia

Our boys, ages 9, 10 and 12, has an excellent time on the ropes course at the Adventure Park at Sandy Spring. We bought our tickets in advance because we were going on a Saturday morning and, according to the reservations page on the website,...MoreAwesome to hear this! We love having as many climbers as possible but also aim to lower wait times so everyone can get the most out of their adventure!

2. Olney Theatre Center

2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832-1601 +1 301-924-3400
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 102 reviews

Olney Theatre Center

Reviewed By jaseaton - Silver Spring, Maryland

This was only my second visit to the Olney Theatre even though I've lived in the area since 1975. What was I thinking?! I'll tell you what I was thinking: that it was just a suburban dinner theater place. WRONG: in partnership with Roundhouse they're producing seriously good revivals of great musicals and fine classic American dramas. We'll come back again in September for In the Heights, and we might even get season tickets: reliable live theater, easy to get to, excellent seating and staging!

3. The Brookeville Beer Farm

20315 Georgia Ave, Brookeville, MD, Brookeville, MD 20833-1711 +1 301-260-1000
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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Terrible
3%
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

The Brookeville Beer Farm

Reviewed By Brent H - Dover, Delaware

Just a wonderful area. On Saturday there is a little farmers market and some food trucks. The beer is very good, oh can get a sampler of all or just a couple of beers. There is plenty of space for kids and animals to run around and play. The service gets a little slow when, it gets busy, and it can get very busy so go early. There are chairs and grass to picnic on if the restaurant or patio is full or that's more your style. They didn't have high chairs, which I thought was a bit odd. Food looked good, but I didn't eat anything other than food from the farmers market and truck that was there, which was all very good.

4. Brookside Gardens

1800 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902-1369 +1 301-962-1400
Excellent
79%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 248 reviews

Brookside Gardens

Reviewed By caleb h

I have been there multiple times. the butterfly gardens are gorgeous, and the gardens are immense. there's a stream on the property, but its not super pretty looking. but the pond is where is like to go, just to sit down and watch the ducks, it's so relaxing.

5. Wheaton Regional Park

2000 Shorefield Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902-1820 +1 301-962-1400
Excellent
69%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Wheaton Regional Park

Reviewed By ACfromDC - Silver Spring, Maryland

If you like gardens, woods, nighttime light adventures, nature and butterflies, a visit to Brookside Gardens welcomes all ages of folks every season of the year. There is a pathway for walkers or wheelchairs, there's a children's garden, a most wonderful fregrence garden, a rose garden, a gazebo overlooking a pond, a pathway around a lake and through the woods and scheduled activities to numerous to list. This magical place is a part of Wheaton Regional Park. It's free and there's plenty of parking.

6. Rockville Town Square

Rockville, MD
Excellent
41%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
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4 based on 316 reviews

Rockville Town Square

Reviewed By Michael R

It's really too bad. Very comfortable seating with the recliner seats. The problem is that the staff is so incompetent and rude that I'll never go back there. I asked for tickets for a particular movie, and they gave me tickets for a different movie. When I brought it to their attention they didn't even apologize. They acted like I was trying to rip THEM off! They finally gave me my money back, but I never got to see my movie. Another time I asked for a ticket for a show at one particular time but they gave me a ticket for a different time that the movie was showing. What are they smoking?

7. Washingtonian Center

231 Rio Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878-7312 +1 301-921-4684
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
5%
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4.5 based on 202 reviews

Washingtonian Center

Reviewed By LolaGo1 - Washington DC, District of Columbia

it was very cold and windy when we visited here. We saw a movie at the AMC Theaters and had delicious dinner at the Copper Canyon Grill Restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed both places.

Other attractions/places to visit here: Shops like Target and Dick's, smaller shops, restaurants, man-made lake, etc.

We'll definitely visit here again when the weather becomes warmer: eat at other restaurants, shop, and just walk around the lake.

8. Agricultural History Farm Park

18400 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD 20855-1421 +1 301-948-5053
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Agricultural History Farm Park

Reviewed By winindc - Mid-atlantic

This site preserves an early 20th century farm, with home, barn, and out-buildings. There are chickens, goats and sometimes pigs in the barn/coop areas, as well as displays of old farming equipment and a small "hay play" place for kids. There a few signs explaining the history of different buildings, the outsides of which are accessible at all times, but the inside of the home is only open certain days. There is a demonstration garden and a gorgeous dahlia garden in the fall. The park has 450+ acres, and there are numerous trails which they usually mow in the summer when the grass is high (but still be mindful of ticks). You can do a loop trail in 20 minutes or take a longer route. Check their calendar--on certain weekends there are special days with hay rides, corn maze, potato digging, holiday open house, etc.

9. National Capital Trolley Museum

1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville, MD 20905-5955 +1 301-384-6088
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 36 reviews

National Capital Trolley Museum

Reviewed By Kurt D - Gaithersburg, Maryland

The National Capital Trolley Museum was a wonderful place to visit especially for a day trip. I took my mom and we loved all the wall displays and also the trolley house as well. The people there were very helpful and were also very knowledgable about the history of the trolleys, The great part is parking was free and the admission of $7 was very reasonable as well. That price included my favorite thing to do at the end of our day. That is riding on an actual trolley they restored around there 1 mile layout through the trees. The trolleys they let you ride in also change from time to time which is a nice touch. Greta fun for people and families of all ages.

Tips for fun at the National Capital Trolley Museum:
1)Be sure to check hours on their website before going as they are somewhat limited.
2)Touring the trolley house requires a guide to be with you. You can't just walk in there.
3)Eat something to eat before you go.
4)Be careful getting on and off the trolley rides.

10. Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Ln, Bethesda, MD 20852-3385 +1 301-581-5100
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 221 reviews

Strathmore

Reviewed By mrdesign - Washington,Dc

Have attended numerous events at Strathmore and all were delightful. Convenient parking close by, inside acoustics are very good, they offer a wide range of events, snacks/drinks are lovely, and in summer the outdoor concerts are fun.

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