Maryland is, as far as places in the United States go, old. More politely referred to as \'historic\', the Old Line State boasts a number of Civil War trails and scenic drives that appreciate the Chesapeake Bay an Allegheny Mountains.

Despite what many people believe, the capital is not the state\'s largest city, Baltimore (also the birthplace of the The Star-Spangled Banner). It\\\'s actually Annapolis, better known as home to the United States\' prestigious Naval Academy.

Popular attractions include the Baltimore Aquarium, Camden Yards baseball park, sailing and other water sports. Local seafood is a dining must.

As if to illuminate its status as one of the original 13 states, Maryland even has its own representative dinosaur, the astrodon johnstoni, aka star tooth. Now THAT\'s old.