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Description
Columbia, between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, is a planned community of villages designed to improve living and to shape urban growth. It was started in 1966 by visionary developer James Rouse and the first residents arrived in 1967. The town includes residential areas, schools, churches, hospitals, shopping centers, industries and recreation.
The Merriweather Post Pavilion, designed by noted architect Frank Gehry, presents popular music concerts in summer.
The Howard County Center of African-American Culture operates a research library and archives at 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy. on the Howard Community College campus. More than 10,000 books, periodicals and audio and video recordings comprise the collection, and there are displays about state history and the Underground Railroad.

InfoOffice
Columbia Association Maggie J. Brown Welcome Center 6310 Hillside Ct. COLUMBIA, MD 21046. Phone:(410)715-3000

Self-guiding tours
Columbia Lakefront Walking Tour along Lake Kittamaqundi includes such scenery as architecture, fountains, pathways, plazas and public artwork.

Shopping
The Mall in Columbia, which is reached via the Columbia Town Center exit off US 29, encompasses more than 200 shops and restaurants including JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Macy's, Nordstrom and Sears.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Columbia
5485 Twin Knolls Rd. Columbia, MD 21045
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Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel
10207 Wincopin Cir. Columbia, MD 21044
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Courtyard by Marriott-Columbia
8910 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, MD 21045
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Homewood Suites by Hilton Columbia
8320 Benson Dr. Columbia, MD 21045
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