Bowie is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland.


Bowie is a suburban bedroom community of Washington, D.C.. While Bowie's history goes back over a century, much of the city consists of ranch and Cape Cod homes built in the 1960s and 1970s as a planned community by Levitt. Lately, Bowie has grown by annexing various developments that have sprouted up around the city's edge since the mid-1980s. The visitor can still find vestiges of historical Bowie—most notably, the railroads and horse farms that defined Bowie in the pre-Levitt era.

Get in

By plane

By train

MARC operates train service on its Penn Line to/from Baltimore and Washington, D.C..

By bus

MetroBus B27 operates service to/from the New Carrollton Metro Station. For more information on riding the Metrorail and Metrobus, see Washington DC#Get_In.

Get around

By car

Bowie is best navigated by car.

By bicycle

The Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis Trail runs through the northern part of Bowie and there are various other networks of bike paths and on-street bike routes.

Unfortunately, Route 50 bisects the city and has few bike-friendly crossings.


Belair Stables


Catch a Baysox game


Bowie has a variety of malls, but little that's likely to pique the interest of the picky shopper. Two of the malls are Bowie Town Center and Free State Mall. Some of the antique shops in Old Town may be worth your time.




Go next

Routes through Bowie

Washington, D.C. New Carrollton  W  E  Annapolis Salisbury
Glasgow Annapolis  N  S  Waldorf Richmond
Washington, D.C. New Carrollton  SW  NE  Baltimore-Washington International Airport Baltimore

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