May 15, 2012
Distance from Baltimore: 100 miles, 2 hours driving
Why it's worth the gas: After undergoing a three-year renovation, Philadelphia's Rodin Museum will once again be open to the public. The museum features some of the greatest works by the French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, including "The Burghers of Calais" and "The Gates of Hell" - a monumental piece inspired by Dante's "Inferno."
Don't miss: The Garden outside the museum, which currently displays eight works. Such sculptures include: "Adam," "The Shade," "The Age of Bronze," and "The Three Shades."
Information: Admission is a suggested contribution of $5 per guest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The museum is located at Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street, Philadelphia. Call 215-568-6026 or go to rodinmuseum.org.