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Have an Adventure

Paddle a kayak through the bald cypress trees at Trap Pond State Park. Swing from the treetops at Go Ape! adventure zip-line course. Explore a scenic wildlife refuge teeming with migratory birds, or take a fishing trip or a paddleboard exploration through Delaware’s peaceful inland bays.

Go on a Tax-free Shopping Spree

Discover how the tax-free advantage gives you more fun for your buck with a shopping trip to Tanger Outlets’ brand-name shops, Christiana Mall’s luxury retailers or the artsy boutiques of Delaware’s intimate beach resorts and charming small towns.

Find Some Culture

Go back to the golden age of regal opulence at one of Delaware’s du Pont family mansions – from the endless rooms of antiques at Winterthur to the ornate formal gardens of Nemours. At Hagley Museum, see where the DuPont Co. launched an industrial dynasty at a well-preserved gunpowder-mill village by the banks of the Brandywine, then stroll amid the Wyeths and pre-Raphaelite classics at the Delaware Art Museum.

Embrace History

Explore the historic treasures of Old New Castle or downtown Dover, and you’ll see how Delaware’s Colonial past never really went away. See how airpower helped America to victory at the Air Mobility Command Museum, or discover the fascinating stories of Revolutionary passions told at Delaware’s new National Monument.

Discover Nature

Coastal vistas and the soft splendor of gently rolling hills define Delaware’s natural charms, best appreciated at such pristine preserves as Ashland Nature Center, Mount Cuba botanical gardens  or along the surf, where it kisses the dunes at Cape Henlopen State Park.

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Fun Fact

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Delaware has an official insect; it’s the ladybug.

Must see places

Air Mobility Command Museum

Admission is free to see more than 30 aircraft, including cargo haulers, fighters, helicopters and a bomber, at the Air Mobility Command Museum, which is dedicated to military airlift and air refueling history.

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Dover International Speedway

Dover International Speedway

See NASCAR and other car races at the speedway, nicknamed the “Monster Mile” because it’s the fastest one-mile (1.6 km) oval racetrack.

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Hagley Museum and Library

Hagley Museum and Library

On 95 hectares near the banks of the Brandywine River, see restored gunpowder mills, the community where workers lived, and the home and gardens of the Du Pont family.

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Rehoboth Boardwalk and Rehoboth Avenue

By day and night, stroll the busy 1.6-kilometer beach boardwalk and its collection of shops, restaurants, arcade games and amusement rides. Listen to musicians at the bandstand gazebo.

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Fort Delaware State Park

Fort Delaware State Park

On Pea Patch Island, costumed interpreters bring US Civil War history to life at the 1859 Union fortress that once housed Confederate prisoners. While there, see wading birds nesting.

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Nemours Mansion and Gardens

See a 77-room mansion, French gardens, reflecting pool and collection of vintage vehicles in a chauffer’s garage at the 121-hectare estate once owned by Alfred du Pont.

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Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park

Swim, surf, fish and sun at the oceanfront park, which includes trails, the Fort Miles Historical Area with a World War II observation tower, and fish tanks and other exhibits at the nature center.

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Trap Pond State Park

See the northernmost stand of bald cypress trees in the USA in the freshwater wetlands, and Hike the 7.8-kilometer Boundary Trail past the 35-hectare pond that’s great for kayaking and fishing.

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Delaware Seashore State Park

With the Atlantic Ocean on one side and two bays on the other, this 1,140-hectare barrier island park is perfect for surfing, fishing, paddleboarding and swimming. Rent a cottage and stay overnight.

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Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Learn about the Du Pont family and how they lived at their former estate, which has a 24-hectare garden and 175 antique-filled rooms. International scholars visit the research library.

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The fountains at Nemours Estate
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Wilmington

Don’t let Wilmington’s small scale fool you. Packed into its 45 square kilometers is a city of big significance. Halfway between New York and Washington, D.C., where the Christina and Brandywine rivers meet, Wilmington arose from the first Swedish settlement in the USA to become the “Corporate Capital of the World.” More than half of all Fortune 500 companies operate here. Once the last stop on the Underground Railroad, it was also once the domain of the famous du Pont family. In modern-day Wilmington, nine historic districts thrive alongside major performance venues, world-class dining and 225 hectares of parkland.

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