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Four Fantastic Family-Friendly Things To Do (and One Thing Just For Grown Ups) In Dover, DE

April 12, 2017 7:46 pm

Delaware is known as one of the smallest states, however, you’ll find big fun for your family. Not only is it full of history as the First State, but it also has beaches and settings of great natural beauty. Dover, DE, in particular, is full of fun and exciting destinations.

Most people don’t know a whole lot about the state. However, after reading this list, you’ll see that there is lots to do in Delaware.

Air Mobility Command Museum

If you’ve ever wondered what happens to old airplanes, wonder no more. This museum has more than 30 aircraft in its collection. You can get up close and personal with planes like the C-5A Galaxy cargo jet, and the F-101B Voodoo, a fighter jet built during the cold war. They carry many different kinds of airplanes that fill lots of roles. Explore military air history through 5 exhibits, including the Dover AFB Control Tower, all right there in Dover, DE.

Johnson Victrola Museum

Delaware is rich with American history, as such, Dover, DE is not left out. The Johnson Victrola museum spotlights the achievements Eldridge Reeves Johnson made in his life. Johnson, a native of Delaware, was the founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company, which pioneered the development of the sound-recording industry. At this museum, you can see exhibits of phonographs, recordings, trademarks, and paintings that similarly show Johnson’s business success.

John Dickinson Plantation

The John Dickinson Plantation was the home of John Dickinson. John Dickinson is one of the nation’s founding fathers, as well as a signer of the U.S. Constitution, and was known as the “Penman of the Revolution.” You can explore a beautifully preserved plantation and jump right into the world of 18th Century America. The plantation has several exhibits, like “Five Stories: The People & Families of the Plantation” which explores the lives of the people who lived on the plantation. This exhibit also tells the stories of Norris Dickinson, William & Deborah White, and, John Furbee. The simple machines exhibit focuses on, you guessed it, the simple machines used on the plantation. This is a fascinating and of course fun way to experience American history that started in Dover, DE.

Dover International Speedway

There’s more to Dover, DE than just the history. Home to the Dover International Speedway, you can catch some high-speed excitement at the track. There are activities going on all the time at this destination, including Autism Awareness Day activities, and the Dover Vs. Pocono Rivalry day. Feel the thrill of speed as the roaring engines rumble past the stands, and the cars fly by at top speeds.

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino

If you’re looking for some grown-up fun, the Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is an exciting choice, a luxury casino in Dover, DE. There are a lot of different ways to have fun here. You can get in on the live harness racing as well as their amazing dining options, which range from a deli to gourmet food. They’ve got 24-hour gaming, in addition to a luxurious spa.

Dover, DE offers these attractions and so much more. If you go exploring, you’ll certainly find all sorts of fun and exciting activities for the whole family.

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