Delaware June 09, 2018
Take This Quirky Road Trip To Visit Delaware’s Most Unique Roadside Attractions
We’ve all heard outsiders proclaim that our state is boring, that there’s nothing to do here, and that the only reason to visit Delaware is to relax on the beach. Well, luckily for us Delawareans, none of that is true! Delaware may be tiny, but there are so many cool, hidden gems that we might take for granted. If you want to see some of the strangest sights around, take this quirky Delaware road trip to spot the oddest roadside attractions around.
Get ready to see the weird side of the First State on this Quirky Delaware Road Trip!
First, you'll stop by the sacred, enormous, steel Mary statue at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in New Castle.
A local artist named Charles Parks began making these statues for churches around the country. Holy Spirit raised the money and prayed nearly one million rosaries until they were able to get one of their own! You can spot this one from the Delaware Memorial Bridge, but an up-close look is even more impressive.
Next, head down Route One until you see Miles the Monster's big red eyes.
Miles stands outside of Dover International Speedway! He's the largest monster in the world and weighs more than 20 tons. That's equivalent to
T-Rexes. Luckily, he's pretty friendly.
Read more about this giant landmark right here
By the time you make it to Delmar, you just might be hungry enough to eat the giant crab outside of Old Mill.
Do yourself a favor and just take a picture with the big guy. You'll find much better crabs inside! If you're really hungry, you'll be glad to hear that Old Mill serves the best
all-you-can-eat crabs in Delaware
After lunch, hit the road again and head up to Lewes.
The Cannonball House is one of the only homes that survived the bombardment of Lewes in 1812, and it has the scars to prove it! There's still a cannonball lodged in the side of the house, which is quite a sight to see.
As you head back north, you'll want to stop to see a bizarre spaceship waiting to take off at the Eagle Crest Airport.
Okay, okay, so it's not exactly a spaceship, but it sure looks like one! This odd Futuro home is one of only a few of these quirky modular homes still in existence. Can you imagine living here?
Stop by one of the coolest spots in Delaware next. The Steampunk Treehouse that lives at the Dogfish Head Brewery is about as off-center as you can get!
This nifty creation was once located at Burning Man on the West Coast, but the Dogfish crew knew they had to have it. Now, it serves as their brainstorming room.
Your final stop is a historic one! Meding and Sons Seafood has a piece of American History parked right out front.
When the USS Shangri-La was scrapped in 1991, the owner of Meding and Sons Seafood wanted to be sure it would always be remembered. He bought the ship's enormous propeller from an auction and has created a memorial in front of the area's favorite seafood shop.
Have you seen each of these Delaware oddities up close? What’s your favorite roadside attraction in Delaware?