Delaware February 06, 2017
8 Strange Spots In Delaware That Will Make You Stop And Look Twice
The First State is a strange state – there are many bizarre locations and roadside attractions to capture your imagination. Each strange Delaware attraction on our list below will make you stop and look twice if you weren’t expecting to stumble upon it on your travels.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Futuro House
Delaware's Futuro Home sits alongside the runway of a small Milton airport called the Eagle Crest-Hudson Airport. Some insist that it's a spaceship waiting to take off. These modular homes were almost popular in the 1960s, and there are only a few that still remain to this day.
Eagles Crest Road, Milton, DE 19968
2. The Apex Doctor's Bag
At the Apex Medical Center in Newark, Delaware, a gigantic doctor's bag stands in front of a building as a reminder of days gone by. Many people don't expect to see this replica of a relic on the side of the road, and people often stop and get out to take a picture of themselves by the oversized stethoscope.
537 Stanton Christiana Rd #210, Newark, DE 19713
Frightland's gigantic skull silo is a familiar site to locals, but if you've never seen it before, it will certainly make you look twice! This strange Delaware attraction is one of the creepiest places in the state in September and October, but for the rest of the year, it's just a strange, eerie face peering across an empty property.
309 Port Penn Rd, Middletown, DE 19709
4. Dogfish's Steampunk Treehouse
The Steampunk Treehouse in front of Dogfish Head in Milton was "rescued" from Burning Man and dropped right in front of the First State's most famous brewery. Many people who don't expect this strange Delaware attraction to be front and center on their walk in to tour Dogfish Head. It's said to be the place that the founders and brewmasters come up with their next creations.
6 Village Center Blvd, Milton, DE 19968
5. Meding and Son's Seafood
The USS Shangri-La was scrapped in 1991, but the famous aircraft carrier would not be forgotten! The owner of Meding and Son Seafood bought the propeller from an auction, and it's been plopped in front of the seafood stand for decades.
3697 Bay Rd, Milford, DE
6. Fort Miles
Next time you're in Cape Henlopen State Park, wander up the Bike Trail until you find Fort Miles. It's a World War II fort that's still hidden in the woods of the park. If you aren't expecting it, it's a great surprise to stumble upon the historic ruins.
15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958
7. The Old Mill Crab
Old Mill Crab House in Delmar is famous for delicious seafood and the giant landmark crab that is a popular spot for photo opportunities.
8829 Waller Rd, Delmar, DE 19940
8. The Cannonball House
The Cannonball House is a historic home in Lewes that survived the Bombardment of 1812 - mostly. There's still a colonial cannonball lodged in the side! Lots of people stop to peek as they walk by.
118 Front St, Lewes, DE 19958
To go along with your favorite strange Delaware attraction, read up on the
strangest things to happen in Delaware – and let me know how many of them you remember!