Delaware January 19, 2019
Here Are 11 Things You Can Only Find In Delaware
Delaware has a reputation for being a tiny, boring state, but those who live here know that’s the farthest thing from the truth! Check out a few of these treasures that are unique to Delaware and you’ll see just how much is hiding in the First State.
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 First DuPont Home in America
Eleuthèrean Mills was the first place that the DuPont family planted their roots in America. The home was adjacent to the DuPont gunpowder mill, and you can still tour the mill and home today.
Read more about this fascinating site here
2. The Best Boardwalk On Earth
Rehoboth Beach is home to the best boardwalk you'll ever stroll. With Dolles Salt Water Taffy, chicken from Gus and Gus, hours of entertainment from Funland, and tasty Thrashers french fries, it's hard to imagine any better place on earth.
3. A Stunning Riverfront Urban Wildlife Refuge
The Wilmington Riverfront is home to the DuPont Environmental Education Center and Russell W Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. This unique park is one of the only places in the area where you can get a close look at the fascinating ecosystems present in a riverfront city. See how the coastal marshes and river traffic coexist, or just explore the outdoor interpretive trails.
4. Miles the Monster
Miles the Monster is the world's largest monster, and he lives right in front of Dover International Speedway. Even if you're not a NASCAR fan, stop by to see this impressive concrete giant for yourself.
5. The Best Rock N Roll Bar In The Country
Sure, the Stone Pony gets all the love, but Bottle and Cork is a favorite of those in the industry for a reason. This legendary rock club is the most underrated in the country, and you'll find yourself appreciating it for its history, sound system, and killer line-up night after night.
6. A World Famous Healing Spring
The world famous Chalybeate Spring is hiding in the woods in Brandywine Springs Park. This mystical healing spring was recently unearthed by a volunteer group, and you can now visit the spring itself. In the 1800s, the spring was so famous that a gigantic resort was built at the site for travelers.
7. The Original Bobbie
8. The Unique Marshall Steam Museum
Auburn Heights Preserve is home to the Marshall Steam Museum, where you'll be able to walk alongside antique steam cars or ride a small-scale steam engine train. The Museum is fascinating, and you'll want to mark your calendar for their occasional steam celebration days.
Read more about the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights here
9. The Stunning and Historic Hotel DuPont
The gorgeous Hotel DuPont was once the most luxurious in the world, and today, it's still a sight to see. Visit to dine at the elegant Green Room, where you'll find the
tastiest macaroons in America
10. America's Most Haunted Fort
Fort Delaware is one of the most haunted places in the world, and Delawareans are lucky to visit whenever they please. Drop in for a daytime historic tour, or mark your calendar for October, when you can participate in a paranormal investigation after dark.
Read more about the ghosts of Fort Delaware here
11. The Zwaanendael Museum
The Zwaanendael Museum and Park celebrates the first European settlers in Delaware. This quirky museum is one of a kind, and is even home to a mummified mermaid. You've got to see it for yourself.
What’s your favorite place that’s unique to Delaware? Tell us in the comments below!