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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Historic Sites; Libraries; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company founded in Delaware in 1802 and... more » Owner description: Hagley is the former industrial site of the original black powder works of the DuPont Company founded in Delaware in 1802 and powdered by the natural resources that surrounded it. Today it is 235 acres of wooded rolling hills along the rushing Brandywine River dotted with hundreds of stone ruins of the black powder industry, dozens of restored buildings associated with the business, and the first du Pont family home built in America. Here, for more than 200 years, the DuPont Company and family experimented, innovated, and pursued the American Dream. Hagley has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972. The site is a National Historic Landmark, National Recreation Trail, and a Historic Engineering Landmark. « less
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Hiking Trails; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Architectural Buildings; Operas; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #4 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Owner description: A Park For All Seasons Bellevue Hall mansion commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects... more » Owner description: A Park For All Seasons Bellevue Hall mansion commands a grand view of this historic estate, and its present form reflects alterations made by William du Pont, Jr. Mr. du Pont surrounded his home with the finest facilities: tennis courts, equestrian stables, gardens, and a picturesque pond, amid woodlands and fields overlooking the Delaware River. The park was acquired by the State of Delaware in 1976. The Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation has retained the historic charm of Bellevue while providing many opportunities for recreation. Walking and jogging are popular activities at any time of the year. A 1-1/8 mile fitness track circles a catch-and-release fishing pond while the nearby exercise trail offers a refreshing workout. Hiking trails allow you to explore other parts of the estate. If you prefer cycling, both paved and unpaved paths lead you on a leisurely tour. A popular spot for picnics, weddings and get-togethers. « less
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Art Museums; Museums
A collection of American art from 1840 to the present.
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Ranked #6 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Scenic Railroads; Landmarks
Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilmington & Western Railroad is Delaware's only operating Museum.... more » Owner description: Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wilmington & Western Railroad is Delaware's only operating Museum. Take a ride on this scenic line and you will be transported back to a Golden Era when passenger trains rolled majestically through the land and steam whistles echoed off the hills. The W&W operates Steam and Diesel train excursions - primarily on the weekends. Special railroading adventures are available for railroaders of all ages. Whether you want to explore history, celebrate holidays, wine & dine or just have fun, The Wilmington & Western Railroad has just the event for you. « less
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Ranked #7 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #8 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Owner description: Founded in 1979, Delaware Theatre Company (DTC) is the state's largest professional theatre. Recognized as a cornerstone in... more » Owner description: Founded in 1979, Delaware Theatre Company (DTC) is the state's largest professional theatre. Recognized as a cornerstone in the Brandywine Valley's rich cultural landscape, DTC has produced more than 150 plays for over one million residents and visitors to its community. For the past 24 years, DTC has been a pioneer in the revitalization of Wilmington's beautiful Christina Riverfront and remains an important piece in the development of Wilmington's cultural district. DTC produces five professional theatrical productions each season along with an array of meaningful education and outreach programs. Visit our website to find out more information about our current season! « less
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Ranked #9 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #12 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #13 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #14 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
Owner description: The DuPont Environmental Education Center is located at the 212-acre Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington,... more » Owner description: The DuPont Environmental Education Center is located at the 212-acre Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, where the city, river and marsh meet. The center opened in 2009 and has quickly become a favorite family attraction, thanks to interactive exhibits, free admission and numerous free programs, such as daily nature walks. It is owned by the Riverfront Development Corp. of Delaware and operated by Delaware Nature Society. « less
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Ranked #16 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Ships; Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #20 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Trails; Outdoors
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Ranked #21 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #22 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Casinos; Horse Tracks; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: History Museums; Museums
Ranked #24 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: Delaware's only zoo, the Brandywine Zoo sits in scenic Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. This small zoo packs a lot of... more » Owner description: Delaware's only zoo, the Brandywine Zoo sits in scenic Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware. This small zoo packs a lot of punch into only 11 acres. Featuring endangered species such as an Amur tiger, Andean condors, red pandas and more, and accredited by the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Brandywine Zoo works to educate the public, connect people with animals, and strengthening global conservation. « less
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Ranked #25 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
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Ranked #26 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Ranked #27 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #28 of 29 attractions in Wilmington
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