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With NASCAR at the Speedway, harness racing at Dover Downs, 10 nationally recognized museums, plus historical attractions galore, it's easy to see why the capital of Delaware is a great weekend destination. Check out the world's largest cargo plane, stationed at Dover Air Force Base, or explore the beginnings of recorded sound at the Johnson Victrola Museum. It's the perfect time to visit the Biggs Museum of Art, which is running a special exhibition to celebrate its 10th anniversary. "Artful Living: the Legacy of Sewell C. Biggs" features fine and decorative art gems from the private collection of the local patron and museum namesake. Also worth a visit: the Delaware Agricultural Museum and the John Dickinson... more With NASCAR at the Speedway, harness racing at Dover Downs, 10 nationally recognized museums, plus historical attractions galore, it's easy to see why the capital of Delaware is a great weekend destination. Check out the world's largest cargo plane, stationed at Dover Air Force Base, or explore the beginnings of recorded sound at the Johnson Victrola Museum. It's the perfect time to visit the Biggs Museum of Art, which is running a special exhibition to celebrate its 10th anniversary. "Artful Living: the Legacy of Sewell C. Biggs" features fine and decorative art gems from the private collection of the local patron and museum namesake. Also worth a visit: the Delaware Agricultural Museum and the John Dickinson Plantation, where staff, dressed in period costume, explain and reenact life in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Round out the day with a meander around Green and Loockerman Streets downtown. Lined with historic Colonial and Victorian buildings, plus specialty book, candle and jewelry stores, it's a great place to shop or sample the local fare at a neighborhood cafe or restaurant. less

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Air Mobility Command Museum
Air Mobility Command Museum
Owner description: Located on the Dover Air Force Base, this museum showcases the history of military aviation through exhibits and a sizeable collection of planes that have been used throughout... more Owner description: Located on the Dover Air Force Base, this museum showcases the history of military aviation through exhibits and a sizeable collection of planes that have been used throughout history. less
Attraction type: Military Museums
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Johnson Victrola Museum
Johnson Victrola Museum
Owner description: Named in honor of local inventor E.R. Johnson, this museum explores the sound recording industry from its beginnings and includes displays of early talking machines, records and... more Owner description: Named in honor of local inventor E.R. Johnson, this museum explores the sound recording industry from its beginnings and includes displays of early talking machines, records and other relics from the 1890s to 1929. less
Attraction type: Museums; Specialty Museums
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Dover International Speedway
Dover International Speedway
The venue for popular races like the NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch and Craftsman Truck series, it is considered, by many, to be one of the best tracks in the U.S..
Attraction type: Race Car Tracks
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John Dickinson Plantation
John Dickinson Plantation
Owner description: Once owned by a wealthy Quaker tobacco planter, this plantation has been converted to a living museum where visitors can tour the grounds and interact with staff dressed in period... more Owner description: Once owned by a wealthy Quaker tobacco planter, this plantation has been converted to a living museum where visitors can tour the grounds and interact with staff dressed in period costume. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Dover Downs Casino
Dover Downs Casino
A huge entertainment venue that features horse racing, a hotel and restaurant, plus 2,000 slot machines ranging from a nickel to $50 per play.
Attraction type: Casinos; Horse Tracks
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Chick-fil-A of Dover
Chick-fil-A of Dover
Ranked #1 of 175 Restaurants in Dover
Price: $3 - $7
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Healthy, Fast Food, Ice Cream
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Piazza Mia
Piazza Mia
Ranked #2 of 175 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Cowboy Up
Cowboy Up
Ranked #3 of 175 Restaurants in Dover
Price: $7 - $17
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Hamburgers, Chicken Wings
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Frankfurt Bakery & Deli
Frankfurt Bakery & Deli
Ranked #4 of 175 Restaurants in Dover
Price: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Bakery
Restaurant 55
Restaurant 55
Ranked #5 of 175 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: American

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Relax Inn
Relax Inn
$58 - $59
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Smyrna
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover, DE
2.0 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover, DE
$77 - $128
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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Comfort Inn & Suites Dover
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Dover
$82 - $137
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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Hilton Garden Inn Dover
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Dover
$95 - $149
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
4.0 of 5
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
$152 - $254
Ranked #6 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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