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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: Specialty 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: 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: Auto Racing 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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Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village
Owner description: Exhibit buildings with over 12,000 artifacts including a 1700's log cabin, mock milkable cow, 1930's kitchen, a 1941 Steerman Airplane Crop Sprayer, soil exhibit plus three... more Owner description: Exhibit buildings with over 12,000 artifacts including a 1700's log cabin, mock milkable cow, 1930's kitchen, a 1941 Steerman Airplane Crop Sprayer, soil exhibit plus three galleries with changing exhibits. Step into the past by touring Loockerman Landing, a re-created 19th century village with a farmstead, schoolhouse, church, grist mill, train station, general store, barber shop, blacksmith and more behind the main building on Silver Lake. 866 N. DuPont Highway- Dover, DE. Open Tuesday - Saturday from10 a.m. to 3 p.m., $6 for adults, $4 seniors 65+, $3 youth 4-17, free to children 3 and under and members are free. The DAMV is a private not for profit Museum and not run by the State. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Natural History Museums; History Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Kabab Korner
Kabab Korner
Ranked #1 of 179 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: Indian
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Chick-fil-A
Ranked #2 of 179 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: American
Frankfurt Bakery & Deli
Frankfurt Bakery & Deli
Ranked #3 of 179 Restaurants in Dover
Price: $5 - $10
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Tea for Two
Tea for Two
Ranked #4 of 179 Restaurants in Dover
Dining options: Lunch
Restaurant 55
Restaurant 55
Ranked #5 of 179 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

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First State Family Inn, LLC
$49
Ranked #3 of 7 Dover B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Dover Garden Suites
3.0 of 5
Dover Garden Suites
$105 - $212
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover
2.0 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover
$104 - $182
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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Comfort Inn & Suites Dover
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Dover
$95 - $163
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
4.0 of 5
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
$117 - $250
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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