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If you’re still wanting more after all the museums, parks, shopping, and dining, Wilmington has some great alternatives. Right along the Riverfront guests can hop aboard the River Taxi, a 36-passenger pontoon boat that can be boarded at six different docks. The Christina Riverboat Company also offers special tours and chartered services, including a history tour and sunset cruises. At the end of the Riverfront is the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge. There, more than 200 acres of marshland are home to many birds and creatures. Or, stop by the Wilmington Library reading room to see N. C. Wyeth’s illustrations for “Robinson Crusoe.” Finally, at the Greenbank Mill, you can step back in time to discover life from the early Republic. The Mill interprets life and industry from 1790 to 1830, and visitors participate in the daily activities of the people who lived and worked there. Various programs feature the Miller, a Quaker wife, an Apprentice, the Philips Children, a Farmer, or a Textile Worker. Tours include the gristmill and woolen factory; the mill water system, including the millrace and waterwheel; the miller’s house; and a flock of heritage sheep.