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  • PJCM744
    South Windsor, CT313 contributions
    Used that Hotel's Beach Cruiser bikes and rode along the River down to the Dupont Educational Resources Tidal Marsh Boardwalks. Took the elevator down to the boardwalk. All in, we did a 2.75 mile morning bike ride and saw natural grass and water. It was private and peaceful. Rode by the Riverfront restaurants. Very nice place to come for a meal or stroll.
    Written September 26, 2022
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  • Cindy C
    Oradell4 contributions
    Lovely walking trails, waterfalls, flowers, places to picnic. It’s also a beautiful place to drive through.
    Written May 4, 2022
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  • Marykay K
    New Jersey851 contributions
    We visited the DuPont Center and Refuge at the same time -- actually, the are in the exact same area. I guess the Center maintains the huge 3 story blind and the Refuge maintains the paths.

    There is a huge distance of raised/elevated boardwalk time paths thru the Refuge. It actually includes quite an extensive range of paths thru the marshland/swamps. The paths ways, where we walked, were all well maintained and open to a variety of folks using them from parents w/ small children, bikers, joggers -- it is set up for them all. The walkways are wide enough so it can easily accommodate all the traffic.

    A wonderful, and amazingly quiet oasis in the middle of Wilmington. It gives a great counter balance to the busyness of the rest of the city.
    Written November 1, 2021
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  • Mira_Bihac
    Newark, DE313 contributions
    This beautiful park reaches and touches its visitors with nice forest landscapes,splendid colors ,fresh air, trails ,friendly animals....
    There is a beautiful Enchanted Like in the middle,and hourse farm
    on the top.
    You can admire cacophony of natural sounds as song birds call to one another ,and you can also enjoy peaceful sound of silence.
    You can bring along camera or artist,s pallete to capture any one of the many scenes.
    Take a walk along,enjoy trials,forest ,and friendly atmosphere you can talk to the animals , specially hourses are very friendly.
    I loved it.It is celebration of senses.

    Written May 7, 2022
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  • Tom D
    1 contribution
    full service casino, Sports betting daily, live dealers for roulette, black jack and craps. Plenty of slots to play. Great during the live horseracing season May 25th thru November 5th 2022. Awesome outdoor paddock and competitive turf racing. Trouble maintaining full fields during the entire meet.
    Written April 21, 2022
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  • Coach B
    Wilmington, DE118 contributions
    Wilmington Train Station is CLEAN. Easy to get around since you're either taking a local SEPTA commuter or Amtrak and can only go north or south. Not worth a special visit unless you are a trackiac or they are having their once a year open house.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Jill
    New Jersey642 contributions
    We were in the area looking for a dog park and stumbled upon Rockford Park. What a gorgeous park, in the middle of a beautiful neighborhood. I have never been to an open dog park but, wow, what a treat for all of the dogs. We met so many wonderful dogs and dog owners. The park is kept very clean. We were only in town for one night, but went back again in the morning, as we enjoyed it so much! Definitely worth a stop.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Wayne-Librarian
    856 contributions
    This is a middle of the road mall and unlike many, it seems to be thriving. Sears and Macy’ Are still operating with Boskov’s as the third anchor. All the smaller spaces seem to be occupied, too. And adjacent to the mall is a Barnes & Noble and a Best Buy. Manageable size, unlike the King of Prussia.
    Written April 9, 2019
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  • snailkite
    Northern Virginia, VA690 contributions
    Plenty of good beers to choose from. Really efficient and good service. They allow you to bring your own food so we ordered good pizzas from La Pizzeria Metro. Seating outdoors here was the best. Because of their service system, order a brew and it’s almost immediately delivered: very impressive.
    Written July 18, 2021
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  • Trudeman
    Panama City Beach, FL262 contributions
    OK, this Catholic church is the bedrock of the Little Italy community in Wilmington. But it also offers afundraising summer carnival complete with rides and fireworks for us Protestants, along with an Italian dinner where you can sit in long tables and share a dish of pasta with Vinny and the gang, whose wives sweat over vast pots of pasta and sauce in the basement. Fond memories of my years in Wilmington.
    Written December 25, 2020
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  • Kevin P. Quinn
    Wilmington, DE1 contribution
    Hello, I am a city resident, born in this city also. During WW2 my father worked at the Dravo's Ship Yard. I remember as a young man going down to this waterfront during the 1960's, 1970's and 1980's. It was mostly vacant buildings and trash dumping throughout, plus it also had a bad odor.
    In the late ;80-s there were some people talking about putting a baseball stadium down here. And I though, what the hell are they doing - this place is TRASHED. Maybe one building where people were employed and working. Delmarva Power had/has various spots here for their equipment etc.
    Well I watched mostly from the sidelines and saw z very super nice change to the entire area, And I just found it truly hard to believe, still do to this date. But what a Super Nice Improvement and I was totally wrong in my thinking.
    I intend to write and send you some pointers and things that I've observed down at the Waterfront soon.
    Sincerely,
    Kevin P. Quinn
    Written May 25, 2021
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  • Kathryn L
    South Orange, NJ69 contributions
    We've lived in Wilmington only a month and tend to gravitate to this neighborhood about once a week (decided not to move there because we wanted off-street parking). There's a great specialty wine stare (Moore Brothers) and we've tried a couple of very good restaurants as well (Crow Bar and Scrumptious).
    Written October 10, 2020
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  • Sasha Lee
    Baltimore, MD28 contributions
    This place was wonderful. It was quiet and its not too small but just enough space for the display of abstract art. My brother and I went and we enjoyed ourselves. The staff were friendly and the entire place was very clean. Very good display of art with a vastness of abstract ideas and creativity.
    Written September 28, 2021
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  • Mariellen Edinburg
    Claymont, DE139 contributions
    This is a nice place to have a view of the city and the marsh from the observation deck of the nature center and the boardwalk trail is a great way to get up close and personal with the marsh environment. We haven't yet been inside the nature center due to Covid but I know in the past they've run programs like family canoeing in the marsh or Zumba. We will definitely be back to see the inside of the nature center and participate in a program in the future!
    Written June 8, 2022
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  • Anthony R
    Wilmington, DE1,856 contributions
    Tubman-Garrett is a compact park at the foot of N. Market St., and is the eastern terminus of the Wilmington Riverwalk (recently re-named the Jack A. Markell Trail). The park is conveniently located just steps away from the Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station (if you’re arriving by Amtrak or Septa), the Wilmington Bus Station (Greyhound), and the DART Transit Center (local bus system). There is also street parking and lots nearby if you’re arriving by car.
    Named for Tubman, the noted abolitionist, suffragette, and Union Army spy; and Garrett, the Quaker merchant who risked his career and life to be Wilmington’s “stationmaster” of the Underground Railroad. The centerpiece of the park is a moving and powerful sculpture with lifelike figures entitled “Unwavering Courage in the Pursuit of Freedom” by artist Mario Chiodo.
    This park is a must-see for travelers following the UGRR trail, but is also a scenic beginning or end for walkers, joggers, and cyclists enjoying the views on the Christina River. This park is also home to numerous Wilmington festivals and concerts, and is the start/finish line for running events. Many shops, restaurants, and other attractions are nearby.
    Written November 26, 2021
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