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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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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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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 Race Tracks
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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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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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Vincenzo's Pizzeria
Vincenzo's Pizzeria
Ranked #1 of 196 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant 55
Restaurant 55
Ranked #2 of 196 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: American, Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
33 West Ale House and Grill
33 West Ale House and Grill
Ranked #3 of 196 Restaurants in Dover
Price: $6 - $23
Cuisines: American, Eastern European
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant
Cool Springs Fish Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 196 Restaurants in Dover
Price: $20 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Flavor of India
Flavor of India
Ranked #5 of 196 Restaurants in Dover
Cuisines: Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dover
2.0 of 5
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Dover
$59 - $189
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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First State Family Inn, LLC
$49
Ranked #2 of 7 Dover B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover
2.0 of 5
Home2 Suites by Hilton Dover
$105 - $204
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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Hilton Garden Inn Dover
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Dover
$115 - $208
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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Comfort Inn & Suites Dover
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn & Suites Dover
$90 - $217
Ranked #5 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
$141 - $274
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Dover
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