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Need ideas for places to see/things to do

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Need ideas for places to see/things to do

We will be in the area for a few days next week. Can you please suggest some "don't miss" attractions for a group that includes kids ages 12-18? Thanks.

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1. Re: Need ideas for places to see/things to do

You could see a Wilmington Blue Rocks game if the schedule is right. Post-game fireworks on the 25th and 26th. They're a Kansas City Royals farm team. http://www.bluerocks.com/

Hagley Museum is interesting -- kids like sitting in Jeff Gordon's NASCAR car and seeing an astronaut suit. There's also an antique auto collection. http://www.hagley.lib.de.us/exhibits.html

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is right near Winterterthur and Longwood Gardens, which someone has recommended to you in the PA forum. It's small and perhaps a little more appropriate for younger kids, but maybe worth a stop. http://www.delmnh.org/

You could take a ride on the Wilmington & Western Railroad: http://www.wwrr.com/. July 27th is a "wild west train robbery" trip!

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2. Re: Need ideas for places to see/things to do

There's the small Brandywize Zoo in the city of Wilmington next to the Brandywine Creek. Dover AFB has a museum of old and new planes (Air Mobility Command). Pea Patch Island (in the DE River off of Delaware City) is home to Fort Delaware, the infamous Confederate POW camp. If you don't mind driving to the southern section of DE, you can visit the numerous beaches or ride a ferry over to Cape May, NJ. Don't forget that all shopping in DE is tax free.

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