Dover Travel Guide

  • Air Mobility Command Museum
    Air Mobility Command Museum
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  • State House Museum
    State House Museum
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  • Biggs Museum of Art
    Biggs Museum of Art
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Dover Things to Do

  • Biggs Museum of Art

    Located in the state visitor's center this small art museum contains the personal collection of Sewell C Biggs. The museum is free and has a fairly nice collection of American Art.

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  • State House Museum

    This is the original state house of Delaware constructed in 1791 this building served as the statehouse until replaced by the modern legislative hall in 1933.

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  • Schwartz Center for the Arts

    Originally the Dover Opera House, the Schwartz Center is an impressive old building that houses the city's local theater and Symphony. The center recently finished interior renovations and now holds more events throughout the year.Dance troupes, plays and musicals and the Symphony show here throughout the year. Check the site for shows if you're...

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  • Historic State Street

    State Street, just south of the intersection with Loockerman, is one of the most charming areas of town in terms of architecture. For about 3 blocks, the street is made of cobblestones, the buildings are all brick, and there are various historic landmarks such as the Green, the Supreme Court, the Golden Fleece Tavern site (sorry no beer is sold...

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  • Dover City Hall

    Dover's mayor and 9 council members work out of the city hall building on Loockerman Street. City council meetings are also held here on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

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  • Dover's Victorian Mansions

    Dover's Victorian-style houses were built from the late 1800s through the early 1900s. According to visitdover.com, Dover's wealthy families at the time made their fortune on peaches. Many of Dover's finest historic homes are on State Street, between Division Street and Governor's Ave. The entire historic area is roughly bounded by Silver Lake, St....

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Dover Restaurants

  • Steak and Tater

    Start with 'lil Chicken Fingers you can dip in honey-mustard. Then get a crisp Green Salad with some spinach leaves included (i go for oil and vinegar dressing). Next, the Prime Rib, tender and juicy with that reddish center and a Potato baked, served in its skin with melted butter. Coffee and Apple Cobbler for dessert (and bring out the wheel...

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  • Buffalo Wild Wings

    This sports bar/restaurant recently just north of Dover AFB. Featuring tasty chicken wings with about 15 sauce varieties, they also have several appetizers and sandwiches, most available with their famous wing sauces. I had their hot wings, which are hotter than many other places hot wings, and left my skin burning anywhere I got sauce on me. For...

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  • Atwoods -- CLOSED!

    Atwoods was formerly known as the Blue Coat Inn until very recently. As the Blue Coat Inn, it was famous for its fine dining and dishes including steak and seafood. The menu is still the same, but under new management, it doesn't seem to be as popular. Surf and Turf was $25 and the seafood platter with fish, scallops, shrimp, and crab meat was also...

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  • Shuckers Pier 13 - N Dupont Highway

    Shucker's Pier 13 sits on busy and over-commercialized Du Pont Highway near Dover Downs and the Speedway. Most restaurants on this stretch of road are mediocre places where people in a rush stop for sustenance rather than quality food and a pleasant environment. Though Shucker's is not a chain like so many other places here, it still felt an awful...

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  • Wings to Go - Du Pont Highway

    Wings To Go has over 80 locations nationwide, but it started right here in Dover, Delaware, across from Dover Air Force Base. They have a small store, here with no frills, but the wings are excellent. We used to stop here every so often to grab 20 or 30 wings, especially their hot and garlic varieties. The wings are quick and fresh, and you can...

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  • Hibachi Grill Japanese - N Dupont Hwy

    As in typical hibachi style, Dover's Hibachi Grill is famous for the chef cooking at a large grill in the center of your table. While he cooks, the chef will put on quite a show, telling a few jokes, making music with his cooking utensils, tossing things in the air, and ultimately tossing shrimp into (or toward?) the mouths of his customers. For an...

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Dover Nightlife

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  • BUBBAS- AWESOME ENTERTAINMENT

    BUBBAS is the ONLY REAL nightclub in Dover! They bring in the BEST bands in the area! The DJ's are the best in town. They have 2 rooms, so they always have what I am looking for. Rather it is to Dance the night away or play a game of pool....Bubbas is the spot to be. I love the Tiki hut in the back bar....it's the perfect place to sit & chat with a...

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  • Hmmm...Dover's seedier side

    Though I hate to admit it, I actually went to "The Classic", Dover's lone gentleman's club. The place is rather quiet most of the year, but I hear business picks up over race weekend...they must bring in out of town dancers. This club is famous for its overweight stripper, and rumor has it they used to employ a one-armed dancer...Men -- if your car...

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  • WORST NIGHT EVER!!!!

    Bubba's night club was the worst experence me and my wife ever had. at first we were harassed by a man who said he was a photographer (which he wasnt) and then as we walked out i was hit by the same man Who said he was the photographer. To make a long story short. my leg was broke in 2 places so i have a perment limp and will never walk the same...

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Dover Transportation

  • live cameras

    there are many live cameras in the Dover area showing traffic conditions.just access the website below and look for any of these cameras:US13&US113US13&DE8US13&WhiteOakUS13&TownsendUS13&StateStreetUS13&DoverDowns

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  • Dart bus transit

    For local transportation check out Dart to get you around. Very easy to use and there is always a bus going by. So get your change ready and hop on, to save your feet from killing you later.

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  • Getting To Wilmington & points north

    There are a few ways to get from Dover to Wilmington depending on how much cash you have. Driving is the easiest and most convenient. If you drive on Route 1, expect to pay a few dollars in tolls, and the trip will take 45 minutes. Route 13 has no tolls, but the drive will take over an hour. Greyhound has a bus terminal located on Bay Road, just...

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Dover Shopping

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  • Wawa Convenience Stores

    Wawa is a great chain of convenience stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia... it's almost as good as Sheetz, but not quite. Why do all of the great convenience stores have terrible names? Wawa actually traces its roots to the early 1900s when the Wood Family's Dairy, called Wawa, began operations. In the 1960s the...

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  • Atlantic Books - North Du Pont Highway

    Atlantic Books has 16 locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. I have only visited the the Dover Store on North Du Pont Highway. The store has a massive selection of books in a pseudo-warehouse atmosphere. Sure this is no Barnes and Nobles, but don't let that deter you. Here you will find lots of the same bestsellers alongside stacks of...

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  • Byler's Country Store - Route 8, West...

    Byler's Country Store is a great country store with just about everything! They have groceries, a bakery and deli, country gifts and crafts, outdoor furniture and playground equipment, and even a variety of stoves. Their foods include homemade candies, ice cream, and specialty baking goods.This is a destination in Dover for locals and out of...

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Dover Local Customs

  • Annual St. Paddy's Day Parade

    Downtown Dover hosts an annual St. Patrick’s Day parade the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day. The event is held on Loockerman and State Streets and it is free! Sponsored by the Downtown Dover Partnership, the parade was in its 16th year in 2009. Start time is usually 2pm.BTW, in 2008 police in Delaware arrested 34 people for DUI on St. Patrick's...

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  • deer kill

    Dover officials have signed an agreement to hire professional deer hunters to kill does in the area (as well as in other spots in the state) in order to help manage the growing deer populations which are getting into highways and residential areas and causing problems.They plan to kill the does after the start of the breeding season in order to...

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  • ssssssss.....

    The Dover legislation has made it illegal in the State of Delaware to have your tongue split by anyone other than a licensed, practicing doctor.Tongue-splitting is a new fad for those who like tattooes and body-piercings. It involves cutting the tongue in the center from the tip backward about one-third the length of the tongue. This gives the...

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Dover Warnings and Dangers

  • Chicken trucks!

    These trucks move up and down the highway carrying up to 5,500 live chickens. Poor things are pooping and shedding feathers & fleas all up and down the highway, so if you see one coming roll up your window quickly...This one took a spill where Rts 13 and 113 split, killing or injuring 2,000 chickens and allowing many to run through traffic as they...

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  • watch yourself

    Dover crime statistics score at higher risk for crime than an average American city.Robberies, Rapes and Assaults are substantially higher than what would be expected for a population the size of Dover's. Non-violent crimes are about average for Delaware.When you visit Dover, be sure to lock car doors, use the chain-latch in the motel room, don't...

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  • Speed traps

    Dover has plenty of speed traps for the unwary driver. Especially on the NASCAR race weekends, the cops are out in full force. One common trend with the Dover police--they love nice, sunny days...I've never seen them out in the rain or snow. Their favorite spots in the Dover area:* At the intersection of Loockerman and Division is the worst speed...

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Dover Off The Beaten Path

  • Smyrna

    Smyrna is an ancient city in Izmir in Turkey. In the US there are different cities named Smyrna in nine states. Smyrna, Georgia is the largest Smyrna in America with about 50,000 people, while Smyrna, South Carolina has just 59 residents.Smyrna, Delaware was founded as Salibury in about 1716, and it was also known as Duck Creek. In 1806 the town's...

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  • Little Creek Wildlife Management area

    Little Creek is a good birding area once you get there and trek back to the towers. It is pleasant in the spring but a bit soggy, so wear good boots/hightops. It is pure agony in early fall when the mosquitoes swarms are large enough to bodily carry you off.Access to the birding trails are off route 9. A quarter-mile past Pickering Road is the...

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  • Lebanon Landing

    This is a nice quiet spot along the St. Jones River for launching boats, fishing, picnicking, or just relaxing with a good book. The area has parking for about 5 cars, a few picnic tables, plus a pier and a boat launching ramp. You could canoe or kayak here if you bring your own boat. I used to come here occasionally on my lunch break to enjoy a...

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Dover Sports & Outdoors

  • NASCAR Racing!

    NASCAR is the big sporting event in Dover. The races on this"Monster Mile" oval draw over 140,000 spectators, quadrupling the size of this town of 35,000. The races are held twice a year in early June and late September. Parking can be a real problem for the Sunday Nextel Cup race. One of the best ideas is to park at the Blue Hen Mall on Route 13...

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  • Nascar town

    Dover is home to Dover Downs, which includes a Nascar mile long race track, a casino, a horse track, hotels, restaurants and more. I've never been. I lived in Charlotte, North Carolina for long enough (Charlotte's the capital of Nascar!) and had my fill of the races.

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  • Nascar Races

    Hmm.. lets see..Fight unbelievable traffic, maddening crowds,getting a full workout climbing to your seat which is perched high above an oval track.. dealing with a 150, 000 other people trying to find their seat.. paying $90 to sit on a metal seat... bake in the sun...watch cars go around in a circle.. and put up with 4 hours of noise..And.. have...

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  • Chicken Farming in Delaware

    The state of Delaware produces some 260 million roasting and broiling chickens along with 350 million chicken eggs each year, which are worth some 515 million dollars. This is over 71 percent of the state's entire agricultural production! The majority of the state's poultry farms are in Sussex County, and are run by Perdue Farms and Mountaire Farms...

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  • Delaware State University

    Delaware State University is a historically back university with under 4,000 undergraduate students and about 350 graduate students. The school offers 64 undergraduate degrees and 21 graduate degrees. Delaware State was established in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students. The school was renamed Delaware State College in 1947 then Delaware...

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  • Dover's only brewery - Fordham

    According to legend, Fordham Brewery was started in 1703 when Queen Anne of England appointed Benjamin Fordham to start a brewery in the city of Annapolis in the New World. Fordham Brewery was restarted in historic Annapolis in 1995 at Rams Head Tavern. In 2000 Fordham expanded to a second, larger brewery in Alexandria, VA. In 2003, Fordham moved...

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