Wilmington Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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  • Things to Do
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Wilmington Things to Do

  • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

    A little bit of everything for the culture enthusiast. The house is architecually magnificent with gables and arches and collonades and super-high vaulted ceilings and tapestried walls. The furniture is esquisite and covers several 19th-early-20th century fashions. The silverware and china are sparkling and diverse from room to room. There is...

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  • Nemours

    Nemours is the former mansion of Alfred DuPont, one of the primary shareholders of the DuPont Corporation in the early 1900s. The mansion was built in 1910 and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. The mansion's first two floors and its basement are open to the public via guided tours that take about 1 hour. The mansion is not huge, but is very well...

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  • Discovery Center

    If you are an environmentalist then you will like this place. It offers interactive exhibits on the surrounding marshland at the end of the riverwalk. It is FREEIts accessible with ramps and elevators

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  • Nemours

    Castle built out of love for a love that did not love back. One of the super properties of the Dupont family. Watch the film on this intriguing family and tour the beautiful grounds and exquisitely decorated rooms.Ask for senior rate. It is accessible because the mansion has an elevator inside. Just let them know at time of booking.

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  • Delaware River

    The Delaware River runs from its source in Schoharie County, New York, 301 miles through New York, forming the the PA/NJ border and the DE/NJ border on its way to the Delaware Bay then the Atlantic. Philadelphia, PA; Trenton, New Jersey; and Wilmington, Delaware are the largest cities along the Delaware, and they serve one of the largest population...

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  • Check out the Riverfront

    Wilmington has built many new attractions along the Christina River waterfront. When I first moved here, this was an industrial wasteland. Now it sports and exhibition hall, Frawley Stadium, Garrett-Tubman Park, Kahunaville night club, Backstage Cafe, Delaware Center for Creative Arts, Delaware Theater Co., the Riverfront Market, and more.Check out...

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Wilmington Restaurants

  • Good Service, nice view....

    On a river bank, the view is splendid. The service is usually 4 Star. The food, however was not impressive. My crab cakes were REALLY BAD. Burned, and all bread, no crab. I told the waiter to please take them back, and tell the manager what I think of his bread cakes. Mikes steak was bland, over cooked, and kind of tuff. Did I mention the steak was...

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  • Casablanca Moroccan Restaurant

    Casablanca is a wonderful restaurant with exotic food, unique entertainment, and a fun and different atmosphere.The dining room is designed like a traditional Arab entertaining room with low couches in square shapes, lots of pillows, and a big square table in the middle of each group of couches. The meal is served family style, so if you have a...

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  • More than just a restaurant

    Kahunaville was at the riverfront area long before the shipyard shops, the riverwalk, the Bank One Center, and all the restaurants that have been popping up recently. I don't know how to describe the place: part restaurant, part concert theater, part gaming entertainment. I know the sight of the huge volcano as you drive along I-95 has always been...

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Wilmington Nightlife

  • Kahunaville

    Sure Kahunaville is an international chain restaurant and night club with exotic locations such as Las Vegas, Tampa, and Seoul, Korea. But what makes the location in Wilmington unique is this is where the Kahunaville idea got started. Yes, the first Kahunaville in the world opened along Wilmington's Riverfront in 1993 in this very warehouse....

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  • GET GRUB

    Description:So you make your way down to the river walk by the water front. yea, there are some sweet things to do like walk the board walk and hit up some stores, but the real fun starts at night.there is the "iron side brewery"it is a two level brewery with an out door patio for dinning. they had great micro brews.next you have "eat at joes" we...

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  • Kahunaville has a river front deck.

    Food is notoriously bad, snack and drinks are all I would suggest here. Good place to kill time playing video games while you wait to eat at Joe's Crab Shack next door!Check the concert schedule on their web site if you plan to be in town. Sometimes we get lucky, and you have heard of the act. The simplest of requirements. Shorts, jeans, what ever...

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Wilmington Transportation

  • train stations

    amtrak and septa are the two trains that run into wilmington. Both stop at the same station on MLK blvd. and Front Street. Septa makes another stop in Claymont Delaware which is North Wilmington.They are across the street from the bus station where you can get the Greyhound or Peter Pan to go to other parts of Delaware or the country. Inside of the...

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  • Renting a Car

    This is the most convenient way of getting around town. It is faster than taking the bus. Most times it is more economical than taking a taxi. Note: All rent a car places close at 1pm on Saturdays, are not open on Sunday nor Holidays.

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  • local buses

    You can get around most of the city and surrounding suburbs through the local buses. They will even take you to Delaware City.Its a great way to get to see the many neighborhoods around.Buses run hourly on Sundays and stop running at 5pm

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Wilmington Shopping

  • Shop along the river......

    Along the river front is a nicely landscaped and layed-out mall. LL Bean, Factory Outlet, Coldwater Creek, Macys Outlet, Lillian Vernon, Blair, Dress Barn, Factory Brand Shoes, L'Eggs/Hanes, Nautica Outlet, et.al. are available for hours and hours of shopping.Well-lit, safe, with easy parking; there is even a shuttle.Restaurant and ice cream parlor...

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  • Forget it

    This place is a complete and total waste of time. I typically avoidgoing anywhere downtown, with the Grand, the Playhouse, and the Hotel as exceptions but my little sister talked me into taking her to The Shipyard Shops. What a DUMP!!! As of this date, the only store remaining is the L'eggs/Hanes/Bali/Playtex Factory Outlet. As I looked around to...

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  • Winterthur's Gift Shop

    After experiencing the affluence of Winterthur, we found ourselves outside The Museum Shop and wandered in to see what it offered.In no time at all I discovered a colorful display of delicate perfume bottles. The price seemed reasonable, so I selected one to place in my collection. It's still the only bottle in my collection that is not vintage or...

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Wilmington Local Customs

  • neighborhoods

    The communities that developed in the city of Wilmington over the last 150 years have given birth to invisible but real boundaries called neighborhoods. A certain pride is born in each member of a given neighborhood and they will tell you the strengths of their group as compared to any other group; even though the differences are not obvious or...

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  • kill deer

    The areas north of Wilmington are prime areas for deer to live and breed. The State Wildlife Organization has found that there are too many deer in the area. The deer are said to be posing a threat to highway safety and property values and that increases in tick populations accompany the deer density.At least 6 thousand more deer need to be culled...

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  • Jumpers

    Several times a year we get jumpers. People who don't want to live any more. They drive to the top of one of the spans, get out of the car and jump. Only a few have ever not died. Usually the bodies are found right away. Last year a guy did almost land in a boatload of fishermen...A few months ago this sign started flashing on the road leading to...

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Wilmington Warnings and Dangers

  • crime rate

    Wilmington has only 10 murders a year but has a rape every other week. There are 3 serious crimes committed every day in the Wilmington city limits. Many of those crimes are crimes against persons, usually done late at night. They also have 3 cars stolen every day.So, when you are in the Wilmington area: lock your car doors, lock your hotel room...

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  • If the train goes off the track

    do you want your money back?Watch out for people who want to take your picture with you standing on the train tracks. They may have an ulterior motive...

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  • We go in the day time...

    Change comes slowly, and to make the river front safe all of the time is impossible, (or so it seems by the scenery).We suggest day trips only, it is still easy to cross over a few blocks into a dangerous part of town.

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Wilmington Tourist Traps

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    by hochbeam Updated Jan 4, 2003

    And she took me there for my birthday. Oy! What can I say about Harry's Savoy Grill? The atmosphere is wood-paneled 1940-1965, yet they insist on 1980's touches, like decorating the plate with sauces. It just doesn't "go". While their crabcakes are generous on the crabmeat, they come with a bland wasabi sauce. Bland wasabi sauce?

    Unique Suggestions: Get the prime rib, or a big steak. You'll be fine. Service is very good there.

    Fun Alternatives: For a few dollars more, try Restaurant 821 or Deep Blue.

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Wilmington Off The Beaten Path

  • Birding in Brandywine Park

    Brandywine Creek State Park is located north of Wilmington, very near Winterthur.The park has a Nature Center near the entrance where you park. Birding trails can be reached from the Nature Center. There also are bird feeding stations in this area which provide good places to spot birds. You can also find parking on route 92 near Thompson's Bridge....

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  • Old Swede's Church

    This Church is the oldest one in America that is still being used for its original purpose, namely worship. Although it is no longer Lutheran, services are still held. The seemingly small graveyard surrounding the church holds 15000 graves and there is a small farmer's house and museum for display.

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  • Inside Old Swede's Church

    The stained glass shown hereis German, the others are American. This is a functioning Church, and you can attend mass here. You can, I can't, I'm Catholic and the Church is something Protestant.

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Wilmington Sports & Outdoors

  • So much water...

    This area has so many waterways to explore. Nearly everyone has some sort of boat! kayak, canoe, speedboat, rowboat, cruiser. jet-skis have become VERY popular.

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  • Wilmington Blue Rocks, Frawley Stadium

    Lots of advantages to minor league baseball. Better seats, cheaper prices, less traffic, and great time for the kids! Year Opened: 1993 Seating Capacity: 6,532 Dimensions: RF - 325 feet CF - 400 feet LF - 325 feet

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  • Biking around the river...

    The best way to get around the river front. It is nice and flat, and always breezy. You can lock up the bikes, and have dinner, or go for a ride on the water taxi.

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Wilmington Favorites

  • on the go

    Are you in the Wilmington area and want to know the traffic conditions on the roads you plan to travel? Then the link below will get you the information you want and need.When you get to the linked page, just run the cursor over the warning symbols on the map and it will tell you what is happening...

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  • Temporary visit by the Amistad

    This ship happened to be docked in Wilmington when I arrived. They laid out an impressive display of the slave mutiny on board, and opened the ship up to visits. The ship itself is a recreation of the original, but is larger and equipped with engines. I have to say, that despite this ship's higher profile, I really enjoyed the Kalmar nyckel...

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  • Brandywine State Park

    About 7-8 miles west of Wilmington is a state forest. Its a center of local recreation. I myself had a great time watching kids catch frogs. It would have been better if it was more in bloom, but it was still pretty. Watch those narrow roads going in though.

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