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RESERVATIONS: 300 Rocky Run Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19803

Wilmington, Delaware Things to Do

The dynamic attractions of Delaware make it an ideal vacation destination with plenty to see and do. Whether your interest lies in nature, shopping, history or the arts, you'll find no shortage of places to add to your itinerary. Fortunately, you don't have to travel far when you stay at the INN at Wilmington as our hotel is within close proximity to many points of interest.
Fortunately, you don't have to travel far when you stay at the INN at
Wilmington as the hotel is within close proximity to many points of interest

Ashland Nature Center

Situated nine miles northwest of Wilmington, Ashland Nature Center offers a range of recreational activities that include hiking, cross country skiing and kayaking. In this scenic setting, more than 81 acres of nature trails pass through open meadows, woodlands and marshes. The family-friendly center regularly hosts special events and programs focusing on astronomy, botany and other fields, as well as events such as the Native Plant Sale and Harvest Moon Festival. Visit www.delawarenaturesociety.org/ashland.html
Wilmington Brandywine River Museum, Delaware

Brandywine River Museum -

Appreciate illustration, still life and landscape paintings created by three generations of an American artist family-the Wyeths. Works by N.C. Andrew and Jamie are all on view at the Brandywine River Museum, which also features works by hundreds of other artists. Among the highlights are the nearby N.C. Wyeth House Studio and ever-changing exhibits such as Romance in Conflict: N.C. Wyeth's Civil War Paintings. Visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.

Riverfront Wilmington -

Once a forgotten wasteland, the Christina Riverfront has been transformed to a thriving entertainment, dining and cultural destination, known as Riverfront Wilmington. Along with several restaurants, the site is also home to the Chase Center, the replica Swedish war ship the Kalmar Nyckel and Tubmann-Garrett Riverfront Park host to such community events as the Bob Marley Festival, Hispanic Festival and DuPont Riverfest. As for arts and culture, choose from the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, City Theater Company and Opera Delaware. Visit www.riverfrontwilm.com.

Chaddsford Winery -

Oenophiles have an incredible opportunity to see local wine making in action with a visit to Chaddsford Winery, in nearby Chester County, Pennsylvania. Located in the Atlantic Uplands district, the winery has been featured in Gourmet, Food & Wine, The New York Times and Wine Spectator. Tastings take place in the restored colonial barn, and year-round the winery hosts special events from Spring Wine Weekends in April to Sangria Sunday in July, Harvest Festival in September and Wine & Chocolate Tastings in February. Visit www.chaddsford.com.

The Grand Wilmington -

Witness world-class performances at The Grand Wilmington, an opulent and historic opera house that first opened its doors in 1871. For more than 135 years, this gorgeous venue has welcomed talented entertainers, from Ethel Barrymore and John Philip Sousa to Rufus Wainwright and K.D. Lang to its stages. The Delaware Symphony, Opera Delaware and First State Ballet Theatre present all their productions here. Visit www.thegrandwilmington.org.
Hagley Museum and Library at Wilmington, Delaware

Hagley Museum and Library -

Learn everything about Delaware's most famous family and more at the Hagley Museum and Library, a 235-acre site in the Brandywine Valley that preserves and promotes the legacy of the du Ponts and the history of American enterprise. One place that is a must-visit is Eleutherian Mills, the first DuPont home in the United States featuring fine furnishings and decorative arts. Visit www.hagley.org.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens -

The Nemours Mansion & Gardens is a 300-acre estate featuring a majestic mansion modeled after a Louis XVI French-style chateau, where Alfred I. du Pont lived. Expect to spend a bit of time here with more than 102 rooms featuring rare paintings, tapestries and even a bowling alley, and the expansive, beautifully landscaped formal gardens. Tours of the grounds take a minimum of two hours. Visit www.nemoursmansion.org.

Harrah's Chester Casino -

Open 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Harrah's Chester Casino provides entertaining diversions from gaming to dining and nightlife. Visitors can try their luck at more than 2,900 slot machines and tables featuring Black Jack, Baccarat, Poker, Roulette and more. Afterwards, they can head to the Copper Mug or C-bar for cocktails and conversation. Visit www.harrahs.com.

Wilmington & Western Railroad -

Travel by train like they did back in the day along the Wilmington & Western Railroad. This leading Delaware attraction invites visitors to enjoy an old-fashioned train ride via the Mt. Cuba Meteor along the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, or the Hockessin Flyer which takes passengers to the town of Hockessin. Themed events such as the Civil War Skirmish Weekend the Easter Bunny Express add variety throughout the year. Visit www.wwrr.com.
Wilmington World Café Live at the Queen, Delaware

World Café Live at the Queen -

Housed in the historic Queens Theater, World Café Live offers eclectic entertainment on two floors-the intimate Upstairs Live and the larger Downstairs Live featuring a full kitchen and bar. Open since April 2011, this vibrant venue presents outstanding performers spanning different musical styles. Rusted Root and Richard Marx are just two of the notable headliners on the bill. Visit www.worldcafelive.com.
For more information regarding the events around the Wilmington area check out the
Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau