This page featuring some of the best attractions in the area is presented by the Dover car accident attorneys of Schuster Jachetti LLP.
The city of Dover possesses many attractions that include varied public parks and private businesses geared towards families looking for wholesome activities. Below, we share some of our favorite of the latter category, and will be exploring the former in a separate publication.
Dover International Speedway
Combine a high-banked, one-mile concrete oval, six NASCAR races, the East Coast’s largest music festival, a neighboring hotel and casino, as well as easy access for millions of people, and you have a formula for one of the most attractive sports and entertainment destinations in the mid-Atlantic region. Built by Dover Motorsports, Inc., the Dover International Speedway has been hosting NASCAR events since the green flag dropped on the “Mason-Dixon 300” on July 6, 1969.
When drivers strap in their vehicles at the Monster Mile, they compete on perhaps the most unique venue in the sport. With speeds exceeding 160 mph, drivers face 24 degrees of banking in all four turns, as well as 9 degrees of incline on the straightaways, leading to Dover International Speedway’s reputation as the world’s fastest one-mile concrete oval.
The excitement continues outside the track, as Dover International Speedway shares the property with full-service Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, giving race fans the complete vacation destination. Behind the frontstretch stands the 46-foot-tall Monster Monument, a fiberglass structure that attracts visitors to the track year-round. The structure is within Victory Plaza, which also hosts free, pre-race concerts for fans.
2019 is Dover’s 50th anniversary season and a yearlong celebration is planned, with gold Monster Trophies for each of the six race winners, including the two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champions.
Delaware Agricultural Museum
The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village has welcomed over 500,000 visitors since its grand opening nearly 40 years ago. Situated in a 38,000 square foot building, the Delaware Agricultural Museum houses a collection of over 4,000 artifacts featured in a variety of interesting exhibits.
The Museum’s village Loockerman Landing illustrates daily life in rural Delaware in the late nineteenth century. The objects and artifacts on display in these beautifully preserved buildings tell the story of growth and change in Delaware’s rural communities.
Spence’s Bazaar & Auction
Spence’s Bazaar is located at 550 S New Street and is open on Tuesday, Friday (both 7AM-5PM), and Saturday (7PM-3PM) from early morning until afternoon. The bazaar is part flea market, part farmers market and features household goods, books, collectibles, clothing and purses as well as homemade ice cream and sausages, breads, jams and Amish pastries.
Opened in 1933 and still owned and operated by the Spence family, the Bazaar originally started as a livestock auction. In the 1960s it was converted into a space where people could sell items. Moreover, this time also marked the painting of their characteristically red barn, a building by which the bazaar is still recognized for today.
The Old State House (Dover)
Old Statehouse is a historic state capitol building located on The Green at Dover, Kent County, Delaware. It was built between 1787 and 1792, and is a two-story, five bay, brick structure in a Middle Georgian style.
The front facade features a fanlight over the center door and above it a Palladian window at the center of the second floor. It also has a shingled side gabled roof topped with an octagonal cupola.
From 1792 to 1932 it was the sole seat of State government, while from 1792 until 1873 it served also as Kent County Court House.
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