The country's First State has a lot to offer
The United States Travelers League reveals our inaugural "100 Great American Places" list starting in early 2021. Here are five early nominees for Delaware, the First State, including Fort Delaware State Park (pictured). (photo: Chris Engel, Pixabay)
1. Air Mobility Command Museum -- Dover AFB
The only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history, with over 30 aircraft varying in roles and sizes. amcmuseum.org
2. Rehoboth Beach and Boardwalk -- Rehoboth Beach
Known as the “Nation’s Summer Capital,” Rehoboth Beach is now known as a year round vacation destination for business and pleasure. cityofrehoboth.com
3. Fort Delaware State Park -- Delaware City
Costumed interpreters take you back to the summer of 1864 -- tour the parade ground, officers' quarters, barracks, kitchen, blacksmith shop and more. destateparks.com/History/FortDelaware
4. Nemours Estate -- Wilmington
Modeled after Versailles, Nemours is a masterpiece of design with its mansion, fountains, artwork, gilded sculpture and a formal French garden. nemoursestate.org
5. Trap Pond State Park -- Laurel
Trap Pond became one of Delaware's first state parks in 1951 and hosts the country’s northernmost natural stand of bald cypress trees. destateparks.com/TrapPond
Tell us what you think, and nominate your favorites, either in this post or by using the contact form on our home page. Let's make sure Delaware is well-represented on the nationwide list.
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