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Delaware

Posted 5/22/2002

INFORMATION

Delaware Chamber of Commerce, 1201 N. Orange St., suite 200, Wilmington, (800) 284-7483.

Delaware Tourism Office, (800) 441-8846, www.visitdelaware.net.

Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, 120 Kings Highway, Lewes, (302) 645-8073, www.leweschamber.org.

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, 501 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, (800) 441-1329, www.beach-fun.com.

ATTRACTIONS

Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Lewes, (302) 426-1155. This ferryboat takes you and your car 70 minutes and 17 miles across the Delaware Bay from Lewes to Cape May, N.J.

Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, (302) 571-9590, www.delart.org. The collection includes works by American artists such as Edward Hopper, John Sloan, and Andrew Wyeth, and by blokes from Britain too.

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, (302) 656-6466. No Old Masters here--this museum offers only new art, including works by Eleanor Schimmel (to July 2).

Dover Air Force Base Museum, 1301 Heritage Road, Dover, (302) 677-5938. Flying fighting machines with fanciful names such as the Gooney Bird and boring ones like the B-17G fill Hanger 1301 at this Air Force museum.

Lincoln Room, University of Delaware, Wilmington, (302) 831-2229. Unlike another, more well-known room named after Abraham Lincoln, no one pays to sleep over in this one. Visitors are wide awake here as they look over the 2,000 artifacts from the former president's private and public lives.

Nanticoke Indian Museum, routes 24 and 5, Oak Orchard, (302) 945-7022. Displays and artifacts up to 1,000 years old help you learn all about the Nanticoke Indian tribe.

Nassau Valley Vineyards Winery, 36 Nassau Commons, Lewes, (302) 645-9463. Take a self-guided tour, then do some product sampling.

Queen Anne's Railroad, 703 Kings Highway, Lewes, (302) 644-1720. Chartered in 1897, this railroad is still running--for scenic and dinner trips.

EVENTS

Camp Rehoboth Follies, 7 p.m. July 27, Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Rehoboth Beach, (302) 227-5620, www.CAMPRehoboth.com. Camp Rehoboth is a group that promotes a safe, inclusive environment for people living in and visiting Rehoboth Beach, a resort town that's long been popular with sexual minorities. The annual Camp Rehoboth Follies raises money for the organization with an evening of musical skits and live auction.

Greek Festival, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 5-8, 808 N. Broom St., Wilmington, (302) 654-4447. Four days of Greek food, music, and other things Hellenic.

Lewes Garden Tour, June 15, Lewes, (302) 645-8073, www.leweschamber.com. This annual event offers a fine way to visit the historic canal town of Lewes, established as a settlement way, way back in 1631.

Miss Delaware Pageant, June 7-8, Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, Rehoboth Beach, (302) 239-7741. Sing it: "There she is, Miss Delaware."

St. Anthony's Italian Festival, June 10-17, Ninth and duPont streets, Wilmington, (302) 421-3790. Celebrate Italia for a whole week with food, art, and midway attractions.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, (302) 645-8983. Sunbathers flock to the lifeguarded swimming areas on the north end of this oceanside state park' the Gordons Pond beach on the south side is a little less crowded. Keep going south for more sun and fun in Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island state parks.

Delaware Park Racetrack and Slots Casino, 777 Delaware Park Blvd., Wilmington, (800) 417-5687, www.delpark.com. The slots and 24-hour eateries make this place like Las Vegas with horses.

Fisherman's Wharf, Lewes, (302) 645-8862. Head out on the open water and fish for a day or half of one, go dolphin- or whale-watching, or take a romantic sunset cruise.

Wilmington Blue Rocks Baseball Club, Daniel S. Frawley Stadium, 801 S. Madison St., Wilmington, (302) 888-2015, www.bluerocks.com. Little ball--that is, minor-league baseball.

SHOPPING

Jung's Oriental Antiques and Fine Art, 1314 W. 13th St., Wilmington, (302) 658-1314. Jung's got Asian prints, Asian antiques, Asian contemporary art, Asian you name it.

Lambda Rising, 39 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, (302) 227-6969. This bookstore catering to gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and the transgendered also stocks videos, CDs, and assorted gift items.

Rehoboth Outlets, Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, (888) 746-7333, www.shoprehoboth.com. If you're a bargain hunter, you know what a manufacturer's outlet store is, and along Rehoboth Beach's main commercial drag you'll be pleased to find more than a hundred of 'em. If you're not a bargain hunter, this probably looks like just another strip of shopping malls.

Wicker Village, 4391 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, (302) 227-1519. If you want something made of wicker, this is a place to find it, along with accessories.

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