As far as attractions are concerned, Delaware is an extremely diverse state with enough things to entertain a family with members of all ages. For the young, or young in spirit, there's the World Championship Punkin Chunkin, where participants catapult pumpkins long distances, and the Dover International Speedway, where guests can spend time checking out the latest high-speed racing cars. For those who seek a less adrenaline-filled experience, the Cape Henlopen State Park and beaches offer a nice, relaxing experience. If you're driving through Delaware in your rental car, don't pass up these wonderful opportunities to have a good time.
In Wilmington, The Nemours Mansion and gardens stand as a splendor of beauty that take guests into the history of what beauty was in the early 1900s. It was built by Alfred I. duPont, a renaissance man who designed the house in the style of 18th century French buildings and named it after the French town his ancestors claimed. The garden was built and extended by his son, Alfred Victor duPont and has been continued since. If you've had a little too much fun driving down a speedway or making a fortune in a casino, you may be interested in a more relaxing, low-energy activity.
If the sound of roaring engines and crowds is something you'd be interested in then Delaware has just the treat for you. Drive South on Highway 1 to Dover, home to The Dover International Speedway. Each year, the track hosts two official NASCAR races that bring some of the best stock car drivers in the world to one place. But the driving doesn't have to be left to the professionals. Guests can book a session to either ride along in the passenger seat as a car goes around the track at over 100 miles per hour, or even be behind the wheel as they drive along the "Monster Mile."