Once a vital shipyard, building more than 200 ships during World War II, the Wilmington Riverfront is now a destination for entertainment, dining, offices and residential living. Buildings that once served as warehouses, mills and factories have been resurrected to house a European-style marketplace, a theatre, an art museum, professional baseball, restaurants, private residences and major corporations such as AAA Mid-Atlantic, Barclays Bank and Capital One.
The Delaware Children's Museum is Delaware's first and only kid-centric museum, teaching math, science and technology through hands-on exhibits. The Museum features 37,000 square feet of interactive fun, with age appropriate experiences for tots to tweens.
A refreshing European-style marketplace in an historic building on Wilmington's Riverfront featuring casual café eating. Merchants sell fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, coffee, pizza, sushi, Thai foods, tacos, cheesesteaks, sandwiches, gourmet treats and more. Eat-in or take-out. Catering menus are available for groups.
America's pastime - baseball - lives at Wilmington's Riverfront. The Wilmington Blue Rocks, an Advanced-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, play their homes games at Frawley Stadium.
Founded in 1978, Delaware's premier professional theatre produces a diverse season of plays, including musicals, new works, and the classics, along with an array of nationally recognized education and outreach programs.
Kalmar Nyckel is a seaworthy re-creation of the ship that brought the Swedes to Delaware in 1638. When it's in port and not sailing around the world, Kalmar Nyckel is open for dockside tours, public day sails, private dockside events and sailing charters.
The DuPont Environmental Education Center at the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge is a four-story education center, featuring interactive exhibits, multi-media presentations, a marsh wet lab, and a multi-purpose space with sweeping views of the Christina river, marsh and city. Visitors can venture into the refuge on a quarter-mile boardwalk that surrounds a tidal pond, where education stations extend into the water for hands-on activities.
Home to Delaware's only IMAX screen, Penn Cinema on the Riverfront hosts both the latest blockbusters and classic movies from the past, on special theme nights.
How high can you go? Jump and flip your way through the trampoline grids at Stratosphere, whether you're dodging hits in a game of dodgeball or just bouncing around with friends.