- The list below includes 191 free or cheap things to do in or near Wilmington, Delaware, including 102 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Movie Theaters, Art Museum and Specialty Museums.
- From Bellevue State Park to Brandywine Creek State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Wilmington and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Newark, Philadelphia, West Chester and New Castle.
Spanning 328 acres, scenic Bellevue State Park offers various hiking/walking trails, horse stables, garden patches, and catch-and-release fishing. Playgrounds, shaded picnic areas, tennis courts, and disc golf are also available.
Featuring 14-miles of hiking trails, the 933-acre Brandywine Creek State Park, provides visitors with wildlife and wildflower viewing opportunities. Other amenities include fishing, winter sports, picnic areas, and seasonal special events for the entire family.
Wilmington Riverwalk is a 1,3 mile-long riverwalk, where the visitor can relax and enjoy the sight of the many species of plants guarding the trail. Birdhouses are all over the place. The Hare pavilion can accommodate 300 people.
Brandywine Park is divided by grey stone walls built of local stone in the late 1800's. The park maintains trails that wind along creeks along with open fields that are excellent for picnics, kite flying and disc golf.
Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park hosts numerous events like festivals on its wide grounds and also attracts visitors on a daily basis who enjoy strolling by gardens and resting on benches. The boardwalk is popular with joggers.
Designed in the 18th century French style, Nemours Mansion & Gardens are located on a 3,000 acre plot. The mansion is 5 stories up and the gardens have statues, fountains and a 800,000 gallons pool, all designed in the Art Nouveau architectural style.
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Beginning as a marshland restoration project in 1998, the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge has grown into an award-winning eco-system and wildlife habitat. Featuring a trail system, educational outreach programs and more, plan your visit today.