Zoo - A Great Vacation and Travel Destination
Delaware on Your Next Road Trip
Wilmington is the largest
city in the state of Delaware, United States and is located at the confluence
of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek, near where the Christina flows
into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and
one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington
was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn for his friend Spencer Compton, Earl
of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great
Lit Up at Night, Wilmington, Delaware, USA
The City of Wilmington has
9 Historic Districts, including the Baynard Boulevard, Kentmere Parkway,
Rockford Park, Cool Spring/Tilton Park, the tri-part sections of the Eastside,
St. Marys and Old Swedes Church, Quaker Hill, Delaware Avenue, Trinity
Vicinity, and Upper/Lower Market Street.
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Beginning in the 1990s, the
city launched a campaign to revitalize the former shipyard area known as
the Wilmington Riverfront. The efforts were bolstered early by The Big
Kahuna (a now defunct nightclub), Kahunaville (a restaurant, bar and arcade
which has also since closed) and the Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league
baseball stadium. The Wilmington Rowing Center boathouse is located along
the Christina River on the Riverfront. Development continues as the Wilmington
Riverfront tries to establish its cultural, economical, and residential
importance. Recent high-rise luxury apartment buildings along the Christina
River have been cited as evidence of the Riverfront's continued revival.
On June 7, 2006, the groundbreaking of Justison Landing signaled the beginning
of Wilmington's largest residential project since Bancroft Park was built
after World War II. Outlets shops, restaurants and a Riverfront Market
have also opened along the 1.2-mile Riverwalk.
Zoo - A Great Vacation and Travel Destination by Robert W.
If you are heading to Wilmington,
Delaware, any time soon then you should definitely check out the Brandywine
Zoo. This zoo is made up of 13 acres that are landscaped and beautiful
along the Brandywine River. There are many different animals to view from
snakes to tigers and more than 150 animals! The Brandywine Zoo is open
all year so no matter when you have time off you will be able to plan a
The Division of Parks and
Recreation in Delaware manage the Brandywine Zoo and the Delaware Zoological
Society supports the zoo. The zoo is committed to excellence and highly
specialized care for the animals. Because of this the zoo is a member of
the American Zoo and Aquarium Association.
When you visit the zoo you
will be pleased to know that it is both stroller and wheelchair accessible.
This means you can take the entire family from babies to grandparents!
There are several places for visitors to the zoo to park. This includes
free parking on Van Buren Street, which is located behind the Educated
Building. Handicapped visitors should park here, as it is the closest to
the entrance to the zoo. There is another large parking lot off North Park
The zoo accepts credit cards
including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express for Zoo admissions, purchases,
membership and registration. There is also a Lost and Found section at
the zoo. Children who are lost as well as items are taken to the lost and
There are a few rules that
must be followed at the Zoo. These include not feeding the animals, not
smoking on zoo grounds, no pets, no weapons and the like. There are no
rain checks or refunds given at the zoo. The Zoo is located at 1001 North
Park Drive in Wilmington, Delaware.