Here are a few interesting tourist spots to check out. These off the beaten path locations make for great photo opportunities for you and your family.
Steampunk Tree House: Milton
In 2007 artist Sean Orlando unveiled his 40-foot-tall futuristic tree house at Burning Man. This eight-ton, four stories tall piece of artwork is a cool-looking, welded piece of artwork was a hit to attendees, but what does an artist do with a piece like this after the event? In this case, it was sold to a microbrewery in Milton, Delaware that thought it might be the perfect discussion piece for their business and that it might speak to the twentysomething patrons they wanted to reach. With that in mind, they hauled the piece cross-country and planted it on the brewery’s front yard. Visitors can admire it from the ground but the interior is off-limits to everyone except employees. If you want to check out this unique tree house head over to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery at 6 Cannery Village Center in Milton.
UFO-Shaped House: Milton
Picture this: it is the early 1960s and you are from another planet. Everyone on Earth is up in arms about all of the recent UFO sightings. What is the best way for you and your fellow aliens to blend in? Create prefab houses that look like UFO’s and mass produce them around the USA so that your flying saucer will blend in. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch, but this UFO-shaped house at Eagle-Crest Hudson Airport is one of the few remaining homes that was produced. It is actually a rental house and the guy who lives has been known to give tours from time to time. To check it out, just head down to Eagles Crest Road off Hwy 1 and you will see it next to the hanger.
The Most Historic Alley in Delaware: New Castle
According to the historical marker on the wall, this alley was once one of the busiest places in Delaware. Seems like everybody who was “somebody” and wanted to travel from Washington, D.C. to the cities of the north came through this alley at one point or another. Stagecoaches from the south unloaded at one of the alleys, while riverboats from the north picked up on the other. If you are traveling through town and want to check it out, it is located on the water side of The Strand. Locals will be happy to send you in the right direction.