By Sean Bess


Welcome to your new home at Dover AFB located 2 miles southeast of the city of Dover, Delaware. The base is located about 111 from Baltimore, Maryland; about 102 miles from Washington, D.C.; and about 83 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The area in the immediate vicinity of Dover AFB offers a variety of exciting indoor and outdoor things to do for people of all ages. Below each of the activities in the area are organized into categories. Click any of the categories to jump to the section if you know what you want to do around Dover AFB. (1-3) Golfing (4-6) Gyms (7-8) Movie Theaters (9-10) Bowling Alleys (11-12) Outdoor Recreation (13-17) Nearby Attractions (18-19) Museums

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Dover Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center

Dover AFB Things to Do

Dover AFB Golf

1. Eagle Creek Golf Course

Dover AFB 810 14th St. Dover, DE 19901


: 1 (302) 677-2988 Eagle Creek Golf Course offers riding golf carts, locker rooms, club storage and rentals, tournaments, youth and intramural programs, individual group lessons, golf clinics with a PGA professional, and more.


2. Jonathan's Landing Public Golf & Event Venue
1309 Ponderosa Dr. Magnolia, DE 19962


: 1 (302) 697-8204 Jonathan's Landing Public Golf & Event Venue is an 18-hole championship golf course with a pro shop and JB’s Pub, which serves up cold drinks and sandwiches.

Camden Wyoming

3. Wild Quail Golf & Country Club
1 Clubhouse Dr. Camden Wyoming, DE 19934


: 1 (302) 697-4660 Wild Quail Golf & Country Club is a 6,794 yard, 18-hole golf course. This course offers lessons, a junior golf program for youth, and a private clubhouse and lounge. Dover AFB Gyms

Dover AFB Gyms

4. Sports & Fitness Center

Dover AFB 423 Chevron Avenue Dover, DE, DE 19902


: 1 (302) 677-3962 Sports & Fitness Center has cardiovascular and free weight strength training equipment. The strength training area boasts two full sets of weight machines, and the free weight room has 20,000 pounds of free weights, benches, and weight equipment. This fitness center also has a gymnasium which can be used for basketball, volleyball, and other more.


5. Orangetheory Fitness
50 N. Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901


: 1 (302) 469-3572 Orangetheory Fitness offers gym members a one hour, full body workout that focuses on endurance, strength, and power.
6. Planet Fitness
1005 N. State St. Dover, DE 19901


: 1 (302) 730-1234 Planet Fitness strives to create an environment where anyone is welcome, regardless of one’s fitness level. Like most gyms, Planet Fitness offers an array of cardio machines, free weights, and various weight machines. Additionally, Planet Fitness allows “Black Card” members to bring a guest anytime, use of tanning machines, use of massage chairs, 50% off drink purchases, and 20% off purchases at reebok.com. Dover AFB Movies

Dover AFB Movies

7. Dover AFB Theater

Dover AFB DE 19902


: 1 (302) 677-6890 Dover AFB Theater offers affordable prices for movies and snacks and you don’t even have to leave the comforts of base.


8. AMC CLASSIC Dover 14
1365 N Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901


: 1 (302) 734-5249 AMC CLASSIC Dover 14 offers the newest releases on large screens with fully stocked concession stands.

Dover AFB Bowling Alley

9. Eagle Lanes

420 Tuskegee Blvd. Dover AFB, DE 19902


: 1 (302) 677-3950 Eagle Lanes is a 12-lane bowling alley with a grill offering sandwiches, salads, wings, and more.


10. AMF Doverama
6116 Ayers St. 1600 S Governors Ave Dover, DE 19904


: 1 (302) 734-7501 AMF Doverama boasts 32 lanes, an arcade, pool tables, a pro shop, and a kitchen cooking up a variety of food options. Dover AFB Outdoor Rec

Dover AFB Outdoor Rec


11. Killens Pond Water Park
5025 Killens Pond Rd. Felton, DE 19943


: 1 (302) 284-4526 Killens Pond Water Park boasts multiple water slides, a large main pool with underwater benches, a baby pool, and a tot lot.


12. Brecknock County Park
80 Old Camden Rd. Camden, DE 19934


: 1 (302) 744-2495 Brecknock County Park boasts playgrounds, pavilions, a nature center, public restrooms, and fitness stations.

Nearby Attractions

Rehoboth Beach

13. Midway Speedway Park
18645 Coastal Hwy. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


1 (302) 644-2042 Midway Speedway Park offers four go-kart tracks and 10 types of go-karts for your family to choose from.
14. Funland
6 Delaware Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971


: 1 (302) 227-1921 Funland is an amusement park with multiple rides and attractions for adults and children of all ages, including bumper cars, carousels, motorized swings, and a whole lot more.


15. 3 Sweet Sisters Mini Golf
27 S Railroad Ave. Wyoming, DE 19934-1046


: 1 (302) 363-1909 3 Sweet Sisters Mini Golf is an 18-hole mini golf course and is attached to an ice cream shop, so you can enjoy a sweet dessert while you play a few rounds.


16. Main Event Newark
2900 Fashion Center Blvd. Newark, DE 19702


: 1 (302) 722-9466 Main Event Newark boasts laser tag, bowling, billiards, and arcade games.


17. Dover Skating Center
2201 S. Dupont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901


1 (302) 697-3218 Dover Skating Center offers indoor skating, arcade games, and reserved party areas to celebrate special occasions. Dover AFB Museum

Dover AFB Museum

18. Air Mobility Command Museum

1301 Heritage Rd. Dover AFB, DE 19902


: 1 (302) 677-5938 Air Mobility Command Museum boasts over 30 aircraft of various sizes and offers visitors a chance to explore exhibits that tell the story of air refueling history.


19. Biggs Museum of American Art
406 Federal St. Dover, DE 19901


: 1 (302) 674-2111 Biggs Museum of American Art was first opened in 1993 and boasts impressive collections American fine and decorative arts. This museum is proud to host various temporary exhibits throughout the year, so there is always something new and exciting to see at Biggs Museum of American Art.


We hope this guide proves helpful as you get settled in and become more familiar with your new home at Dover AFB. As you can see from our list, there are a variety of activities and attractions around Dover AFB, so whatever your interests there is certain to be something to keep you engaged and entertained.

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