Dover is not only the capital of the Delaware state but also the second largest city of the state. It is located by the St. Jones River. If you enjoy racing and a NASCAR fan then you should visit Dover International Speedway. Dover International Speedway is a 1 mile long race track sanctioned by the NASCAR located in Dover. The track is called the Monster Mile and the speedway's signature icon is called Miles the Monster which is a 46-foot concrete monster. The monster is featured on the tickets, trophies and memorabilia. Opened in 1969, the speedway has a capacity of 140,000 people. The track gives the audience a great view of the track. You can take the whole family to the speedway and enjoy the live racing content up-close with all the race car fans. You can also rent ear protection when the intensity reaches the peak. If you want to experience how it feels to race inside the speedway, Monster Racing which operates from Dover International Speedway will arrange it for you so that you can give laps inside the race track. The speedway is very accessible and the admission fee is very reasonable. There are also many parking spaces available around the area. If you are still up for some more racing then you can go to Dover Downs. It is a hotel and casino that has a racing facility. This is a one kilometer long horse racing track. You can watch live horse racing as well as check out other fun stuff available at the facility.
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Dover is home to Delaware State Capitol also called Delaware Legislative Hall. The building houses chambers and offices of the Delaware General Assembly. The Colonial Revival style building was designed by E. William Martin. Your next stop could be Biggs Museum of American Art, located in Dover’s historic district, featuring collections from the Colonial period to the present days. The museum was founded in 1993. It houses one of the finest permanent collections of American fine and decorative arts. The museum also offers changing exhibitions throughout the year featuring contemporary art and history. There is always something new for art lovers and returning visitors. Special features include American painting collections by Peale family, Gilbert Stuart, Childe Hassam and Albert Bierstadt. The museum also displays a variety of artifacts such as sculptures, furniture, images and regional silver collections. Another historic building in Dover is Johnson Victrola Museum, a tribute to Eldridge Reeves Johnson, who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Some of the exhibits include recordings, phonographs, paintings, trademarks and memorabilia that highlight the development of the Johnson’s sound-recording industry. The entrance to the museum is free. Visitors to the city can also go to First State Heritage Park which is the state's first urban. The park links together the historic and the cultural sites in the city. These sites highlight Delaware's role as the First State to ratify the constitution of the United States. The park is open all year round.