Attractive Outdoor Venues
Millsboro Little League Complex Conveniently located on State Street in downtown Millsboro, the Little League complex is the site of the community's large outdoor events. Atkins Park can accommodate thousands of people for fairs, carnivals, tournaments, concerts, etc. The park features electrical service, lighting, sound, and indoor restrooms. Two portable stages are available, and other equipment can be brought in with permission.
This waterfront park on tidal Indian River is a delightful location for outdoor events in downtown Millsboro. The park features a pavilion with picnic tables and barbecue grills, a playground, boat ramps, shoreline fishing, and the largest bald cypress tree in Delaware. Cupola Park is within walking distance of downtown Millsboro's tax-free shopping and dining opportunities.
Greater Millsboro offers many opportunities for a satisfying leisure experience. Take a few friends bowling in Millsboro, or see a movie at an old-fashioned family theater in Dagsboro. Explore the Southern Delaware Heritage Trail by auto or bicycle. Go antiquing for that perfect treasure.
Shopping is a popular activity in southern Delaware. Spend a day at the nearby Rehoboth Outlets, featuring 140 brand name outlet stores with special bargains for business groups and motorcoach groups.
Baywood Greens Golf Course
An 18-hole "exclusively public" golf facility with world-class beauty and challenge, located in the resort community of Long Neck. For information, contact 302-947-9800, 888-844-2254, or www.baywoodgreens.com.
Fishing, Crabbing & Boating
Fishing, crabbing and boating are popular pastimes in the warm-weather months.
- Sport fishing excursions are available in Oak Orchard through Captain Tom's Charters, at 302-945-3474.
- Whitecaps Cafe features a crabbing pier with bait and tackle shop on the Indian River Bay; call 302-947-9374.
- Public boat ramps in Millsboro and Long Neck provide access to the tidal Indian River Bay and local freshwater ponds.
Contact the Millsboro Chamber at 302-934-6777 for information.
The Nanticoke Indian Museum
Showcases the culture and traditions of the local "Tidewater People." The museum is located in Oak Orchard, the ancestral and current home of the Nanticoke tribe. For more information or to schedule a group tour, contact the Nanticoke Indian Museum at 302-945-7022.
Delaware's Coastal Resorts
Delaware's Coastal Resorts on the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay are only minutes from the Greater Millsboro area. In addition to the main attractions of sand and surf, these family-style resorts offer restaurants, boardwalks, nightclubs, beautiful state parks, and other amusements, plus lots of tax-free shopping.
Indian River Civic Center
214 Irons Avenue
Millsboro, DE 19966
The Indian River Senior Center was founded in 1970 by Donald and Florence Mortlock. The original meetings were held at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Millsboro. By the end of 1970 the membership had grown to 75 and consequently had to move upstairs to the larger hall. The Center took steps to incorporate in 1971 and by the end of that year the membership had grown to 150. By the end of 1972 the membership grew to 430 members and the small space became crowded. Due to the growth, the senior Center purchased a parcel of land in the town of Millsboro for their future home.
The Senior Center formed a partnership and shared the facilities with the town of Millsboro. The building was completed in mid 1980. The town purchased the property from the Senior Center for the same price that the Senior Center had paid for it. The seniors furnished the building with the necessities and negotiated a lease with the town for 22 years. The agreement stated that the seniors would take care of the maintenance and hall rentals. At the end of the lease the seniors informed the town that it was unable to continue handling the rentals. The new lease was negotiated at that time and we were in a better position to save for our own building.
The center provides the following activities for the seniors in our area: aerobics, yoga, line dancing, golf, bowling, crafts including ceramics, card playing, billiards, shuffleboard, and a library. There is lunch provided each Wednesday along with a variety of entertainment, educational programs and bingo. We also offer flu shots, tax preparation and defensive driving for seniors. On April 2009 we moved into our new center that is located behind the WA-WA on route 113 on Irons Avenue. The Center has over 630 members today.
John and Elsie Williams Conference Center
105 State Street
Millsboro, DE 19966
302-856-5400, ext. 3340 for bookings
Located on State St. near Rt. 24, downtown Millsboro. Office hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Facilities available daily. Allow 2-4 weeks advance booking.
The Williams Conference Center is a graceful and private setting for both indoor and outdoor functions in downtown Millsboro. This former home of United States Senator John J. Williams and his wife Elsie is now owned and managed as a conference center by the Delaware Technical and Community College's Owens Campus. The 1927 home and surrounding gardens make a prestigious yet comfortable setting for business and industry meetings, holiday parties, and special receptions. Elegantly furnished in the style of the late 50's and early 60's and seasonally decorated, the home features displays of Republican political memorabilia related to Senator and Mrs. Williams. The Williams Conference Center is conveniently located within walking distance of Millsboro's downtown shopping and dining establishments.
Four rooms on the ground floor of the home can be combined to provide space for larger receptions, while the Conference Room and Living Room offer seating space for small groups. The landscaped grounds and canopy tents are available for outdoor functions. Catering is arranged by the facility user, and requests are processed through the Delaware Technical and Community College catering service. An on-site kitchen is available for refrigeration and warming only, and the Conference Center can provide beverage service and light fare. Alcoholic beverages are allowed with the permission of the College. Ample parking is located across State Street, with a small parking lot at the building. With assistance, the Conference Center is handicapped accessible. Overnight accommodations are available nearby.