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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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Great visit, but hot!

I haven't been to the battleship since I was little, it was great! They've got got lots to see... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2012
Nayst
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Great way to spend Memorial Day and Fourth of July

Fantastic opportunity to see what the folks that defended our country went through in their living... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2012
Karen B
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Castaic, California, USA
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As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Step aboard the most decorated US Battleship of WWII! Explore nine decks, crew's quarters, gun turrets, and much more. Discover where history comes alive. Located at the junctions of highways 17, 76, 74, 421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Open every day!
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“during wwii” (92 reviews)
“below deck” (90 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

I haven't been to the battleship since I was little, it was great! They've got got lots to see!! But take note the further you get into the bottom of the ship - the hotter it gets; thank goodness they have flowing air! They've got...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Fantastic opportunity to see what the folks that defended our country went through in their living quarters. I have a much better appreciation. Fireworks were awesome.

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

I really enjoyed our visit to the USS NC but didn't realize how hot it would be in the bottom of the ship! If you are claustrophobic at all, this might not be for you.. I felt like I was going to pass out a...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2012

This is what I imagine how a museum should be like: you can walk (or climb) around everywhere, touch most of the things, everything is explained, its simply nothing you should miss out on. Even if you are not interested in military stuff, this is...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2012

You can spend all day here if you like to read info they have posted. I spent 6 hours and read almost all of the material available. I especially liked the comments from servicemen that were at every station. If you cant do stairs this...More

1  Thank SparkyzFan
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

It was amazing to me how tight the working spaces actually were. Step inside one of the turrets and see how cramped things are and try to figure out how the sailors did the job. This was a large ship, I could not imagine how...More

Thank Leon67203
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

It is a self-guided tour through the ship. They provided arrows showing you which way to go so that you get to see most of the ship, which at sometimes can be confusing. There are lots of stairs and no AC but it is definitely...More

Thank TravelingPirate13
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

This attraction is very interesting and presented very well. If you have the time it is nice to read the personal stories told on the informational signs throughout. There is plenty to touch for kids.

Thank Eileen T
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We visited on a Sunday morning at 8am in July and had the whole ship to ourselves. Our boys--6 and 3--were up at 6am and nothing else was open so we gave it a try. They had a blast. It was the highlight of our...More

Thank Christa H
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

My wife and I spent several hours visiting the North Carolina. Unlike some of the other tours, this self-guided tour covers almost the entire length and girth of the ship. Visitors can climb down to the engine room or the base of the massive gun...More

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battmomma
18 May 2018|
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Response from mpriest_11 | Reviewed this property |
Sort off. There are a lot of ladders you have to climb up and down.
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coxfencing
17 October 2017|
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Response from W4943QVdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the ship
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Amy20p
6 September 2017|
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Response from jennanddash | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if strollers were allowed, but I would wait til he's old enough to walk on his own. There are a lot of steep narrow stairs.
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