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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Ranked #2 of 129 things to do in Wilmington
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 14 November 2017

So much history here. Be prepared for a workout though as you have a lot of ladders to climb and small spaces that you are confined in, but totally worth it all! Self guided tour, so you can go at your own pace. A lot to see and a lot of fun photo ops.

Thank Doreen M
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Although we did not have time to tour the ship due to pending business, it was an awesome site to see. It makes one appreciate the service of our United States Military Veterans to this nation. It also makes one admire the quality of US Military power. We got some pictures in front of the Battleship and some gifts from the nice gift shop adjacent to the ship. This is a must see sight for Wilmington, NC visitors.

Thank Boonehawk
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The guns are huge, quarters are camped nothing gentle about this brute not the hammocks not the steel door that give you fear of just thoughts of having your hand slammed shut in. No gentle thoughts a fearsome ship

Thank richlee1975
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

By far you need to see the ship and all of its levels and things to learn about. Great photo ops and history lessons.

Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The price is $14 per adult and you go at your own pace. The ship is a lot bigger than it looks and you can spend a lot of time here if you see everything. There are plaques along the way that tell stories and explains what you are seeing. There are a lot of steps and they are narrow and steep. This was a great place to be on Veterans Day There is a small gift shop and restrooms.

Thank WVallycat
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