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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Ranked #1 of 119 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and experience on the battleship! Many places to look around, be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great experience for our entire family. I was kind of skeptical at the beginning of the price charged for each person, but at the end, it was more than worth it. We took my mother for her 67th birthday. It was quite an exercise for her to visit the lower decks of the deck, while climbing and going through different stairs. At the end of the lower deck, my mother was exhausted, but happy with the entire experience. Please be mindful of the elderly or kids running around while doing this experience. It can take approximately two hours, so you must have patience. I would recommend attending during the slow season of Wilmington, like the winter season.

Thank Boris E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 adults really enjoyed visiting this ship. Really was humbling going in this wonderful piece of history. I could not imagine how miserable it must have been below decks fighting a war in the South Pacific. The day we visited the outside temperature was 62 degrees. The ship has been fitted with AC and it was still very warm below and this was without 2000 sailors and the engines/equipment running.

The ladders are steep and the tour takes well over an hour depending how much you like to read. This is not a place for small children or folks not able to walk without assistance.

I would go back again when in Wilmington.

Thank jinx35
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is completely misleading the sheer size of the vessel until you are actually standing on the deck. Such a engineering feat of steel and sheer power, truly is hard to fathom the ship when it was in action. That being said prepare to spend sometime exploring the ship, and by exploring that also means interacting with it as you can push buttons and flip switches.There are self and tour guided aspects to decide between. Either option you choose will require several hours but will be totally worth it. It is such a fascinating journey to see how the crew lived and worked when the ship was active. What adds to the authenticity is most of if not all of the equipment is original so like walking back in time. If you are in the area and have a chance to visit this historical gem, you will not be disappointed in the slightest.

Thank patterd7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing adventure through the many levels of the ship. Great for all ages, butt much is inaccessible to those who cannot climb the steep stairs.

Thank Newly-mt-nesters
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