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Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC
800-676-0162
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Ranked #15 of 40 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North Carolina piedmont,... more » Owner description: The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North Carolina piedmont, crossing the coastal plain, and empties into the Atlantic near Southport. « less
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Seymour, Tennessee
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Cape Fear river current is very swift and strong. River is only a few feet from Riverwalk surface. Can look across river and see majestic USS North Carolina. Areas along river in historic district are clean and inviting.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I love coming downtown to the cape fear river. They have shops and tons of restaurants. There's even a brewery one street up! Great view and always stuff going on in the area!

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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289 reviews 289 reviews
116 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

How do you review a river?. First of all, it is very wet. Assume that the fish in the river are happy, except when eaten. Sufficiently wide for boats to pass. When sun reflects off river, it hurts the eyes. Something should be done about this. Otherwise its perfect.

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Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great area to walk around, eat ice cream, sit by the water or take a carriage ride! A must do, weather permitting!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beautiful scenic river - walk along the boardwalk - changes every morning. Take a boat tour and enjoy the town from the water!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
84 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

There is so much you can do along the Cape Fear River...Take a stroll on the boardwalk, visit Battleship North Carolina, take a boat tour, eat at one of many restaurants or just sit and enjoy its beauty.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just a beautiful asset to a wonderful town!!! After once living on the river to taking boat rides to dinner cruises .... All great!!! A must for all to see.

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Brighton, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Beautiful area with lots to see and do! We went over the bridge in the photo and walked around the area near it.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Hard to review a river! It's wild, powerful, beautiful in all seasons, nearby our residence and we love it. We enjoy taking the ferry to Southport for the day.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Nice safe walk. Great places to eat. Water does not stink like most rivers do. Can be windy! There are river boat tours you can take from the dock.

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