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Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC
800-676-0162
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Ranked #14 of 39 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
70 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Amazing to walk down on the observation area and look at how fast the river moves through this area. You can understand how and why it got it's name!!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Wonderfully wide river. At times when driving around it we thought it was the sea it was so wide. Lots of wildlife to see

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Miami, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Wilmington is right on Cape Fear River, and to better know the city one needs to take a riverboat tour. We took an old steamer boat that was most appropriate for a historic trip back to the 20th century. Or guide was gracious, funny and knowledgeable. We went up stream to see the North Carolina battleship, and then cruised south... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was ok, but the area around it does have great places to eat. I'd take the ride but not the dinner. It was a buffet of BBQ.

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