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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, PO Box 480, Wilmington, NC 28402
910-251-5797
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Ranked #1 of 38 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Museums
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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! « less
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Everything I came in contact with was touchable, there are arrow signs to help with the self guided tour. The displays gave me insight on how tight space is on a ship - many different sections in small spaces – crew members seemed to have had everything a small base on land would have except enough personal space. Mind blowing... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I agreed to visit the battleship as a way to spend the time before we could check into our hotel. I had been before, as a teenager, and didn't remember much except being hot. I was so pleasantly surprised with our self-guided tour...we spent about two hours and wished we could have stayed a little longer. The film at the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The USS North Carolina was an exceptional experience! The ship allowed visitors to go into many more areas than most ships allow. Each area had a good explanation of the area, along with very interesting quotes from former sailors who gave their personal experiences. It really brought the history and the experience of living on the ship to life. It... More

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Roxboro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a self guided tour so you can spend as little or as much time as you would like. To visit the upper levels and lower levels, there are some steep, small steps so be aware. If you are claustrophobic, u will not feel comfortable in some... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The ship allows you to go where other battleships of this time don't. Well worth a visit, self-guided tours allow you to take your time.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We loved it! A great way for history to come alive. Even in the pouring rain, we stayed 3 hours touring the ship. My husband and I want to go back for the "hidden battleship" tour someday for even more information.

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Pittsburgh
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Was at the beach and the weather report was calling for rain so we decided to head in to Wilmington and go to the battleship. Loved that it was a self guided tour so that we could take our time and read about each area and the memories of former sailors, all very interesting. There is sooo much to see.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The battleship North Carolina, which served in many significant battles in the Pacific Theater, offers a self guided tours allowing access to many areas of the ship. My wife and I spent over 2 hours exploring and reading the storyboards placed throughout the ship. There are signs that direct to to the various areas which include the 16" gun turrets,... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed all that this attraction had to offer. An excellent artifact of American history. Self guided tour allowed us to take our time.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the self guided tour for a little over an hour. It was interesting to see the sleeping and cafeteria quarters. I returned to the snack bar/gift shop for another hour while my husband stayed on. It was good. There were lots of kids and they seemed to really be enjoying the ship. Definitely worth the visit while in... More

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