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Address: #1 Battleship Road, PO Box 480, Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone Number: 910-251-5797
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Description: As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South...
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!
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This is a great spot to take kids. Adults will enjoy the information, and the children will see the historic battleship. Price seems high for museums, but given the need to keep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great spot to take kids. Adults will enjoy the information, and the children will see the historic battleship. Price seems high for museums, but given the need to keep the structure in good condition, it is worth the fee.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I really do not want to tolerate the sissy complaining about the claustrophobia. This battleship is not a theme park, but rather a piece of history that our youth LIVED on for months at a time. This is a wonderful view of what our sailors endured for months at a time, something we should all be proud of. Those of... More 

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We love coming here. Lots of open areas. Very well organized. Clean. We love it. Came on Summer on 2010. We are so glad of have coming back again on early spring. The bathrooms are dirty. Air dry machines do not work.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the Battleship in March with our 4 and 6 yr old children. We were expecting to go spend an hour and be on our way. 2.5 hrs later my kids, husband and I were still soaking up so many interesting sights!! The ship is so much bigger than you imagine and has an incredible amount of history!! This... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Despite the massive size of this ship, the quarters and walkways are cramped and narrow. The stairs are also incredibly steep. If you have trouble walking and climbing stairs, stay on deck.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I visit this ship at least once a year. I love it to death. Been going since I was a kid. They've ramped up tourist events and such to bring in more visitors. Everyone has always been friendly. You can rent out certain rooms for a very reasonable price, and your money goes towards upkeep and restoration. Was lucky enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We drove 2 hours just to visit this attraction, and it was definitely worth the drive. There is tons to explore, and since it's self-guided you can see everything at your own pace. The exhibits within the ship do a great job at allowing you to feel what life was like on the USS North Carolina during WWII. I can... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very good experience here on March 24th. 2015. It would be nice to see some fellow veterans on the ship or in the store. I believe a boost in better customer service is in order considering it is a military ship (memorial). I would advertise more about the lengthy tour and include it is somewhat physically demanding especially the narrow... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Outstanding, historically v.interesting, no holds barred on where visitors can go. So glad we visited, one of the best things we did on our entire trip.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went with my parents today, as a 20 something and some 50 somethings, we had a fabulous time! There so many things to touch and explore and see. Some of us enjoyed the history, some of us preferred climbing and others just had fun taking silly photos. It was a great time. We stayed for almost 3 hours, and... More 

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