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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 40 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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Roanoke, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were in Wilmington for Labor Day weekend, and this was on my list of must do things for the weekend. We had about 1.5-2 hours free and went to check it out. That was not enough time! If you want to be able to go through and read everything and really get the experience, make sure you budget in... More

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High Point, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Battleship is a must-see if you're visiting Wilmington. My first trip there was during a school field trip over 10 years ago and I went back again this past summer. It is truly like stepping back in time when you walk through the same halls and rooms that navy soldiers did. Each room has something interesting to view as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Pick a cool day to go on, there's no AC, it requires walking and climbing. Take your time on the tour, read all the info during the self guided tour.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Let me preface this by saying that history and especially military history is pretty far down on my list of interests... The Battleship makes for a really interesting day. The fact that the entire ship has been turned into a museum and that you can walk the same path as navy soldiers would have walked every day, really plays with... More

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Loudonville, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on the self guided tour of the battleship and enjoyed all the history. Wear comfortable shoes, since there is a lot of climbing up & down steep stairs. Volunteers on the ship are very helpful with questions and it is amazing how this ship was built and operated by these young soldiers back then. True American Heros!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I am from Europe and I was very curious to do the tour. I did the tour with my wife and my 2 years old baby, was a little crazy with her, but a lot of fun, We spent almost 3 hours, and I know I can spend a total of 4-5 hours. You can visit all, absolutely all, not... More

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Marion
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My husband is a history buff so we certainly had to visit the battleship. It is a self guided tour, very interesting, and has free parking, and a nice gift shop. There are a lot of steps so be sure you are physically able to climb up and down.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Had a good time on a rainy day. Use caution on rainy days- the ladders are STEEP. They can be a challenge if you have any knee/back issues. There is a lot of history and visiting is an interesting way to spend a few hours.

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Warren, Pennsylvania, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My husband and I visited the battleship with some friends, and really enjoyed it. My husband is a WWII buff, and this battleship turned into a museum was a wealth of history information. The intro video was very informative and interesting. We were able to walk through levels and areas of the ship too numerous to count. All through the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I enjoyed the ship and self-guided tour - that was a given. My wife also enjoyed it, which was a surprise. It was fascinating to see the pictures, "official" accounts and "real" experiences laid out so well throughout the physical ship. Well worth the time!

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