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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Address: #1 Battleship Road, 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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A very comprehensive tour aboard ship. I especially enjoyed the signs with quotes from former crewmen. They gave life to this old ship. Little has been removed so you get a good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Springfield, OH
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Springfield, OH
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A very comprehensive tour aboard ship. I especially enjoyed the signs with quotes from former crewmen. They gave life to this old ship. Little has been removed so you get a good feel for life on board. Continual upkeep is very noticeable, in fact there was a guy shining a trough sink he said was green when he started. Very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What an absolutely fantastic piece of history! Walking in the steps of the brave men who fought battles in the South Pacific in World War II was moving and inspirational. Thanks to the state of North Carolina for preserving the story of this battleship. We followed the self guided tour through every part of the ship. There are no guides... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were in the area and decided to give this a shot, we went on a day that had a light sprinkle in the air and debated going thinking the tour was going to be mostly outside and therefor slippery, boy were we wrong! you get to tour practically the entire ship, climbing up higher and higher going into the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Several years ago, my family visited the Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington. The tour guide was knowlegable and also thorough. He asked if the tourists wanted to board the submarine. I did! That was an eye-opener for me. WOW! cramped quarters everywhere. Jane H.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A must for the first time visitor to Wilmington- history buffs will enjoy the content on WW II and even earlier history of the former military ships of the same name. Lots of Navy memorabilia.

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Detroit, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was a great self guided tour. We had so much fun taking it all in. We spent at least 2 hours walking around and reading the interesting facts. Kids thought the guns were really cool and could not imagine sleeping in the 'racks'.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A North Carolina classic. Not to be missed in you're in the vicinity. You get to tour the main deck, bridge, below decks and the big guns. You really get a feel for what it was like to be stationed on the ship during war time. A visit is always a treat and a reminder of what it took for... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much information here. Your visit can last as long as you need it to, and to really get the full experience, you'll need several hours. It's fascinating to view what the inside of a battleship is like. If you have kids, your visit may be quicker, but there is definitely enough to see to keep them entertained... More 

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Nassau, Long Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic., I went grudgingly with my husband and three year old. I loved it. What a fantastic self guided tour. My son loved it as much as my husband and I.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the ship mid-August by myself while in NC on business and had an amazing time! Ive been on the USS Wisconsin and USS Missouri but this ship takes the cake! It was very cool to see an untouched WW2 era ship. The Iowa class battleships were modernized and look completely different on the interior from when they were in... More 

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