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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 39 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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Amanda, Ohio
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237 reviews 237 reviews
111 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

was so shocked and disappointed that this facility is closed on holidays. these are the days that families have to travel and share history with their kids.

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Falls Church
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We had a blast climbing all the ladders and seeing how people live in a battleship. It was an awesome experience for the kids and myself. While they say there is no air-conditioning the fans added enough air that I never felt too hot. My favorite part were the bunks - 4 stacked high - and the medical area lab!... More

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Deer Park, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited the USS NC last week (Aug. 12). I have to say it is nicely done and well kept. I was fascinated by how they got that big ship to it's home. It was great for our little guy to see how the Navy operated back in the day. It was a fun history lesson for us all. Definitely... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A piece of history that is very much worth touring for a really low price. The touring of the ship really takes 2 to 3 hours of your time if you take the time and take it all in.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This ship was well maintained and the volunteers were very knowledgable. If you have time, this ship is definitely worth a visit. My husband and I had to re-watch the movie Battleship after our visit.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

My preteen, hubby and I visited this on our way to Wrightsville Beach. My daughter requested to stop by and see this ship. My hubby and I are not big into museums and such. We still found this interesting. I like that they have people throughout to answer questions and give information. There is a lot to see and we... More

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Charlotte, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the battleship, the people that worked there were friendly, and it was a very kid-friendly environment. My 5 year old son was amazed and when he asked questions to the staff was answered promptly and at a level he could understand.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Wow, if you are looking for somewhere to take the kids that is not overly expensive, check out the USS North Carolina! We are not really history buffs but we thoroughly enjoyed touring this battleship and learned so much! One of the best parts of our vacation for sure.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was absolutely the best part of my visit to Wilmington. The Battleship is very impressive and inspiring. It is basically a city on water. Every profession was represented on the ship. You could see the importance of every individual who served on this ship no matter what their title or duty was. This is a must-see attraction. It is... More

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Gray Court, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I am not usually into history stuff but it was very interesting to be able to read what some of the soldiers remembered from being in the war. Kids enjoyed it, only problem was it was hot.

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