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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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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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If you happen to be in Wilmington, a trip to Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is worth a visit. The ship is docked permanently by the river and is hard to miss. The tour includes a walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

If you happen to be in Wilmington, a trip to Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is worth a visit. The ship is docked permanently by the river and is hard to miss. The tour includes a walk around the ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This self guided tour was incredible! The ship is enormous, and bursting with history. It is a memorial to those 10,000 service members from NC who died in WW2. You get to see the deck as well as below deck. I would caution those with stair issues, there is a lot of climbing up and down steep stairs. But overall... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A must for any student of "modern" history. The battleship was a vital part of the war in the Pacific. Experience the environment that these heroic men lived in. North Carolina participated in virtually every major engagement in the Pacific during WWII. A day to remember those who gave so much to preserve our freedom.

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

really interesting, especially for those who have an interest in Naval/WW2 history. It gave me renewed appreciation for the sailors who lived onboard during wartime. The heat, stale air, cramped quarters, and general discomfort for "residents" of a battleship would have been a challenge during the best of times, much less wartime. I enjoyed seeing the regular parts of the... More 

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Madison, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Very interesting self-guided tour. You can go at your own pace. We spent almost 3 hours wandering around the ship. The documentation is great. You almost feel like you were one of the crew. Maybe not the place for strollers though. Several decks and small stairs. Younger kids under 6 probably would be bored except for the running around. I... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Self guided tour with plaques to describe the items and rooms on the ship. I had taken 2 walks through within that weekend. One of those days were very hot, and I finished my tour the next day. Just wished the Ice Cream Shop was in use. Recently, I purchased a scale model of the Battleship NC and a picture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The battleship is one of my favorite Wilmington, NC landmarks. This ship is filled with lots of history. Its really amazing seeing how these old ships were built and operated. I would definitely recommend this attraction to locals and tourists alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a great way to spend the afternoon for kids and adults. Fun exploring a real ship with lots of history.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Locals are proud to have the USS North Carolina docked in Wilmington on the Cape Fear river. We definitely encourage anyone who is visiting to stop by & check out this amazing piece of history. Be careful though, some say it's haunted!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

History and great self guided tour. Lots of stairs but worth it. Felt like we went back in time. Very interesting.

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