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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, PO Box 480, Wilmington, NC 28402
910-251-5797
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Ranked #2 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Richmond, Virginia
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243 reviews 243 reviews
54 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We took the self-guided tour on the Battleship North Carolina on April 16, 2014. The tour starts with a very informative film about how the NC came to be in Wilmington and about its service history during WWII. The tour takes you across the deck then into the lower and upper levels of the ship. It was all very fascinating... More

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Wilmington, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We've lived in Wilmington for over 40 years and many guests want to tour the Battleship. No one is disappointed - they all love imagining how the sailors lived on this ship!

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

At first I was quite skeptical of visiting a battleship, but my husband was very keen. It was the best 2 1/2 hours I have spent in a long time. The tour takes you right down into the bowels of the ship and there are very few areas that you are not allowed to visit. A lot of the original... More

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Lowell, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This old, honorable battleship was commissioned when life was totally different. We took two young boys (ages 8 and 10) and toured her very well. First of all, expect to climb the stairs and ladders and be sore the next day! It was a 'stair stepper' exercise that I appreciate it. You have to have a sense of history (American... More

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Sumter, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

I was looking forward to visiting this ship for over 20 years. Seemed like everytime I could go, something else came up. We finally made it 13 April 2014. Some criticism: I was really disappointed in the cost (vs Patriot Point in Charleston, SC). The inside experience is something you don't want to miss, but it could be better guided.... More

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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207 reviews 207 reviews
53 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Our kids moaned when we told them we were going to tour a battleship. However, once we were on board my teens disappeared for 3 hours! They had a blast going through all of the different parts of the ship and truly "walking in the shoes" of those who served. The kids enjoyed taking "selfies" throughout the experience. Note: Be... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Spend 2 hours or so climbing through a battleship. It gives some idea of what sailors had to do in WW2. Just going into the gun turrets is worth the admission. If you are brave go down to the engine rooms where it is said that the temperature reached 135 degrees! Even my wife enjoyed it but it is really... More

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Northwest Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We visited the Battleship North Carolina located in Wilmington, NC on our family spring break trip. We enjoyed getting a chance to tour the Battleship at our on pace. What a way to experience a ship let alone a Battleship. Our two teenage girls even enjoyed the history of the ship. We would defiantly recommend stopping and taking the tour... More

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Oscoda, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The self tour of this battleship was great. I was very surprised how much you were able to see. It was a great experience. It exceeded my expectations.

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Hod Hasharon
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140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Sometimes the unplanned things you run into are the best. We were getting bored with the looooong drive from Cape Carteret to Savannah, Georgia and suddenly this huge battleship looms up on the left. A quick turn off the highway and we were at the parking lot of what turned out to be the USS North Carolina battleship that saw... More

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