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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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King George, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I've been to the USS Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Alabama, Missouri, and this one. The North Carolina is in the best restored condition off all of them, with the most available areas open to view. 9 levels of the battleship are open, including going inside a 16 inch and 5 inch turret, engine room, crew quarters, and lots of other places including... More

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Middleport, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is quite a memorial. WWII vets would be proud. A self guided tour through one of the Navy's most active ships at the time. It is very impressive. The displays give lots of information and some first hand accounts of the actual area you are looking at as recorded on paper by the sailors. My daughters ages 13 and... More

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Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We visited the trip as a family. My Father served in WWII. It was fascinating both inside and out and gave us a wonderful sense of history as to how the ship functioned and how the sailors lived. It was the best part of our trip. The water taxi ride over was also very convenient.

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Miinnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

What a great remembrance of time given to our country by "The Greatest Generation" of men and women. Although most have left this earth for higher places, their commitment to freedom lives on in the hulls of this great battleship. It is awesome to see and walk the decks and below decks and remember .......... What a great generation they... More

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Milford, mi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This was amazing. You can go anywhere on this ship. I felt privileged to be able to see everything this ship has been through. My 5 and 7 year old sons loved it. They asked to go back the next day!!

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Centreville, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed seeing this up close. I was amazed at the size, and I personally got a little claustrophobic in the depths of the ship. But, what a great piece of history and a worthwhile experience to show my kids what this life was like for the sailors.

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Long Island New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I highly recommend touring this battleship--it's a fascinating look into military history, and if you're like me and had a grandparent who served in WWII (no he wasn't on this ship), it's like getting a real glimpse into how they lived during the time. Make sure to save lots of time for it because there are a lot of levels... More

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Haysi, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I would recommend several hours to see this battleship, and no physical handicaps. This was an amazing tour of history, the climbing up and down steps and through narrow passage ways was a really physical experience. It was a hot day when we toured the ship and the inside of the ship was really hot as well especially in the... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Loved this! I have been only once with my boyfriend and his family and absolutely loved it. We toured for about 3-4 hours and didn't realize how late it was when we left!

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Jackson, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Took the family to see this fantastic battleship as well it was a personal trip as a great-grandfather of mine served on it. Great tour of the interior of the ship. If you have a stroller or wheelchair though you're pretty much relegated to the main deck. And watch out with young kids; the ladders leading down into the ship... More

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