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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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This is a must see. I thought of my uncle who served onboard a Naval vessel during the Korean War. He was a proud veteran and it makes me a proud American to have such fine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must see. I thought of my uncle who served onboard a Naval vessel during the Korean War. He was a proud veteran and it makes me a proud American to have such fine equipment. It was top notch in her day. We were on a self-guided tour and could wander nearly anywhere we wanted to go. It... More 

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We have passed this attraction many times and with family here we decided to give a visit. The price of admission is well worth it and there is so much to see especially if you have never been on something like this. Even with young children they were very interested and looking to see more. I will say it was... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The open battleship allows to take a step back in history. Seeing how the sailors lived, where they ate and putting it in perspective is a great opportunity for the public to understand. The kids are allowed to explore and we found that everyone there was very helpful. Please note that this is a ship so the passages are often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We took a big group which included ALOT of kiddos. It was great for all, the kids loved climbing up and down all the stairs to see different parts of the ship and how it was operated. I would not recommend for those who do not like confined spaces or have trouble with stairs. We all learned a lot and... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is the only battleship I have toured. Since I toured it, it has received a oceanic camouflage paint job. If you enjoy naval history this is a good tour to take.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Self guided tours take you through every possible facet of life on the battleship during WWII. Extremely informative and fascinating. Even if you're not a history buff, you will find yourself reading every little inscription and listening to every detail described by the many Veteran volunteers that were taking groups of people throughout the ship. This is definitely one of... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Historical significance - very interesting history of the ship and its crew. Well maintained. It is a cherished Wilmington monument. Go on a cool day.

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Lerona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a must see if you are in the Wilmington area. Dress comfortably and be prepared for some tight areas if you want a comprehensive tour. We took pictures but pictures can't capture the sense of awe you have when you see this battleship.

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South East, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Need a good way to wear the kiddos out? This is it, after spending the day climbing around in this ship they'll be down for the count. You too. Whether you chose the guided tour or the self guided tour it's a great experience for the whole family, very historical and informational. One of best attractions in the Cape Fear.

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited on a rather cold day. The video to start is interesting as is the museum. We purchased the pictures that they took, but they were a bit expensive, even with the off-season rate. My husband is disabled so he was only able to see the main deck of the ship, which is understandable, but they should have a lower... More 

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