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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Address: #1 Battleship Road, 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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My boys, ages 6 and 8 had a wonderful time. Very interesting. Not too much to cover so it wasn't too overwhelming. Tour lasted about 2 hours- all self-guided. Hope it stays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My boys, ages 6 and 8 had a wonderful time. Very interesting. Not too much to cover so it wasn't too overwhelming. Tour lasted about 2 hours- all self-guided. Hope it stays around for generations to come.

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent history of the navy during wartime. We followed the arrows for a self-guided tour and enjoyed seeing how our servicemen lived and worked.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Warning: This is not a tour for people with heart conditions or for the elderly unless you are in fantastic shape. Offering no warnings, once you go below deck you are subject to intense upper 90's heat. They don't warn or advise you to take water--shame on them! In the summer, it should be MANDATORY. It's a fantastic self-guided tour,... More 

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Janesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Toured the ship with hubby and 2 teen girls. Enjoyed by all. This is a self guided tour, so you can take as much time as you want. We found ourselves reading many of the placards along the way and looked inside almost everything. That along with the 10 minute intro movie, it took us about 2 1/2 hours to... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Took my two teenage sons (17 & 19) here and we spent an hour and a half exploring the ship. They read most of the information boards and frequently commented "these guys were our age." The sign boards gave both factual information and memories about life on the ship from the sailors who served onboard. That was a great way... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A trip to another era. It seems endless and there is always something new to see. You cannot imagine all the things that were crowded within this ship. It's a small floating city.

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The USS North Carolina battleship is an easily accessible site with plenty of on site parking or via an on site stop for the affordable water taxi. Prior to boarding the ship, you can educate yourself in the temperature controlled visitor center. Once aboard the ship, there are a plethora of signs providing information, explanations and even crew member memories.... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Since we are locals, nearly every time that we have out of town company, we make sure to bring them to tour this fantastic battleship. However, do plan on a fair amount of walking and some narrow step climbing to get into many of the interesting areas of the ship. Weather permitting, it is another "must see" sight to visit... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The USS North Carolina is an amazing place to visit. You'll want to plan extra time to see it all. Each deck provides an insight as to life on the open seas, as well as the rich history surrounding this vessel. The ship has been restored to its (nearly) original condition and holds much of the original items from its... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must see for all that visit Wilmington. There's a take away for all who visit this magnificant ship. One can only imagine what she has experienced since her commissioning. Well worth the admission.

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Address: #1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone Number: 910-251-5797
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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