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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 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Ships, Landmarks
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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!
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Billings, Missouri
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We have toured the USS Midway in San Diego and enjoyed it but thought a battleship would be interesting also. The thing that struck us most was how easy it was to follow the self-guiding tour. There were large red arrows to direct you to the next location and plenty of explanatory items to explain what you were seeing. I... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Great visit for families with school age children and above. Lots of doors to duck through. You will see most of the ship and can well imagine how the crew lived while at sea.

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Chicago
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246 reviews 246 reviews
94 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

I have tried to get to the ship every time I have been in the area. I boarded her this time! Being x Navy I thought it was going to be great. Not so. I wanted to go below decks and see the guts of the ship. It was closed off. All that was offered was an above deck self... More

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Must see this impressive attraction. Best Naval Museum in the United States. Constantly changing exhibits are worth the trip!

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Buchanan, Virginia
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8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

If you plan on going make sure you give yourself a few hours to get through it. We loved seeing everything.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Take time to make a stop if travelling near Wilmington NC. Self guided tour for only $12 a person that will take 3 hours to make if you want to see the whole thing. Going thru levels and levels thru the ship. A great experience and learning trip.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a very extensive self guided tour which you will need at least two hours for. Also, it's much more enjoyable in the winter because the deck gets really hot!

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Ripon, Wisconsin
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16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Until World War II, when it was eclipsed by the aircraft carrier, the battleship was the queen of the seas. Ships like the USS North Carolina projected British and American presence around the world. Their visits to foreign and domestic ports were celebrated events that drew huge crowds. Commissioned in June 1941, she served in every major action in the... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have to admit, this was an excellent example of how to put together a self conducted tour. Good access to many parts of the vessel (though several interesting sections are not accessible), with interesting material on display and just enough volunteer input to ensure that questions can be answered and phot opportunities taken. The battleship itself was a stunning... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Got goosebumps walking the deck and interior passageways. You could almost hear the roar of the guns. Felt like I was in a movie!

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