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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 40 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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Ahoskie, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Great experience for the kids to see what an old battleship was like! We were able to explore the ship and we also saw alligators on the shore next to the ship. Staff was also helpful with providing information and rounding up some other kids that were a little out of control.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I'm ex military. So this kind of history even though its a different branch than I serveed, is a good experience. Being a hands on museum makes this one even better. Movies like Flags of our Fathers, Saving Private Ryan, Tora Tora Tora and a bag full of others bring home the historical value of this memorial site. From walking... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Firstly this attraction is not handicap accessible and not stroller accessible except for a very minimal amount. Folks with mobility issues are going to want to visit the very tiny museum and see the 15 minute film and then head out. There are innumerable trip hazards on board and navigating the shipboard stairs is not going to be a modern... More

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47 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great tour of Battleship. It gives you a very extensive tour of ship. Need to be able to climb and go done steep stairs. I can't imagine going down some of those stairs in a storm or on the seas. Some of those places those sailors had to sleep in are unbelievable. Great place for Military Buffs. Children were enjoying... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Every American should go and visit this battleship to pay respects to all of those who fought aboard her during WWII. Your entry fee helps to preserve her for many years to come.

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Burke, Virginia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Travel back in time 75 years and you will see first hand the pinnacle of technology of the day. You come to understand the hardship every one of the sailors went through every day. The sacrifices,the monotony of every day life and the heart pumping tremor of warfare. Sail On.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

This was awesome. My son had the best time on the ship. You can go inside the gun turrets. When you go below decks there is a lot to see I never know they has that much on a battleship. My son liked it so much he wanted to go back the next day

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delaware
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We spent several hours touring the battleship. It is really something everyone should see. So thankful for our Service Men and Women!

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Geneva
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great set up on the ship to understand everything the crew went through on it during the war. It was great to be able to tour within our own time frame.

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Roxboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Allow yourself several hours for touring. We arrived late in the afternoon and only had 1 1/2 hour to roam which is clearly not enough. If you are interested in history such as this, 3 or more hours would be needed to fully explore this ship. Be prepared for steep steps, narrows passages and low head room. Also be aware... More

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