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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, PO Box 480, Wilmington, NC 28402
910-251-5797
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Ranked #2 of 38 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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Mocksville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A lot to see and can get very crowded. Self guided tour. Nice gift shop and a great view of water front of downtown Wilmington. Very clean facility.

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Ayden, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been on the USS North Carolina several times. I have learned something new every time. This time I took my 10 year old niece. She enjoyed the bridge and the large kitchen and gun turrents. I could have spent more time but history will only interest a 10 year old for so long. We spent about 1.5 hours... More

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Rochester, NY
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This was an awesome family experience. Beware, though, 2 adults in our group were claustrophobic and as we descended down they had a hard time. It gives you a great appreciation for what those who served our country went through serving on that ship. My husband served as a Marine and it was wonderful to see the Marines honored as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a good time exploring the ship. Before going on board there is a visitors center where you can see the history of the battleship. On the ship you can wonder around for hours, there is so much to see. I had never been on a war ship only seeing them in old war movies so it was all... More

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Davidson, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Walking shoes, sunglasses, curiosity and an interest in history..huge and great way to learn so much about the events and places this ship experienced. Great for children in grade school.

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Greenfield Center, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

we visited this battleship on a very hot and humid day, never the less, it is worth the trip. For those of us who have or had a parent in WWII this is a must see. What an amazing job they have done to preserve this huge piece of history for generations to come. Just walking down the very narrow... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stunning, and so cool, could have spent hours here. The ship has many stories to tell and you can learn some of them just by walking through it. Would recommend to anyone!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited the battleship exhibit. The cost was $12.00 each to get it. It takes about two hours if you really do the tour right and stop and take in all of the information. It is amazing to see how thing were done back then. The stories that barefooted on the walls were incredible. This is a gat exhibit for... More

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Wilmington, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Father, mother and two sons had a great time on the battleship. The day was overcast and not too hot (hint). Take your time going through the many hallways and stairs and imagine how it was to the seamen those days. If you've never seen an old battleship you need to go. There are many photo opportunities so have your... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Summer school assignment was to visit a NC historical attraction and write a report. My daughter and her friend decided upon the Battleship North Carolina. They were very impressed with the ship, the pictures and memories written by the military men and learning about life aboard a naval ship. They both remarked what a great time they had touring the... More

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