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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 39 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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Youngsville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

You could see the entire ship by following the self guided tour. It was almost like the day it was launched. I have seen the Missouri in Hawaii but you could not walk through the entire ship and it needed restoration. Excellent restoration work by the work crew on this project!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We made a last minute decision to visit on our way out of Wilmington. What a find! Sure its size is impressive, but its the small things you discover under decks that make this such a moving experience. You are allowed to wander freely around the decks. Some of the steps are challenging as you go lower and its hot,... More

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Essex Uk
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

So much of the ship is accessible albeit up and down many staircases. All very interesting. Self guided tour is informative and well organised.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It was so much fun. A lot of walking. Did not realize it was that big! Loved the experience checking out a part of our history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had an amazing experience touring the ship. We went as a family with two teen boys (one autistic). The self guided your was wonderful, as you can take it at your own pace. Warning: there are ALOT of steps and you must keep going on to get out from under the deck area. It was such a peaceful ,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Make sure you go down to the lowest levels and see the turret loading systems. So cool. Very well maintained. The most open access of the various decks that we have experienced on a ship tour. Nice gift shop. You will need at least two hours.

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Ironton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I have visited the battleship twice. I had a great time both visits. there is a lot of history on display here. I really enjoyed the look into past the ship provides. Make sure you go up into the guns on the deck. Also i don't advise going on a hot day since there isn't much a/c.

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a hot humid tour of a piece of history. There is a lot to be learned, by adults as well as kids. Fascinating that the radio and navigation rooms would now fit in a device the size of a cell phone. Adults would be impressed how difficult it must have been to run a ship of this... More

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Mount Vernon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area this is a must. Might want to be ready to walk and climb alot. The is so much history here, leave yourself 3-4 hours to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

My young son loved how much there was this touch and explore on this ship - even though he really isn't into guns or cannons yet. Not too much for his age with the entrance / museum, but we spent 2 hours exploring the above and below deck areas. Honestly we could have spent 5 hours there easy. Great for... More

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