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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Address: #1 Battleship Road, PO Box 480, 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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I'm not a military hardware enthusiast, but I spent 4 hours happily engrossed in touring every nook and cranny of this World War II vintage battleship. You get an excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Burke, Virginia
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Burke, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not a military hardware enthusiast, but I spent 4 hours happily engrossed in touring every nook and cranny of this World War II vintage battleship. You get an excellent glimpse of what life was like on a battleship as well as seeing first hand the huge 16 inch guns and all the related systems and facilities. The self guided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

For $10.00 or Under You Step Back In Time To A Self Guided Tour Of A Battleship That Participated in Every Major Naval Offensive in the Pacific During World War II! That Was Amazing To See The (9) 16 Inch Guns and The Way Life Was Aboard Ship with Approx 2300 Sailors and Marines. If You Enjoy History You Will... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

spent the day in Wilmington recently and had not planned on going here but its so huge and interestig we kept seeing it from the river and thought it was worth a look. Once you pay and go in you can walk onto the boat which is huge and very intense with all the old guns and equipment is fascinating.... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Massive ship, well maintained with the smell of war still lingering its quarters and the feel of thousands American heros surrounding you

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Chicago
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

While in Wilmington, the weather was the coldest it had been in a long time & there wasn't much to do outside unless you wanted to freeze. My husband suggested we tour the Battleship NC. I wasn't looking forward to it, but went along with his suggestion. WOW!!!! I must say, we both absolutely loved it!!!! We spent well over... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Visitors to Wilmington should save some time to visit the battleship. If you're into history or like machines or just interested in how sailors lived on such ships during WWII, the ship is a must-see. The tours are self guided with excellent descriptions provided. As there are numerous deck levels, some individuals may not be able to negotiate the stairs.

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Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

It was a very interesting site to see, and there was A LOT of information on board. We went into the decks underneath and spent hours touring. The only downside is the steps up and down are VERY steep, and it can be a little intimidating. Make sure you give yourself time, we were underneath for about three hours and... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We took my grandson and he had a ball. So many things to climb on!!! It's almost like an unguided pivate tour, only a few other families when we visited and a bargain afternoon. You can't appreciate the tight spaces our seamen live in if you've never experienced one of these ship tours.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Family thoroughly enjoyed touring this battleship. An excellent historical museum and real life experience, to see how the military operated and lived aboard such an important vessel. Found it all so informative, and quite an amazing piece of military equipment. Young people would surely benefit from touring this vessel and seeing how Navy lives and operates aboard ship.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Nice to visit and enjoy the area. A lot of things to see in the parking lot too. Amazing what these vessels went through.

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