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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 39 attractions in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Hod Hasharon
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208 reviews 208 reviews
52 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Sometimes the unplanned things you run into are the best. We were getting bored with the looooong drive from Cape Carteret to Savannah, Georgia and suddenly this huge battleship looms up on the left. A quick turn off the highway and we were at the parking lot of what turned out to be the USS North Carolina battleship that saw... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I am not really into this sort of thing, but I did find it interesting. I enjoyed reading the stories of former sailors. After an hour I was over it, but continued to look with my fiance. There is so much information it's a lot to take in! You could easily spend 3 hours looking at everything. My fiance's dad... More

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Northville, Michigan
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I've been to the battleship several times and enjoy it every time. They keep the exhibits up to date and I always notice that I see something I missed on a prior visit. A very nice way to spend a few hours taking a look at history.

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Castle Hayne
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's a must see for the kids! It's retired (of course) but it brings in the tourists. It's a battleship for pete's sake! How often do you get to see one of those? You won't be sorry!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed learning about all the history of the ship. As I walked around, I was amazed at how well maintained the ship was.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Our kids r 16, 11 (boys) and 7 (girl). We all had a great time touring the ship at out own pace. Springtime and its not too crowded. There are a lot of stories about life on the ship and information that made this a great time. We r kinda geeky so if u r into history or military u... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You will have a self guided tour that is very interesting and takes about an hour. Would not recommend for same children, lots of steps.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have lived in the area for 3 years now and have never visited the Battleship North Carolina. Last week I decided it would be a good place to take out of town guests with a teenage son. Everyone loved it. It was educational, entertaining, and gave us a great picture of life in 1940 on a battleship. Sorry I... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

If you plan to visit Wilmington, take a tour of the Battleship North Carolina. The mere size of the ship is impressive and the history of the battleship is wonderful to hear. Avoid visiting in hot and humid weather (July and August), the lower decks get very stuffy.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great job on restoration. The tour is a great look back at how the guys lived during the war. My kids both enjoyed their tours when we took them. Also, the view of downtown from the deck is really scenic.

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