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Wilmington Trolley Company

101 S. Water Street #1, Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-4483
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Ranked #15 of 36 Activities in Wilmington
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Have taken a variety of Trolley Tours and I find that a variety of conditions determine how well you enjoy them. Our driver for the Wilmington Trolley Co. was friendly and knowledgeable. The weather was great, traffic was not an issue on this particular day (can be a pain when the Trolley is 'stuck' during a tour) the sound system... More

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Melbourne, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a very informative trolley tour. I was impressed by the number and condition of the large, old houses. It's obvious the city was a very rich city in the 1800's. I never knew it was North Carolina's largest city for many years and why. The driver was very knowledgeable. It's money well spent.

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Forest City, Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
56 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

You would probably see more and learn more about the area if you took a walking tour. The trolley is hot, uncomfortable and the tour has no rhyme nor reason. The tour guide was reckless in her driving and kept saying "I don't know what that is (or was)...I better find out." Useless.

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Flint, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Tour guide Richard was very informative and skilled at getting around traffic even the road closure we encountered do to a film shooting. I would not recommend this tour for young kids as it would probably be too boring for them. It is cash only which is not noted anywhere and the lady at the brochure counter told us otherwise.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Our trolley tour was very interesting & gave us a lot of information in just one hour. The combined driver & guide knew an awful lot about the history of Wilmington & even imparted some modern-day facts! If you have young children who aren't able to sit quiet for 60 mins, then I would suggest that you think hard about... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We enjoyed our ride on the Wilmington Trolley today. Our guide was knowledgeable and very professional. The 45 minutes flew by as he gave us an incredible view into the past of this lovely city. It is well with the cost if you are looking for an introduction to the city. By the end of the tour, we knew what... More

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Colebrook CT
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

No offense to Richard our very nice and cordial tour guide but this tour is a bit lame - overall informative but not that much fun - need to jazz it up a bit!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a great guide when we went on this trolley ride. He was very interesting and took time out to tell us about everything. Even when there was a rode block, he figured out a way to get around it and continue telling us about the history of Wilmington. They said it was a 45 minute tour, but he... More

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Ocala, FL
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This informative tour provides a more than sufficient amount of facts about Wilmington history. The tour allows visitors to garner a vast overview of the city. Our tour guide, Richard, readily repeated various historical facts as he directed our attention to various historical landmarks. This reasonably priced 1-hour tour allows visitors to take in as much information as they wish... More

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The trolley tour was worthwhile to get a sense of the old area of Wilmington. The trolley was an old one and the driver shared a lot of information. Touring on the trolley gave you a chance to look at everything versus driving and trying to take it all in. Also many of the streets were narrow if you wanted... More

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