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Ranked #1 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Ships; Museums
Owner description: As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy... 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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Ranked #2 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Theaters
Owner description: Completed in 1858, Thalian Hall is one of the United States most historic theatres. Built in the Italianate Opera House... more » Owner description: Completed in 1858, Thalian Hall is one of the United States most historic theatres. Built in the Italianate Opera House style, Thalian Hall has been in continuous operation since its opening.Thalian hall has undergone several renovations throughout its history with the most recent renovation completed in May of 2010.Thalian Hall hosts the Main Attractions Series of world-class touring artists in various performance disciplines, the cinematique arthouse film series, The annual Pied Piper Children's Theatre, as well a over 35 community based theatre, dance, film and music organizations. « less
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Ranked #3 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #4 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #5 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Neighborhoods
One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical Places.
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Ranked #6 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #8 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Museums
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Ranked #9 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Children's Museums; History Museums
The state's oldest history museum now houses the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery.
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Ranked #10 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Cemeteries
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Ranked #11 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Architectural Buildings; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #12 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
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Ranked #13 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Historic Sites
Owner description: America's oldest peanut plantation, now a museum complex with 1850 manor house, live craft demonstrations, outbuildings,... more » Owner description: America's oldest peanut plantation, now a museum complex with 1850 manor house, live craft demonstrations, outbuildings, exhibits, farm animals, picnic and playground area, and ample, free parking. Open daily for tours February through mid December. Annual events include a fabulous Herb & Garden Fair, Car Show and Halloween Festival. Next door is beautiful, 63 acre, Abbey Nature Preserve with over two miles of trails and pond with footbridge. « less
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Ranked #14 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North... more » Owner description: The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North Carolina piedmont, crossing the coastal plain, and empties into the Atlantic near Southport. « less
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Ranked #15 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Specialty Museums

The Wilmington Railroad Museum is located in an 1880s Atlantic Coast Line Railroad warehouse and is dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of railroading in Wilmington, North... more »

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Ranked #16 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Other
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Ranked #17 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #19 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Children's Museums

The Children's Museum of Wilmington is meant for children aged 0-10, but it is a place that parents never fail to become caught up in as well.  The museum has creative and... more »

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Ranked #20 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
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Ranked #21 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Ships
Owner description: Cruise the Cape Fear River in style on this elegant riverboat that offers narrated sightseeing tours, lunch and dinner... more » Owner description: Cruise the Cape Fear River in style on this elegant riverboat that offers narrated sightseeing tours, lunch and dinner cruises and romantic moonlight trips. « less
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Ranked #22 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Owner description: Wilmington Sharks games have been a favorite activity for baseball fans and fun-lovers alike since being founded in 1997.... more » Owner description: Wilmington Sharks games have been a favorite activity for baseball fans and fun-lovers alike since being founded in 1997. Don't miss Thirsty Thursday - $1 draft beer! The Wilmington Sharks are a member of the Coastal Plain League, the most competitive summer college baseball league on the eastern seaboard. Check the Wilmington Sharks website for a complete schedule. « less
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Ranked #23 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
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Ranked #24 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
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Ranked #25 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #26 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #27 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #28 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Aquatic Safaris has specialized in SCUBA diving charters, instruction, gear sales, repair, and travel in Wilmington, NC since... more » Owner description: Aquatic Safaris has specialized in SCUBA diving charters, instruction, gear sales, repair, and travel in Wilmington, NC since 1988. We are constantly striving to improve our shop and our service. Aquatic Safaris operates two USCG certified custom dive boats, a 30' and a 48'. Our boats run daily dive charters to wrecks and ledges off Wrightsville Beach. We are a full service facility, including on the spot nitrox fills up to 100% O2 and Trimix. « less
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Ranked #29 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
A section of Wilmington that offers many older homes and scenic gardens.
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Ranked #30 of 39 attractions in Wilmington
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