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“Family loved it” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cape Fear Museum

Cape Fear Museum
814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-798-4350
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Ranked #11 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Children's Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The state's oldest history museum now houses the Michael Jordan Discovery Gallery.
Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Family loved it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My family loved this museum. Went there with my mom (64) and 2 children (ages 4 and 10). While there wasn't an abundance of things for the 4 year old, there was enough to keep him interested and entertained. My 10 year old loved it and had to be dragged away. There is a special hands on childrens area they both really liked. My mom thought it was the best museum we went to the whole trip and would love to go back and look at it all again. Very informative. Covered lots of things you wouldn't typically expect to see in a museum. We all learned something and enjoyed the time spent there. Would definitly recommend.

Visited March 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great way to spend an afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Hubby & I like to stop in every so often. They change the displays often enough to keep it interesting & I always like learning more about our area & history in general.

Visited July 2012
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Skillman, New Jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Cape fear museum is great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Very nicely laid out museum with friendly staff and informative displays.
I agree it is mainly history but i saw several school groups having science lessons from museum staff which looked like a lot of fun. Don't miss the video comparison of black and white schools . Quite shocking and so recent.

Visited February 2013
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Wilmington, NC USA
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10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great place to take children .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Never too crowded , grandchildren love to just roam . They have nice visting exhibits from time to time, loved the Toy one.

Visited January 2013
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Southport, North Carolina
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“What a great museum!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

So much to do in the Wilmington NC area. This is a must see museum to learn more about the area and the culture. Kids and Adults will enjoy this museum.

Visited November 2012
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