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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Address: #1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
Phone Number: 910-251-5797
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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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Big Battleship

If you like WW II history you will like touring the North Carolina Battleship. Be prepared to do some walking and climbing of stairs because it is a big ship. There are no tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Virginia
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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like WW II history you will like touring the North Carolina Battleship. Be prepared to do some walking and climbing of stairs because it is a big ship. There are no tour guides but there are plenty of informational signs throughout the whole ship. At 14 dollars for an adult I thought that was a fair price since... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour is self guided and the placards are very informative. It is amazing to stand right on the ship that was present for every major battle of the Pacific

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Any time we have guests from out of town, the Battleship is always on our itinerary. It is a tremendous experience - educational, interesting, and fun for kids and adults alike. I've been close to a dozen times, and I learn something new each time. It can be hot in the summer, so come prepared and wear comfortable clothes! You... More 

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Myrtle Beach, Sc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of the best attractions i have been to. The ship's history and some of the remarks made by the sailors and marines who were on board make it come to life. I was also amazed at the architects who design these WW2 shipd and others. All the piping framework, etc. had to all come together for such... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the visit. Very educational. Very nice gift shop. Admission very resonably priced. Only thing that did not get to see is the engine room. Self guided tours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we visited the North Carolina battleship it was a very warm day with temperatures in the 90's. The humidity was high. We enjoyed most of the ship and tour but found that all of the drink machines onboard we're out of water. Also it would be nice if the drink machines accepted another bill other than $1 without having... More 

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Haine city Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We happen to go by this Battleship and we decided to visit it. The ticket was not very expensive Family oriented that you can show the kids were the sailors travel Very historical for the new generation Must make it a visit for the whole day Snacks available, very interesting.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great place to visit if you are looking for a little piece of history in the heart of Wilmington. I am not even a huge history buff and this is always interesting when I go. A lot of interactive things to do on the ship like sit and point the canons, sit in control rooms, lay on the old beds,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was so interesting, left my wife shopping to see this, so worth it, travelled by boat over, only a short ride, would highly recommend it !!!

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Alapaha, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

In town for a family reunion and we stopped by. The ship itself is easy to find and had plenty of parking. The tour is very well laid out with lots of interesting exhibits. You can also get great views of downtown from the deck and we saw a few alligators in the lagoon around the ship. The ship itself... More 

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