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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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Nice WWll museum

Very thorough history of the USS North Carolina. Older children may enjoy the history, smaller kids love running around on the ship. We went early in the day, on a weekday, before... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Stem, North Carolina
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Stem, North Carolina
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very thorough history of the USS North Carolina. Older children may enjoy the history, smaller kids love running around on the ship. We went early in the day, on a weekday, before it got really crowded and noisy. Some of the tour is in tight quarters, and climbing below deck is not for everybody, but there is plenty to see... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love World War II history, this is definitely for you! It is so awesome to explore all the different parts of the ship. There is A TON of walking involved so wear comfortable shoes since you will be going up and and down a lot as well. It also gets super hot in the ship. I loved bringing... More 

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Butler, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to visit the USS North Carolina in Sept. 2016 and it was a nice breezy day and just a short trip from Myrtle (but we had some traffic hold ups on the way). This pc. of history really makes you stop and think about how our vets had to live out on the ocean and every day survival.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to go , price wasn't to bad. My husband loved it . Great place for kids and family . Would go back.

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Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have a 16 and an 11 year old. They both enjoyed exploring the ship. There is so much to see. Plan more than 2 hours. The staff we saw and interacted with was very nice. If you homeschool, there is a discount available.

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Napoleon, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went because my husband is a veteran. The battleship was very interesting to see. I learned quite a bit, and my husband had a good time. Great stop for a break in traveling.

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have always been interested in battleships and never seen one, so maybe I'm easy to impress. This is however, a fascinating ship that goes way beyond the (very impressive!) 16 inch guns and massive armour. The insights into life aboard were great. A film of an interview with a crewman was also fascinating. The ship is generally well preserved,... More 

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Kernersville, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a great morning trip for family. The kids loved going in the ship and learning about what makes a ship go. They also loved playing on the guns.

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North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This self guided tour leads you to a wide variety of interesting placards describing various aspects of life on a battleship. The ship is big and the tour could easily occupy many hours. I spent about an 1 hour and 15 minutes which was really just scratching the surface but got me around to most of the ship. Climbing up... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the battleship was a lot of fun! We liked that we could climb through the ship & experience all parts! We had a young baby with us & the ship was easily accessible with him along without a stroller. Love checking out a piece of our American history!

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