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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Address: #1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
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+1 910-251-5797
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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A great history lesson

Enjoyed the battleship. They have a process to ask people if they are willing to pay $2 extra a I found that so many would agree to it. Contrary to some of the review, there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jim C
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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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144 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed the battleship. They have a process to ask people if they are willing to pay $2 extra a I found that so many would agree to it. Contrary to some of the review, there were not any guides that I saw during my 5 hours on the ship to answer questions. I did love the history of the USS... More 

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Thank Jim C
Wilmington, NC
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I hadn't been back to visit the Battleship in years. Was nice to see areas that weren't open my last visit. We had a blast exploring the nooks and crannies and reading about the history.

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Thank l0ving2travel
Grand Rapids, United States
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The people who operate the Battleship are doing a great job, The main turret and a 5" gun turret are open. Nine different decks can be accessed. You can see the power all the guns on deck. Below the galleys, sleeping and living quarters, post office, laundry, the shell rooms, machinery spaces, gun control, well lit and open for a... More 

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Thank Ronald W
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to the ship a little late. We arrived at 3:30 p.m., and they close at 5. In hindsite, I wish we had more time to look, because we felt a bit rushed. The lady at the desk said they recommend an hour to an hour and a half, but I would say 2 to 3 hours would be... More 

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Thank Steve C
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8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had a blast! Plan on being there 2 to 3 hours. Be sure to ask questions of the volunteers - they have great stories to tell and know all the about the ship.

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Thank wandersforfun
Oregon
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236 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

..Since they may not be taught much in school these days about America's shipbuilding industry and WWII. Exhibits are I retesting and tell an interesting story - then you can go on board for a first hand look at a little bit of what our Navy & shipfitters did back in the day. Thanks to ALL veterans and to all... More 

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Thank Ticolover
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed seeing all the cool stuff. We took about an hour and a half but my husband could've stayed longer if it hasn't been closing time!

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Thank SandyCreasy
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must stop for anyone visiting the area. Admission is $14. The ship is huge and they give you access to most of the ship. You really get a sense of history and pride in America.

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Thank Larry62NewJersey
Arizona
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friend and I visited this battleship. Great display of things and you can go into a lot of areas which is nice so you get a real vision of what it was like to be on a battleship. My friend and I (both veterans) really enjoyed seeing and reading all the displays. This battleship was a whole other era... More 

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Thank Mavrick71
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We wanted to visit this for so long and finally did. We were there 3 hrs and still did not tour the entire ship. The volunteers that help out are dedicated,companionship and know what they are talking about! Can not wait to go back again w/our grandson!

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