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“Always exciting”
Review of Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River
Ranked #12 of 110 things to do in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always exciting”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Never ending unexpected things to see. Ship, sealife, wilderness and the river which can change on you in a second. Experience it at night if you dare.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cape Fear River Wilmington, NC”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

We enjoy watersports such as waterskiing and wakeboarding in the NE Cape Fear River near Castle Hayne, NC. Pull the boat up at the "beach" and sit in the sun, enjoy some grilling... best times.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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128 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Riverview”
Reviewed January 29, 2012

We enjoyed walking the boardwalk in downtown Wilmington, NC along the Cape Fear River and enjoying the magnificent views!

Visited January 2012
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Thank Quertosomo
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Wilmington, NC
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fun and Friendly”
Reviewed January 24, 2012

The horse drawn carriage rides are fun and informational. Shops (specifically the cotton exchange) are fun to walk around all day. Plenty of restaurants from cheap (Slice Pizza) to expensive (my fave, Circa). Fun nightlife for all walks of life.

Visited January 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“River walk is nice”
Reviewed January 20, 2012

River walk is nice, very scenic, just do not go after dark, a lot of crime downtown after dark.

Visited January 2012
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