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Review of Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Ranked #1 of 108 things to do in Wilmington
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Owner description: 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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Oklahoma
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“Much more than I bargained for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

The USS North Carolina could be a destination all of it's own! We thought we'd take a short tour of the WWII Battleship and be off again, but that was not the case. The "tour" was a self-guided audio tour that allows you to see anything and everything you want to see and spend as much time doing it as you need or want. It's a mini-city on a ship! Be prepared for tight spaces and stairs but you will be rewarded with more than you bargained for if you persevere! This is a floating museum that is as it was when it was in commission. You will see just how the sailors lived and worked and it will leave you with a whole new appreciation of their sacrifice and dedication. Thank you veterans of the USS North Carolina!

Visited December 2013
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Concord, North Carolina
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“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Very interesting to see how people lived at sea. I thought the engine room was neat and crawling around in the 16 inch gun turrets was really something.

Visited January 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Fun trip to the battleship North Carolina”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013

I enjoyed a little time here at the battleship. I had my small daughter she enjoyed it for a little while but got tired of being there rather quick. I got to go through some of the ship but because of her could not get to see the whole thing. Careful if you do not like tight places, I get a little anxious myself but was able to get through it.

Visited August 2013
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Hardeeville, South Carolina
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“Pride of America”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

Went to the battleship on November 11th (Veterans Day) and it was a great experience. It definitely gives one a reality check. Our freedom today is enjoyed by all Americans because of those gallant Sailors who fought for our freedom in such hot, miserable and cramped quarters.

Visited November 2013
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Burlington, Iowa, United States
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“Very Cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

It is interesting to watch a TV show and see the Battleships, but it is awesome to actually be able to tour on one that served in the Greatest War that mankind has ever waged. I toured it when I was in the Marine Corps in the Mid 90's. Wish I would have had a camera then. So much to see.

Visited January 2013
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