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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-251-5797
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Very nice!!

Lots to see and experience on the battleship! Many places to look around, be sure to wear... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Betsy H
via mobile
Worth every penny!

It was a great experience for our entire family. I was kind of skeptical at the beginning of the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Boris E
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-251-5797
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots to see and experience on the battleship! Many places to look around, be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a great experience for our entire family. I was kind of skeptical at the beginning of the price charged for each person, but at the end, it was more than worth it. We took my mother for her 67th birthday. It was quite...More

Thank Boris E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family of 4 adults really enjoyed visiting this ship. Really was humbling going in this wonderful piece of history. I could not imagine how miserable it must have been below decks fighting a war in the South Pacific. The day we visited the outside...More

Thank jinx35
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is completely misleading the sheer size of the vessel until you are actually standing on the deck. Such a engineering feat of steel and sheer power, truly is hard to fathom the ship when it was in action. That being said prepare to spend...More

Thank patterd7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing adventure through the many levels of the ship. Great for all ages, butt much is inaccessible to those who cannot climb the steep stairs.

Thank Newly-mt-nesters
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history here. Be prepared for a workout though as you have a lot of ladders to climb and small spaces that you are confined in, but totally worth it all! Self guided tour, so you can go at your own pace. A lot...More

Thank Doreen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we did not have time to tour the ship due to pending business, it was an awesome site to see. It makes one appreciate the service of our United States Military Veterans to this nation. It also makes one admire the quality of US...More

Thank Boonehawk
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guns are huge, quarters are camped nothing gentle about this brute not the hammocks not the steel door that give you fear of just thoughts of having your hand slammed shut in. No gentle thoughts a fearsome ship

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 1 week ago

By far you need to see the ship and all of its levels and things to learn about. Great photo ops and history lessons.

Thank Ben C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price is $14 per adult and you go at your own pace. The ship is a lot bigger than it looks and you can spend a lot of time here if you see everything. There are plaques along the way that tell stories and...More

Thank WVallycat
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17 October 2017|
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Response from W4943QVdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the ship
7 September 2017|
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Response from jennanddash | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if strollers were allowed, but I would wait til he's old enough to walk on his own. There are a lot of steep narrow stairs.
Barbara V
13 August 2017|
Response from Bibliotekr | Reviewed this property |
$14 for adults and $10 for seniors, vets and kids.