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USS North Carolina
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Step back in time and let history come alive with a tour of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA. Moored in quiet dignity and majesty across the river from downtown Wilmington, the battleship is one of North Carolina's premiere attractions. Recall the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II... { Learn More }

Airlie Gardens
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A breathtakingly beautiful historical garden dating back to 1886. Words cannot describe the beauty of the thousands of azaleas, camellias, and seasonal bulbs in bloom with butterflies dancing in the breeze. Birders and their feathered friends flock to Airlie throughout the year, attracted to the Gardens' bird-friendly habitat. The public, along with Airlie's educators, have observed over... { Learn More }

North Carolina Aquarium
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Featuring a 235,000-gallon saltwater tank, the theme of the aquarium is "The Waters of the Cape Fear," which showcases both fresh water and salt water aquatic life in a journey down the Cape Fear River to the Atlantic Ocean. The focal point of the aquarium is the Cape Fear Shoals exhibit. The huge, two-story tank displays... { Learn More }