Things To Do

There’s never a dull moment in Leland, North Carolina. Leland is nearby historic Wilmington and sandy Atlantic beaches and is full of plenty of events and attractions for people of all ages to enjoy. Whether you want a night in the city, an afternoon to explore nearby parks, or a day to check out historical sites, Leland is your place. Here are a few of the best activities near you in Leland.

North Carolina Aquarium
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North Carolina Aquarium

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 a vast array of sea life including moray eels, stingrays, sharks and grouper plus a multitude of other varieties of sea life. At feeding time, divers underwater answer questions from the audience as they feed the fish. Part of the fun of the aquarium is getting there. A short 35 minute ferry ride from Southport to Fort Fisher takes you across the scenic Cape Fear River.