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  • J G
    Virginia321 contributions
    Super fun to be able to roam the ship and see the displays.
    This tour is not for anyone with mobility issues and highly suggest not touring during the summer months as it was fairly stuffy in January.
    Self guided tour takes about 2.5 hours so plan accordingly.
    Written January 14, 2023
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  • Brian D
    Ithaca, NY656 contributions
    Amazing oaks, peaceful walk. Easy parking, no lines. Quiet. I realize it is out if season, but it was enjoyable and some things were in bloom. I do look forward to seeing it in bloom. Locals say March is fantastic.
    Either way, the nearly 500 year old oaks will be there.
    Written January 18, 2023
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  • southmauijim
    Kihei, HI186 contributions
    This is a great area to explore on foot. Second Street is probably my favorite as there is quite a bit of traffic on 3rd and also on Front Street. You can spend an hour or two here just admiring the beautiful old homes. This area has the highest elevation in the Wilmington area, about 35 feet above sea level. I walked around it a few times by myself and also with my wife and it is very enjoyable.
    Written November 18, 2022
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  • Felicia B
    Morrisville, NC218 contributions
    We enjoyed our walks along the Riverwalk. On a nice sunny day, there is no bad view, the experience is rejuvenating!
    Written January 9, 2023
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  • Sue R
    Nassau, New Providence Island3 contributions
    John was a great guide! This was my first time in Wilmington so a great way to start the day. House is beautiful and has some beautiful original pieces. Always interesting to learn the history behind the walls. Took about 1 hr 45 minutes but you can take your time to look around and take pictures after the guided tour, Everyone was pleasant and compassionate about the history of Wilmington.
    Written January 6, 2023
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  • Robert W
    26 contributions
    Walk the riverfront and return on Front Street. If you can't walk that far just go as far as you can. Quaint and peaceful.
    Written November 13, 2022
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  • Lisa B
    Westerville, OH9 contributions
    We loved learning the history of Wilmington and surrounding areas. I had no idea that so much happened in this part of the country! The museum is clean, well organized, and had a lot of interactive hands on exhibits.
    Written September 16, 2022
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  • Blackfoot O
    2 contributions
    Goosebumps in the Grove was so much fun! So well organized, so much to do for every age range and loved the cute haunted house that was spooky but not scary for kids. We attended a Fri afternoon tour in the summer and learned so much about the history of the home and the people who lived and worked here. Fantastic and knowledgeable tour guide! Looking forward to coming back once again for the Christmas event!
    Written October 30, 2022
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  • Mark 1
    Hilton Head, SC59 contributions
    We just traveled thru the finger lakes and Long Island wineries and this little point had THE BEST wines we’ve had!! Excellent vintner and the Owner is a hoot to talk with (Nona)
    You won’t be disappointed!
    Written September 13, 2022
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  • Milena C
    North Carolina6 contributions
    Have been the Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts for several performace. So much history in this amazing place. Love how the building has been preserve to its orignal structure.
    Written October 25, 2022
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  • Roy C
    Whispering Pines, NC890 contributions
    Located in an old railroad building across the street from the Embassy Suites hotel and across the parking lot of the Best Western, the Wilmington Railroad Museum is a good display of Wilmington rail service since trains had begun. There is a great model train layout and there is even a play room for children where they can enjoy some play time with models of trains. Seniors and veterans are $9.00 and adults are $10.00. I missed the price for children. There is limited free parking, but a large parking garage (for a fee, of course) is only steps away. The museum's Web site says it takes an hour or so to visit and that was just about right.

    Outdoors there is a caboose which can be boarded and inspected and also a locomotive where children enjoy ringing its bell.

    The morning we left for home I was speaking with an older lady who told me she originally was from Wilmington and had worked for the railroad until it closed down. Having been to the museum a couple days earlier, I understood exactly the circumstances and what she was telling me.

    Go to the museum, then do the River Walk which is quite close (but nearly 2 miles long).
    Written November 30, 2022
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  • Asherah A
    1 contribution
    My daughter has done the NC summer camp, Florida Keys, and Costa Rica summer camp with Sea Turtle Camp and had an incredible experience each and every time. Your camper won't be disappointed.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Arthur S
    Vineland, NJ43 contributions
    The Arboretum encompasses seven acres of gardens and plantings dedicated to demonstrating the best plant species for southeastern North Carolina landscapes. We were there when they were holding a plant sale so it was very busy, but we still enjoyed the gardens. We especilaty liked
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • Kynzie H
    Brookings, SD5 contributions
    The tour guide was great. I'm not a huge history fan, but I actually really enjoyed it and learned a lot. It was a neat place with a lot of history. I love that everything was kept original along with furniture and the same colored paint. They did a great job with restoring it and keeping it how it was back in the day.
    Written December 2, 2022
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  • Robert W
    26 contributions
    Walk the boardwalk, eat at a restaurant, visit the shops, enjoy the views. Usually very hot in the summer.
    A nice experience with no charge for the walk.
    Written November 13, 2022
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