Things to do in Wilmington

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Wilmington

Things to Do in Wilmington


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Top Attractions in Wilmington

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  • WrldTraveler1789
    Austin, TX97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an amazing experience for the whole family. The size of this ship cannot be fully comprehended until you decent into the interior of the ship. So many levels and paths, it feels easy to get lost in their and makes you appreciate the men who served on this ship even more. The smell of old diesel engines still fills the air and it can get stuffy at times, especially in the summer when it gets hot on the inside. There are a lot of stairs to walk, be mindful of that. But a truly cool experience both above and below deck.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • FarAway750814
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well maintained, lovely gardens. Paved and unpaved paths weave through formal and informal gardens. Many places to sit, a boardwalk along the marshes of Bradley Creek, picnic areas, numerous photo op sites. Idyllic grounds, a peaceful oasis from the hustle and bustle of Wilmington traffic.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • Lisa L
    Webster, United States18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fascinating look at life in the early 1800's. You can go on a self guided tour or have a tour guide. You can walk through the slave quarters and the mansion. So much history that we should never forget. The architecture and the decor was amazing considering the time in which it was built.
    Written February 28, 2024
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  • WrldTraveler1789
    Austin, TX97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The river walk is definitely a cute stroll that lets you explore a variety of restaurants and little shops that are situated along the waterfront. Most of the places along the walk have the cool coastal colonial architecture. Certainly worth taking the time and strolling along to explore parts of the city.
    Written December 10, 2023
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  • CTYankee143
    Greenville, SC39 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Victorian homes in downtown. There seems to be a surge in restorations making the historic section very interesting, walkable and educational with all the historic markers. Additionally the restaurants offer great food and water views along the river or the inland waterway.
    Written November 5, 2023
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  • Jamie W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    HIstorical building - reminds me of Ford's Theatre - take the tour it's great ! Plus movies and live entertainment always great! Sit upstairs and they have an elevator.
    Written February 22, 2024
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  • WrldTraveler1789
    Austin, TX97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The downtown area is pretty cute. Everything is walkable and places are not far apart. You can easily walk the whole downtown area. Streets are clean and cool old building line the waterfront. PAY FOR PARKING, is the best advice I can give you. The meter-maids are relentless and efficient there. Besides that, everything else is nice to see.
    Written February 25, 2024
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  • LisaN0421
    Chester, VA76 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My husband and I visited the tasting room as part of our anniversary celebration. We enjoyed a delicious wine tasting and interesting chat with Noni Bacca herself. After our tasting we struggled to choose which wine to have a glass of and to purchase by the bottle as we truly liked all of the wines we tasted. We will be back, both as a couple and with friends and we also plan to bring our out-of-town visitors.
    Written January 27, 2024
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  • FarAway750814
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Poplar Grove’s Executive Director gave one of the best historical plantation tours we have ever taken. Her insights into the daily lives of enslaved people were unvarnished and thought provoking. She possessed vast knowledge of the topic and had a very engaging way of delivering her message. Excellent tour.
    Written February 27, 2024
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  • ChuckDallas
    Dallas, TX240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My son (age 16) attended Sea Turtle Camp Hawaii for a two week adventure in July 2023. I was wary of how it would go, since he had never been away for that length of time and without access to a cellular device. My concerns were misplaced. He had a wonderful time! I think the group was about 12 students and they seemed to coalesce as a term very quickly. The camp "leaders", Madeline, Molly, and Ryan were all excellent. Drop-off at Honolulu airport was seemless as was pickup two weeks later. Everyday the Camp posted pictures of that particular days' activities so it was obvious from the photos that everyone was having a grand time. There are many forms to complete but given the range of activities it was reasonable, just time consuming. That is my only minor whine. 100% recommendation.
    Written August 9, 2023
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  • Kenneth W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Annie was awesome! Highly recommend the tour. Very entertaining and informative. Actually ate a fig from the garden
    Written July 22, 2023
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  • CPCTraveler
    Boston, MA67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went without much expectation, but found an amazing collection of contemporary art -- including video and sculptural or otherwise 3-D constructed art - in a beautiful space. The collection was smart and thoughtful and we got to interact with some of the pieces (a giant sculpture on wheels and an invitation to use a typewriter to add our own love story). It was a rainy day (post hurricane) so we didn't get to enjoy the outdoor sculptures as much, but I highly recommend a visit!
    Written February 14, 2024
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