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  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park: Spending a day at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park is the most popular thing to do in Wilmington. Hit this place with your complete family and enjoy the Grand Prix go-carts, laser tag areas, an 18 hole miniature golf course, a climbing wall and much more. This fun park also houses the largest indoor playground in Wilmington, along with a waterpark which has a lazy river, a million gallon wave pool, waterslides, and a children's pool. Visiting this fun park will make a superb outing for the whole family and especially kids.

  • Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington: This ghost walk is unique thing to do in Wilmington and a special attraction for people who love ghost stories and experiences. Experience the thrill at Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington. This is the first and the only ghost park that the city has, a trip to this place is of 90 minutes and during this one and a half hour you go into the depths of Old Wilmington and including locally renowned actors and ghost hunters. The ghost tour varies each night and there are about 20 active sites to explore. So get ready for some thrilling adventure at Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington.

  • Battleship North Carolina: This tourist attraction is amongst the most visited spot in North Carolina. This battleship is a highly visible and a very powerful paradigm of a capital ship. The history of World War II stands live in form of this battleship. This battleship was rewarded 15 stars in World War II. The ship seems as if it can go on another voyage at any moment, it is so well kept and well designed. Devote some time to this place while you tour Wilmington and you will surely feel good in exploring new facts about World War II. It is a must see for children. Self guided tours available.

  • Cape Fear Riverboats: It cruise time at Cape Fear Riverboats. This place is a favorite venue for organizing family reunions, weddings, birthdays, and receptions. For tourists there are sightseeing tours, dinners and fall nature cruises. The popularity of Cape Fear River Boats can bee seen from the various cruises that arrive and depart from the dock of Wilmington. The tours start from the foot of Dock Street at South Water Street. If you are on your honey moon trip to Wilmington take your lovely bride for a cruise in the private charter cruise. Public   cruises are available April through December.

  • Wilmington Historic District: This is one of the largest districts in Wilmington (NC) and this place offers amazing tours all through the year for the thousands of tourists that visit this place. The visitors have the choice of touring this district by horse drawn trolleys or carriages, riverboats, trolley cars, or on foot. For tourists who have interest in ghosts are offered tours to the haunted sites. Other tours include historic homes, gardens, churches, and much more.

  • Tote-Em-In-Zoo: Take your children to this famous Wilmington zoo that is located on five acres of land covered with trees and flowers to create a forest like environment. The zoo has walkways that allow close-up observation of assorted collection of more than 100 birds, mammals and reptiles. This zoo also has two museums that contain mounted specimens and artifacts from around the world. There is also a spacious gift shop where you can buy mementos for your loved ones as a remembrance of your trip to Wilmington.
  • New Hanover County Arboretum: This is the one and only arboretum Southeastern North Carolina has and it offers the tourist a chance to study native plants and their environs. The New Hanover County Arboretum has a variety of landscape themes that are worthy of coastal area and you can even take part in the large variety of didactic programs.

  • Latimer House: This place is a must visit for people who are fond of antiques. Latimer House was residence for its three generations until 1963 thereafter it was endowed into a historical museum. This gorgeous 14 room house in Italianate style exhibits over 600 historical objects including furniture, jewelry and apparatuses. Another special feature of this Latimer House is its beautiful gardens decorated with lace brick walls and filled with flora belonging to that period.

  • Airlie Gardens: It is a paradisiacal garden full of Spanish moss, azaleas, statuary, and camellias. This splendid 67 acres of classic Southern garden consists the historic Airlie Oak and ten acres of freshwater lakes giving the visitors an amazing picnic spot and recreational area. The atmosphere is cool, calm and serene and one can easily spend a day at these gardens. The area is wonderful for strolling and a lovely spot for families, young and old and even lovers.

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  • Wilmington Children’s Museum: A must see for children is this Children’s Museum in Wilmington. This great museum has activities for children of all ages it has interactive play stations such as a Grocery Store, Pirate Ship, Medical Center, Dress up Center, Theater, Water Play, and a Weather Station. Your child practically learns the ways of life in his visit to this fantastic Children’s Museum.

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