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Attractions close to Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, NC

The Pleasure Island Vacation Guide will show you the fun attractions that are close to Carolina Beach
and Kure Beach, North Carolina. From water slides to train museums, from snake houses to battleships,
there are many fun things to do less than a half hour away. Don't forget to check our maps page to help
you find your way.

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA
(910) 251 -5797


Memorial Day - Labor Day
8am - 8pm
Labor Day - Memorial Day
8am - 5pm

Standing with quiet dignity and majesty across the river from downtown Wilmington, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA beckons visitors to walk her decks and envision daily life as well as the fierce combat that her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

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Cape Fear Museum
Cape Fear Museum
(910) 798-4350

Memorial Day - Labor Day
Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun 1-5pm
Labor Day - Memorial day
Mon closed
Tues - Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun 1-5pm

The Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is the oldest history museum in North Carolina. It tells the stories of the area's history, science and cultures through exhibitions and educational programs. They have new exhibits all the time, so you'll always see something new.

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Splash Water Park
Splash Water Park
(910) 368-8110


Summer Hours
Every day 10am - 8pm


Splash Water Park has 10 different inflatable water slides. They're huge, they're fun and they're safe for kids of all ages. Located in the heart of Carolina Beach it's a cool way to have a great time.

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Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington
Ghost Walk of Wilmington
(910) 794-1866


Call for tour times


Journey into the depths of haunted Wilmington - a city considered by many to be amongst the most actively haunted in the world. These folks have been researching the ghosts of downtown Wilmington since 1978. With 24 active sites the tour varies nightly.

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Greenfield Lake
Greenfield Lake
(910) 762-5606 weekdays
(910) 341-7868 weekends

Boathouse hours
Mon - Fri 12pm - 5pm
Sat & Sun 11am - 6pm

Greenfield Lake is a historic treasure located near downtown Wilmington. There is a 5 mile walking/biking path around the entire 90 acres of lake. You can rent kayaks, canoes or paddleboats or take a nature tour guided by a certified naturalist.

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Greenfeild Lake, Wilmington, NC
Hollywood Walk
Hollywood Location Walk
of Old Wilmington

(910) 794-1866

Tour times
Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun - 2pm
Sat - 10am
Join one of Hollywood East's most entertaining & self-important directors on a name-dropping tour of real locations & actual sets where some of Wilmywood's biggest movies were shot. These tours sell out fast, so you have to make reservations.

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Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours
(910) 910-200-4002

Tour Times
Every day - All Day
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours has the Cape Fear region's coolest tour boat. M/V Shamrock is a custom built 27 foot motorized catamaran, Coast Guard inspected and rated to carry up to 22 passengers with enclosed on-board head. They leave daily for eco-tours, fishing cruises and day trips to area beaches.

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Dram Tree Tours
Dram Tree Historical Tours
(910) 538-4076

Tour times
Call for times

Hop on a tour bus with the Cape Fear's most famous historian - Jack Fryar - and he'll take you to see every major historic site inthe area. The price includes admission to Orton Plantation and th NC Maritime Museum in Southport.

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Wrightsville Scenic Tours
Wrightsville Scenic Tours
(910) 200-4002


Tour times
Call for times

The Cape Fear Naturalist Joe Abbatte will take you on a fun boat tour of beautiful Wrightsville Beach. call for information about bird tours, sunset cruises, nature outings or the Pirate tales Boat Cruise.

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Wilminton Railroad Museum
Wilmington Railroad Museum
(910) 763-2634

April 1 - September 30
Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
Sun 1-5pm
Labor Day - Memorial day
Mon closed
Tues - Sat 10am - 4pm
Sun closed

The Wilmington Railroad Museum has a great collection of displays that are fun and educational. A real life-size caboose, a steam locomotive and a Thomas the Tank Engine play area are just some of the great things to see.

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