Fun and Cool Things To Do In Wilmington
Curious as to what there is to do in the city of Wilmington? Have you stumbled in the city without a clue as to what to do next? Than you’ve come to the right place!
In this article we explore a handful of some of our personal favorite attractions below:
“Take A Stroll…On Memory Lane”
The Riverwalk, one of the nation’s most popular boardwalks that runs along Cape Fear River waterfront.
It was built in the 1980’s with the clear intention of drawing more pedestrians to the historic area. Today, it’s one of the city’s main attractions with the USS N.C. battleship, the Cotton Exchange, and the Murchison Building drawing eyes, ears, and hearts to the cities history.
“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly”
Slavery in early America has a dark past North Carolina among most southern states was steeply involved in. What remains is the result of a well-kept slave plantation mansion, one of the few in existence today, that demonstrates what life in the Antebellum south was most like.
Located in Downtown Wilmington, The Bellamy Mansion, constructed for Dr. John Dillard Bellamy and his kin, is 10,000 square feet of victorian-style architectural history worthy of repeat patronage complete with guided tours.
“What Dreams May Come”
In one scene from the movie “What Dreams May Come”, Robin Williams character passes away due to a massive car accident. Soon after following his departure he lands in a flower garden where, upon grabbing individual flowers, they ‘squish’ in his hands as if grabbing a glob of colored paint. Airlie Gardens, a 67-acre public spectacle, is such a place. The flowers won’t turn to paint, but what you’ll “see”, “smell”, and experience will delight you and your family’s senses for years to come.
“Aye, Aye, Captain!”
The USS North Carolina Battleship, honorably decommissioned in 1947 and stationed in Wilmington in 1961, took part in almost every major battle in the Pacific during WWII and won more battle accolades than any other ship during that same period of time. This battleship is host to several programs and special events.
“Can You Repeat This 5x Fast?: Slithery, Slimy, Scales!”
The Cape Fear Serpentarium, an indoor zoo located in the downtown historic section of Wilmington, houses over 150 different animals, including 40 species of the most venomous snakes and crocodiles.
Ever wondered what a giant anaconda looks like in person? It’ll scare you straight! The Serpentarium also serves as a place for educators to retrieve useful information to share and research.
“This One Is for The Little Ones…”
The Children’s Museum of Wilmington is a celebration of the joys of childhood by creating memorable experiences stimulating the mind, imagination, creativity and curiosity.
Located on Orange St. The museum is a hands-on, playful environment for children to explore culture, art, and science. Interactive exhibits such as the Toothasaurus Dental Exhibit makes oral hygiene a fun daily activity. Gee. We wonder where places like this existed when we were their age!
This concludes this article on some of the most interesting things to experience in the city.
This is by no means a comprehensive list as there are dozens more we’ve yet to cover, but what we’ve given you is enough to keep you and your family preoccupied for several days. Enjoy!
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