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Fort Fisher State Recreation Area

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Address: 1000 Loggerhead Rd, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4845
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Old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles.

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My boys Cub Scout Den and Boy Scout Pack took a trip to the Wilmington, NC area for a scouting event. We'd never been here before, and thoroughly enjoyed our whole trip around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Brooklet, Georgia
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Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boys Cub Scout Den and Boy Scout Pack took a trip to the Wilmington, NC area for a scouting event. We'd never been here before, and thoroughly enjoyed our whole trip around this park. There's the impressive earthen fort, the small but interesting aquarium, and the very nice beach. What's more, all of staff made sure our outing was... More 

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Out there somewhere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice beach for summer fun. The lifeguards and rangers are very nice and so helpful. Lots to do for all ages

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a very nice area to walk along the beach and have a picnic. It is in close proximity to the Fort Fisher historical area and museum and the Fort Fisher Aquarium. It makes a great day or two trip.

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Gastonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We've been coming and staying at Ft Fisher recreational facility for 10 years and we love it. The last time we were there we stayed in one of their new one bedroom apartments. It was wonderful. Right across the road from the beach. The facility offers many recreational things to do. A small museum (limited opening times), a pool, a... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

There has been a great deal of history at Fort Fisher but it was not that well presented. Worth stopping by and having a look but you do not need to spend a lot of time.The beach was more interesting.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We drove out for the kite festival and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on the beach. The wind was up, so lots of kites, people and dogs to watch. Parking was easy in the huge lots. There are restrooms in the buildings adjacent to the parking lot.

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Benton, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

There was a kite festival there on the beach, and it was a good place to spend a couple of hours. First of all, they had two food trucks, so if you got thirsty or hungry, it was right there. We did eat at one of the trucks and had a Chicken Wrap with of course, chicken, lettuce, olives, mayo... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

There is something for everyone. The museum has lots of great artifacts to view from the occupation of the fort. Many do no know bit this was an active battle field during the war and the new led light display actually walks you through the battle itself. It was wonderful watching and learning about this day. From there we visited... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Such a serene and relaxing Place to visit. Beautiful views and a wonderful way to round out a visit to the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The waves are too rough, the currents too dangerous to do anything but fish here, but the views are gorgeous and the park is clean and well maintained. There are a couple of gazebos for picnics, and some good shelling.

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