Places to visit in Wilmington

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Places to Visit in Wilmington


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What travellers are saying

  • slm999
    Fairfield County, CT55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a must do for all my guests over 12 years old. New to area but been 3 times already. It’s amazing what our sailors went through, and great to see what everyday life on board was like, too.
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • Rose R
    North Liberty, IA27 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went the Monday after the Azalea Festival (in early April). Due to the unusually warm spring, we saw just one pathetic tulip, and the azaleas were "past their prime". But, we still had a good time. The lady who drove us around on the tram was very nice, and told us a lot about the gardens. The exhibits inside the visitor center were also very informative. The 400+ year old oak tree was breathtaking!
    Written 13 April 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 28 February 2024
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  • ValGary2014
    Clayton, NC1,051 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding river walk. this was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as the fist time. HIghly recommend. We will return on our next visit to Wilmington.
    Written 15 April 2024
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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 5 November 2023
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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 27 January 2024
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  • WrldTraveler1789
    Austin, TX100 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 25 February 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 27 February 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 9 August 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 22 July 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 14 February 2024
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  • Daisy23168
    Toano, VA103 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a hidden gem! We arrived shortly after 3pm on a hot July day. It was a garden oasis! We were inspired to have landscaping like this at our home. The rose garden is beautiful. Each turn and path was beautiful and relaxing. Friendly staff, information for the grounds everywhere and a little gift shop!
    Written 15 July 2023
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