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  • Funny Farm Mobile Petting Zoo & Pony Parties 910-675-0829
    10121 Highway 210, Wilmington, NC 28457
    Provides mobile petting zoos and ponies for birthday parties and any other special event. They also offer parties at their farm, and have a full range of farm animals. ... more info  map

  • Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park 910-791-0666
    5320 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Fun for the whole family can be found at this fun park that includes Grand Prix go-karts, laser tag areas, the largest indoor playground in Wilmington, an 18 hole... more info  map

  • Planet Fun 910-755-2386
    349 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, NC 28459
    A mini amusement park which is complete with bumper boats, a soft play area for the little ones, a miniature golf course, baseball and softball batting cages, a... more info  map

  • Ponderosa Farm Mobile Pony & Pettin' Zoo 910-762-FARM
    609 North 23rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Ponderosa Farm provides a mobile farm and pony rides for all of North Carolina. Other services include trail rdies, beach rides, day camp, lessons, training, sales, &... more info  map

  • Wheel Fun Rentals 910-617-9792
    107 Carolina Beach Avenue North, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
    Lake Park
    Challenge your family or friends to a race across the lake on a kayak, or take your time exploring the natural wonders in a family friendly pedal boat.  more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Bellamy Mansion Museum & Gardens 910-251-3700
    503 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    The most spectacular example of Antebellum architecture, this mansion is one of North Carolina's premier historic treasures. Beautiful Victorian gardens are also on the... more info  map

  • Burgwin-Wright Museum House and Gardens 910-762-0570
    224 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    The oldest museum house in Southeastern North Carolina, this beautifully restored Georgian style house is filled with 18th and early 19th century furnishings. A formal... more info  map

  • Latimer House 910-762-0492
    126 South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    A home of three generations of Latimers until 1963 when it was furnished into a historical museum, this beautiful Italianate style house houses The Lower Cape Fear... more info  map

  • Poplar Grove Plantation 910-686-9518
    10200 US Highway 17 North, Wilmington, NC 28411
    Featuring outbuildings and crafts typical of an 1800's working community, this beautiful peanut plantation features a Greek Revival style plantation house that is listed... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Battleship North Carolina 910-251-5797
    1 Battleship Drive, Wilmington, NC 28402
    Eagles Island
    One of the most visited sites in North Carolina, this ship is a very visible and powerful example of a capital ship. It received 15 battle stars in World War II. Self... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Cameron Art Museum 910-395-5999
    3201 South Seventeenth Street, Wilmington, NC 28412
    Cameron Art Museum houses a collection of fine arts, crafts and design by noted regional, national and international artists such as Romare Bearden, Mary Cassatt, Elliot... more info  map

  • Cape Fear Museum 910-798-4350
    814 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    The oldest history museum in North Carolina, this 42,000 square foot museum is filled with interpretive exhibits that depict the history, natural history, and culture of... more info  map

  • Racine Center for the Arts 910-452-2073
    203 Racine Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
    "Wilmington's premier marketplace for arts and crafts," this unique center features an artisan marketplace, a gallery filled with beautiful paintings, and a sculpture... more info  map

  • St. John's Museum of Art 910-763-0281
    114 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    One of the major collections in the world of romantic color prints by renowned 19th century American artists, Mary Cassatt, is on display at this museum that also offers... more info  map

  • Wilmington Railroad Museum 910-763-2634
    501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    This museum recaptures the essence of the steam locomotive railroad days and features Wilmington and Weldon railroad artifacts dating from 1840, as well as a model... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Airlie Gardens 910-798-7700
    300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Filled with azaleas, statuary, and camellias, this magnificent 67 acre quintessential Southern garden includes the historic Airlie Oak and ten acres of freshwater lakes. more info  map

  • New Hanover County Arboretum 910-452-6393
    6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403
    The only arboretum in Southeastern North Carolina, this arboretum offers visitors a chance to study native plants and their environment, observe a variety of landscape... more info  map

  • Tote-Em-In-Zoo 910-791-0472
    5811 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28403
    Situated on five acres that includes a wide variety of trees and flowers that create a forest-like atmosphere, this zoo features walkways that allow closeup observation... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Cape Fear Riverboats 910-343-1611
    101 South Water Street, Unit 1, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Cruise the scenic Cafe Fear River aboard the beautiful Henrietta III, a favorite for special occasions such as family reunions, weddings, birthdays, and receptions. ... more info  map

  • Cape Fear Segway Tours 910-251-2572
    106 North Water Street, #108, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Cape Fear Segway provides guided tours of historic Wilmington. Reservations are advised. more info  map

  • Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington 910-602-6055
    1 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Riverfront at Market & Water Street
    The first and only locally owned authentic ghost walk in Wilmington, this 90 minute journey takes you into the depths of Old Wilmington and includes locally renowned... more info  map

  • Haunted Cotton Exchange Tours 910-409-4300
    321 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Hear scary, creepy, and mostly ghostly tales from a five-star story teller. Chills and thrills await you at the one of the most historic & haunted locations in... more info  map

  • Horsedrawn Tours of Wilmington 910-251-8889
    Narrated, horse-drawn carriage/trolley tours start on Market Street, between Water and Front Streets, in historic downtown Wilmington. more info

  • North Carolina Studios Tours 910-343-3433
    1223 North Twenty-Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28405
    Take a one hour guided walking tour of a real working studio that is located on 32 picturesque acres and has been home to over 300 productions. The tour includes a... more info  map

  • Tour Old Wilmington 910-409-4300
    714 Ann Steet, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Tour Old Wilmington invites you to join them for a History Walking Tour. Discover hidden history and a lost time as you travel to Wilmington during the Victorian Era... more info  map

  • Wilmington Historic District 910-341-4030
    Water & Marker Streets
    One of the largest districts in North Carolina, this historic district offers visitors year round tours by horse drawn trolleys or carriages, riverboats, trolley cars,... more info

  • Wilmington Mystery Tour 910-352-8442
    27 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    Located in Historic Downtown
    An artifact is hidden somewhere in downtown Wilmington. Those on the tour have until 10 p.m. to locate that artifact using clues, pictures, puzzles, audio, words,... more info  map

  • Wilmington Trolley Company 910-763-4483
    Corner of Dock & Water Streets
    This eight mile sightseeing trolley tour allows visitors to experience the charm of Old Wilmington and includes beautiful mansions, haunted homes, birthplaces of famous... more info  map

  • Wilmington Water Tours 910-338-3134
    212 South Water Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
    The Wilmington is the first and finest state-of-the-art catamaran to serve greater Wilmington, North Carolina. A wake canceling design and stable platform make her... more info  map

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