Things to Do in Eastern North Carolina

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(By Don S. Montgomery)

(By Don S. Montgomery)

  • #1 Battleship Road
    Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Phone: 910-251-5797
  • Hours: Monday-Sunday – 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Ticket Information:
    • Adults: 12 and over: $14
    • Seniors: 65 and over: $10
    • Children: 6-11: $6
    • Children 5 and under: Free of charge

Board the USS North Carolina (BB-55) and explore the history of the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II. The North Carolina was awarded 15 battle stars and now welcomes the entire family to dive into history through a 2-hour self-guided tour. Visitors can follow marked arrows and climb up and down ladders of all 9 levels of the ship to experience the North Carolina just as at the sailors did.

 

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  • 420 Anderson St.                                                                                                 Duke University box 90341                                                                         Durham, N.C., 27708-0341
  • Phone: 919-684-3698
  • Hours: (General Admission) Monday-Sunday: 8am-dusk,                     (Guided Tour)  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 10am & 2pm
  • Ticket Information:
    • Admission: Free of charge
    • Guided Tour: $8

Stroll through the gorgeous 55-acre expanse of public botanic gardens on the campus of Duke University. The gardens, cafe, and visitor center inspire learning and leisure for perfect for a relaxing afternoon. Duke Gardens is considered one of the top 10 public gardens in the U.S. and offers free admission 365 days per year.

North Carolina Aquariums

(By Sam Cheong)

(By Sam Cheong)

Pine Knoll Shores

  • 1 Roosevelt Blvd.
    Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
  • Phone: 252-247-4003
  • Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Roanoke Island

  • 374 Airport Road
    Manteo, NC, 27954
  • Phone: (252) 475-2300
  • Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Fort Fisher

  • 900 Loggerhead Road
    Kure Beach, NC, 28449
  • Phone: 800-832-3474 ext. 4
  • Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Jennette’s Pier

  • 7223 South Virginia Dare Trail
    Nags Head, NC, 27959
  • Phone: 800-832-3474 ext. 6
  • Hours: Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

 

Top North Carolina Beaches (Click for more information)

(By Jarek Tuszynski)

(By Jarek Tuszynski)