Whether you’re a longtime resident or passing through on vacation, Wilmington, North Carolina, is a great place to be! While you could spend all your time on our beautiful beaches (we understand), there are so many other attractions to see and experiences to have in our amazing city. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top 5 great things to do in Wilmington, NC, to help you get started!
1. Pinspiration Wilmington
Are you feeling a creative spark? Pinspiration Wilmington has you covered! Our do-it-yourself (DIY) craft studio takes the hassle out of crafting. We provide all the supplies and handle cleanup, so you just need to choose a project and get started!
While we have a long list of core, tried-and-true projects our fans love that are available anytime, our seasonal menu of Pinterest-inspired projects rotates regularly to reflect the latest craft trends. Pinspiration believes that everyone can be an artist, and we will help find the right project for you no matter your age or skill level!
Did we mention our Splatter Room™ where you can fling paint to make art?! Suit up in protective gear and have at it with a variety of colors thrown, splattered, and sprinkled all over to create a unique work of art. And don’t worry – we’ll take care of the mess! Pinspiration is great for everyone, including adults, and is definitely one of the most fun things to do with kids in Wilmington, NC!
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2. Airlie Gardens
Reconnect with nature! Airlie Gardens is a beautiful location to take in some fresh air if you’re looking for something a little different from the beach. The 67-acres of gardens date back to 1884, but a 1999 commitment from the New Hanover County Commissioners has helped maintain its current picturesque state. Explore the grounds on one of the many footpaths or pay a visit to the seasonal Butterfly house!
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3. Historic District
Are you a history buff? Take a stroll through time in Wilmington’s Historic District. The area covers over 230 blocks and includes everything from mansions to restaurants and shops. There is definitely something for everyone! The area is free to visit, but there are also a number of tours available if you’d like a little more guidance.
Price Range: Free
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4. Battleship North Carolina
Originally commissioned in 1941, Battleship North Carolina served faithfully in the Pacific during World War II. In 1962, it was dedicated as a memorial to all World War II veterans and the 11,000 North Carolinians who died during the war. Touring the ship is a unique experience for all ages that you won’t soon forget!
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5. Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
Where can you cool off, but also have a blast during those hot summer months? Look no further than Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park! Between the Lazy River and Water Slides, there is no shortage of activities. If you’re all watered out, there are also a number of dry attractions available including Laser Tag and Go Karts. Jungle Rapids is a great time for all ages from 1 to 91!
Price Range: $$
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