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DefyGravity Wilmington Wilmington Attractions
6431 Market St
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 444-1002

Wilmington needed something to get up in the air about! Well, here it is...a gravity-free zone. Come soar at southeastern North Carolina's best trampoline park. From the outside in, plenty of parking and a gracious staff, this park caters to fun-goers that avoid hassles. Streamlined check-in lanes and black sectionals to don...more about DefyGravity Wilmington

EUE/Screen Gems Studios Tour Wilmington Attractions
1223 N. 23rd St.
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 343-3500

Movie fans can take a one-hour walking tour of EUE/Screen Gems Studios, the largest full-service production facility east of California.  Among more than 300 film and television projects have been produced here are Muppets from SpaceIdlewild, Domestic Disturbance, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek and Matlock.  On the tour you'll see...more about EUE/Screen Gems Studios Tour

Poplar Grove Plantation Wilmington Attractions
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC
(910) 686-9518

This 1850 Greek Revival house and plantation is one of the oldest existing peanut plantations in North Carolina. Today, costumed guides lead visitors through this lovingly restored mansion and recount the plantation's history. Skills important to daily nineteenth-century life, such as spinning, weaving, smithery, and basketry, are frequently demonstrated, and visitors...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

Tregembo Animal Park Wilmington Attractions
5811 Carolina Beach Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 392-3604

Operated by the Tregembo family for more than 65 years, the Tregembo Animal Park houses more than 130 species of animals. In addition to traditional zoo favorites such as monkeys, the zoo has a white tiger, lions, black leopards, a prehensile tail porcupine, river otters, and a group of ring-tailed lemurs...more about Tregembo Animal Park

300 Airlie Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-7700

Enjoy the pleasures nature has to offer — smell the tulips, admire the azaleas, gaze at the camellias and stand in the shade of the 468-year-old Airlie Oak while visiting this quintessential Southern garden. Stroll curving paths and walkways in this lush natural setting while admiring the majesty of coastal North Carolina...more about Airlie Gardens

1817 Hall Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 434-5544

Battle House Tactical Laser Tag is located in a 10,000 square foot indoor arena, designed for all ranges of experience and skill level.  The complex urban environment is multi-story and multi-dimensional, with buildings, stairways, and barricades which are re-arranged on a monthly basis so that the challenges remain fresh and exciting. ...more about Battle House Tactical Laser Tag

3201 S. 17th St.
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 395-5999

The Cameron Art Museum is the only art museum in eastern North Carolina. It presents changing special exhibitions; monthly family and children's programs (Kids @ CAM); weekly interdisciplinary programs (lectures, music, films, dance, yoga and Tai Chi); ongoing workshops and classes in ceramics at the unique Clay Studio with a resident...more about Cameron Art Museum

U.S. Hwy. 421 S (Third St. and Carolina Beach Rd.)
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-5606

A haven for migratory birds, Greenfield Lake is also a popular spot for families. A five-mile walking/biking path encircles the 90-acre lake. Herons, egrets and ducks are regular visitors, as are hawks and cardinals. Keep a lookout for alligators, too. Get a closer look aboard canoes and kayaks for rent at...more about Greenfield Lake and Gardens

314 Pine Grove Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28409
(910) 798-7275

Hugh MacRae Park is a quiet respite nestled between acres of trees right in the middle of busy Wilmington. Children love this park for the picnics, walks and many sights to see. The resident wildlife at the duck pond provides wonderful educational entertainment for children year round. From the footbridge traversing...more about Hugh MacRae Park

5320 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-0666

This welcoming and hospitable family entertainment center features the only true waterpark in eastern North Carolina, plus dry activities and arcade games galore for non-stop entertainment!  

The waterpark boasts an array of superb slides including the Sidewinder, the relaxing Volcano Express, the Rapid Racer, and the Super Bowl. At the center of Jungle Rapids Waterpark...more about Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

6206 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-7660

This 7-acre teaching and learning facility with 33 gardens is the only educational arboretum in southeastern North Carolina. The arboretum was formally opened in 1989 and is still in development. The gardens rank among the finer theme gardens in the area. Boardwalks and paths wind through a profusion of plants, grasses,...more about New Hanover Cooperative Extension Arboretum

Games: Schwartz Center, 610 N. Front St.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 791-6523

Calling Cape Fear Community College's Schwartz Center their home, the Wilmington Sea Dawgs play an exciting brand of fast-paced hoops that draw substantial crowds and make fans of first-time attendees. The team participates in many community outreach events and provides discounted or complimentary tickets to most area not-for-profit organizations. Also, each...more about Wilmington Sea Dawgs

7207 Ogden Business Lane
Wilmington Basketball Center
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 352-3047

The Wilmington Sea Dawgs "unleash the excitement" of professional basketball in the Port City. This independent minor league team plays in the Tobacco Road Basketball Team. Their home games, played at the Wilmington Basketball Center, draw substantial crowds and makes fans of first-time attendees. The team participates in many community outreach...more about Wilmington Sea Dawgs

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