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The Riverwalk
Riverfront Park along Water St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

The heart and soul of downtown Wilmington is its riverfront. Once a bustling, gritty confusion of warehouses, docks and sheds — all suffused with the odor of turpentine — the wharf was the state's most important commercial port. Much has changed today. Now, experience Wilmington's charm and historical continuity by strolling The Riverwalk. Dining, shopping and lodging establishments line the walk, and live entertainment takes place at the small Riverfront Stage in the summer. The visitor information booth at the intersection of Market and Water streets has event schedules. Summer Friday nights bring Downtown Sundown, live music shows backed by spectacular Cape Fear River sunsets. Immediately to the north, schooners, pleasure boats and replicas of historic ships frequently visit the municipal docks. Coast Guard cutters and the occasional British naval vessel dock beyond the Federal Court House; some ships allow touring, especially during festivals. 


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