Outside Wilmington

North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher Wilmington Attractions
900 Loggerhead Rd.
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 772-0500

Visitors to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher discover more than they can imagine. Stunning exhibits showcase a variety of aquatic environments from freshwater streams and swamps to reefs and open seas. Take a journey down the Cape Fear River to the coastal waters as you travel through the aquarium....more about North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

ZipQuest - WaterFall & TreeTop Adventure Wilmington Attractions
533 Carvers Falls Dr.
Fayetteville, NC
(910) 488-8787

Zipline through the woods, ascend floating spiral stairways to treehouse platforms and cross Carver's Falls on a suspension bridge on what USA Today says is one of 10 Great Ziplines: Zipquest - Waterfall and Treetop Adventure in Fayetteville, N.C. The adventure begins with an orientation of zipline basics, and then it...more about ZipQuest - WaterFall & TreeTop Adventure

1866 State Park Drive
Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450
(910) 646-4748
(877) 722-6762

Lake Waccamaw, named after the region's tribal natives, is the largest of the Carolina Bays and is 38 miles from Wilmington in Columbus County. It wasn't until the age of aviation that thousands of the elliptical depressions known as Carolina Bays were noticed dotting the Carolinas' coastal plain. All the depressions...more about Lake Waccamaw State Park

40 Patriots Hall
Currie, NC 28435
(910) 283-5591

This 86-acre National Park site in Currie, NC, commemorates and preserves the land where the Revolutionary War Battle of Moore's Creek was fought in February 1776 between British loyalists and patriots. A one-mile walking history trail enables you to see much of the battlefield, and there are also exhibits and an audio-visual...more about Moore's Creek National Battlefield

Poplar Grove Plantation

Other Islands

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Masonboro Island is a peaceful place where generations of locals have fished, hunted, sunbathed, surfed, camped, and peacefully witnessed nature. It is no small wonder that Masonboro Island is held in high regard by many hearts. Evidence suggests that the first stretch of continental American coastline, as described by the European...more about Masonboro Island

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