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Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC
+1 800-676-0162
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Great riverwalk

Strolling on the Riverwalk along the Cape Fear River is plesant. There are shops and resturants... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
42sylviaj
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Wilmington
Coast Guard Boat

This was the most amazing cite. The Coast Guard boat came in and there were families waiting to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
happicamper1961
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Birmingham, Alabama
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The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North Carolina piedmont, crossing the coastal plain, and empties into the Atlantic near Southport.
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“cape fear” (23 reviews)
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Wilmington, NC
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+1 800-676-0162
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Strolling on the Riverwalk along the Cape Fear River is plesant. There are shops and resturants and a view of the USS North Carolina. River crusises are available.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most amazing cite. The Coast Guard boat came in and there were families waiting to see their love ones,

Thank happicamper1961
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to battle ship, go downtown, put your boat in the water, so much to see and do in wiliminton. You will want to try a little of it all, food , beaches entertainment.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Short trip from work wish I could have made it here a little earlier. Loved the candy shop downtown and the history

Thank rforchion
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Take a walk on the Riverwalk to see the Cape Fear River from restaurants, bars and shops. A must see in Wilmington!

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We just visited Wilmington and we spent a lot of time on the riverfront. It is a beautiful area and the walkway is long enough to get in a good walk. We also took one boat ride on the Cape Fear River. From a boat,...More

1  Thank Lori F
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

For $12, taking a boat tour is a deal! We had awesome bloody Mary's from the bar, while taking in the history from local boat owners. Cape Fear really has a cool history with it's port and uses of international commerce. We really enjoyed learning,...More

1  Thank Alicat1964
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Staying in the area. Riverwalk is nice and enjoyable on a warm day. Neat shops within walking distance

1  Thank travel_king80
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

was a sunny sunday afternoon and walked from midtown north to isabell holmes bridge and then back the other way to as far as we could go towards the cape fear memorial bridge. Is a great walk along the river with a view of the...More

1  Thank Ron338C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Cape Fear River is nicely developed along Wilmington's 1+ mile long Riverwalk with hotels, shops, restaurants, historic areas, marinas, and more. Numerous activities include carriage tours, boat tours, a visit to the USS North Carolina, the USCGC Diligence, the Cotton Exchange shops, etc. Farther...More

1  Thank Alan S
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