Take a Boat Tour

Cruise along the Cape Fear River or around the area’s beaches with a boat tour company. You’ll learn various fun facts about the area’s history, its ecology, and more along the way.

Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens is known for a 500-year-old live oak, 10 acres of lakes, a variety of gardens, a chapel made out of bottles, and much more.

Battleship North Carolina

One thing that belongs on everyone’s bucket list (especially families) is a walk on the USS North Carolina.

Children's Museum

Prepare for some fun and interactive play inside the Children’s Museum of Wilmington. Includes fun exhibits that simulate real-life situations, like a grocery store, doctor’s office, & gym.

Wilmington Railroad Museum

There are life-sized artifacts and 20-plus model trains, making this place a truly interactive, educational experience.

Carolina Beach State Park

Carolina Beach State Park is easily one of our favorite things to do with kids in Wilmington. The trails are flat and easy and give a great representative look at the diverse ecosystems found in the Cape Fear region.

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