- The list below includes 77 free or cheap things to do in or near Carolina Beach, North Carolina, including 46 different types of inexpensive activities like Piers & Boardwalks, Arcades, Mini Golf and Breweries.
- From Carolina Beach State Park to Freeman Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Carolina Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilmington, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Oak Island.
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1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard, South, Kure Beach, NC 28449 MoreLess Info
The Fort Fisher Historic Site was an important location to the Confederacy as it was used to run supplies to the Confederate army. Located at Kure Beach, the fort is the site of two major battles of the Civil War.
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1610 Fort Fisher Boulevard, South, Wilmington, NC 28449 MoreLess Info
Designed to keep the Wilmington port open during the Civil War, when Fort Fisher fell on January 15, 1865, it was one of the most decisive victories that proving that the North's victory. Visitors to the Fort Fisher State Historic Site see earthworks, and view a documentary, and shop.
With Mahanaim Adventures - Kayaking Day Adventures, visitors can explore the region's creeks, rivers, basins, and islands by kayak with an experienced guide. Each trip has a different theme, from eco-tours to sunset trips.
On the banks of the Cape Fear River, the Price's Creek Lighthouse sits on private property and is not open to the public. This lighthouse is one of only eight along the Cape Fear River that survived in the Civil War and remain standing today.
The Cameron Art Museum features a variety of exhibitions, ranging from painting to sculpture and ceramics. In addition to an extensive permanent collection, the museum hosts periodic visiting exhibits from around the world.
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900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC MoreLess Info
At Fort Fisher Recreation Area visitors can touch a bamboo shark, talk to a SCUBA driver, and climb on play equipment. Visitors can also see animals being fed, including freshwater carp, striped bass and sturgeon.
Located in the historic village of Southport, the Adventure Company - Day Tours features bicycle and walking tours through the streets of Southport and along the Cape Fear River, and kayak tours and rental services for beginner through advanced kayakers.
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Corner of Nash and Rhett Streets, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
This old jail built in 1904 to replace the city jail is now The Old Brunswick County Jail Museum. The museum includes the history of the jail, self guided tours of the original jail cells and other exhibits.