- The list below includes 80 free or cheap things to do in or near Southport, North Carolina, including 47 different types of inexpensive activities like Specialty Museums, Kayaking, Movie Theaters and Art Gallery.
- From Waterfront Park to Price's Creek Lighthouse, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Southport and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.
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2775 Sea Aire Dr Sw, Holden Beach, NC 28462 MoreLess Info
With half-day trips available, Ollie Raja Fishing Charters offers visitors a chance to catch mackerel, flounder, and shark on its fishing charters. The captain is knowledgeable about the fishing spots and the type of fish available.
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.
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.
116 Orange Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 MoreLess Info
Featuring many exhibits for children to play on, Children's Museum of Wilmington offers a variety of activities to keep them entertained. They have a spaceship, playhouse, audio room, and wooden boat. They also have a petting zoo.
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1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28401 MoreLess Info
Visitors to the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial have many tour options available, and can spend hours climbing throughout the battleship and experiencing the various bunkers, engines, turrets and guns. The ship also has a gift shop.
The home of physician, planter and business leader John Dillard Bellamy and his wife Eliza McIlhenny Harris, along with their nine children, the Bellamy Mansion, is open for touring or weddings. In addition, visitors can see a formal garden, slave quarters and a carriage house.
Cape Fear Museum is the oldest history museum in North Carolina, and contains more than 52,000 artifacts, although visitors see just a small fraction of those. The museum contains exhibits on Michael Jordan, North Carolina natural history, transportation and history of the region, and the city's racial history.