- TripBuzz found 111 things to do with kids in or near Wilmington, North Carolina, including 88 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wrightsville Beach, Southport, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach.
- From Cape Fear Serpentarium to Children's Museum of Wilmington, the Wilmington area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Theaters, Zoos, History Museums and Military Museums.
- Located in the Southeastern portion of North Carolina, Wilmington is a large city resting on the Cape Fear River. And with much of its economy centered on high-tech fields such as telecommunications, the community continues to grow. The city is also important to the film industry with EUE/Screen Gems Studio calling Wilmington home. Other nearby attractions include live theater, several museums and a local symphony orchestra.
The cash only admission to the Cape Fear Serpentarium is well worth it as visitors see at least 23 species of venomous snakes, at least six species of constrictors, and at least three species of crocodiles, and four species of Great Lizards. Visitors can also watch feedings.
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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.
The water park is the main draw to Jungle Rapid Family Fun Park since it utilizes most of the attraction's space and features a wave pool, children's play area, and several small water slides. There are also go karts, laser tag, and miniature gold.
Tregembo Animal Park has over 100 species of animals including Albino California Kingsnakes, North American alligators, Bengal tigers, two-toed sloths, and nine species of monkey. The Tregembo family has owned and operated the zoo since 1952.
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.
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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.
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.
Dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of railroads in and around the Wilmington area, the Wilmington Railroad Museum maintains a large collection of railroad-related artifacts and memorabilia dating back to 1840.
Exploring the city by water, Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc Day Tours offers visitors sightseeing tours on a riverboat with a two decks. The company also has specialty tours such as a murder mystery cruise and Black River nature cruise.