- Our list of the best things to do in Jacksonville, North Carolina, features the top 58 nearby activities — including 29 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Jacksonville, NC has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Water Activities, Tours, Museums & Galleries, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of Jacksonville, NC , followed by 42 popular activities in nearby cities, including Surf City, Swansboro, Emerald Isle and Sneads Ferry
Located in Wilmington, North Carolina, the New Hanover County Arboretum highlights seven acres of gardens. Classes are featured for individuals who are interested in becoming Master Gardeners. A Master Gardener Clinic is featured for diagnosing plant problems as well.
Sound stages and the back lock of the Screen Gems Studio offer frequent tours of their studios. More than 350 film, television, and commercial projects have even been shot on the 50 acre sound stage lot in coastal Wilmington.
68% 148 votes
5320 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, NC 28403 MoreLess Info
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.
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.
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.
The 230 block Historic District of Wilmington, North Carolina is one of the largest on the National Registry of Historic Places. Visitors can tour the USS North Carolina, visit Screen Gems Studios, shop in the restored buildings of the Cotton Exchange, and eat at numerous restaurants.
99% 202 votes
310 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 MoreLess Info
Since 1858, people have been watching performances in the Thalian Hall Center for Performing Arts. The League of Historic American Theatres, Incorporated is located in the Italianate Opera House and serves as a resource for others wanting to restore historic theaters across the United States.