- 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
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.
Cape Fear Segway Tours offers hour to 1.5-hour Segway tours of the waterfront, Historic District, and Hollywood for both beginners and riders that are more advanced. The company also offers Segway sales and repairs.
Featuring professional actors, City Stage Theatre offers the community a variety of musicals, comedies, and plays to attend. The top level of the theater is a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city.
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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.
With other 35 years of experience, Captain Alan Held who conducts Sail Wilmington NC can be a valuable tour guide. Guests can arrange for private one hour tours on his 30 foot boat called Jammin along the river front.
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.
The Henrietta III is a steamboat similar to the Henrietta that sailed the waters near Wilmington in 1817. Cape Fear Riverboats, Incorporated offers dinner cruises, murder mysteries, sunset cruises, and sightseeing cruises, aboard the boat.