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Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC
+1 800-676-0162
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Beautiful!

Take a walk on the Riverwalk to see the Cape Fear River from restaurants, bars and shops. A must... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DebbieS50
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Roswell, GA
Beautiful and Peaceful

We just visited Wilmington and we spent a lot of time on the riverfront. It is a beautiful area and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lori F
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La Plata, Maryland
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The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North Carolina piedmont, crossing the coastal plain, and empties into the Atlantic near Southport.
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“cape fear” (23 reviews)
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Wilmington, NC
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+1 800-676-0162
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a walk on the Riverwalk to see the Cape Fear River from restaurants, bars and shops. A must see in Wilmington!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just visited Wilmington and we spent a lot of time on the riverfront. It is a beautiful area and the walkway is long enough to get in a good walk. We also took one boat ride on the Cape Fear River. From a boat,...More

1  Thank Lori F
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

For $12, taking a boat tour is a deal! We had awesome bloody Mary's from the bar, while taking in the history from local boat owners. Cape Fear really has a cool history with it's port and uses of international commerce. We really enjoyed learning,...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Staying in the area. Riverwalk is nice and enjoyable on a warm day. Neat shops within walking distance

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

was a sunny sunday afternoon and walked from midtown north to isabell holmes bridge and then back the other way to as far as we could go towards the cape fear memorial bridge. Is a great walk along the river with a view of the...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Cape Fear River is nicely developed along Wilmington's 1+ mile long Riverwalk with hotels, shops, restaurants, historic areas, marinas, and more. Numerous activities include carriage tours, boat tours, a visit to the USS North Carolina, the USCGC Diligence, the Cotton Exchange shops, etc. Farther...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We enjoyed our time being near or on the Cape Fear River. Its hard to enjoy this part of NC without visiting it.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

The Cape Fear River is one of the stars of Wilmington. You can dine in restaurants on the shore, sashay up and down the River Walk or take one of the cruises that will show you many sites.

2  Thank Linda R
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Love the view of the bridge and walking on the Riverwalk. The river is the focus of many nice restaurants or beautiful views and sunsets

1  Thank mahopac
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

I found a post card with this exact view! Beautiful December day to be on the waterfront. Areas to sit were clean and sturdy.

Thank Wytonia K
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