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Cape Fear River

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Address: Wilmington, NC
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+1 800-676-0162
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The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system...

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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Beautiful and historic.

Beach you boat on one of the many island beaches between the ports and Southport, tie up at the city docks or Port City Marina for an afternoon of shopping or dining, Kayak up one... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lee B
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beach you boat on one of the many island beaches between the ports and Southport, tie up at the city docks or Port City Marina for an afternoon of shopping or dining, Kayak up one of the many creeks and enjoy the variety of critters and plants, fish, sun or just cruise, explore the many historical sites along the way.... More 

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Couva, Trinidad
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14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving over the bridge gives you a great view of Wilmington and its port as well as the battleship North Carolina.

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Thank Sephanyah P
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seeing the Cape Fear from the Riverwalk is beautiful, especially on nice days out and is a good place to watch the sunset or people watch. However, there have been extensive renovations ongoing for months now that block large parts of the riverwalk. Also, as a local, it just gets old after awhile.

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Thank Lawren M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The beautiful, free flowing Cape Fear adds lustre to Wilmington, making it one of the gems in N Carolina, a state already brimming with beauty and history. Wilmington is set to take its place as one of the places to visit in the USA, along with the Cape Fear River.

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Thank Jack7_13
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The boardwalk allows you to walk along the Cape Fear River, and there are a plethora of different eateries with seating which overlooks the CF river as well. The bridge connects between Wilmington and Leland and can be viewed from the boardwalk. You can also the see the battleship across the river which you can visit as well.

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Thank Jeanette N
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Cape Fear River starts a couple of hundred miles from heare and all of it that I have seen so far is nice. I certaily love sitting in the Wilmington waterfront and watch the water, but dream of floating and paddling all the way down from its beginning or at least where the Haw river runs inot it .... More 

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Thank Vaughn G
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I could sit for hours at the rivers edge and watch the boats and ships cruise by. There is just something magic about this river. And the sunset are just stunning.

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Thank SCCLane
Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Cape Fear River is a beautiful place to stroll along the Boardwalk, visit the quaint shops, take a day or evening river cruise, or just sit and relax in the tranquil surroundings. Be sure to get your picture taken with the USS North Carolina in the background. The ship is permanently anchored on the river and tours are available.

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Thank ashuk
Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Cape Fear is always changing . In the morning the water can look very very rough. Always at night the water looks like glass. It is very beautiful. Everyone needs to go on aboat ride to have a tour of the river. This is very educational. The Captains can tell you of alot the history . Plese enjoy. I... More 

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Thank Merle S
Concord, NC
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Why not take a step back and enjoy the water. Relax your mind and soul. This is truly a place to do that.

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