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Wilmington harbor and shipyard during Civil War

Wilmington Civil War Blockade: model ships, weapons, and the Battle of Fort Fisher

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 05.31.2011

The Cape Fear Museum downtown Wilmington has an extensive collection dedicated to the Civil War Blockade and the Battle of Fort Fisher. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors, military and students, and $3 children 3-17. Historic data, descriptions and quotes are from the museum exhibits.
In April 1862, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a naval blockade of [...]

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Indians firing wood to build a dugout canoe

Wilmington before the American Revolution - artifacts, engravings, trade and weapons

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 04.05.2011

The Cape Fear Museum downtown Wilmington is a great place to take the kids. It has an impressive collection depicting life in Wilmington from prehistoric to Civil War and modern times. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors, military and students, $3 children 3-17 (free for kids 2 and under). The museum is open 9AM to [...]

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One of largest prehistoric land mammals Ice Age North Carolina

An Ice Age sloth, giant shark teeth, Venus fly-trap, fatal hurricanes…Cape Fear Museum has it all!

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 02.09.2011

The Cape Fear Museum is one of the most popular family attractions in Wilmington. Here you can learn about the history (the Civil War collection is quite impressive), wildlife and unique culture of coastal North Carolina. Admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors, military and students, and $3 children 3-17.
Here is what kids can do inside [...]

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Early colonial ferry sailed from Black River to Charleston

The 1700s Brown’s Ferry boat, oldest American built vessel yet discovered

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 01.13.2011

When the Brown’s Ferry Vessel was discovered on the bottom of Black River in 1976 it was considered the most important nautical discovery in the United States.
Built in the 1700s, the wooden merchant boat is the oldest American-built vessel, about 50 years older than the Revolutionary War gundalow Philadelphia.
The 50 foot vessel was [...]

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The jaws of the largest croc in US

Utan the monster croc that rules at Alligator Adventure

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 09.20.2010

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This year I revisited my favorite beast, Utan the King of Crocs and most famous VIP of the Alligator Adventure zoo in North Myrtle Beach.

The one ton, 20 foot long crocodile continues to captivate visitors without moving a finger! He lets his monster teeth do the talking.

I’m always fascinated by his alien scruff tough looking [...]

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Utan King of Crocs enormous teeth

Return to Alligator Adventure: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 05.28.2010

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Recently my daughter and I returned to Alligator Adventure zoo park at Barefoot Landing. Although the place is still a top Myrtle Beach family attraction, I was less impressed. The 3rd time proved not a lucky charm…

The Good
• Utan is still the King of Crocs, the largest crocodile to be exhibited in a zoo in [...]

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Viking, Asian, European and Native American model boats

Admire incredible handmade wooden ship models at NC Maritime Museum in Southport

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 02.11.2010

Wooden boat models lovers unite at the NC Maritime Museum in charming Southport! Here you can admire over 40 artisan crafted, model ship replicas spanning the entire world history.
There are Native American canoes, stealth Viking longships, large Chinese junks, magnificent European war ships and galleons, as well as famous U.S. ships, steamboats and ironclads.
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Stede Bonnet pirate flag replica

Cape Fear pirates invade the NC Maritime Museum! Southport free family attractions

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 02.01.2010

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“My life, my lover, my lady, is the sea”
The NC Maritime Museum at Southport provides a kid-friendly exhibit featuring the life, legends and artifacts of famous 18th century pirates that once roamed the North Carolina Coast. Admission is Free.

Gangsters of the Sea or Smart Career Choice?
Life on a naval ship was notoriously bad in [...]

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Hello Girls! Live underwater show

NC Aquarium exotic creatures, a family fun Carolina Beach getaway

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 01.21.2010

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What better way to spend the afternoon (and only $8 total) than swimming with sharks, sun-bathing with alligators, twirling with seahorses and chasing dart frogs in the lush tropics? The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher delivers!

Although is not as big as Ripley’s in Myrtle Beach, it still one of the most fun and affordable aquariums [...]

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Outdoor fun with kids

Let’s play! Wilmington Children Museum has fun stuff for everyone

Posted By ShoutCarolina,Date: 12.16.2009

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The Wilmington children museum it’s a great place to spend the afternoon with the kids. It’s not as big as Edventure nor as cool as the one in Greenville, yet has lots of rooms to explore filled with fun and creative activities.
Admission is $8 (free for children under 1). The museum is located on Orange [...]

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