Top rated Tourist attractions in Wilmington

Experience the best that Wilmington has to offer with our curated list of top-rated places. Sorted by average review scores from venues boasting over 30 reviews, these establishments promise exceptional quality and experiences to elevate your visit in the city. This list contains 68 places from Tourist attraction category.

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The Delaware Center for Horticulture
Non-profit organization
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Great place & very nice staff. The gardens are lovely!
4.90 (61 reviews)
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Woodberry Lights
Tourist attraction
πŸ‘πŸ‘ When I found out about this spot, I literally jumped up with excitement, and they did not disappoint! They have a loop of music playing accessable via radio that the lights coordinate with (I believe it's about 20 or so minutes?). We (my husband and I) pulled up and parked on the side of the street...
4.90 (49 reviews)
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New Hanover County Arboretum | N.C. Cooperative Extension
Arboretum
Family-friendly destination with seasonal specialty flower gardens, a koi pond & a kids' play area.
4.80 (833 reviews)
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Noni Bacca Winery
Winery
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Fantastic wine and wine tasting. The owner Ken oh, and his wife were so kind. Told us about restaurants and bard to visit also.
4.80 (224 reviews)
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Cape Fear Museum of History and Science
Museum
Regional museum for history & science featuring battle artifacts, a kids' discovery gallery & more.
4.80 (191 reviews)
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Cobble Lookout Trailhead
Hiking area
πŸ‘πŸ‘ A relatively easy 1.3 mile hike each way, entirely shaded by tall trees so the temperature is nice and mild. In early Oct, the trees are mostly yellow and orange. Some of the path is muddy, but there are strategically placed logs to help you out. When you summit, the views are spectacular. There are...
4.80 (159 reviews)
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Piney Ridge Nature Preserve
Nature preserve
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Read up on the natural habitat for Venus fly traps to appreciate the value of this special garden.
4.80 (139 reviews)
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Sentinel Range Wilderness
Nature preserve
Hiking, climbing & skiing are popular activities at this vast natural area with peaks & lakes.
4.80 (99 reviews)
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Rockford Tower
Historical landmark
πŸ‘πŸ‘ This is one seriously cool tower! Can't believe I've lived here my whole life and never visited the tower. It looks like something medieval with huge blue rock stones and large ornate door. At first you think there's a very unique clock on the side until you realize it's a huge sundial! Look way up...
4.80 (68 reviews)
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The Art of Humor Gallery
Art gallery
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Great to meet in person the author/artist. His studio is wonderful and well worth a drive and a hard laugh. Beautiful home and the grounds are spectacular! An opportunity in your backyard to meet a wonderful man and wonderful talent. Get an opportunity to buy limited addition prints, posters and...
4.80 (43 reviews)
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Long Leaf Park
Park
Wooded park with lighted baseball fields & tennis courts, ample picnic shelters & a 1.5 mile trail.
4.70 (3K reviews)
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Airlie Gardens
Botanical garden
Expansive gardens filled with azaleas, walking trails & 10 acres of freshwater lakes.
4.70 (2.4K reviews)
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Halyburton Park
Park
Park featuring picnic areas & playgrounds, plus a 1.3-mi. walking/biking trail & nature programs.
4.70 (887 reviews)
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The Grand Opera House
Event venue
Opulent 1871 building featuring opera, symphony, ballet & other live performances.
4.70 (810 reviews)
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Wilmington Railroad Museum
Rail museum
Museum with history on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, scale models & a full-size steam engine.
4.70 (751 reviews)
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Rockford Park
Park
104-acre space with a historic observation tower & picnic site, plus trails & an off-leash dog area.
4.70 (618 reviews)
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Water Street Park
Park
Riverside recreation area featuring benches, a fountain, picnic tables, pedestal plants & restrooms.
4.70 (568 reviews)
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River Walk
Park
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Delaware has an abundance of beautiful parks and gardens,but the riverfront is my most favorite place to be. I go there everyday. Sometimes just to sit and look at people walk by,look at the beauty of the surroundings and walk. It's refreshing and a safe place.
4.70 (460 reviews)
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Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden at Piney Ridge Nature Preserve - Wilmington
Nature preserve
πŸ‘πŸ‘ Highly recommend a May visit after a rain. Never have I seen so many pitcher plants! Very short stroll and very rewarding. Be sure to get low to the ground to find/see the Venus Flytraps.
4.70 (372 reviews)
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Cloudsplitter Gondola
Mountain cable car
πŸ‘πŸ‘ This is a great way to get to little whiteface. TAKE A LOOK AT HOURS ONLINE THEY CHANGE DEPENDING ON THE TIME OF THE YEAR. This gondola does NOT take you to the full top. The views were beautiful not only on the gondola but on the mountain too. I'm sure for the snowboarding/skiing crowd this is incr...
4.70 (362 reviews)
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