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Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC
+1 800-676-0162
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A River Runs Through It

The Cape Fear River is one of the stars of Wilmington. You can dine in restaurants on the shore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda R
Traverse City, Michigan
View of the Cape Fear River make downtown Wilmington beautifuk

Love the view of the bridge and walking on the Riverwalk. The river is the focus of many nice... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Wilmington, NC
+1 800-676-0162
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank mahopac
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you go downtown and take the river boardwalk you will enjoy a lot of fun activities, see the sun go down, watch the boats on the river and see the romantic side of life walking along.

Thank Dave751955
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Commercial river looks active with industry all around. Boats barges steel rust. Not a pretty sight but does mean money. Wouldn't eat the fish but a true port.

Thank richlee1975
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We've been to Wilmington several times so this is not the first time viewing the Cape Fear River from the River Front or driving over it, I personally like water views so this fit the bill for me. After the parade we spent some time...More

Thank 478camenw
Reviewed 10 October 2017

The Cape Fear Rives Sweeps up from Southport - Bald Head Island up to the Wilmington waterfront. This was the last seaport open to the South at the end of the Civil War and one can imagine low-slung blockade runners trying to dash through the...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My wife, daughter and I recently visited Historic Downtown Wilmington and ate at Anne Bonny's Bar & Grill on the Cape Fear River. The Riverwalk and its restaurants, shops and boardwalk all attract tourists to this beautiful area of Wilmington. No visit to Wilmington is...More

1  Thank pparrothead
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Super nice river walk area, with a visitor center, restrooms, lots of great restaurants and shoppy-shops. We really enjoyed it. We read all the historical and interpretive signs as we went and just took it all in. Highly recommend it if you are in town.

Thank Rondi F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

It's the vaastness of the scene, with the dynamic, drenched colors and hues that make an evening stroll along the riverwalk worth it's weight in goldness. Highly recommend. Do once; do often.

1  Thank Kemiim M
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