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The Cotton Exchange

Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-343-9896
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Not what I remember as a child

Went here after not visiting for many years and it was not what I remember as a child. Maybe it has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Debbie G
Raleigh, North Carolina
Historic location with a variety of shops and restaurants

Wonderful time exploring unique shops in the old Cotton Exchange on the riverfront in downtown... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
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“fun shops” (6 reviews)
“unusual items” (3 reviews)
Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-343-9896
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here after not visiting for many years and it was not what I remember as a child. Maybe it has changed that much or I am thinking about another place not sure but I was not impressed at all. The stores where more like...More

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful time exploring unique shops in the old Cotton Exchange on the riverfront in downtown Wilmington. This was followed by lunch in the German Cafe...which was excellent. Authentic German atmosphere and food....including homemade traditional deserts. The restaurant also had a nice selection of German chocolates...More

Thank lwc149
Reviewed 27 August 2017

As we entered town; we didn't realize that the shops had closed already. We could not make it back during this trip. Would like to in the future.

Thank moscicki
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A nicely converted space, formally a cotton mill. All sorts of shopping and dining opportunities featuring really unique items. I've found my new favorite place to shop for clothing, Elizabeth's Ladies Boutique, I love all of her clothing. This is over two hours away from...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We come to Wilmington every year for a day while vacationing at Topsail Island, and always visit The Cotton Exchange just to walk around this historic building, or actually 8 buildings, that were in the 1800s and 1900s used as a cotton exchange, flour and...More

Thank Sightsee_Eat
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great place to shop and grab lunch. Top Toad offers lots of nice gifts and Wilmington / North Carolina apparel. The staff is helpful.

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have been going to the Cotton Exchange for many years. I have been alone, with my kids and parents. It has something for all. There's an ice cream shop, jewelry store, unique shops and restaurants as well as The Top Toad, which is our...More

Thank TravelingFam_8
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the Cotton Exchange the 4th of July and we loved it! It is a beautiful old building full of little special shops. Even if you don't want to buy anything it is worth a visit. It also has nice restaurants. It was worth...More

Thank SaraAntonLargo
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Located on the Cape Fear river. An older exchange building revitalized to accommodate speciality shopping. Easy to walk around, several floors - you could experience the shops within an hour.

Thank Flyby0161
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I loved the small shops, food places and local flair available here. It is a great place to visit and you will find good quality and unique items. Enjoy yourself!

Thank BethIneson
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