Wilmington KOA

7415 Market Street

Wilmington, NC 28411

Reserve: 888-562-5699

Info: 910-686-7705

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Local Area Attractions

Wilmington KOA is conveniently located just minutes from Wrightsville Beach and historic downtown Wilmington, NC. Checkout some of these local attractions as you plan your next visit!

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Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach is just minutes from the Wilmington KOA. Surrounded by the Intracoastal Waterway and the ocean, it is the picture-perfect beach community with lots to see and do. Explore the islands winding creeks and waterways by standup paddleboard or kayak. Named as one of the worlds best surf towns, you can catch some waves on the ocean side then venture over to the Intracoastal Waterway for boating, sailing or waterfront dining.

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The Cotton Exchange (Shopping & Dining) Photo

The Cotton Exchange (Shopping & Dining)

321 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-343-9896

The site of the largest cotton-exporting company in the world in the nineteenth century, this collection of eight buildings overlooking the Cape Fear River was converted into a shopping and dining center in the early 1970s. Its renovation marked the beginning of the restoration of downtown Wilmington. Shoppers can enjoy a bit of history as they stroll the mall's tri-level space where displays of cotton bales, weighing equipment and photographs tell the story of the center's evolution. Parking is free for visitors of the complex.

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Thalian Hall Photo

Thalian Hall

310 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-632-2241

One of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in America. Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts has been in continuous use since it opened in 1858. Forming the east wing of Wilmington's magnificent City Hall, the facility hosts over 250 performance events annually. The complex houses three performance venues, the Main Stage, the Grand Ballroom, and the Studio Theatre.

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Carolina Beach Photo

Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, NC, also known as Pleasure Island, offer pristine uncrowded beaches, sparking surf, quality family activities, affordable accommodations, watersports, fishing, shopping, delicious fresh seafood, and Southern charm. Carolina Beach and Kure Beach are very popular with visitors, residents, and newcomers seeking a quaint yet thriving beach town. Just a 30 minute drive from historic downtown Wilmington, this laid-back friendly island offers relaxation, miles of sandy beaches, and events and festivals to keep you entertained all year long.

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USS North Carolina Battleship Photo

USS North Carolina Battleship

1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28402
910-251-5797

Without question, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is the centerpiece of the Wilmington Riverfront. A majestic symbol of this country's hard-earned naval victories in World War II, the battleship is a must-see attraction.

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Local Area Activities

From the historic downtown river district and Riverwalk that winds around the storied Cape Fear River to three colorful island beaches, Wilmington and our beach towns, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, all charm visitors and residents alike with an independent spirit and energy that nourishes and recharges the soul. Surrounded by water, history, and natural beauty, it's the ideal place for a vacation or weekend getaway.

Golfing Photo

Golfing

If you're a golfer, be sure to bring your clubs! There are dozens of great golf courses within a short drive from the campground.

Checkout these links for more info:

Wilmington Insider Info - Golfing Info
Wilmington Today - Golfing Info

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Farmers' Market Photo

Farmers' Market

Located along the Cape Fear River in Historic Downtown Wilmington in Riverfront Park, the  curbside market features local farmers, producers, artists and crafters. Products include fresh fruits and berries, vegetables, plants, herbs, flowers, eggs, cheeses, meats, seafood, honey, baked goods, legumes, pickled items, jams and jellies, wine, art, crafts and more. View Photo Gallery

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Arts & Entertainment Photo

Arts & Entertainment

Feed your sensitive side with stirring theatre productions, high quality museum exhibitions and the sounds of live music.

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Shopping Photo

Shopping

From specialty boutiques offering unique lines to malls carrying the large national brands, Wilmington has an amazing array of shops. Whether you're looking for clothes, games, children's toys, electronics, art, antiques, housewares, books, appliances or almost anything else, we have a shop for you. Bargain hunters will be pleased with the large number of consignment shops in the area.

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Kayaking & Paddle Boarding

From our historic riverfront city to our three island beaches, there are plenty of options for paddle boarding and kayak enthusiasts.

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Local Area Events

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Orange Street Arts Festival Photo

Orange Street Arts Festival

May 23 - 24, 2015
120 S. Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-251-1788

Wilmington's largest downtown arts festival returns for its 20th year! The work of more than 55 artists from Wilmington and across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee will be featured at this glorious anniversary event. Participants will exhibit oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, and paper creations. The Orange Street Arts Fest is both relaxing and exhilarating with live entertainment, old-fashioned fair food and a wine and beer tent. This year's festival will also include a Children's Play Place complete with games and inflatables and local food trucks from some of the best restaurants in the area! With its laid back attitude and historic Downtown Wilmington setting, the Orange Street ArtsFest has been described as "A Jewel of a Show" so don't miss out!

Dates:
Sun, May 24, 2015 - Sun, May 24, 2015
Sat, May 23, 2015 - Sat, May 23, 2015

Time:
Saturday: 10am-6pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

Admission:
Free

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50th Annual Memorial Day Observance-Battleship Photo

50th Annual Memorial Day Observance-Battleship

May 25, 2015, 5:45pm - 9pm
#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

Description:
On Memorial Day, May 25, 2015, at 5:45 pm, people of all generations from across the State will gather together on the deck of the Battleship to pay their respects. An emotional ceremony, preceding and concluding with military musical arrangements provided by a military band, and a guest speaker reflecting on the past as well as where we are today. The Executive Director of the Battleship, Captain Terry A. Bragg and members of the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Commission invite the public to this free event.

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Carolina Beach Music Festival Photo

Carolina Beach Music Festival

Jun 6, 2015
Cape Fear Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC 28428
910-458-8434

Listen up all you beach music aficionados; this is your chance to dance barefoot on the sand or just sway to the beat while standing in the surf. Held the first Saturday in June, the Beach Music Festival hosted by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce is billed as "the biggest and only beach music festival actually held on the beach on the North Carolina coast" and one of the longest running beach music festivals in the United States. Come out and enjoy a full day of live entertainment with the hottest beach music bands in the south! * You can access this festival via the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.*

Dates:
Sat, June 06, 2015 - Sat, June 06, 2015

Time:
Gates Open: 10:00am

Admission:
Advanced: $20, Gate: $25 . Cash only at the event. Children Aged 12 and Under: Free. Coolers, Beverages and Food Allowed. Sorry no glass, pets or refunds.

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Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival Photo

Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
118 Riverfront Road
Kure Beach, NC 28449
910-458-8434

There is no better way to welcome the fall season at the coast than to attend the 22nd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival! This year's magnificant line-up will feature Grammy-Award winning Dr. John & the Nite Trippers with their unique blend on New Orleans R&B and classic funk. Opening for Dr. John is Australian songstress & slide guitarist Kara Grainger who has toured with previous Seafood Festival performer Buddy Guy. Closing out the festival on the 11th will be "Queen of the blues" & two-time Grammy nominee, Shemekia Copeland who has shared the stage with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, B.B. King and Eric Clapton.
There will be many other blues & jazz groups on two stages over the two-day festival. Held at the Ft. Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach, this event is sure to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets ahead of time. Please do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels & blankets for a weekend of music & seafood at the coast.

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PPD Beach to Battleship Triathalon Photo

PPD Beach to Battleship Triathalon

Oct 17, 2015

The PPD Beach2Battleship is an internationally recognized iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Competitors from around the country and the world have traveled to the Wilmington, N.C. area to enjoy everything this world famous waterfront destination has to offer and to experience a competition Triathlete Magazine named as one of the top 5 iron distance triathlons in the world.

PPD, a leading global contract research organization, supports the event as its title sponsor to educate the public on the vital role of clinical research and participation in clinical trials to deliver new medicines to improve health and save lives, and to support the local community. All of the event's net proceeds are contributed to the Wilmington Family YMCA.

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