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

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

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

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


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


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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East Coast Shag Classic Photo

East Coast Shag Classic

Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2015
1706 N Lumina Ave
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

Thu, January 29, 2015 - Sun, February 01, 2015

This annual weekend event is for beach music lovers along the East Coast to come and enjoy the sights and sounds of shagging at Wrightsville Beach. Thursday, enjoy The Band of Oz, then Friday jam to the tunes of The Embers featuring Craig Woolard with line and shag dance instructors on hand. Saturday catch the exciting Joey Warren Show, listen to Jim Quick and The Coastline as well as The Entertainers and compete in the ECSC Shag Competition at noon. Sunday it's The Big Kahuna's Beach Party! Along with these great concerts, enjoy a silent auction, a meet and greet fan fair, and much more!All events held at the Holiday Inn Resort.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price
Single Tickets for Concerts Advanced: $20, Door:$25, Other Packages please see website

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Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival Photo

Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival

Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015

Coastline Conference and Event Center 503 Nutt Street Wilmington, NC 28401

Friday Night: Grand Tasting - Pick your pleasure as participating regional vintners and chocolatiers offer their best for sampling and sale! Indulge yourself in the delicious abundance of hors d'oevres and relax to live music performed by The Schoolboys while shopping artisan exhibits. The Grand Tasting will preview the Marketplace (held on Saturday & Sunday) and guests will experience a few special surprises that will ensure a light and effervescent evening.

Saturday & Sunday: Marketplace - Sip, Nibble & Sigh!

Event Time
Hours: Fri: 7-10, Sat: 11-7, Sun: Noon-4pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price

For More Information
(910) 742-0120 or (910) 512-9948


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Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival Photo

Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival

Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015
7-10 p.m.
featuring entertainment by
The Schoolboys


Saturday, January 31, 2015
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Sunday, February 1, 2015
noon - 4 p.m.

Coastline Conference
and Event Center
503 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
800.617.7732 toll free
910.762.5184 local

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NC Jazz Festival 35th Annual Photo

NC Jazz Festival 35th Annual

Feb 5 - 7, 2015
Hilton Riverside Hotel
301 Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

February 5-7,2015

This is one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast and a STS Top 20 Event. We will kick off Thursday night featuring 3 hours of different styles of jazz which will open with The Benny Hill Quartet. The second set of the evening will feature vocalist, Molly Ryan, Rossano Sportiello's "Tribute to George Shearing" and Ed Polcer's "Traditional Jazz Jam." Friday and Saturday nights we will present our All-Star musicians in the traditional seven sets of six or seven players, each set with a different leader. These concerts will be 41/2 hours of beautiful jazz by the most talented musicians. To see a full list of musicians and activities please see the website.

Time: Th: 7:30pm-10:30pm, Fri-Sat: 7:30pm-12am, Sun: 10:30am-2pm

Admission: Single Night Tickets: Th: $40, Fri &Sat: $60, Active Military: $25 & Students: $15 each night. Patron Packets: $200 per person for Friday & Saturday, $225 for Th, Fri, Sat and Sun Brunch.

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Valentine's Day Cruise Photo

Valentine's Day Cruise

Feb 14, 2015
101 S Water Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

February 14th, 2015

This year, treat your special someone to a romantic dinner and dance cruise on the beautiful Cape Fear River. Enjoy an appetizing buffet, entertainment, and a cash bar with full ABC permits aboard North Carolina's largest riverboat for your special Valentine's Dinner!

Time: Boarding: 6 pm, Cruise: 6:30pm - 9:00 pm

Admission: $56 Per Person (Tax & Gratuity Included)

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