- This is a vastly popular area due to its location and inviting atmosphere. Wilmington boasts as having the state's largest urban National Registered Historic District encompassing over 200 city blocks. Tours offered in the area are Thalian Hall which was completed in 1858 as a combination City Hall and Town Theater, the Burgwin-Wright House, Wilmington Adventure Tours and riverboat cruises. A famous historical place is the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial. Museums include New Hanover County Museum of the Lower Cape Fear, St. John's Museum of Art and the Wilmington Railroad Museum. Two gardens worthy of visiting are the Greenfield Gardens and the Airlie Gardens. The area is abound with seasonal festivals and local cultural events.
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Theodore Roosevelt State Natural Area
Recreation - The Wilmington area offers some of the state's most beautiful outdoor recreation opportunities for the beach lovers. The entire coast is dotted with public and private offerings. Anymore, you will have to look hard to find that remote beach haven, but it is still there with all the delights of solitude and wonderful sea shell collecting. Much of this area has a historical significance which is worthy of exploration. Fort Fisher, Carolina Beach, Theodore Roosevelt, Fort Macon are just a few of the memorable locations.
Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average above 44 degrees Fahrenheit (above 7 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (above 27 Celsius). The state has a fairly wet climate with an average precipitation for this area averaging above 52 inches (above 132 centimeters).
Wilmington is located along the southeastern coastline of North Carolina. It may be accessed by US 421 or US 117 from the north, US 74 / 76 from the west, I-40 from the northwest or US 17 from the south.