Explore Wilmington's history and scenic beaches

Located near the magnificent Atlantic Ocean and the picturesque Cape Fear River, the town of Wilmington offers plenty of things to do. The Country Inn & Suites is located about halfway between downtown's award-winning riverfront and historic district to the west and the popular Wrightsville Beach to the east. Spend a day surfing in the ocean or see through the eyes of a World War II sailor on Battleship North Carolina. Students and families visiting the University of North Carolina Wilmington are just three miles away from campus, and those flying into town are a quick 10-minute drive from the ILM airport. Overwhelmed by the options? Ask our friendly concierge staff for personalized recommendations.
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Airlie Gardens

3.88 mi / 6.25 km from the hotel
Granted to the Ogden brothers by King George II in 1736, these historical gardens are now open to the public. Visit the ever-changing seasonal garden, stop by the mystery grave in the cemetery, and walk through the family-favorite butterfly house.

Battleship North Carolina

4.13 mi / 6.65 km from the hotel
The USS North Carolina is a historic battleship that played a significant role in the Pacific Theater during WWII and now serves as a museum. Walk the deck, tour the sailors' quarters, and learn about the bravery of the "Greatest Generation."

Cameron Art Museum

4.8 mi / 7.73 km from the hotel
Boasting high-quality indoor exhibitions and whimsical outdoor sculptures, this attraction is a must-see for art enthusiasts. Stop by the on-site CAM Café for lunch, brunch or dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients.

Cape Fear Museum

3.29 mi / 5.29 km from the hotel
Named after the headland on nearby Bald Head Island, Cape Fear is the state's oldest history museum. Engage with hands-on exhibits that explore the area's past, and stroll through the on-site park to learn about the region's land and water resources.

Coastline Conference & Event Center

3.96 mi / 6.38 km from the hotel
Once the headquarters for the Atlantic Coastal Railroad, this 19th-century building on the shores of the Cape Fear River is now a beautiful setting for weddings, banquets and more.

Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park

3.05 mi / 4.9 km from the hotel
The family fun doesn't stop at Jungle Rapids, which offers everything from a go-kart track to a rock-climbing wall. Be sure to pack your swimsuit if you want to splash around in the water park.