There’s No Other Whimsical Attraction In North Carolina Quite Like This One

Hundreds of thousands of people head to North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands each year for fun along the coast. And anyone who regularly visits Holden Beach will tell you Mary’s Gone Wild is a can’t-miss, quirky little roadside folk art garden that anyone heading to Holden Beach should see. What’s more: the backstory behind this whimsical garden, and its artist, is inspiring.

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Mary’s Gone Wild is located at 2431 Holden Beach Rd. SW, Supply, NC 28462. (As a mere point of reference, it’s 200 miles from Charlotte, 35 miles from Wilmington, and 75 miles from Topsail Beach.) It’s open 365 days a year, with no admission fee. Please observe the following hours of operation seven days a week: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Learn more on Mary’s official website.

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