Fayetteville is situated on the Cape Fear River, where rich history blends with Southern hospitality. This small town boasts a powerful military background and is known for its museums, monuments and Fort Bragg military base.
Things to do in Fayetteville
Visit the Airborne and Special Operations Museum to browse the chronological exhibits of airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to present day. You can also stroll through the temporary rotating gallery, hop on the motion simulator ride and stop by the gift shop to pick out military memorabilia.
Spend some time at Veteran’s Park, a beautifully landscaped memorial to soldiers that served their country. Stroll the green space, learn about the history of North Carolina veterans, browse the dog tag displays and stop by the “Missing Man” table.
For a day out in nature, head to the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Stroll through the gardens, jog along 4.8 kilometres of scenic pathways or join a therapeutic horticulture program to learn about how connecting with nature and plants can help improve your well-being.
Before you leave Fayetteville, tour the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, located on Fort Bragg in the “old division” area. Browse the exhibit gallery to see artefacts from World War I to the present, watch the 25-minute movie on the 82nd Airborne Division’s history and stroll the museum grounds, including the Airborne Airpark.
Getting around Fayetteville
Fayetteville is served by Fayetteville Regional Airport, connecting to three major airline hubs across the country. The easiest way to get around is by car, as Fayetteville has major interstates, freeways and state highways.