Things to do in Fayetteville NC

Fayetteville Area Transportation And Local History Museum
From Native American trails to steamboats and trains, explore the importance of the early trade communities of Cross Creek and Campbellton. This museum outlines the development of the plank road system that connected Fayetteville to other towns throughout North Carolina. African American slave labor was used to build the plank roads. Formerly, the building was home to the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Company, which opened in Fayetteville in 1879 as a reorganization of the former Western railroad.

325 Franklin Street


Open Fri-Sat. 10 am-4 pm

Airborne and Special Operations Museum
The Airborne and Special Operations Museum preserves the extraordinary feats performed by airborne troops and their brother in arms, the special operations forces. By exploring the artifact displays, life-size dioramas, audio and visual displays, and motion simulator, you will gain a deeper respect and pride for the remarkable achievements of these brave All American Airborne soldiers.

100 Bragg Blvd. (910) 643-2766 Website

JFK Special Warfare Museum
The JFK Special Warfare Museum, established in 1963, spotlights the proud history of the US Army Special Operations and Special Forces units, also know as the Green Berets. The history of unconventional warfare spans more than 250 years, dating back to the French and Indian War and Rogers Rangers. The Museum contains many unique items from World War II, The Vietnam War and current operations.

Building D-2502, Ardennes and Marion Streets


Fascinate-U Children’s Museum
Fascinate-U Children’s Museum features safe, interactive exhibits, static displays and classroom space. The hands on displays represent a mini-city where children can explore their world the way they know best – through creative role-playing, manipulation and interaction. They can operate a store, be on TV, dress as U.S. soldiers, and practice dentistry!

Admission: $4.00 per child, $3.00 per adult

116 Green Street 910-829-9171

ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure
2 ½ hour tree top canopy tour includes exhilarating zips past a two-story tall waterfall and climbs as high as 80 feet.

533 Carvers Falls Drive


Paraclete XP SkyVenture
This is not a ride or a simulator, you are actually flying! Excitement, Adrenaline, and Adventure, SkyVenture offers it all in the experience of a life time. No previous experience is needed, training class will give you all the fundamentals, the complete gear you need is included.

190 Paraclete Drive


Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Consisting of 77 landscaped acres overlooking Cross Creek and the Cape Fear River, the grounds include a restored farmhouse, perennial gardens, a natural amphitheater, wildflowers, majestic oaks, nature trails, numerous species of native plants and a “water-wise” gardening exhibit. Displays of historical farming tools and techniques show how tobacco, cotton, and other southern crops were gown in the southeastern United States.

536 North Eastern Blvd


Cape Fear River Trail
The Cape Fear River Trail is a 10-foot wide path that winds through a beautiful blend of trees, plants, and wildlife for 4.2 miles. The terrain is both flat and hilly, with bridges and spectacular views of the river. It is open to walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and others utilizing non-motorized transportation. There are more than 700 species of plants and trees, and 150 species of birds. The River Trail is home to an unusual combination and diversity of hardwood trees, some of which hare found in the mountains. With the opening of this trail, Fayetteville is linked to the East Coast Greenway currently in development across the east coast; the East Coast Greenway will be the nation’s first long-distance, city-to-city, multi-modal transportation corridor for cyclists, hikers and other non-motorized users.
Trailheads at Jordan Soccer Complex


Mazarick Park
Milton E. Mazarick Park contains 80 acres and a variety of activities for patrons. From fishing at Glenville Lake, to walking, to disc golf and picnics, this park meets many recreational needs.
1368 Belvedere Ave.


Map to the Crown Complex