5 Things to Do in Fayetteville
Fayetteville and Cumberland County offer lots of wonderful sites to explore this summer. Whether you are here for a quick visit, live here or are a long-term visitor, we have unique and entertaining sites for you to explore.
1.Lake Pines Swim Club
Lake Pines is one of Fayetteville’s hidden gems- an oasis in our city that combines the best aspects of the beach, the lake, and the pool. With a white sandy beach and crystal clear water, this man-made lake has been a favorite Fayetteville attraction since 1962. With plenty of room for grilling and picknicking, Lake Pines is the perfect place to spend a summer day. Looking for some adventure? This 2 acre recreation area also has plenty of water slides and diving boards.
2. Airborne and Special Operations Museum
The Airborne and Special Operations Museum is one of Fayetteville’s top attractions, and for good reason. The Smithsonian-quality facility features a large collection of artifacts alongside life-sized dioramas sure to captivate and fascinate everyone who visits. The facility is the only one in the world that tells the comprehensive history of the U.S. Army Airborne and Special Forces from Test Platoon to present day. Visitors can even experience airborne training on the Pitch, Roll & Yaw motion simulator. On the museum grounds is Iron Mike, the Icon of the Airborne Trooper and Constant Vigilance, the world's first memorial to special operations K-9s Killed in action. Stop in and learn more about our incredible military community and see why Fayetteville is known as the “All America City”.
3. Gillis Hill Contentment Farm
Gillis Hill is a well-known working family-owned farm that offers multiple reasons you should stop by. We will start with our favorite- the ice cream! From April to October Gillis Hills is churning out their own homemade ice cream and waffle cones, and it’s definitely worth the trip. With each ice cream purchase, you can take a walking tour of the farm, and we recommend that you do. You'll find historic sites and animals, and lovely spots to sit and enjoy your summer treat.
4. Downtown Fayetteville
It was tough to pick one place in downtown Fayetteville, so we decided to include the entire area. If you’re looking for some Fayetteville flavor- this is the place to go. Downtown is where the locals go- with plenty of locally owned small businesses to patronize- you’ll find everything from boutiques to fine dining. Downtown is also home to some of our biggest events, including the International Folk Festival and Dogwood Festival. When the weather’s warm, head downtown the fourth Friday of each month for Fourth Friday where you’ll find street performers, live music, and much more.
5. ZipQuest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure
If you love nature, adventure, and especially fun, you have to make sure you check out ZipQuest. ZipQuest is a treetop canopy tour with 8 ziplines and 3 suspension bridges located on 50 acres that include Carvers Falls. Named one of USA Today’s 10 Great Ziplines, this attraction is a must-visit if you’re in the Fayetteville area.