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For Adrenaline Junkies

In the Fayetteville area, adrenaline junkies can experience once-in-a-lifetime thrills. From hiking, mountain biking and running miles of trails throughout Fayetteville's many parks to climbing to new heights at indoor facilities including the Climbing Place and Triangle Rock Club, adventure activities for any fitness level are available. Thrill seekers can also experience one of USA Today's 10 Great Zip lines at ZipQuest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure, soar to new heights at Paraclete XP SkyVenture and slide through summertime at Fantasy Lake Waterpark. Follow the links below to explore further. 

PICTURES TO SUPPORT STORY IDEA

ZipQuest
ParacleteXP Skyventure
The Climbing Place 
Triangle Rock Club 
Fantasy Lake Waterpark
Cape Fear River Trail (part of the East Coast Greenway) 

For more information, contact Melody Foote, Director of Communications at (910) 483-5311.


Exploring Fayetteville's Military Past and Present

flagFayetteville is home to some of the country's most prestigious military history museums outside the Smithsonian. Paired with notable military landmarks and dedicated sites not found anywhere else, Fayetteville inspires visitors to step back in time and honor those who fought for America's freedom. Featuring Hundreds of rare artifacts, the Airborne and Special Operations Museum preserves the feats of the airborne and special operations forces, while the JFK Special Warfare Museum spotlights the proud history of the US Army Special Forces units. The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial museum maps the history of the prestigious 82nd Airborne Division. Fayetteville is also home to the NC Veteran's Park, the first state park dedicated to military veterans from all branches of service. The park incorporates many natural and architectural elements that represents the entire state. The Patriots, Past & Present Cultural Heritage Trail maps the community's military history from the Revolutionary War era to today. Follow the links below to explore further. 

PICTURES TO SUPPORT STORY IDEA 

Airborne & Special Operations Museum 
82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum 
JFK Special Warfare Museum 
Fort Bragg's Military Monuments 
Patriots, Past & Present Cultural Heritage Trail
Cumberland County’s Military History
Self-Guided Tour of Fort Bragg

For more information, contact Melody Foote, Director of Communications at (910) 483-5311.


Natural Wonders Inspire Visitors 

botanical gardenShowcasing the natural arts, nature-lovers can take refuge in the Fayetteville area's breathtaking landscapes and environmental wonders, including the Cape Fear Botanical Garden's more than 70 landscaped acres, the historic Fayetteville Rose Garden, Carvers Creek State Park, Cape Fear River Trail and the Fayetteville State Planetarium. Filled with cultivated gardens, wildflowers, nature trails, numerous species of native plants and more, the botanical garden also showcases special exhibits and events. A perfect complement to the botanical garden, the Fayetteville Rose Garden is made up of more than 1000 roses creating an inspirational oasis for visitors to enjoy. In nearby Spring Lake, Carvers Creek State Park offers acres of walking trails in the rare Longleaf pine ecosystem. The area is home to many endangered species. View the historic Long Valley Farm, the winter estate of James Stillman Rockefeller. The Cape Fear River Trail, a 5.3 mile trail that runs adjacent to the Cape Fear River, is part of the East Coast Greenway. The East Coast Greenway is an urban alternative to the Appalachian Trail. After taking it all in on the ground, explore the wonders of the sky and over 2,300 stars at the Fayetteville State University Planetarium. The Patri-Arts & Gardens Cultural Heritage Trail directs visitors to Cumberland County's outdoor wonders. From land to space and beyond, visitors will revel in the Fayetteville area's natural wonders. 

PICTURES TO SUPPORT STORY IDEA

Cape Fear Botanical Garden 
Fayetteville Rose Garden 
Carvers Creek State Park 
Fayetteville State Planetarium
Cape Fear River Trail 
Patri-Arts & Gardens Cultural Heritage Trail 

For more information, contact Melody Foote, Director of Communications at (910) 483-5311.


Indulge in International Cuisine 

diningFayetteville is home to a robust multicultural community and as such offers unique culinary standouts outside of the state’s traditionally southern inspired specialties. Locals have infused the city with their cultural traditions which includes their cuisine, allowing tourists’ taste buds to span the globe without ever leaving. Far off fare including Greek, Turkish and Mediterranean specialties at Sherefe Mediterranean Grill; the best German fare at Max & Moritz Restaurant and Bakery; rustic Italian cuisine at Pierro’s Italian Bistro; and authentic African plates at Taste of West Africa can be enjoyed. Discover the story of Fayetteville’s culinary melting pot and learn more about how these chefs are bringing a taste of their homeland to North Carolina.  The International Cuisine Trail highlights some of the finest locally-owned international establishments.  

PICTURES TO SUPPORT STORY IDEA 

International Cuisine Trail 
Sherefe Mediterranean Grill 
Max & Moritz Restaurant and Bakery 
Taste of West Africa 
Pierro's Italian Bistro 

For more information, contact Melody Foote, Director of Communications at (910) 483-5311.

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