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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 Ziplines at ZipQuest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure, soar to new heights at Paraclete XP SkyVenture, and slide through the summertime at Fantasy Lake Waterpark. Follow the links below to explore further.
Exploring Fayetteville's Past and Present
Fayetteville 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 represent 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.
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
Natural Wonders Inspire Visitors
Showcasing 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.
Indulge in International Cuisine
Fayetteville 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 include 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.