FayettevilleUnited States of America

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Visit Fayetteville

An important century-old military base is one of the major attractions in this North Carolina city but there’s also outdoor adventures and fascinating museums to enjoy. 

Fayetteville is situated in the scenic Cape Fear Valley in North Carolina. Besides one of the largest military bases in the United States, the city has attractions for the entire family. Watch paratroopers in training, go on a treetop adventure, spot wildlife and spend some time in museums and galleries.

Fayetteville was named after a French army officer who aided the Americans during the Revolutionary War and the city is still heavily associated with the army today. Fort Bragg was established in 1918 and employs about 40,000 military personnel. Take your foreign passport, or American ID card, and tour the army installation to learn more about its history and operations. See weapons, aircraft and uniforms from World War I to the present day at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum. Go to the Sicily Drop Zone to watch paratroopers jump from planes as part of their training.

Stretch your legs on Fayetteville’s miles of walking trails. One of the most popular walks is the Cape Fear River Trail, a 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) route through woods and marshes. Along the way you may see turtles, herons, crabs and otters.

If you are feeling adventurous, fly through the treetops and over the Carver’s Falls waterfall on a zip line at the Zip Quest Waterfall and Treetop Adventure.

Discover more about Fayetteville by visiting museums and galleries that focus on its history, art and culture. The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex is where you’ll find out about 400 years of the region’s cultural heritage. Purchase paintings, pottery and jewelry by local artists at Cape Fear Studios. Take the kids to Fascinate-U, a hands-on museum for children aged 12 and under.

At night, see what’s on at the Cape Fear Regional Theater or watch the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra at Fayetteville State University’s J. W. Seabrook Auditorium.

The Fayetteville Regional Airport provides flights to three major airline hubs within country and good highway connections to the other east coast attractions. Fayetteville has a subtropical climate and temperate winters, so you can enjoy its fine parks year-round.

Where to stay in Fayetteville

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Terry Sanford

3.5/5Good!(421 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Terry Sanford, Fort Bragg and Cross Creek Mall are top sights worth seeing.

Terry Sanford
Bibimbap!

Westover

3/5(4 area reviews)

While visiting Westover, you might make a stop by sights like Fort Bragg and Cross Creek Mall.

Westover

Top Hotels in Fayetteville

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Tru by Hilton Fayetteville I-95, NC
Tru by Hilton Fayetteville I-95, NC
2.5 out of 5
2055 Cedar Creek Road, Fayetteville, NC
¥9,615
per night
Feb 9 - Feb 10

Located in Cape Fear, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, Fayetteville Transportation Museum, and Segra Stadium. Crown Center and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (447 reviews)

"This is a new property, everything is very clean. Beds were very comfortable. Staff was extremely friendly. It is very close to 95, which is good for easy access. But, not great if you are a light sleeper."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Tru by Hilton Fayetteville I-95, NC
Deluxe Inn Fayetteville
Deluxe Inn Fayetteville
2 out of 5
2123 Cedar Creek Rd, Fayetteville, NC
¥5,876
per night
Jan 19 - Jan 20

Located in Cape Fear, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, Fayetteville Transportation Museum, and Segra Stadium. Crown Center and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,287 reviews)

"Clean, very nice budget price, Andy went off his duties and called me ahead of arriving to see if I was ok. Could improved the pillows. No frills in soaps and things. Will use again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2020

Deluxe Inn Fayetteville
Extended Stay America Fayetteville - Owen Dr.
Extended Stay America Fayetteville - Owen Dr.
2.5 out of 5
408 Owen Dr, Fayetteville, NC
¥6,442
per night
Jan 23 - Jan 24

Located in Terry Sanford, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Cross Creek Mall. Crown Center and Fort Bragg ...

3.3/5 (641 reviews)

"It is close to everything and reasonable cost.I will recommend"…"

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Extended Stay America Fayetteville - Owen Dr.

Popular things to do in Fayetteville

Cape Fear Botanical Gardens
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Cape Fear Botanical Gardens

4/5(65 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, a lovely green space in Fayetteville. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Raven Rock State Park
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Raven Rock State Park

4/5(14 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Raven Rock State Park, a lovely green space in Lillington. Discover the waterfalls in this family-friendly area.

Top activities in Fayetteville

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Fayetteville, NC
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Fayetteville, NC

¥270

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Operation City Quest of Fayetteville, NC
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Operation City Quest of Fayetteville, NC

¥1,081

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Raleigh, NC
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Raleigh, NC

¥270

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.

Let's Roam - Raleigh Scavenger Hunt: Round The Capitol
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Let's Roam - Raleigh Scavenger Hunt: Round The Capitol

¥1,189

Amongst the ancient oak trees is the heart of Raleigh. We'll help you see the forest for the trees and all its magic splendor. Download the Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app and start exploring today! Tourist, local, or new to town, this is a lively small group activity that anyone can enjoy.

Operation City Quest of Raleigh, NC
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Operation City Quest of Raleigh, NC

¥1,081

Using your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points.

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Fayetteville, NC
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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Fayetteville, NC

¥1,081

Itinerary During Operation City Quest, participants will solve riddles in order to find items throughout the city and complete challenges. For each correct task completed, the players will get points for their team.

Reviews of Fayetteville

3.8

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
321
5 - Excellent 22.863247863247864%
4 - Good
623
4 - Good 44.37321937321937%
3 - Okay
370
3 - Okay 26.353276353276353%
2 - Disappointing
57
2 - Disappointing 4.05982905982906%
1 - Terrible
33
1 - Terrible 2.3504273504273505%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jan 8, 2020

Fayetteville is not a destination town for me.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 3, 2020

I just stayed here one night passing through so didn’t explore.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Dec 26, 2019

I was only there to visit family

5/5 - Excellent

Karina

Dec 23, 2019

Like it very much

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 22, 2019

Fayetteville is a great city, unfortunately this hotel was not

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Dec 19, 2019

Keep driving

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