Top Attractions In Fayetteville, North Carolina

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A few weeks ago my husband and I toured Fayetteville, NC and toured many great places while in town. We had to skip a few due to having to leave early but I wanted to mention these attractions for anyone that may be interested in a trip to Fayetteville.

I would have never thought that Fayetteville had a Zipline.


Zip through the treetops of our beautiful North Carolina forest and over the region’s only waterfall – Carver’s Falls. Fly seven stories high on the pure adrenaline rush that we call “Swing Shot,” and amp up the excitement to the max with “Night Quest” – the thrill of ziplining, but in the DARK! You’ve never experienced a nature adventure quite like this one! ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Zipline adventure– One of the Top 10 ziplines in the United States. Includes eight ziplines, two bridges over the largest waterfalls in the eastern Carolinas, and platforms from which to enjoy the foliage below. When you take a ZipQuest tour, your feet don’t touch the ground for at least 2.5 hours.


ZipQuest is truly one of the most exciting outdoor activities in Fayetteville, North Carolina – perfect for family adventures, group activities, team-building retreats, and excursions from nearby Fort Bragg! For active and retired military personnel and their families, we even offer special discounts… a small “thank you” for your dedicated service.

I am so disappointed that we did not make the Zipline tour. I had to pick an extremely cold weekend to visit Fayetteville. We left a bit early due to weather and thought we  would make it back home before the bad weather hit. My husband and I will need to plan another trip in the near future. I am sure there is still so much to see and do that one weekend would never cover all the fun things.

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We also missed another great show during our trip. We missed the Gilbert Theater show called A Streetcar Named Desire. This is a play written by American play-wright Tennessee Williams. My husband and I have another great reason to come back and visit Fayetteville. I love watching plays. I really enjoyed watching the plays when I went to Pigeon Forge once.


Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Cape Fear Botanical Garden is located on 78 acres nestled between the Cape Fear River and Cross Creek just two miles from downtown Fayetteville. Founded in 1989, the Garden now boasts more than 2,000 varieties of ornamental plants and has several specialty gardens, including Camellia, Daylily and Hosta gardens.

My husband and I enjoyed hiking the trails. We took the river trail. The gardens are probably a lot more beautiful during the Spring.


Airborne & Special Operations Museum    and NC Veterans Park

The Smithsonian-quality Airborne & Special Operations Museum tells the history of the US Army Airborne from test platoon to present day. The history is told with life-size dioramas and military equipment, multi-media exhibits and the Pitch, Roll & Yaw motion simulator which puts visitors through the paces of modern Special Operations Training.

On site is “Constant Vigilance” – the world’s first memorial to Special Operations dogs killed in action and “Iron Mike” – the icon of the Airborne Trooper.

Across the parking lot from the museum is NC Veterans Park, which stands in tribute to all North Carolina veterans from all branches of service.  The park includes an oath wall, which has sculpted hands of four veterans and one civilian from each county.

There is so much history between these two buildings. It is a must visit for and history lesson. You can walk and tour absolutely free.

Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex, a branch of the NC Museum of History.

–          Museum Galleries which tell the history of southeastern NC from Native American times to today.

–          The 1897 EA Poe House, which demonstrates life at the turn of the 20th century.

–          Arsenal Park, which houses the remains of the Fayetteville Arsenal. The Arsenal was General Sherman’s first target during the US Civil War.

While there, learn about the North Carolina Civil War History Education Center, which opens on that site in 2018. The Center will be the first in the United States dedicated to interpreting the history of an entire state during the Civil War.

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I loved visiting the Poe House. So much original stuff inside the home. The dining rooms, and the kitchen with the awesome cooking stove. The paintings that was done by one of the daughters. This is also a free tour and another must see.


Market House – a National Landmark

Fayetteville Indpendent Light Infantry & Armory (oldest milita unit in coninuous existence in the South)

Fayetteville Area Transportation & Local History Museum

Fayetteville is a big looking city but you can be just about anywhere within a few minutes. We never had any problems with traffic at all during our trip.

One of my favorites of the entire trip was going to the FireAntz hockey game at the Crown Coliseum.


My first hockey game and I had a blast. I live near Charleston ,SC and will plan to see a Stingray game sometime this year.

Carvers Creek State Park in Spring Lake. Tour the James Stillman Rockefeller estate and explore the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem, which is very rare and home to the endangered red cockaded Woodpecker.

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As you can see Fayetteville has lots of wonderful attractions to see while on vacation. You are sure to find something to keep you well entertained. Many of the exhibits are free and can make a relative inexpensive trip if you plan your trip accordingly.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I wrote this post on my own free will and opinions of the area when I visited. Picture credit to the Fayetteville ,Chamber of Commerce.







  1. Terry bentley says:

    You forgot Fayetteville Motor Speedway