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Airborne and Special Operations Museum

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Address: 100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone Number: +1 910-643-2778
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The doors opened on 16 August 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original...
The doors opened on 16 August 2000, the 60th anniversary of the original Test Platoon’s first parachute jump. The museum offers free admission, a main exhibit gallery, temporary gallery, four-story tall theater, a gift shop, and a motion simulator ride that features two experiences. Admission is free, and we do accept donations in the gift shop and in donation boxes in the lobby. The main gallery is designed as a self-guided tour, in chronological order, through the history of airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to the present. The temporary gallery changes periodically and displays a myriad of exhibits pertaining to the United States Army airborne and special operations units through their history and conflicts from World War II to the present.
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Special Visit for Logan and Johnathan to the Special Operation Museum, by Dana Lee Stern Jr

This was a great and solemn occasion to take my boys to this museum that means a lot to our family. The contributions of bravery and courage let these young boys see what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was a great and solemn occasion to take my boys to this museum that means a lot to our family. The contributions of bravery and courage let these young boys see what generations have done to secure our freedoms in the USA.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I arrived at this museum just one hour before closing time (5:00 p.m.) I asked the attendant at the check-in desk what I should see in "one hour." She told me I would be able to see everything, but suggested I sign up very soon if I wanted to take part in one of the Simulator Experience exhibits. I deferred... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I work in the hospitality industry and I always recommend this museum to guests only because I have visited and absolutely love this museum myself. Being an 82nd airborne military brat it was an amazing feeling seeing and hearing about all the items from my father. They have added great additions since then.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience, glad I got to visit and honor the memory of all those fallen. If you're in Fort Bragg don't miss it!

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Clinton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The ASOM is a jewel, a treasure of history, sitting in a beautiful location in downtown Fayetteville. Looking at it from the outside, you'd never guess that the building is full of airplanes, helicopters, tanks, jeeps, hummers and enough military equipment to satisfy the little soldier in us all. They also have exciting simulators that will test the steely reserves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Airborne and Special Operations Museum is exceptional! It made you feel as though you were taken back in time. The displays were so very life like and quite emotional. It brought back memories of my ancestors who have served our country over the years, as well as my son in law who is serving actively now. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A fantastic museum that shows the history and timeline of one of our quiet and unsung branches, the Special Forces. Super displays and very cool environmental. On par with the Army museum in Fort Benning, GA but focusing specifically on Special Operations/Special Forces.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

History of the Army Airborne. See the sacrifices of many bellow veterans. Cool helicopter ride good for adults and kids

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of our co-workers came to Fayetteville and we went to this wonderful museum. They are constantly changing projects and displays so I am always learning new stuff. This was the birthday so it was even better with their experts. Don't miss this day visit and I guarantee it will end up being something you will want to do again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a very interesting museum, but I don't recommend it for young children. It takes you through the history of the airborne and special ops division of the army from when Fort Bragg was established to present day operations. Military veterans volunteer there and most have been more than happy to talk with visitors.

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