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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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12:00 pm - 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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A fantastic tribute to our men and women in uniform

This is a great place to take tweens and teens or even smaller kids who like planes and soldiers and things. it's also great for retired soldiers or children of soldiers who are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take tweens and teens or even smaller kids who like planes and soldiers and things. it's also great for retired soldiers or children of soldiers who are retired because you can see all types of information on conflicts around the world that happened and it's neat to be able to see what actually was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The museum visit was a great experience. The exhibits were excellent & I learned a lot during my visit. It's a must see for anyone visiting Fayetteville.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food good as always service good no complaints. The waiter was nice he did forget to write his name upset

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My 4 year old grandson says this place is awesome! Interesting place....right now the grounds are covered with flags for Memorial Day

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

There isn't much to see in Fayetteville, but this one of them. Great place to see years of history that is almost impossible to distill into one museum. Also a great place to take vet from out of town or kids with an interest. You can also easily walk to a bunch of great places to eat afterward

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We made several trips here -- but finally make it on a day when the museum was open (they could use some more info on the Exit signs on I-95). It was worth the extra trip, though, since the facility was well thought out, with interesting exhibits and good explanations. Great gift shop!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We have visited a few times and this is well worth the trip to see some of what Airborne and Special Operations Soldiers are all about. History, memorials, battles, theater, place for ceremonies...it's all there.

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Greenville, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Could not think of a more worthwhile way to spend a few hours. Very meaningful considering that May 8th was the 70th anniversary of VE day. How sad to think that many young people do not know or care that our freedoms came/come at great price. Makes me very proud to be an American. I am in awe of these... More 

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Gainesville, Ga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this. Beautifully and respectfully presented. Awesome doesn't begin to describe this experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Don't miss this. No charge for admission but they do accept donations. Beautifully and respectfully presented. I loved the veterans who were volunteers at the museum. Really added to the experience.

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