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Fascinate-U Children's Museum

116 Green St, Fayetteville, NC 28301
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Ranked #17 of 27 Attractions in Fayetteville
Type: Children's Museums
Description: Hands-on exhibits and interactive play for children.
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English first
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169 reviews 169 reviews
45 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We've been in other museum's with this theme, although most don't call themselves museums, and find this to be the best we've visited. It is designed as a town for children -- they can grocery shop, fight fires, join the Army, work in a hospital, etc. Displays are clean and in working order and children may self select where they... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Wasn't overly large but my kids really enjoyed it. It's nice and open to let them explore and touch everything. The lower level was fairly clean and updated but the train section and the upper levels of the building were either under construction or just junky. Don't get me wrong the train exhibit upstairs was GREAT, my son especially LOVED... More

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Petersburg, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I took my 5 year old son here the other day. He had a blast saying that the fire pole was his favorite thing there. There are lots of good displays there. They have many different occupation set ups there which is cool for the kids to learn more about different jobs. I'm from out of town and they had... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

If you are used to big children's museums like the Marble's in Raleigh, you must manage your expectations. Fayetteville is not Raleigh and Fascinate-U is not Marbles. I took my toddler to Fascinate-U on a weekday in the afternoon. She could participate in all the exhibits, but most are designed for slightly older and larger kids. I would say the... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We visited Fascinate-U children's museum today and were none too pleased. This place is old, run down and dirty. No one is keeping things up. Everything was misplaced, there were things scattered everywhere and half of the things didn't even work. It is small and unorganized. We were very disappointed in the lack of security and saw people just walking... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Fascinate U Children's Museum is your average small city /big town kid's museum. They had a good variety of topics but some of the materials needed updating/repair. If you are looking for something to do at a reasonable cost without having to go too far this could be it. If you are able to drive a little ways bypass and... More

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We visited our grandchildren, ages 6, 8, 10, at Fort Bragg. Our son suggested the Fascinate-U Children's Museum. We parked about a block away. The building is 3 stories, but only the first is available for viewing. Circling the building, we saw a lot of plywood mock-ups of real life experiences: fire station with pole and turnout gear, firetruck, ambulance,... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Attended during the 4th Friday event in October. Submission was free and they had several activites for kids. I've heard alot of great things about this place so I was excited to take the kids. The place is much smaller than I expected and I think it's best suited for kids 8 and younger.

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Fayetteville, NC USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The museum is definitely a fun place as well as a place for children to experience hands on learning. I love the way they have different professions set up as a learning experience but also allow the kids to participate in hands on play. My grandchildren had a ball and learned some great facts while playing. Takes the stress out... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This museum has been a childhood memory to me for years. Although i haven't been to fayetteville in years. As i seen some of the pictures up, it has really changed since then. The way i remember it, you could pretend to be a fireman, grocer, dentist, emt, weatherman/woman, mailman, construction worker, banker, doctor, in the army/military and that's mainly... More

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