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Airborne and Special Operations Museum
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
new york
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth seeing”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was a very interesting museum for military history buffs. Even someone who is not into military history would find it interesting. My kids, 14 and a history buff, and 11, not at all a history buff, both enjoyed it. In short, this is a very well done museum.

Visited March 2013
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Woodbine, Maryland
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“A great museum, and it is free!”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

It takes you through the history of the the Army Airbourne in timeline fashion right up to present day. Great displays, historical pieces, very interesting!

Visited March 2013
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Roseboro, North Carolina, United States
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48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“good for older children”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

We visited the Airborne and Special Ops museum with our 7 and 5 yr olds. The children were interested in the the planes, etc, but there is a lot of reading, which is not something they were very interested in. We skipped the simulator (children too short). It took us a little less than 2 hours, but with children who are interested in the material, it could take at least 2-3 hours.
Overall, I do recommend this museum for families with OLDER children, or children who are interested in "army" stuff.

Visited March 2013
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Cornishpie
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Problematic”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

It's kind of interesting and appropriate for Fayetteville. But it's not curated very well. It says that, during the Civill Rights Movement, the (non-violent) efforts of people working to gain equality "led to violence." Really? Wasn't it the police, under orders from the government who didn't want integration the problem?

Lots of God and anger towards Jane Fonda. It rubbed this atheist woman who cares about equality and loves military history (go figure) the wrong way.

Visited March 2013
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VA
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12 reviews
“Great lessons”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

This museum tells many stories of heroism and bravery. It's a wonderful reminder of all the scarifices made for freedom. The whole family will be intrigued, beguiled and have fun at this museum.

Visited May 2012
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