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“An important part of our nation's military history”

Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Bring your children so the next generation gains some understanding of the bravery and sacrifice of the airborne and/or special operations soldier. Learn something yourself about their traditions and history. You may want to visit the giftshop and take home some mementos of your visit.

Thank Jane C
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I love strolling the the exhibits and always find something new, or learn a new tidbit each time I am there. Took family members there, as a must- see and they were good sports about going. Once there and we bagan exploring they all agreed it was unfortunate we didint have more time to spend before the museum closed. I also have sentimental attachment to the museum - my FOL has a brick on their courtyard, and a engraved stone out front with his military regimine.

Thank ATW2461
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful museum for all ages. It just gets better and better every year. Whether you are a visitor passing through, a new resident, or a long-time resident everyone will have an interesting,educational, thought provoking experience. You will leave with a sense of gratitude for all of the brave men and women who serve and sacrifice. (And don't miss the new canine memorial)

Thank Meglv0
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Airborne and Special Ops museum is conveniently located to downtown Fayetteville. Also, taking a trip to see the Airborne and Special Ops museum is a nice reason to also visit downtown Fayetteville. Otherwise, one could be here for a relatively long time and never get around to going to quaint, historical downtown Fayetteville. If you have any difficulty of finding how to get into the museum parking area, you can park just about anywhere in downtown Fayetteville and walk over to the museum.

Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

A first class very professional museum. I'm retired military and have been to military museums throughout the US and Europe -- this one is the best by far! My grand kids love it and would go every day. Don't miss the movie in the auditorium. And then down the parking lot are more exhibits honoring North Carolina veterans.

Thank OldSnakeDriver
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