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“good museum for young and old”

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 16, 2014

Even the younger kids will enjoy this museum because of all the exhibits. They may not understand but it will keep their attention. Walking through you could hear fathers telling their kids about how things were when they were overseas. I even saw an older gentleman tear up looking at one of the displays.

Thank cheryl h
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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Must see if you're in the Fayetteville N.C. area.
God Bless America, and the greatest service men and women
In the world!!

Thank Sailor1957
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Really impressive, a good place to bring your whole family to learn about military history. One of the best military museums that I've been in, amazing history of the Airborne from conception to present day, we spent about 2 to 3 hours there. A must for everyone, we will definitely come back next time we are in town.

Thank Juan R
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Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great museum showing the evolution of the US airborne forces from WWII up to the present-day. Free admission. Wonderful full-sized combat dioramas with period aircraft, vehicles and equipment. There are numbers of displays of German paratrooper equipment and early US para stuff. Nice gift shop with reasonable prices. This is a "must-see" for paratrooper or special Ops fans.

Thank mcdh4561
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Reviewed July 3, 2014

The simulator was a really neat experience in feeling what it is like to ride on several military vehicles including a helicopter and a Humvee.

Thank M R
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