Search Airline Tickets to Fayetteville, North Carolina
Fayetteville is a city and county seat of Cumberland County, North Carolina, United States. It was identified by Time magazine as ‘America's Most Pro-Military Town’ in 2008 and can be best described as a city draped in army fabric. The city had emerged volcanically on the world map during its ‘golden decade’ from 1780 to 1790 AD with the ratification of US Constitution and a subsequent General Assembly session. Fayetteville is situated near the world’s largest military installation called the Fort Bragg and is home to the world’s second oldest militia unit (the Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry, formed in 1793). Some of the star attractions in the city include Airborne and Special Operations Museum (features a chronological order of the history of American Special Forces), the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex (showcases North Carolina‘s history and cultural heritage) and Cape Fear Botanical Garden.
Army Airborne and Special Operations Museum
The Airborne and Special Operations Museum, in Fayetteville, has several exhibits related to American Airborne and Special Operations Forces. A star attraction here is the ‘Task Force Ranger and the Battle of Mogadishu Exhibit’ that features paintings, models and artifacts from the famous battle and is heralded by the wreckage of Super 6-1, the first Black Hawk helicopter shot down during the battle. An account of the same helicopter was dramatized in the 2001 Hollywood blockbuster ‘Black Hawk Down.’
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
The Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex showcases the historical and cultural heritage of the state. The continents of the museum primarily include Native Americans, European explorers, slavery, transportation practices and local industries. Two other attractions here are the 1897 Poe House (a historic house museum relating to the late Victorian period) and Arsenal Park (a 4.5-acre park featuring the remains of the Fayetteville Confederate arsenal that was destroyed during the American Civil War).
Cape Fear Botanical Garden
Spread in 80 acres, the Cape Fear Botanical Garden in Fayetteville conserves and displays a wide range of plant species native to the Cape Fear River Basin. It contains nature trails, a natural amphitheater, several steep ravines and a varied riparian terrain that runs royally through from pine forest, hardwood hills and river banks.