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Fayetteville, North Carolina - General Info


Fayetteville, North Carolina is located in southeastern North Carolina along Interstate 95, the main north-south route of the eastern United States. Fayetteville is also the home of Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg, one of the United States Army’s largest military bases.


The population of the Fayetteville area, which includes Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, is just over 300,000. Fayetteville, with over 113,000 residents, is Cumberland County's county seat and its largest municipality.


Fayetteville is the 6th largest city and the fourth largest metropolitan area in the state. It is among the fastest-growing areas in the state.


About 50,000 military personnel are stationed at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. In addition to active-duty personnel, the military employs approximately 10,000 civilians.


Restaurants
Due to the proximity of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base the cuisine in the Fayetteville area is more or less international. Almost every country in the world is represented in the city. You can find something to please every palate and every budget.


Shopping
Cross Creek Mall, Cross Creek Plaza, Cross Point Centre, Market Fair Mall, Westwood Shopping Center, and, of course, Sam's and WalMart are all located within the city.


There are lots of museums in the Fayetteville area. All the special missions that our military forces are participating in at the present time makes the Special Operations Museum in downtown Fayetteville a must-see. A visit to this museum definitely increases the awareness of how much our forces have done for us in the past and continue to do for us today.



82d Airborne Division Museum

The 82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum is open to the public, the archives by appointment only. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 4:30pm. The museum is also open on federal holidays that fall on Mondays, but closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission is free.


Airborne & Special Operations Museum

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum is located at 100 Bragg Boulevard, Fayetteville, NC 28302. Tel: (910) 483-3003; Fax: (910) 485-2024.

Designed by Michael West of the architectural firm of Calloway, Johnson, Moore & West in Winston-Salem, NC, the dramatic 59,000 square-foot building is highlighted by the 5,000 square-foot, five-story high open lobby area. The main exhibit gallery moves the visitor through time, starting in 1940 with the conception of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon and ending with today's airborne and special operations units.


Arts Council of Fayetteville & Cumberland County

Gallery hours: Monday thorugh Thursday, 8:30 am – 5 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – noon; Saturday, noon – 4 pm

 


Cape Fear Botanical Garden

From the sculpture-like starkness of the winter forest to the colorful masses of summer flowers, the Cape Fear Botanical Garden is beautiful year round. Located on 85 acres where Cross Creek meets the Cape Fear River the CFBG features a large urban forest with nature trails, a natural amphitheater, steep ravines sheltering unusual plants, and a variety of terrain from open pine forest to lush riverbank.


Cape Fear Regional Theater

The Cape Fear Regional Theater brings together a unique combination of artists - professionals from outside the region, regional professionals, and non-professionals.


Crown Center

The Crown Center is located at 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306. Tel: 910- 438-4100; Fax: 910-323-0489


Cumberland Oratorio Singers

Cumberland Oratorio Singers is comprised of members with a wide range of ethnic backgrounds, ages, and musical experience.


Discover Fayetteville

All kinds of info to help newcomers get a sense of Cumberland County’s neighborhoods. You will find current news as well as lots of historical data on this site.


Fascinate-U Children's Museum

Fascinate-U Children's Museum i located at 116 Green Street, PO Box 2671, Fayetteville, NC 28302. Tel: 910-829-9171.

Fascinate-U is a place where children can explore their world the way they learn best - through creative role-playing, manipulation, and interaction with each other and the objects around them.


Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is located at 245 Person Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Tel: 910-483-5311 or 800-255-8217; Fax: 910-484-6632.

There are two Visitor Information Centers. The main office at 245 Person Street is open to visitors Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. There is a drive through window for convenient answers to your questions. The satellite office is within the Fayetteville Area Transportation Museum and is open from 10 am - 4pm Tuesday through Saturday.


Fayetteville Museum of Art

The galleries and Museum Store are open Monday through Friday from 10 am - 5pm; Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 5pm. Closed for the following holidays: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, and December 24 through January 1.


Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1956 the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra's primary goal is to bring quality concert music to residents of the city of Fayetteville and surrounding communities.


Fort Bragg Fair

Fort Bragg Fair is held at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds early to mid-May. Rides, foods, concerts and more. Tel: 910-396-6126.


Fort Bragg Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is Oct. 12-22 at the Fort Bragg Fairgrounds. Food, carnival rides, entertainment. Tel: 910-396-6126.


Gilbert Theater

The Gilbert Theater provides quality contemporary and classical theatrical productions for our diverse community.


Holly Day Fair

Crown Center, Fayetteville. Nov. 2-5. The largest gift and craft show in Eastern North Carolina. (910) 323-5088.


JFK Special Warfare Museum

The mission of the JFK Special Warfare Center and School Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret significant historical property related to the history of special operations in the U.S. Army, including the Special Forces and Civil Affairs branches, the Ranger Regiment, the functional areas of Psychological Operations and Aviation, and its predecessor organizations from the American colonial period to the present


Museum of the Cape Fear

The Museum of the Cape Fear is located at 801 Arsenal Avenue, Fayetteville, NC 28305. Tel: 910-486-1330, Fax: 910-486-1585. Admission is free. Hours are: Tuesday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm; Monday: Closed.


Pope Air Force Base - Fort Bragg Open House

Information about open house will be on either the Pope or Fort Bragg link above.