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Where in the world: USA  /  North Carolina  /  Fayetteville

Top 15 things to do in Fayetteville

1. Airborne and Special Operations Museum

Airborne and Special Operations Museum explores the history of, and plays tribute to, the U.S. military, with a focus on its airborne and special operations forces. Embark on a self-guided tour to learn the history of these forces, from the U.S Army Parachute Test Platoon of 1940 to peacekeeping and contingency operations today. Informational displays, artifacts, and interactive activities bring soldiers' stories to life. The museum's "Descending from the Clouds" movie and Pitch, Roll, and Yaw motion simulator provide further insight into the duties of these brave soldiers. Spend time in the museum's lobby, home to the Medal of Honor Wall.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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2. Room Escape Games

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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3. Room Escape Games, Wilmington

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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4. Eagles Island 50 minute Narrated Boat Cruise

FROM $21
Enjoy a relaxing ride on the river on our comfortable 46' catamaran as you learn more about Wilmington, NC from our friendly captain and crew. Gain a new perspective on our history and ecology as we share fun facts and historical anecdotes as we cruise along the Cape Fear River. We promise that no two cruises are alike! If you would like a private charter or one of our other cruises, please give us a call.
Suggested duration: 1h
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5. Gillis Hill Farm

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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7. Veterans Park

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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8. 1-Hour 40-Minute Wilmington E-Bike Day Tour

FROM $41
Tour de Wilmington is all about cruising around town while enjoying the sights! Join a group for a ride around Wilmington in the afternoon. During this 1-hour and 30-minute tour, we will take you through the heart of downtown, where you will be able to view Wilmington's best restaurants, bars, shops, and historic landmarks. We will cross the One Tree Hill Bridge on the way to Greenfield Lake. Along the route, we'll pass by some iconic movie locations. At Greenfield Lake, take in the beautiful surroundings and wildlife (birds and even alligators). This ride is all about having FUN on e-bikes, while seeing some historic sites and famous landmarks. All tour attendees should arrive 20 minutes prior to start time. Make this a family adventure! We do offer an option for an added Child Bike Trailer for those who want to bring their little ones. **Renters who are at least 6' tall or weigh over 250 pounds will be required to upgrade to a 26" Fat Tire E-Bike. This is for the rider's safety.
Suggested duration: 1h 40min
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9. Carter Blueberry Farm

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington

Explore the decks and hear stories about the most decorated U.S. Battleship of World War II. Battleship North Carolina was built using the latest shipbuilding technology of the time and participated in every major naval offensive of the Pacific Theater. A self-guided tour will take you to nine decks, gun turrets, living quarters, and a surgical clinic. Learn about individuals who served on the ship from oral histories, photographs, and mementoes. Read the Roll of Honor to see names of North Carolinians who died serving in World War II. The ship is not air-conditioned, and you will be walking a lot, so bring a bottle of water.
Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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11. Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham

A living memorial, Sarah P. Duke Gardens showcases a collection of landscaped gardens. Over 100 flowerbeds with more than 40,000 irises blossomed in the gardens in 1935. These original gardens were washed away in 1936, but Ellen Biddle Shipman redesigned them into an area called the Terraces. The terraced greenery includes a variety of species that release heady scents into Duke University's campus air. This blossoming memorial is open to the public with 8 km (5 mi) of walkways that wrap around different plant life.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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12. Fayetteville Let’s Roam Treasure Hunt:The Glories of Fayette!

FROM $12
Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
Suggested duration: 2h
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13. 1897 Poe House

Suggested duration: 1 hour
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14. Museum of Cape Fear

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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