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“WOW...really impressive”

Airborne and Special Operations Museum
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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 12 June 2014

Had a day off at the US Open golf tournament and decided to take a day in Fayettville for historical museums and such. I was in the Navy, Gulf War I, but this tribute to the ground/air forces throughout the war years is really impressive, and realistic....Well done...Some exhibits under "improvement"? but I can't figure out how you can make this place any better........Thank you..............

Thank William S
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Visited 6/11. What a fantastic place to spend an hour or more...! From the displays outside the museum to walking through the historical path of airborne and special ops engagements, this place will bring back lots of memories whether you participated, knew someone who did, or simply watched history unfold on TV. Wish we had more time to read info placards associated with all of the displays, but enjoyed the sounds of battle and relived adrenalin rushes as we came around corners and saw realistic warfighters from both sides peaking at you from their hiding places. Every corner has a surprise. Saw several guys silently reliving past experiences. Can relate to them. There is also a gift shop with lots of goodies available. They have some sort of simulator on site as well, but did not have time to check into it. Don't miss this if you are anywhere near Fayetteville.

Thank Jerry C
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is one of the best museums I have ever been to! It is so big and well done, you will be mesmerized! You are able to tour the wars chronologically where you will find lots of pictures to see, things to read, and really cool replicas as well as plenty of actual equipment to look at! There is a simulator there that is supposed to simulate taking off and jumping out of a helicopter, but unfortunately, this was closed for repair the day we went. This is a must see if you are anywhere close to being in Fayetteville!!

Thank Gerryp84
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

My husband is here stationed at Fort Bragg and we were bored one day and decided to just see what this museum was all about. It's amazing at how big and detailed it is. I had a great time and so did he. Definitely a must see! :)

Thank Chelsea M
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

This museum is a jewel not just for the state of North Carolina but the United States as a whole. Amazing exibits put you into the action. The exibits primarily follow the 82nd Airborne from WWII through the modern wars in Iraq and Afganastan. This museum is a must see.

Thank KG4WFD
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