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Things To Do In Fayetteville

Nestled on the banks of Cape Fear River, Fayetteville is home to Fort Bragg, the largest United States Army installation in the country. In the 1960’s, protesters opposed sending troops to Vietnam, and the city was eventually dubbed “Fayettenam.” Fayetteville has since developed a bustling downtown, a burgeoning culinary scene, and a variety of military museums.

An All-America City, Fayetteville houses a ton of American military history. Top destinations include the 82nd Division War Memorial Museum and the Airborne & Special Operations Museum.

The Fayetteville International Folk Festival has showcased multicultural music, food, and artwork for more than thirty years. For more eclectic cultural offerings, visit the CAMEO Art House Theatre or the Rock Shop Music Hall.

If you’re feeling peckish, visit the Mash House and order the 40 oz. slab of prime rib known as the Monster Mash. For lighter fare, try Grilled Ginger, an upscale Vietnamese restaurant with fresh seafood and bubble tea.


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Fayetteville has plenty of green space. Notable parks include Cross Country Linear Park, Freedom Memorial Park, and Riverside Dog Park. Nature lovers should also check out the 80-acre Cape Fear Botanical Garden.