Fayetteville, North Carolina is an all-American city with a proud past and a promising future. There is much to commend Fayetteville as an attraction for tourists. Residents of the city consider it an ideal place in which to live, work and bring up a family. Fayetteville is known for its gracious hospitality and Southern charm.
Thousands of soldiers and airmen reside at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base in what is one of the world’s largest military complexes. From Pope Air Force Base, thousands of elite paratroopers deploy on missions to the world’s hot spots. Fayetteville’s colorful heritage includes historical leaders in the armed forces who excelled during the Revolutionary War, the Civil War the two world wars, and the war in Vietnam.
The Airborne and Special Operations Museum alone is one of the area’s premier attraction. This state-of-the-art educational facility houses exhibits and programs that speak to the honor, courage, duty, and heroic feats of this unique sector of the American armed forces from its inception in 1940 to present-day operations.
Although the military presence provides the bedrock for Fayetteville’s economy, many nationally and internationally known businesses originated in the region. Today the Fayetteville area provides the nation with one of the most diversified centers for manufacturing industries, which insures a solid economic base from which to recruit new industries and to plan comprehensive, long-term growth.
Telecommunications figure prominently in the industry mix and are attracted to Fayetteville because of the diverse labor force and the technological capability to handle the needs of any new business.
Families with children will find The Climbing Place an ideal location to work off some of that boundless energy. Conveniently located in the downtown area, the facility is professionally staffed and features every conceivable climbing surface and configuration. There are climbing roofs, corners, cracks, arches, slabs, aretes and lead routes. A great way to get in shape while having fun at the same time.
In the spring and summer, be sure to visit the Fayetteville Rose Garden. With over 40,000 roses in bloom from March until October, it’s a sight you won’t soon forget.
If you happen to be visiting in late October, there is Historic Hauntings, described as A Ghastly Ghost Tour. This annual special event features “ghostly” re-enactors and story tellers highlighting the history of Fayetteville and telling some of the spookier legends from Fayetteville’s history. Hayrides are available as well.
For hikers, the Cape Fear region offers some challenging little hills. However, not far to the west, an often-overlooked chain of ancient volcanoes provides the adventure of an Appalachian adventure close at hand. The Uwharrie Mountains rise to 1,000 feet over parts of Montgomery and Stanly counties, about 90 minutes from Fayetteville. Although they are not far from home, the mountains’ isolated vistas, cool breezes, and unusual volcanic rock give visitors the feeling of being a world away.
Fayetteville State University, part of the UNC system, is the state’s fastest growing, most rapidly advancing institution of higher education. The people of the region are committed to maintaining excellence in educational programs. In recent years the Fayetteville State University Bronco teams have brought home 17 championships in football, basketball, golf, volleyball, tennis, bowling, and softball.
Fayetteville offers a variety of cultural venues for all ages and interests. The climate is ideal, allowing for 6-8 months of water-sports activities. Whatever your interests, stop by and spend some time in Fayetteville and surrounding areas and see for yourself! Whenever you visit, whether for business or on vacation; whether military or civilian, this charming North Carolina city awaits you with a warm, welcoming smile.