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
worldâ€™s largest military complexes. From Pope Air Force Base, thousands of elite paratroopers deploy
on missions to the world's hot spots. Fayettevilleâ€™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
Although the military
presence provides the bedrock for Fayettevilleâ€™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.
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
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, itâ€™s a sight you wonâ€™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.
University, part of the UNC system, is the stateâ€™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
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,