Airborne and Special Operations Museum.

Airborne and Special Operations Museum

Field review by the editors.

Fayetteville, North Carolina

Takes visitors through the history of airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to the present. Has a parachute motion simulator, a recreated Normandy village on D-Day, and a life-size diorama of Rudy Hernandez and his bloody bayonet, surrounded by five dead North Koreans with a sixth about to join them.

Can you spot the nearly invisible desert "hide-site" used during the Persian Gulf War? "Experience the Legend" takes visitors on a Special Ops mission and jolts them with an IED blast, and "Army on the Move" is in a pitch, roll, and yaw Vista-Dome with simulations such as, "Fly over a hostile town blasting away from a helicopter gunship."

Airborne and Special Operations Museum

Address:
100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC
Directions:
Take US Hwy 401/MLK Jr Fwy exit 104B. Drive east into the city on Hay St. Turn left onto Hillsboro St., then left again into the parking lot of the museum.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
910-643-2778
Admission:
Free. Simulators $8.50
RA Rates:
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