Fayetteville, North Carolina: Airborne and Special Operations Museum

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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 (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Phone:
910-643-2778
Admission:
Free. Simulators $8.50
RA Rates:
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Airborne and Special Operations Museum
Stroll through a recreated Normandy village on D-Day, and take a simulator ride to "fly over a hostile town blasting away from a helicopter gunship." Roadsideamerica.com Report... [09/12/2016]

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Special Forces Museum and Statue

I made the trip down to Fayetteville/Ft. Bragg to check out the remains of Barney the Bear. I guess I don't need to tell you how upset I was to find the museum closed from 12/24/2000 - 1/2/2001 - with *no mention of this on the museum phone recording*. Oh well, I did get the GPS coords for the building.

It wasn't all lost though; there is a new (made in 1999) statue next to the museum to honor 'the special forces soldiers killed in action'. It is about 20 feet tall and very impressive in terms of detail. The statue appears to be hollow and made out of bronze.

The really neat thing is if you stand in front of the statue, it appears to be pointing at you, and you can just imagine him saying "here you go boys, let's kill some people starting with this one". The statue is a depiction of Colonel Arthur D. "Bull" Simons.

[Greg Brown, 01/07/2001]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Iron Mike StatueIron Mike Statue, Fayetteville, NC - < 1 mi.
Special Forces K9 Dog MemorialSpecial Forces K9 Dog Memorial, Fayetteville, NC - < 1 mi.
U.S. Arsenal Ghost TowerU.S. Arsenal Ghost Tower, Fayetteville, NC - < 1 mi.
In the region:
South Of The Border, Dillon, SC - 45 mi.

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