Airborne and Special Operations Museum

100 Bragg Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301- Map It
Phone: (910) 643-2766

AAA Editor Notes

Airborne and Special Operations Museum is at 100 Bragg Blvd. It features life-size dioramas, rare aircraft, artifacts and interactive displays that celebrate this special sector of the armed forces.</br>Five main exhibits allow visitors to &#8220;jump&#8221; from Aug. 16, 1940&#8212;the date of the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon's first leap&#8212;to the World War II, Cold War, Vietnam and post-Vietnam eras. Included among the impressive aircraft collection are a C-47 plane, Waco CG-4A glider and UH-1 helicopter.</br>A 24-seat motion simulator places visitors in the midst of parachute jumps, helicopter gunship attacks and daring missions. A reproduction of a war-stricken French village offers a glimpse into the aftermath of the 1944 Normandy Invasion. Other highlights include a 235-seat large-screen movie theater, a 50-seat video theater and an area devoted to changing exhibits.</br></br>
Museum and large-screen movie theater free. Motion simulator $8.50; $5 (under 38 inches tall).
Hours: Tues.-Sat. (also Memorial Day, July 4 and Veterans Day) 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.