One of the well-known places near our hotel is the historic Fort Bragg, home to the United States Army. Fort Bragg is the largest military installation in the world and has over 50,000 personnel on active duty. However, there are lots of additional things to do in Fayetteville. The U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum is located a short drive away from the hotel, and features an exhibit of the first Black Hawk helicopter shot down during battle, chronicled in the book by Mark Bowden and movie Black Hawk Down produced by Ridley Scott.
The Dogwood Festival brings in 250,000 people every year which is larger than the actual population of our city! The International Folk Festival is another cultural event that celebrates our diversity and cannot be missed. Enjoy international food, live music and the Parade of Nations.
As the closest hotel venue to the Crown Coliseum, we can provide complimentary transportation to events at this well-known facility. The Crown Coliseum is a nationally recognized venue, featuring major musical tours like Luke Bryan and Elton John, the Harlem Globetrotter and Disney on Ice, and annual events including the Fayetteville ComicCon, the Heart of Christmas Show, and the local Markmen Hockey team.
Looking for some fun places to go in Fayetteville? The Cape Fear Botanical Garden is a beautiful area to walk and admire the gardens. The garden is made up of 80 acres of land between Cape Fear River and Cross Creek. The Garden Gift Shop offers a unique selection of garden accents, artwork and more with shop hours 10am to 5pm daily. There is a Garden Photography Policy for official photo shoots and reservation required, but informal snapshots are a wonderful way to remember your visit. The trails are packed earth surfaced with gravel or mulch. The Cape Fear Botanical Garden offers golf cart guided tours for visitors with disabilities. Please call (910) 486-0221 for more information.
Another thing to do in Fayetteville is an outdoor trail near the Medical Center. The Cape Fear River Trail is an accessible path through 700 species of trees, with an unusual combination of hardwood trees on the River Trail. There are places to sit along the way and enjoy the wildlife around you. Try to spot an old train trestle, waterfalls, and a lily pad pond. We also recommend taking a tour of the 1987 Poe House or testing your limits at The Climbing Place in Downtown Fayetteville.