Fayetteville Travel Guide

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Fayetteville Things to Do

  • Indoor Rock Climbing

    Had a party at RedPoint and the staff was amazing. The price was affordable and the staff were amazing. Even when my niece got nervous on her first trip up the wall the staff kept her calm and the smile on her face when she reached the top was one of my favorite pictures of the day. Thanks again for an awesome event!!!

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  • Cape Fear River Trail

    The Cape Fear River Trail is a paved greenway trail running along the Cape Fear River from Clark Park at the south end to Jordan Soccer Complex at the north end. The trail is part of the East Coast Greenway that will eventually stretch from Florida to Maine, but for now, it's just four miles in Fayetteville. Along the way, the trail passes through...

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  • Cape Fear Botanical Gardens

    Cape Fear Botanical Gardens is a private garden founded by gardening enthusiasts in the Fayetteville area. If you like plants, flowers, and gardens, this is a great place to visit. There is an $8 admission fee, however. The gardens are separated into two parts - cultivated and not. The cultivated section has several different gardens, such as the...

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  • Legend of those who jump into battle

    The Airborne & Special Operations Museum brings alive the heroic exploits of these soldiers. An exclusive motion stimulator demonstrate modern Airborne Troops in action. An educational and moving experience for visitors of all ages and interests. The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial was established in 1945 by Maj. General James M. Gavin while...

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  • Fayetteville After Five

    Fayetteville After Five, the free concert series that had been a fundraiser for the Fayetteville Museum of Art, will resume this summer as a fundraiser for the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival.The concert series kicks off May 19 with free shows every third Thursday from May through September. The gates to Festival Park open at 5 p.m. and the...

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  • Rock climbing in Fayetteville

    Favorite thing to do in Fayetteville: climbing at RedPoint Indoor Climbing. best atmosphere, best staff, best routes, best indoor gym in north carolina.

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Fayetteville Restaurants

  • Good Service - Stodgy Food

    We decided against the buffet. Bob went and looked and said it was ordinary, and going to a buffet makes my back hurt. The service was good and cheerful. We decided to get the "Two for $10.99" dinner. Bob vacillated between chicken tenders and liver and onions. He got the chicken and seemed happy with it. I really didn't feel like anything, but...

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  • Good Food...Spotty Service

    The Trio Cafe has some of the best food on offer in Fayetteville. It's certainly considered one of the better restaurants if the many couples there for special occassions was any indication. The interior is nicely and brightly decorated if not with a hint of DIY. The night we were there it was fairly busy with most tables taken and several folks in...

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  • Chopsticks are optional

    This restaurant is a Japanese Steakhouse. On one side you have the steakhouse, on the other side you have a sushi bar. In the steakhouse side, you are seated in a group in front of a grill where a chef comes out and cooks your food in front of you like you would see at Benihana's. The maitre'd, waiters and waitress are all dressed uniformly (white...

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  • Looks can be deceiving

    Sakura looks like a small Japanese restaurant on the outside but on the inside you can get freshly made sushi for a reasonable price. Being in the military allowed me a unique perspective because I was stationed in Japan. and I tried different restaurants and as far as I can tell not all sushi is made the same. That's why I like Sakura. My...

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  • Best home cooked country food!!!!!!

    Excellent excellent food, friendly atmosphere and just fun all the way around. Good friendly people and nice polite workers. Love the Place and so do my whole family. I love their fried fish and barbeque. Excellent!!!!

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  • TOO Americanized !!!!

    It's ok if you like generic mexican food, and the wait staff are sometimes rude. The food is just ok nothing to scream about. Its just an ok place to go. I don't really have a special dish from them only that the beer is cold.

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Fayetteville Nightlife

  • by nichole27 Written Jul 5, 2006

    This place is actually two bars. The Ugly Stick bar has a DJ, hot bartenders, small dance floor, pool table, and a platform for only girls to dance on. Once in a while, a girl, or some of the girls who work there, will get up on the platform and sing a song or do a dance routine, like in Coyote Ugly. When you walk outside there is a huge deck with 2 or 3 small bars, benches and bar tables, and LIVE BANDS on the weekends. They always have free giveaways, contests, and more. I won 2 VIP tickets to see Willie Nelson just for getting up on the bar and dancing.
    The Treehouse Tavern looks like it's the same bar but you cannot bring your drink from the Ugly Stick over there and vice versa.
    The Treehouse has pool tables, a jukebox, darts, a deck with bench and regular tables, and more hot bartenders. This is the small not-as-loud side. You can also park your motorcycle on this side and it will be safe. This is Harley central!
    There is only two bathrooms in each bar with one toilet in each. But they do have Porta Johns. It's definitely a place you have to check out while you are here. If you forget to eat before you get there, Waffle House is in almost every direction.

    Dress Code: I don't know if there is a dress code but you probably can't wear super baggy pants.

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Fayetteville Shopping

  • by charlottenc Written Jul 25, 2005

    Hamrick's is a fantastic place to shop -- first rate merchandise at outlet prices. I believe it is the only outlet located outside of South Carolina. Many, many great buys on shoes, clothing, and children's stuff. Everytime I am in Fayetteville, I go there.

    What to buy: shoes and clothing

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Fayetteville Local Customs

  • Fayetteville is a small southern town

    Fayetteville is a small town despite having a huge military presence. Most of the locals are very courteous and friendly and respond the same. Please remember that there is a town and culture other than the military bases and military personnel who live in Fayetteville. There is so much more to Fayetteville than the military presence.

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  • Carolinarose is Right

    Fayetteville is about 49% white, 49% African American, and 2% other. There are also quite a few Hispanics. One thing we do have around here is restaurants. You can sample almost every kind of ethnic food. The Japanese restaurant carolinarose referred to is called Kyoto. There is an annual event here called the Dogwood Festival. It normally takes...

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  • Fayetteville is surrounded by...

    Fayetteville is surrounded by Military which is derived of all cultures. The city itself is mainly African-American, I do believe white people are a minority in Fayetteville. But they do have excellent cuisine in many different places, Koyoto's (Japanese) on Yadkin Road is absolutely fabulous. You can watch the people cook the food right in front...

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Fayetteville Warnings and Dangers

  • Its a TRAP!!!

    I've lived here for six years and you must be vigilant not to become another statistic. Technically no one really lives in Fayetteville, they live in the outskirts of the city, Raeford, Hope Mills, Spring Lake, or Sanford. Fay has all the bad parts of a urban city and hardly anything good, be careful going out late by yourself this is when it gets...

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  • Be Extremely Careful in Fayetteville!

    Unfortunately I had to spend over a year in this town. While I won't go into my experience down here, I can say a person visiting must be very careful and aware, the crime rate is high and scary. There are many thefts, and while I was living here a rapist on the loose for many months. I left a movie theatre one evening and was followed by some very...

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  • Make sure you never leave any...

    Make sure you never leave any valuables in your car or hotel room. Too many thieves. Drug addicts, etc. So lock your money and stuff up in a safe place like a bank vault or safety deposit box if ya don't wanna lose it. Be careful where ya go to, they don't hesitate to pull a knife or gun on ya and steal your car and everything else ya got if you're...

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Fayetteville Tourist Traps

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    by carolinarose Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Watch out for the 'deaf' guys with the signs sayin they're hungry and will work for food and the one's that'll try to sell ya a veteran flower for a nice amount. Don't trust 'em. Most of the time they're full of B.S. Just walk away or drive off and don't pay no attention to 'em. Otherwise they'll 'sucker' ya everytime.

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Fayetteville Off The Beaten Path

  • Southern Son Tattoo Studio

    Southern Son Tattoo Studio is a great tattoo shop, really recommendable, owned by an awesome dude that definitively knows his business!! As a Regular Joe said "It took me 6 years to find the right reason to get tattooed, but if you have a good reason for them, I think they are better than pictures."And this one for putting a smile: A guy is driving...

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  • The Airborne & Special Operations Museum

    This free-admission (donations gladly accepted though) museum is new and this beautiful building is home to a large display of Airborne & Special Forces memorabilia and traces the history of this small part of the army. It is appropriate that it is close to Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina.With everything from a Medal of Honor to a full...

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  • For Lovers of Nature

    If you have some spare time you may want to take a stroll through the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Situated on 85 acres, it has several gardens, small ponds, and a forest. The first Saturday of each month is free. Regular admission is only a few dollars.

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Fayetteville Sports & Outdoors

  • Airborne Rugby

    The Fort Bragg Rugby Football Club pratictices on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings at Fort Bragg's Polo Grounds. The bone jarring All-Americans are fun and great.

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  • Hockey, southern style

    Fayetteville came alive with the Fayetteville Force, now they have the Fire Ants. The Force closed down after the owners got into a money scuffle like in most semi-pro sports movies it was all about the Benjamins- but the players had heart.

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Fayetteville Favorites

  • My favorite thing in...

    My favorite thing in Fayetteville are all the locations of different restaurants like Chi-Chi's off of McPherson Church Rd. and a lot of the nightclubs and downtown area, where they still have the original market square. (Not too many people like it because it's where slaves were sold years ago). But it is a nice city. I miss my friends and old...

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  • I lived in Fayetteville, North...

    I lived in Fayetteville, North Carolina for over 17 years and I really miss the mountains in Ashville and the beaches in North Carolina. Wilmington Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Ft. Fisher, Nagshead, and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Also, to the zoo in Ashboro, North Carolina. Working for the State Forestry Department. I loved the job and the...

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