Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) January 13, 2009
A quick visit to Fayetteville is all it takes for visitors to see why it was named as 'America's most pro-military city' by Time magazine. Outside of Washington, D.C., Fayetteville is the place to go for those interested in American and military heritage. From its 59,000 square foot Airborne and Special Operations Museum to 750+ miles of Revolutionary and Civil War driving and walking trails, to exceptional restaurants, hotels and meeting facilities, Fayetteville has it all.
"Fayetteville offers a special experience for visitors, something much different than what they'd get in Washington, D.C. While D.C. celebrates the most famous historical icons, Fayetteville is where the very seeds of American pride and patriotism are sown," says John Meroski, Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (FACVB) president. Convention South magazine readers agree Fayetteville is a top destination for meetings and conventions and recently presented them with a 2008 Readers Choice Award.
Fayetteville's $22.5 million dollar Airborne & Special Operations Museum allows guests to experience the feel of real life combat through impressive displays ranging from a Vietnam-era "Huey" helicopter to full-size action dioramas.
Military history and culture, though, are not the only things Fayetteville has going for it. In fact, over $20 million has been spent on renovations and new facilities to improve the visitor experience and leave a lasting impression. With over 5,300 hotel rooms, meeting facilities of all shapes and sizes, over 400 restaurants and the 107,000-square-foot Crown Center complex, the area is more than well-equipped for groups of any size or need.
"All visitors will enjoy their time here. We have something that caters to every type of guest. Our exceptional restaurants serve up everything from Southern favorites to international cuisine. It's a win-win situation for visitors traveling for business or pleasure," says Meroski.
For groups that have the time, Fayetteville's themed driving trails deliver fascinating excursions. Stretching over 750 miles and 250 years of history, the trails include themed itineraries ranging from the "Civil War" to "Patriots, Past & Present". Points of interest include the historic Market House, Freedom Memorial Park and the JFK Special Warfare Museum.
The town, once thought of as the home to Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, now offers much more than the military installations that made it famous. Fayettteville is the place to go to restore, revitalize and reaffirm your pride in America.
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About the FACVB:
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel to positively impact the economic base of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. For additional information, visit http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217.