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There are so many fun, enriching, and family friendly things to do in Fayetteville—many of them at very little cost to you! We have put together a fun list of suggestions for free or inexpensive things that you can do around town. Here are our 18 budget friendly things to do in Fayetteville.
#1. The Airborne and Special Operations Museum. Special Operations are a huge part of Fort Bragg and our community. Check out this free museum that has many fixed and rotating exhibits.
#2. Veterans Park. Right next to the Airborne museum, this park is also free.
#3. Cape Fear River Trail. This paved path is great for joggers, biking, or taking the dog out for a walk. There are over 1,000 feet of boardwalk.
#4. Cape Fear Botanical Garden. They regularly have fantastic events for the whole family and offer memberships that afford unlimited access to their grounds and fun activities.
#5. Gillis Hill Farm. This family owned farm offers a self guided tour of their facilities with any ice cream purchase. They make their own ice cream (the peach is a must try!) and have a produce stand as well! You can even pick your own berries when they are in season.
#6. 1897 Poe House. Take a free tour of this Victorian Era historic home located near downtown Fayetteville.
#7. Museum of the Cape Fear. Explore two floors of exhibits that tell the story of Southern North Carolina, completely free.
#8. Lake Rim Park. Take a stroll on their boarder trail, kayak on the lake, play a game of soccer, baseball, or tennis, and let the littles play on the playground.
#9. Mazerick Park. Similar to Lake Rim, Mazerick also has walking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts, and a lake to occupy the whole family.
#10. The Climbing Place. If you have a love for indoor rock climbing, check out The Climbing Place.
#11. Fascinate-U Children’s Museum. Take your kiddos to this children’s museum that provides a safe place for children to explore their world through creative role-playing.
#12. Fayetteville Woodpeckers. Our single A minor league team’s tickets start at $9.
#13. Omni Cinemas 8. With tickets that cost $2-$4, this discount theatre is also attached to a fun center.
#14. Arnette Park. Baseball fields, green space, horseshoes, playgrounds and picnic shelters, along with tracks and trails. This 100 acre regional park is complete with developed facilities and natural woodland.
#15. Carvers Creek State Park. Our new state park has opened 11 miles of multiuse trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.
#16. J. Bayard Clark Park and Nature Center. Clark Park is along the Cape Fear River Trail and has more trails along the water, along with a playground and fun activities for the kiddos.
#17. Chalmers Pool. Public swim at Chalmers Pool costs $1-$2.
#18. Pirate Black Light Golf. Take your putt putt to another level at a black light coarse.
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