Explore the many things to do in Fayetteville

The comfortable rooms at the Country Inn & Suites place you about 15 minutes from a variety of things to do in Fayetteville’s vibrant downtown area. You can browse shops, dine at local restaurants, and explore the historical Market House and the family-friendly Fascinate-U Children’s Museum. For outdoor fun, head to Cape Fear Botanical Garden to admire the beautiful landscape, enjoy a leisurely bike ride down the 5.5-mile Cape Fear River Trail, or picnic at J. Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center. In the evenings, you can find live entertainment at the Cape Fear Regional Theatre and the Crown Complex, which is home to Fayetteville’s hockey and indoor football teams. If you’re in town to tour Fayetteville State University or Methodist University, you’ll appreciate that both institutions are less than 20 minutes from the hotel.

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82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum

14.16 mi / 22.78 km from the hotel
Find out more about the 82nd Airborne Division’s role in World War I, World War II, and major conflicts since then. This military museum located on the Fort Bragg base is open to the public.

US Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum

4.65 mi / 7.49 km from the hotel
Visit this highly rated museum to learn more about America’s airborne and special ops soldiers from 1940 to the present. Don’t miss a replica French village from the Normandy Invasion of 1944.

Cape Fear Botanical Garden

3.59 mi / 5.78 km from the hotel
Created in 1989, these beautiful gardens showcase 80 acres of regional plants and ecosystems ranging from ravines to river banks. Stroll through the Heritage Garden or Children’s Garden, attend a gardening workshop, and enjoy views of the river.

Cape Fear River Trail

5.95 mi / 9.57 km from the hotel
This 5.5-mile trail along Cape Fear River offers pedestrians and bicyclists a tranquil journey through forests and wetlands. It also accesses J. Bayard Clark Park & Nature Center, which features more trails along with picnic areas, a playground, and a waterfall.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway

3.83 mi / 6.16 km from the hotel
Head to the races at Fayetteville’s only track, first built in 1968. This 0.4-mile dirt track hosts events ranging from Late Model to Pure Stock racing. For a truly thrilling experience, you can purchase a driving or ride-along package.

Cape Fear Regional Theatre

5.27 mi / 8.49 km from the hotel
Spend an exciting evening in downtown Fayetteville at this professional theater founded in 1962. You can enjoy musicals, mysteries, and even brand-new dramas. Behind-the-scenes tours are available.

Museum of the Cape Fear

4.89 mi / 7.87 km from the hotel
Take an afternoon to learn more about the history of southern North Carolina from pre-colonial times to the present. Exhibits cover everything from the local textile industry to the struggles of African-American citizens during Reconstruction.

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum

4.21 mi / 6.77 km from the hotel
For an exciting adventure, take your kids to this hands-on role-playing center to try out different vocations, from anchoring the news to being a dentist, a farmer, or an artist.

Cross Creek Mall

8.75 mi / 14.09 km from the hotel
Browse everything from fashion and sports gear to jewelry and toys at this mall, which is home to favorites like Belk, H&M, and Build-A-Bear Workshop. After your shopping spree, you can stop for a meal or a sweet treat in the food court.

Crown Complex

3.73 mi / 6 km from the hotel
This multi-venue complex hosts concerts, comedy performances, and theatrical productions as well as Fayetteville Marksmen ice hockey games.

Fayetteville State University

5.93 mi / 9.54 km from the hotel
Founded in 1867, this public HBCU university is known for its solid academics. It’s also home to the Broncos, a member of NCAA Division II athletics.

Methodist University

8.97 mi / 14.44 km from the hotel
One of the fastest-growing institutions in the Southeast, this private university enrolls more than 2,300 students. During your campus visit, cheer on the Monarchs baseball team at Armstrong-Shelley Field or the volleyball team at March F. Riddle Center.