Rainy day blues? Check out one of these museums.
Fascinate-U Childrenís Museum
Provides interactive exhibits, displays and classroom space for kids and their families. Hands-on displays allow children to let their imaginations run wild while learning through creative role-playing.
Where: 116 Green St.
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m, Closed Monday.
Admission: $3 per child, $2 per adult.
Information: 433-1573 or
Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
Housed inside a restored 1890 Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Depot, the museum has two floors filled with exhibits highlighting local history and transportation. Guided tours, educational programs and media productions are offered. The museum includes a newly opened annex and a barn housing Cumberland County agricultural history. A farmerís market is open next to the museum Wednesdays and Saturdays, except during winter months.
Where: 325 Franklin St.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex
Includes Arsenal Park, the remnants of the Fayetteville Arsenal and the restored Victorian residence of E.A. Poe. Permanent exhibits and a changing gallery are offered along with monthly activities for children and families.
Where: 801 Arsenal Park
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Monday.
Information: 486-1330 or
The 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum
Tells the story of airborne forces from World War I through present day. Includes exhibits on combat and peace missions.
Where: Building C-6841 Ardennes St., Fort Bragg
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday, except federal holidays.
Information: 432-3443 or
Airborne & Special Operations Museum
The 59,000-square-foot museum is highlighted by a soaring five-story lobby. Military-themed exhibits include a theater and 24-seat simulator that shows visitors what paratroopers are trained to do.
Where: 100 Bragg Blvd.
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays except federal holidays.
Admission: Free. Movies in the Yarborough-Bank Movie Theater are $4 a ticket and rides in the motion simulator are $5. Combination tickets for both are $8. Patrons under 38 inches tall can ride the simulator for half-price.
Information: 643-2766 or
JFK Special Warfare Museum
The museum collects, preserves and exhibits artifacts related to the history of the Army special operations.
Where: Building D-2502 Ardennes St., Fort Bragg
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday.
Information: 432-4272 or