Walk to Smithfield Cinemas and Carolina Premium Outlets
There are plenty of things to do to keep you entertained during your stay at the Country Inn & Suites. You can shop brands like Banana Republic and G.H. Bass & Co. at the Carolina Premium Outlets or see the latest flick at Smithfield Cinemas, both a short stroll away. Drive less than two miles to see a live performance at Paul A. Johnston Auditorium, delve into local history at Johnston Heritage Center, or browse movie memorabilia at the Ava Gardner Museum. For thrills, travel about 20 minutes to see races at the Southern National Motorsports Park or take a tour at Bentonville Battlefield to learn about the Civil War.
Historic Sites and Museums
- Airborne & Special Operations Museum (47 miles)
Exhibits and artifacts dedicated to U.S. Army’s airborne and special operations provide visitors with a comprehensive look at this branch of the military. Don't miss the interactive motion simulator for a lifelike experience of fly-overs and missions.
Phone: +1 (910) 643-2778
- Atkinson Mill (13.6 miles)
Discover how cornmeal is processed at this working water-powered mill. The mill has been in operation since before the American Revolution.
Phone: +1 (919) 965-3547
- Ava Gardner Museum (2 miles)
Take your time as you work your way through this museum's 5,000 square feet of movie memorabilia that honors Ava Gardner, one of Hollywood’s most beautiful leading ladies.
Phone: +1 (919) 934-5830
- Bentonville Battlefield (19.1 miles)
This North Carolina historic site offers tours of the restored Harper House, the only surviving building from the time of this Civil War battle. You can also examine period artifacts and watch a 10-minute audiovisual program about the battle.
Phone: +1 (910) 594-0789
- Boyette Slave and Schoolhouse (14.9 miles)
Built in the 1830s, this one-room pine schoolhouse was originally constructed to house slaves and is the only structure of its kind in the state of North Carolina.
Phone: +1 (919) 284-3431
- Tobacco Farm Life Museum (14 miles)
Take a self-guided tour of this 6,000-square-foot historic homestead that features a restored farmhouse, a log tobacco farm, a blacksmith shop and a general store.
Phone: +1 (919) 284-3431
Shopping and Entertainment
- Carolina Premium Outlets (walking distance)
Find all your favorite brands at this retail outlet, home to Coach, Adidas, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger and Nike.
Phone: +1 (919) 989-8757
- Johnston Heritage Center (2 miles)
Research your genealogy and uncover the rich history of Johnston County’s founding families at this informative data library.
Phone: +1 (919) 934-2836
- Hinnant Family Vineyard (6 miles)
Tour the beautiful grounds of this family-owned vineyard, and then make time for wine tasting afterwards. For a small charge, you can sample and take home a souvenir wine glass.
Phone: +1 (919) 965-3350
- Paul A. Johnston Auditorium (1.3 miles)
For entertainment for the whole family, catch a live performance at this auditorium located on the campus of Johnston Community College. The venue welcomes the annual Performing Arts Concert series, the Johnston County Chorale and the CMS.
Phone: +1 (919) 209-2099
- Smithfield Cinemas (walking distance)
Walk to this local theater to watch blockbuster films, and be sure to grab a big bucket of popcorn to snack on during the film.
Phone: +1 (919) 934-5300
- Smithfield Ham Shop (1.8 miles)
Peer through the large windows at this shop to watch as Johnston County hams are aged to perfection. You won't be able to resist buying a ham to take home with you.
Phone: +1 (919) 934-8054
- Southern National Motorsports Park (17.4 miles)
This four-mile paved oval race track hosts NASCAR Whelen late-model series races and other events.
Phone: +1 (919) 284-1114
Nearby Military Installations
Nearby Businesses and Colleges
- Atkinson Milling Company (13.4 miles)
- Andrew Corporation (24.2 miles)
- Bayer (46 miles)
- Campbell University (27.8 miles)
- Caterpillar (14.1 miles)
- Channel Master (1.2 miles)
- Eaton (23.7 miles)
- Johnston Community College (1.3 miles)
- Natvar (11.3 miles)
- North Carolina University (33.7 miles)
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (61.6 miles)