Picnic, Hike or Go Fishing at Scenic Lake Wilson
Breathe in the fresh, North Carolina air at Lake Wilson or interact with principles of science and history at Imagination Station when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites. The Wilson Botanical Gardens, only seven miles away, are a great way to relax and learn about native plants. If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, our hotel is less than 10 minutes away from the family-fun County Line Raceway. To truly experience local culture, go to the Whirligig Park and see the whacky kinetic sculptures of famous sculptor Vollis Simpson.
Visit these nearby attractions:
- Buckhorn Lake (12 miles)
Go duck hunting, hiking, boating or fishing at this reservoir featuring 850 acres of water and 350 acres of land. Equestrians love to trot along the winding horseback riding trails, too.
Phone: +1 (252) 399-7530
- County Line Raceway (14 miles)
This clay track is a 3/8-mile oval that hosts six divisions of racing action. If you’re in town in the fall, attend the raceway’s signature event “The Race for the Kids,” an annual fundraiser for children with serious illnesses.
Phone: +1 (252) 985-1949
- Imagination Station (7 miles)
Science and history collide at this hands-on museum featuring exhibits like the Honey Bee Exhibit Hive and the Science on a Sphere®.
Phone: +1 (252) 291-5113
- Lake Wilson (6 miles)
Go boating, fishing, picnicking and hiking from sunrise to sundown at Lake Wilson, the perfect place to connect to the great outdoors with family.
Phone: +1 (252) 399-2261
- NC Baseball Museum (6 miles)
Experience more than 3,300 square feet of memorabilia from famous North Carolinian baseball players. Take the “walk of fame” to learn about Buck Leonard, Hoyt Wilheim and others.
Phone: +1 (252) 296-3048
- Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park (8.5 miles)
The vibrant, whimsical sculptures of Vollis Simpson wow visitors from all over the world at the Whirligig Park. Sit on the lawn and hear a concert on the amphitheater while you enjoy the sense of community that these kinetic works of art bring to Wilson, NC.
Phone: +1 (252) 249-8440
- Wilson Botanical Gardens (7 miles)
Have a moment of Zen at the Wilson Botanical Gardens, where visitors learn about native plants through an extensive tree collection, turf grass demonstration plots and perennial beds.
Phone: +1 (252) 237-0113
- Amtrak (7 miles)
- Blue Star Cab Co. (7 miles)
- Raleigh/Durham International Airport (53 miles)
- Wilson Regional Airport (11 miles)
- Wilson Transit (7 miles)