Whether your interests include history, nature activities, golfing, or outstanding outlet and antique shopping, you'll find our great travel connections along I-95 and I-40 make Johnston County an easy stopover or weekend excursion.
The varied attractions offer learning experiences for all ages. The Tobacco Farm Life Museum recreates a way of life that is fast being forgotten. The restored farmstead and 6,000 sq.ft. gallery depict the lifestyle of early 20th Century tobacco farm families. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is the place of the last major battle of the Civil War and the only Confederate offensive against Sherman's Union army as he marched northward from Atlanta. The Johnston County Heritage Center has become known as one of the best-equipped facilities for the study of local history and genealogy. Clemmons Educational State Forest offers student groups outdoor classroom programs from March to November. The Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield houses an extensive collection of original scripts, photos, and costumes of a Hollywood Legend who was a native of Johnston County.
Shop at over 95 retail outlets in the Smithfield-Selma area, including Carolina Premium Outlets and JR's. After a day of exploring, shopping, or golfing at one of five public courses, an evening of music and comedy is just the ticket - at the American Music Jubilee in Selma.