Recommended Experiences of Kinston NC

Come for the food, stay for the people! Our small town is bursting at the seams with great food, entertainment, adventures and more!

Boiler Room

The Boiler Room is owned by Vivian Howard of the Chef & the Farmer and is a famous for the oysters, burgers and beer.

Chef & the Farmer and Wine Shop

Celebrating their 10th year in 2016 Chef & the Farmer and Wine Shop Vivian & Ben Knight founded this farm to fork restaurant which was starred in the award-winning PBS television series “A Chef’s Life”.

How II

H.O.W. II, one of Kinston’s newest restaurants, specializes in steaks as well as seafood and Chinese food.

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Mother Earth Brewing

Craft beer with artisanal devotion where every bottle is brewed using sustainable practices.

North Street Pub & Eatery

North Street Pub & Eatery includes a full bar and menu items of wings, burgers, wraps, and much more. The pub also has great entertainment features.
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Sugar Hill Pizza

New York style pizza by the slice along with appetizers, desserts, subs, wings and whole pizzas. Wash it down with a cold beer or fountain Pepsi!

The Red Room

The Red Room has become a destination in Eastern NC for the music scene. Hosting some of the biggest names in the music industry, The Red Room is the perfect spot to see the best local musicians as well as the stars of tomorrow.

Minor League Baseball

The Texas Rangers brought professional baseball back to the historic Grainger Stadium in 2017 as the Down East Wood Ducks.

Parks and Rec Department

The Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department operates 11 parks providing organized programs for adults and children.
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Community Centers

Two public outdoor pools are available and a state of the art indoor/outdoor pool (heated bubble in the winter) that is included with a Woodmen Community Center membership.
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Lions Water Adventures

Lions Water Adventure features three water slides, a kiddie laggoon, lazy river and so much more!
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CSS Neuse Civil War Museum

Showcases the Civil War River Battleship and glimpses into two of our nation’s most pivotal wars which can be found in this one historic site within the city of Kinston. Learn More >

G.I. Joes Military Museum

Our mission at G.I. Joes Military ” Living History” Museum is to provide non-political education of the wars of the United States and to honor the men and women who have served this Country. Learn More >

The O’Neil

The O’Neil is the latest business opening as part of the renewal downtown Kinston, North Carolina. Built inside a 90 year old bank building, The O’Neil is Lenoir County’s most iconic hotel. Still containing the vault and the 16 ton metal door, our lobby reminds you of the rich history in this repurposed building.
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The purpose of the Historic Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce is to continue developing an economically prosperous business district while maintaining the character and integrity of Kinston-Lenoir County, making it the “heartbeat” of the community. The Historic Kinston-Lenoir County Chamber of Commerce is a united effort promoting commerce, culture, trade, good fellowship, and cooperative relationships amidst diverse individuals and businesses.

Lenoir County Public Schools

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Lenoir County Private Schools

+ Arendell Parrott Academy | Visit Website >

+ Bethel Christian Academy | Visit Website >

Lenoir County Community College

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