Come for the food, stay for the people! Our small town is bursting at the seams with great food, entertainment, adventures and more!
Chef & the Farmer and Wine Shop
The Red Room
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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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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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 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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