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AMJ TheatreVisitors travel to Johnston County for all types of reasons...some are driving through to NC beaches, others are outlet shopping here for the day, and many are here visiting friends and family seeing the local attractions.  Putting together ideas for your visit is what we do for a living and we have taken the time to create several fun, historical, and adventurous day trips for your consideration.

So rely on our knowledge of the county and find a Day Trip that looks like fun -- and let us know how you enjoyed the itinerary by posting up photos and comments on our FB page:  Visit Johnston County, NC



Sam Branch Public ArtDowntown Clayton has become a destination for visitors who love the arts. It didn't happen overnight, but we sure are glad it did.  We have put together a sample day trip itinerary for you, featuring many of the great things Clayton has to offer.

Bentonville BattlefieldJohnston County can offer a "hands on" history lesson for all ages from the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site to the Benson Museum of Local History...we invite you to explore our corner of history in North Carolina.  Heritage Tourism is keeping old traditions alive for visitors to discover through exhibits, educational programs, folk-life films, music, and art.  And history is always best served with a little taste of local Eastern-style barbecue and sweet tea!

Carolina Premium OutletsMusic is such a significant part of Christmas and nothing will put you in the Christmas spirit as easily as the American Music Jubilee Christmas Show.  Take a nostalgic trip back in time to an innocent age when the anticipation of Santa made the holidays magical…when we all dreamed of a"White Christmas" and listened for "Silver Bells".  Enjoy gospel favorites, or find yourself tapping your toes to the exciting contemporary beat of hits like "Christmas in Dixie". Located along the I-95 corridor, Selma offers a "touch of Branson and a touch of Myrtle Beach in Eastern North Carolina."  Round out this itinerary with great shopping options to complete your Christmas list!

Tobacco Farm Life MuseumJohnston County is a community of rural X-roads, farms and church families, where locals often meet at country stores for supplies and gossip.  Enjoy these “off-the-beaten” path tours featuring out of the way attractions such as Atkinson's Mill, strawberry picking or stopping by a local farmer's market and why not picnic in a managed forest.  This tour is certainly worth the time and effort to see and experience what lies beyond the highway on Johnston County’s X-Roads.

Ava Gardner MuseumWe invite you to come along on a journey of history, family, culture and of course some amazing wine!  Choose one of the wineries or breweries (or both) along the Beer, Wine and Shine Trail for this day trip of wineries, outlet shopping, and a touch of Hollywood glamor.

Beer Wine & Shine Trail

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Travel around the county to four award-winning wineries, two breweries and get a taste of brandy along the way!  Receive a Free $30 coupon book when you complete the trail.


Meeting Planners

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Johnston County offers conveniently located and affordable conference facilities for meetings, reunions, and unique destination weddings sites.  Why not select a historic home or horse farm for your next event?


Group Tour Operators

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Groups have discovered exits along I-40 and I-95 for outlet shopping, music theatre, museums and heritage sites.  Call today for custom itinerary planning.


Hotel Packages

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We have created several special hotel packages including a Girlfriends Getaway for outlet shopping, we know you need a break and great deals on shoes!  Click here to book your getaway today.


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