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Traveling through on interstate 95 or 40....or visiting the outlet shops for great bargains?  We're glad you are here and we have the latest travel information to assist with your planning or great resources for discovering Johnston County.  Our towns are "small", but our welcome to visitors is "big", so if we can enhance your visit with itinerary ideas, suggestions for authentic Southern dining or the latest calendar of events, just let us know.  We are here to serve you....

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Summer Time in Johnston County -- it's hot!

Don't let them convince you it's just the humidity...it's just hot in the summer time in the South.  We aren't complaining, we love that we have all four seasons in North Carolina....it's just perfect in the fall, we don't know what to do with an inch of snow, and we love spring flowers....but what to do when it's just hot!

Here's just a few things to do in Johnston County to get out of the sun for a while! 

Ava Gardner MuseumHead for the air condition attractions like the cool Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield or take in the music and comedy at the American Music Jubilee in Selma!  Ava Gardner, a Hollywood legend, was born just seven miles east of Smithfield in the farming community of Brogden.  Today, visitors from around the world visit the museum dedicated to her life and career.  The American Music Jubilee Theatre has been entertaining visitors for more that 15 years.  This 10-member cast delivers outstanding vocals featuring country tunes, gospel, 50s rock and they serve it up with comedy skits, suitable for the entire family.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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