The staff of the Johnston County Visitors Bureau engages in marketing campaigns, sales missions, and publicity projects throughout the year to promote the Town of Kenly. For the year 2017-18, the following mini-annual report has been developed to showcase the highlights of the bureau's work-plan. CLICK HERE or on the report image to download.
The friendliest town in JoCo
The citizens and businesses of Kenly welcome you! Widely known around here as Friendly Kenly – they are ready to help if your car breaks down, if you need a break from the road whether you are driving a big rig or car, or you are in the search of a bite to eat. The town has three exits along I-95, Exits 107, 106, 105, and a touch of local farming heritage as well.
The founders of the Tobacco Farm Life Museum believed that travelers along I-95 would enjoy meeting area farmers and learning about their lives. They were right and began giving on-farm tours to hundreds of interested visitors – long before the term agritourism was trendy. Today, the museum located at Exit 107, has a 6,000 square foot exhibit gallery, the Iredell-Brown homestead, restored tobacco barn, a pack-house, and schoolhouse all showcasing how families lived, worked, farmed, and worshiped in the early 1900s.
Check their listing for special heritage demonstration events at the museum – for a look back to days gone by!
Where truckers stop on I-95
The largest truck stop on the east coast is located in Kenly, at Exit 106, there you will find Kenly 95 Petro Truck Stop with a, "extra" large gift shop and six restaurants. This a great break for families traveling through the county. More services for truckers are located at Exit 106 and 105 at Flying J and Big Boys.
Stop for gas, food, and lodging in Kenly.