Find a variety of family-friendly things to do in Smithfield

Located right next to Carolina Premium Outlets, the Country Inn & Suites puts you and your family close to some of the top things to do in Smithfield. Spend a morning exploring brands such as J.Crew, Eddie Bauer, and Nautica Kids, and then walk over to see the latest flick at Smithfield Cinemas. Afterward, you can freshen up in your room or suite and drive less than a mile away to catch a live performance at Paul A. Johnston Auditorium. Traveling with a history buff? Delve into local history at Johnston Heritage Center, browse movie memorabilia at the Ava Gardner Museum, or tour the restored Harper House at Bentonville Battlefield, less than half an hour away. For a unique experience, you can schedule a tour of Hinnant Family Vineyards, the state’s largest muscadine vineyard.

Select what to see in a map

Atkinson Mill

11.61 mi / 18.69 km from the hotel
Discover how cornmeal is processed at this working water-powered mill. The mill has been in operation since before the American Revolution.

Ava Gardner Museum

1.45 mi / 2.34 km from the hotel
Take your time as you work your way through this museum's 5,000 square feet of movie memorabilia that honors Ava Gardner, one of Hollywood's most beautiful leading ladies.

Bentonfield Battlefield

14.21 mi / 22.87 km from the hotel
This North Carolina historic site offers tours of the restored Harper House, the only surviving building from the time of this Civil War battle. You can also examine period artifacts and watch a 10-minute audiovisual program about the battle.

Boyette Slave and Schoolhouse

12.88 mi / 20.73 km from the hotel
Built in the 1830s, this one-room pine schoolhouse was originally constructed to house slaves and is the only structure of its kind in the state of North Carolina.

Carolina Premium Outlets

0.26 mi / 0.42 km from the hotel
Find all your favorite brands at this retail outlet, home to Coach, Adidas, J.Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, and Nike.

Hinnant Family Vineyard

4.8 mi / 7.72 km from the hotel
Tour the beautiful grounds of this family-owned vineyard, the largest muscadine vineyard in North Carolina. Make time for wine tasting afterward, and for a small charge, take home a souvenir wine glass.

Johnston Heritage Center

1.52 mi / 2.44 km from the hotel
Research your genealogy and uncover the rich history of Johnston County's founding families at this informative data library.

Paul A. Johnston Auditorium

0.76 mi / 1.23 km from the hotel
For entertainment for the whole family, catch a live performance at this auditorium located on the campus of Johnston Community College. The venue welcomes the annual Performing Arts Concert series, the Johnston County Chorale, and the CMS.

Smithfield Cinemas

0.2 mi / 0.32 km from the hotel
Head to this local theater to watch blockbuster films, and be sure to grab a big bucket of popcorn to snack on during the film.

Southern National Motorsports Park

16.2 mi / 26.07 km from the hotel
This four-mile paved oval race track hosts NASCAR Whelen late-model series races and other events.

Tobacco Farm Life Museum

13.05 mi / 21 km from the hotel
Take a self-guided tour of this 6,000-square-foot historic homestead that features a restored farmhouse, a log tobacco farm, a blacksmith shop, and a general store.