Discover the best things to do in Wilson

For a comfortable stay just off I-95 about halfway between Raleigh, NC and Greenville, NC, make your way to the Country Inn & Suites, Wilson. You can explore the great outdoors with a fishing trip to Lake Wilson or stop to smell the flowers at Wilson Botanical Gardens and the Wilson Rose Garden, both located less than nine miles away. Looking for family-friendly things to do? Pencil in time to explore the interactive exhibits at the Imagination Station or fulfill your need for speed with a trip to County Line Raceway. If you’re visiting during November, be sure to check out the North Carolina Whirligig Festival, held in Historic Downtown Wilson. Our hotel rooms place you just 15 minutes from the festivities.

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Imagination Station

6.05 mi / 9.74 km from the hotel
Science and history collide at this hands-on museum, which features exhibits like the honey bee Observation Hive and Science on a Sphere®.

Barton College

5.43 mi / 8.74 km from the hotel
Named a “Best Southeastern College” by the Princeton Review, this private liberal arts college enrolls more than 1,000 students. Explore the campus, tour the Barton Art Galleries, and cheer on the Bulldogs.

Buckhorn Lake

7.53 mi / 12.12 km from the hotel
Go duck hunting, hiking, boating, or fishing at this 2,300-acre reservoir. Equestrians also love Buckhorn Lake for the horseback riding trails that wind around the water’s edge.

County Line Raceway

7.46 mi / 12 km from the hotel
This clay track is a 3/8-mile oval that hosts six divisions of racing action. If you’re in town in the fall, attend the raceway’s signature fundraiser, “The Race for The Kids.”

Lake Wilson

5.22 mi / 8.4 km from the hotel
Enjoy boating, fishing, picnicking, and hiking from sunrise to sundown at Lake Wilson—an excellent place to connect to the great outdoors with family.

North Carolina Baseball Museum

5.25 mi / 8.45 km from the hotel
Stroll through more than 3,300 square feet loaded with memorabilia from famous North Carolinian baseball players. Take the “walk of fame” to learn about influential players such as Buck Leonard, Hoyt Wilheim, and others.

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum

5.95 mi / 9.58 km from the hotel
Look up in wonder at the vibrant, whimsical sculptures of Vollis Simpson. Grab a seat on the lawn and enjoy the sense of community that these kinetic works of art bring to Wilson, NC.

Wilson Botanical Gardens

5.85 mi / 9.42 km from the hotel
Have a moment of zen at the Wilson Botanical Gardens, where visitors learn about native plants through an extensive tree collection, turf grass demonstration plots, and perennial beds.