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Culture and Entertainment

Kinston/Lenoir County is located in the geographic center of eastern North Carolina. Four hours to the west are the Blue Ridge Mountains. One hour to the east and you find the pristine beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. In between the east and west, are countless historic sites, attractions, sports and recreation, and shopping.

Kinston stands ready to meet the wave of the future while remembering to preserve its heritage.  This is essential to its residents and its visitors. Please visit for a complete listing of what Lenoir County has to offer.



CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretive Center

Harmony Hall

Caswell No. 1 Fire Station Museum

Kinston Community Council for the Arts

Overland Gallery


Performing Arts

Grainger Hill Performing Arts Center



Kinston / Lenoir County Parks and Recreation Department

Woodmen Community Center

Lions Water Adventure

LaGrange NC Recreaton

Neuseway Nature Park

Maxwell Mill Park

Contentnea Creek RV & Trail Park


State Parks

Cliffs of the Neuse State Park