Imagination Station Science Museum – Imagination Station Science Museum is a science and technology center where everyone has the special power to explore. It is located in the Historic Wilson Federal Courthouse in Wilson. Built in 1928, the building has been transformed into a science center for the newcentury. Renovations and improvements completed after a fire in 2000, have significantly updated the building, making Imagination Station Science Museum an even better experience for visitors. Discover why and how things work with over 200 hands on exhibits related to space, health, the environment and more. See live animals up close, take a spin as a human gyro, walk inside a giant mouth, or watch your hair stand on end from 10,000 volts of static electricity. Toddlers 5 years and younger will enjoy the Curiosity Corner. Live shows and demonstrations daily are offered in the Merck Science Court room. Discounts for group reservations in advance are available. Visit the museum store, the Science Depot, for unique science-related gifts and souvenirs. Imagination Station Science Museum is just minutes from Kampers Lodge Campground.
Wilson Rose Garden
Wilson Rose Garden – The Wilson Rose Garden, an All America Rose Selections Public Garden, offers over 1,100 rose plants, consisting of 165 varieties of various types, ranging from historic old garden roses to modern hybrids, to David Austin’s modern English roses. Included in the Wilson Rose Garden are 63 varieties of All American Rose Selections award winners, inducting the advanced releases of roses selected for the next calendar year, available only in MRS Public Gardens. Come and experience the beauty and aroma of tea roses, floribunda, grandifloras, and more! A picnic area adjoins the garden for that outdoor meal with your family. The Wilson Rose Garden is on the right in front of the City Operations plant in Wilson, just a few miles from Kampers Lodge Campground.
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Tobacco Farm Life Museum – Located on five acres of pinewoods in Kenly, North Carolina, the Tobacco Farm Life Museum has been preserving the history and cultural heritage of Eastern North Carolina farm life since 1983. The museum was started by a group of local families who had pride in their past and a strong volunteer spirit. The museum has grown to an internationally recognized and accredited museum and today continues to interpret and present this important rural legacy to the public. The Tobacco Farm Life Museum includes a 6,000 square foot exhibit gallery displaying artifacts form all aspects of farm life, including household goods, rural medicine, clothing, agricultural tools, and a hands-on Children’s exhibit. That’s not all! There is also a restored farmstead, smoke house, and log tobacco barn. The gift shop offers souvenirs and hand-crafted items. Come visit and step back in time! The Tobacco Farm Life Museum is a short 15 miles from Kampers Lodge Campground.
Tryon Palace – Welcome to North Carolina’s history! Set in the heart of a charming riverfront town founded in 1710, Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens is the place where today’s state of North Carolina was born. The reconstructed 18th-century Palace of a Colonial royal governor, the historic homes and 14-acres of spectacular ground and gardens resonate with the aura of an earlier time. Visitors can explore the main palace or historic homes on a guided tour, view interesting collections of furniture, paintings, silver, and other objects in several museums, and stroll through 14 acres of gardens with their native plants and gorgeous blossoms. Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens is a great place for families and groups alike for there is much to learn and enjoy! You’ll discover 200 hundred years of American history! Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens is about 80 miles southeast of Kampers Lodge Campground in New Bern, North Carolina.