Things To Do In Smithfield

Round of Golf for Four with Cart on a Weekday or Weekend at The Country Club of Johnston County (Up to 50% Off)

The Country Club of Johnston County

Smithfield

Foursomes load into two carts and zigzag across 6,573 yards of rolling terrain on an 18-hole course dotted with mature trees and four ponds

$120 $60

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$28 for $50 Worth of Dance Classes at Steps On Stage Academy of Performing Arts

Steps On Stage Academy of Performing Arts

Smithfield

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $28

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Two Horseback-Riding Lessons at RBC Show Horses (66% Off)

Rbc Show Horses, Llc

Smithfield

From the merchant: Riding lessons available for beginners and advanced students

$90 $31

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$19 for an All-Day Paintball Outing with Gear and 200 Paintballs at Real McCoy Paintball ($39.95 Value)

Real McCoy Paintball

Boon Hill

Paintballers battle each other in wooded, Hypberball, and air-ball fields; referees provide rules and safety lessons

$39.95 $19

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Trail or Pony Ride or One or Four Private Horseback-Riding Lessons at Black Creek Hill Farms (Up to 44% Off)

Black Creek Hill Farms

Elevation

Trail rides meander through lush wilderness with max of four riders & lessons teach basics or advanced maneuvers such as barrel racing

$40 $24

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Tasting for Two or Four with Snacks and Take-Home Glasses at Hinnant Family Vineyards (Up to 52% Off)

Hinnant Family Vineyards

Pine Level

In 40 years, vineyard has had time to grow 87 acres of muscadine grapes that have been turned into wines, some as old as the vineyard itself

$47.49 $23

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One Month of Dance Classes for One or Two Including Dance Bag at Xpress Dance Academy (Up to 76% Off)

Xpress Dance Academy

Selma

Hip-hop, ballet, jazz, and modern dance classes for students as young as three

$100 $29

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Ava Gardner Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 55% Off)

Ava Gardner Museum

Smithfield

Museum with more than 20,000 artifacts from the actress's career and personal life

$14 $7

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$26 for $50 Gift Card to Hexagon Wake Park or Tucker Lake

Hexagon Wake Park

Banner

Card grants access to spring-fed waters, white-sand beaches, and a 167-foot water slide

$50 $26

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All-Day Paintball Package for 4, 6, or 12 with Equipment Rental from Paintball International (85% Off)

Paintball International

Multiple Locations

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

$120 $19

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$49 for $140 Worth of CrossFit — SISU Crossfit Smithfield

Crossfit Smithfield

Smithfield

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$140 $49

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You slide into the starting position, gripping the rope. For a moment, your eyes wander, surveying the white sand beaches and clear waters that surround you. High on a mast above, a cable carrier hooks the other end of your rope?with a tug, you launch into the water. Without the hum of a boat's outboard motor, you're free to concentrate on the sound of your wakeboard cutting the water's surface as you prepare to lift out of the rippling waves and off the first jump.

This is the introduction wake-boarders and wake-skaters at Hexagon Wake Park receive when they set out on the flexible cable that winds through the Tucker Lake obstacle course at high speeds. In this controlled environment, instructors help riders of all ages master the particulars of extreme water sports, such as how to stand and when to give ducks the right of way. Beside the cable park, other visitors explore the open water aboard stand-up paddleboats and kayaks. Visitors can also explore beachside attractions such as water slides, rope swings, and inflatable climbing structures.

3025 Allens Crossroads Rd.
Benson,
NC
US

Metro Dash pits athletes against their own limitations as they sprint through a 600-meter course dotted with 20 obstacles that test endurance and strength. High hurdles, balance beams, rope swings, and cargo nets impede the path as contestants—guts wrenching and muscles pounding—sprint to awaken their inner warriors. The Metro Dash staff stands by to control the flow of runners and penalize those who refuse to do an obstacle for fear of soiling their powdered wig.

Metro Dash staff members divide the race into waves, sending runners through the course to climb and crawl in their race T-shirts as spectators cheer on in support. They require runners in the Elite division to run the course a second time, totaling the scores for competition. After the race, awards for the top three cumulative male and female finish times will be announced. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation

7807 Buffalo Road
Selma,
NC
US

Tim Langdon and his wife, Renee, founded Camp Flintlock on a simple concept: people learn about history best if they live it. The Langdons know firsthand: they live on the property in an 18th-century-style log home that Tim and his friends built by hand. To immerse visitors in their colonial world, the Langdons host overnight camping trips where visitors can sleep in colonial-style tents, fire muskets, and string together Native American?inspired necklaces. At residential summer camps, guests even don colonial garb and participate in daily chores, such as splitting firewood and looking over their shoulder for the British. For those who just want a taste of colonial living, school field trips and day camps include activities like making beeswax candles and playing colonial games.

218 Hickory Grove Church Road
Four Oaks,
NC
US

From 1998?2007, Reedy Creek Golf Course was voted the top golf course by the readers of The Smithfield Herald 10 consecutive times. The readers' choice poll ended in 2008, but Reedy Creek's excellence continues. The course features fairways lined with mature carolina pines, Champion bermuda grass greens, and multiple ponds incorporated into the layout.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Length of 6,426 yards from the tips
  • Course rating of 70.2 from the tips
  • Slope rating of 129 from the tips
  • Four tee options
585 Reedy Creek Road
Four Oaks,
NC
US

From 1998?2007, Reedy Creek Golf Course was voted the top golf course by the readers of The Smithfield Herald 10 consecutive times. The readers' choice poll ended in 2008, but Reedy Creek's excellence continues. The course features fairways lined with mature carolina pines, bermuda grass greens, and multiple ponds incorporated into the layout.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,426 yards from the tips * Course rating of 70.2 from the tips * Slope rating of 129 from the tips * Four tee options

585 Reedy Creek Rd
Four Oaks,
NC
US

Ava Gardner was studying to be a secretary at the Atlantic Christian College when 12-year-old Thomas Banks met her while playing at the school's campus in 1940. A year later, the young boy learned his friend had signed a movie contract with MGM to become a movie star. From then on, he collected newspaper clippings and memorabilia tracing her film career, from her breakout role in 1946's The Killers to her lauded work in 1953's Mogambo with Clark Gable. Tom and Ava remained friends over the years, and, at her request, he unveiled his collection—more than 50 years in the making—in 1979 in Smithfield, her birthplace and eventual resting place.

Tom amassed more than 20,000 artifacts from Ava's career and private life, which now, among other pieces, fill the 6,400-square-foot Ava Gardner Museum. Among movie posters and awards stand the silk satin cape that Ava wore in publicity shots for The Barefoot Contessa and the black dress she donned in The Great Sinner. Her personal items include china, jewelry, 40 portraits of her by Bert Pfeiffer, and the engraved watch she gave to her third husband, Frank Sinatra. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum celebrates the starlet with its annual Ava Gardner Festival, which includes screenings of her classic films and heritage tours.

325 E Market St
Smithfield,
NC
US