Smithfield is located along I-95 midway between New York and Florida, and just 30 minutes east of Raleigh, NC. As the first town in Johnston County and Ava Gardner's hometown, Smithfield is full of history and things to do.
Discover the many charms of Ava Gardner’s hometown, Smithfield, NC.
Enjoy delicious meals at chef-driven restaurants; take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Neuse River on the Buffalo Creek Greenway, part of North Carolina’s Mountain to the Sea Trail; visit local boutiques and destination shopping center, the Carolina Premium Outlets; explore the exhibit hall at the Johnston County Heritage Center.
Located 35 miles southeast of Raleigh, this center is situated near the beautiful beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks, the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and Pinehurst, the 'Home of American Golf'. Enjoy savings of 25% to 65% every day at 80 designer and name brand outlet stores including Adidas, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Carolina Pottery, Coach, Eddie Bauer, Gap Factory, J.Crew, Kate Spade, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger and more.
Explore the unique collection of Ava Gardner's life at the Ava Gardner Museum.
From home decor to fragrances to unique gift ideas to men and women's clothing, DeWayne's offers a unique shopping experience for every season.
Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic Neuse River on the Buffalo Creek Greenway, part of North Carolina’s Mountain to the Sea TrailBuffalo Creek Greenway.