• Ski, boat, fish, picnic, hike and more at Buckhorn Reservoir on more than 850 acres of water and 350 acres of land!

  • A Night picture of the Alumni Bell Tower at Barton College in Wilson

  • A vintage Stearman PT17 biplane flies above the annual Wilson Air Show held each September at the Wilson Industrial Airport

  • The annual Wilson County Fair is your ticket for a fun-filled, family event. The fair is held at the fairgrounds on Hwy 301.

  • Wilson County is rich in agriculture, featuring exceptional local produce like the sweetest strawberries you'll ever taste!

  • Imagination Station - the hands-on science museum where everyone has the power to explore

  • The Wilson Rose Garden is one of the most beautiful and relaxing attractions in eastern NC

  • Relax with friends or business associates with 18 holes at one of Wilson's golf courses

  • The historic train station on downtown Wilson. AMTRAK runs to points north and south from Wilson.

  • Catch a baseball game with the Wilson Tobs at Historic Fleming Stadium

  • Wilson county folk artist Vollis Simpson's Whirligigs have become world-famous. Wilson hosts the Whirligig Festival each fall.

  • Wilson Visitors Center
    209 Broad Street


Wilson offers such a wide array of choices, the biggest challenge for visitors, is deciding what to do first. Our vibrant community, with its award-winning revitalized downtown, offers festivals including Theater of the American South in the Spring and the first weekend in November the Whirligig Festival; Downtown Alive concerts May - September; Fridays on the Lawn, Historic Walking Tours, Porch Tours, Museums, Attractions, Great Golf, Art Galleries, Studios, Fabulous Restaurants, Boating, Hiking, Fishing and Antiques galore!

Incorporated in 1849 as a farm market, Wilson has taken great care to preserve its past and embrace the future. Titled one of North Carolina's most beautiful cities, Wilson is full of fun, nostalgia, historic sites and modern comforts for you to enjoy. Start your visit at the newly restored 1925 Bungalow, the Wilson Visitors Center in downtown Wilson. Open for free tours to the public Monday - Friday 9 - 5 pm. Closed Holidays!