The Town of Kenly is rich in agricultural history and today visitors can enjoy a trip back in time at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum. Over 25 years ago, local residents offered van rides to area farms to share the love of their farming community with travelers. The museum is conveniently located off I-95, Exit 107 just one mile north on US Hwy 301. For the fast track life, visitors to the community enjoy the .25 mile oval at the Southern National Motor Park for races every Saturday night - March to October.
Whether you are traveling to Kenly as your final destination or just an overnight stop along the way, a variety of accommodations are available on I-95, Exits 106 and 107. National brand hotels located just off the interstate and locally owned motels are conveniently located near the Tobacco Farm Life Museum and travel services at area truckstops. Check hotel coupon deals on our site for special offers.
Kenly is located on the northeastern edge of Johnston County. The town limits are within two counties, Johnston and Wilson. Kenly is approximately centered between the towns of Smithfield and Wilson on U.S. 301. Raleigh, the state capital, is forty miles west. The Town of Kenly has long been known as "Friendly Kenly", and visitors will find that sentiment to be true. Whether you find yourself with car trouble and need repairs, or decide to pull off for a day at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, the town truly appreciates your visit.