Neuseway Nature Park in Kinston, NC

By Braxton Shoop on February 2, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST
Neuseway Park and Nature Center

PHOTO CREDIT: Jeffrey S. Otto

Neuseway Nature Park is home to several attractions, including the Neuseway Planetarium, the Lenoir Memorial Hospital Health and Science Museum, and the Exchange Nature Center, as well as a nature park and campground.

The Neuseway Planetarium offers guests an engrossing three-dimensional tour of the universe’s majesty in its 24-foot-tall, dome-shaped facility. The Health & Science Museum contains 5,000 square feet of exhibits relating to the human body, including a giant Operation game, a replica mouth, stomach and intestinal system, and an underground tunnel designed to portray a human blood vessel.

The Exchange Nature Center encourages visitors to engage nature through several unique exhibits. These exhibits include a wildlife exhibit featuring mounted bears and turkeys as well as live snakes, turtles and birds; an underground cave exhibit where visitors can see creatures like iguanas, bearded dragons and crayfish; and a saltwater touch tank exhibit where visitors can touch coastal creatures like sea urchins and starfish.

The park’s campground and meeting facilities provide a place for visitors to stay overnight to enjoy the park’s serene environment. The campground has RV hookups and tent sites, and the meeting facility provides ample space and a full kitchen.

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