“For the price and how close it is, you can make a whole day of it,” said Josh Bass, aquatics director of the Lions Water Adventure Park. “We’re a small water park which makes us feel like a small community area and we really pride ourselves on saying hey to everybody or at least making sure that everybody is welcoming.”Read more
Sitting at 158 feet long and 34 feet wide, what remains of the CSS Neuse at the CSS Neuse Interpretive Center in Kinston, NC is remarkable. Even more impressive, the ship’s impact on Civil War history in Eastern North Carolina.Read more
At the corner of Gordon and Heritage Streets in downtown Kinston lies something extraordinary.
“It’s the only full-scale replica of an ironclad in the world. We’ve got people from overseas coming to Kinston for a variety of reasons. For some, the reason is to see this ironclad,” said David Mooring, the president of the CSS Neuse Foundation.
The replica is a spitting image of the CSS Neuse, a gunboat used by Confederate troops to defend Kinston during the Civil War.Read more