Attractions

  • Falls Park on the Reedy

    Address:
    601 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA .

    Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32-acre (130,000 m2) park adjacent to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in the historic West End district. Considered the birthplace of Greenville, the park was founded in 1967 when the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed 26 acres (110,000 m2) of land that had been previously used by textile mills. Renovation accelerated in the late 1990s under Mayor Knox H. White,[1] prompting the formation of the Falls Park Endowment, a private charity supporting ongoing development. Each summer the park is home to the Upstate Shakespeare Festival.

    The park's most striking feature is a unique pedestrian bridge that curves around a waterfall on the Reedy River. Named the Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy, the 355-foot (108 m) long suspension bridge is supported by cables on only one side, giving an unobstructed view of the falls. It was designed by Boston firm Rosales + Partners with German firm Schlaich Bergermann & Partner as structural engineers and completed in the fall of 2004. It was awarded the Arthur G. Hayden medal for innovative design in 2005.[2]

    Near the bridge, the Main Street entrance to the park is graced by Bryan Hunt's 16 ft (4.9 m). bronze sculpture Fall Lake Falls and contains a restaurant and other visitor amenities at the new Falls Park Center.

    The park also features a collection of public gardens and a wall from the original 1776 grist mill built on the site.

  • Greenville Zoo

    Address:
    150 Cleveland Park Dr, Greenville, SC 29601, USA .

    The Greenville Zoo is a zoo in GreenvilleSouth CarolinaUnited States. The zoo opened in 1960, and is located at 150 Cleveland Park Drive, near Interstate 385, on a 14-acre (5.7 ha) site within Cleveland Park.

    The zoo's official website states: "A typical visit would last from an hour to an hour and 30 minutes." The zoo is next to Cleveland Park, which contains picnic tables throughout the site, and offers bicycle and walking paths, tennis and volleyball courts, playgrounds for children, and several shelters available by reservation.[3] The zoo is open daily throughout the year except for ThanksgivingChristmas, and New Year's Day.[4]

  • BMW Zenturium

    Address:
    1400 SC-101, Greer, SC 29651, USA .

    Here the past, present and future of BMW come together in a one-of-a-kind building. See the cars, the speed, the innovation–all for free in the only BMW museum in North America. The Zentrum is more than just a museum; it’s a meeting and events center, a cafe, a gallery and a history lesson–all wrapped into one ultimate experience. Located next to the only BMW manufacturing plant in the U.S., this unique place offers something for everyone.

  • Fluor Field

    Address:
    945 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29605, USA .

    Fluor Field at the West End is a 6,700-seat baseball-only stadium in Greenville, South Carolina that opened on April 6, 2006. Designed by architectural firm DLR Group, it was built as a new home of the Greenville Drive baseball team, the A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

  • The Children's Museum

    Address:
    300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA .

    The Children's Museum is 80,000 square feet of fun! The Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) is the 7th largest children's museum in the country and the 10th largest in the world! Visitors experience 18 exhibit galleries with more than 100 individual exhibit components that offer a continuum of programming in the areas of arts, humanities, sciences, health, nutrition and the environment.

    Kids and adults can simulate flight into space, design their own Formula 1 race car, go shopping in the BiLo Market or even make their own TV Broadcast! Whatever your age, The Children's Museum is a place of possibility to explore, discover, imagine and pretend. TCMU is committed to serving the needs and interests of all children by providing experiences that spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.https://www.tcmupstate.org

  • Furman University

    Address:
    3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613, USA .

    Furman University is a private liberal arts university in Greenville, South Carolina. Founded in 1826 and named for the clergyman Richard Furman,[A 3] Furman University is the oldest private institution of higher learning in South Carolina. It became a secular university in 1992, while keeping Christo et Doctrinae (For Christ and Learning) as its motto. It enrolls approximately 2,700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students, representing 46 states and 53 foreign countries, on its 750-acre (304 ha) campus.http://www.furman.edu

  • Bob Jones University

    Address:
    1700 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC 29614, USA .

    Bob Jones University (BJU) is a private, non-denominational evangelical university in Greenville, South CarolinaUnited States, known for its conservative cultural and religious positions.[4] The college, with approximately 2,500 students, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. The university's athletic teams, the Bruins, compete in Division II of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000; in 2017, 40,184.[

  • North Greenville University

    Address:
    7801 N Tigerville Rd, Tigerville, SC 29688, USA .

    North Greenville University is private Baptist university in Tigerville, South Carolina. It is associated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The institution awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. https://www.ngu.edu

  • Greenville Technical College

    Address:
    506 S Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29607, USA .

    Greenville Technical College is a technical college in South Carolina. Founded in 1960, it began operation in September 1962.

  • Swamp Rabbit Trail,

    Address:
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/Greenville+Health+System+Swamp+Rabbit+Trail,+South+Carolina/@34.8998488,-82.4446961,17z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x885833dab685f3ab:0xec6180e9fb7bd728!2sGreenville+Health+System+Swamp+Rabbit+Trail,+South+Carolina!3b1!8m2!3d34 .

    https://greenvillerec.com/swamprabbit

    CONNECTING SCHOOLS, PARKS, AND LOCAL BUSINESSES IN GREENVILLE COUNTY

    Running along the scenic Reedy River on a historic rail bed, the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail Network is a 22 mile multi-use greenway system. Opened in 2009, this trail has experienced continual growth and offers fun, non-motorized recreation and transportation opportunities.

  • The Peace Center

    Address:
    300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA .

    The Peace Center is a performing arts center located in Greenville, South Carolina. It is composed of a concert hall, theater, and amphitheatre. It is located adjacent to Falls Park. It hosts over 300 events each year, including classical musicBroadway shows, and appearances by popular artists such as David Copperfield.https://www.peacecenter.org

  • Paris Mountain State Park

    Address:
    2401 State Park Rd, Greenville, SC 29609, USA .

    Paris Mountain State Park is located five miles (8 km) north of Greenville, South Carolina.[5][6] Activities available in the 1,540-acre (6 km2) park include hikingbiking, swimming and picnicking.[1] The 13-acre (52,609 m2) Lake Placid offers swimming and fishing.[2] Canoeskayaks, and pedal boats are seasonally available for rental; private boats are not permitted.[7] Camping is allowed and campsites range from rustic, back country sites to paved sites with water and electricity hook-ups.[8] The park's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) structures, including the Camp Buckhorn lodge, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.https://southcarolinaparks.com

  • Bon Secours Wellness Arena

    Address:
    650 Academy Way, Greenville, SC 29601, USA .

    Bon Secours Wellness Arena (formerly the BI-LO Center) is a multi-purpose arena in Greenville, South Carolina. The arena serves as the home of the Greenville Swamp Rabbits of the ECHL.http://www.bonsecoursarena.com

  • Upcountry History Museum

    Address:
    540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601 .

    The Upcountry History Museum is a history museum in Greenville, South Carolina that displays the regional history of fifteen upstate South Carolina counties from the early 18th century to the present. Exhibits designed by Christopher Chadbourne and Associates emphasize technology rather than artifacts "to engage the senses, ignite the imagination and transport visitors back in time."[citation needed]

    The museum is located on Greenville's Heritage Green with The Children's Museum, the Greenville County Art Museum, the satellite Museum & Gallery of Bob Jones University, the Greenville County Main Library, and the Greenville Little Theatre. The museum opened in September 2007. It is operated by Furman University.

    In 2015, the Upcountry History Museum was named a Smithsonian affiliate. Its first Smithsonian exhibit was Searching for the Seventies: The DOCUMERICA Photography Projechttps://www.upcountryhistory.org

  • Roper Mountain Science Center

    Address:
    402 Roper Mountain Road Extension, Greenville, SC 29615, USA .

    Roper Mountain Science Center is located in Greenville, South Carolina. It encompasses a campus containing facilities for studying life and natural sciences, space and physical sciences. Among its facilities are the Living History Farm, the Darell W. Harrison Hall of Natural Sciences, the Simms Hall of Science, the T.C. Hooper Planetarium, and the Daniel Observatory. The center is a part of the Greenville County School District.https://www.ropermountain.org

  • Lake Conestee Nature Park

    Address:
    601 Old Fork Shoals Road, Greenville, SC 29605, USA .

    Lake Conestee Nature Preserve, formerly Lake Conestee Nature Park, opened in 2006, is a 400-acre (160 ha) preserve along three miles of the Reedy River in ConesteeSouth Carolina, with 13 miles (20.9 km) of trails, more than 6 miles (9.7 km) of them paved and 1 mile (1.6 km) of boardwalk. The preserve contains both hardwood and evergreen forest, extensive wetlands, and a rich diversity of reptiles, mammals, and birds. At least 214 bird species have been reported, and the National Audubon Society has designated the park as an Important Bird Area of Global Significance. http://conesteepreserve.comIn 2016 the state of South Carolina made the privately owned facility a wildlife sanctuary.

  • Carolina Music Museum

    Address:
    516 Buncombe Road, Greenville, SC 29601, USA .

    South Carolina’s first music museum now open on Heritage Green in Greenville, South Carolina featuring 38 harpsichords and pianos from 1758 to 1857 these were instruments that told the stories of the people who sold, bought, repaired, played, taught on, and listened to these instruments.http://carolinamusicmuseum.org

  • Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

    Address:
    356 Field St, Greenville, SC 29601, USA .

    The "Shoeless" Joe Jackson Museum and Library was first opened to the public on June 21, 2008.http://www.shoelessjoejackson.org Located across from Fluor Field in Greenville, South Carolina, the five room brick house in which Shoeless Joe Jackson lived and died in contains a few of his personal belongings and over 2,000 books related to baseball.

    In 2015, the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum formally petitioned Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred for Jackson's reinstatement to baseball, on grounds that Jackson had "more than served his sentence" in the 95 years since his banishment by Kenesaw Landis. Manfred denied the request after an official review. "The results of this work demonstrate to me that it is not possible now, over 95 years since those events took place and were considered by Commissioner Landis, to be certain enough of the truth to overrule Commissioner Landis' determinations," he wrote.

    The museum allows members of the public to visit on Saturdays and conducts private tours during the week. While in Greenville, many visitors to the museum will also visit "Shoeless" Joe Jackson's grave located near Bob Jones University. When visiting the grave, members of the public will leave baseball related equipment such as baseballs, gloves, and cleats