Plan Your Visit
Greenville has one of the most beautiful downtowns in the United States. With tons of restaurants, nifty shops, a minor league baseball field, and a unique scavenger hunt for kids of all ages, you’ll find something to keep everyone happy.
Greenville Visitors Bureau
148 River Street, Suite 222
Greenville, SC 29601
Greenville Chamber of Commerce
24 Cleveland Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Discover Upcountry South Carolina
P.O. Box 3116
Greenville, SC 29602
Want to find out more about what there is to see and do in the region, then give this link a click. The Upcountry is the area of the Upstate of South Carolina that includes Greenville, the foothills, and the mountains. There are lots of events and places to discover.
things to do
Reedy River Falls Park
Very close to the center of Downtown is an oasis filled with hiking trails, gardens, two waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and the restored Fall Cottage, which was built around 1895. The Reedy River is a central fixture in the development and growth of Greenville. Its water was harnessed for power; its beauty was savored by young lovers; its recreational opportunities were enjoyed by local youngsters; and now all of this is preserved and offered to future generations through a partnership of the City of Greenville and the Carolina Foothills Garden Club.
The Swamp Rabbit Trail
The Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail is a 17.5-mile multi-use trail system that runs along the Reedy River connecting Greenville County with schools, parks, and local businesses. This trail starts in Travelers Rest, SC and ends in Downtown Greenville. Before you start, you may want to view this interactive map with tips.
The Children's Museum of the Upstate
This one-of-a-kind educational attraction opened on the cultural campus of Heritage Green in Downtown Greenville. TCMU remains committed to serving the needs and interests of all children by providing experiences that stimulate curiosity stir the imagination and develop a lifelong love of learning.
Greenville County Museum of Art
An incredible collection of art including colonial portraiture, Southern landscapes, contemporary works, as well as a large collection of watercolorist Andrew Wyeth's work.
The Greenville Zoo
14 acres of wildlife from around the world in open air exhibits. Meet Kiko, the zoo’s yearling Masai Giraffe. You can check on Kiko on the Giraffe webcam. The zoo’s other residents include elephants, primates, exotic cats, giant tortoises, and alligators. The Zoo is part of the larger Cleveland Park, which offers picnic sites, playground areas, basketball and tennis courts, a softball field, and fitness trails.
Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park
Mention this name to any baseball fan, and he (or she) is sure to think about the "Black Sox Scandal." He has been called "possibly the greatest outfielder who ever lived," and he got his start in baseball playing in the textile leagues here in Greenville. The Greenville County Parks and Recreation Department has created a memorial park on the site where he used to play. Located on West Avenue. For more information, call 864-288-6470.
Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library
Located in the house where Joe lived and died, this museum is a tribute to the baseball legend. It's an easy stop on your visit to Greenville and is located just across from Fluor Field in Historic West End. Phone 864-346-4867.
Greenville is the host city of several sport teams including the Greenville Drive, a A-league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, a member of the ECHL and is affiliated with the New York Rangers and Hartford Wolf Pack.
BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) has made an impact on Upstate South Carolina's economy both by offering jobs and by providing an interesting attraction for car lovers and art lovers. The Zentrum is a museum of BMW history, racing, motorcycles, art cars (vehicles used as canvases by artists like Andy Warhol), and the actual process of producing an X5 or Z4. Factory tours can be arranged by calling 888-TOUR BMW.
Roper Mountain Science Center
Roper Mountain Science Center is a model of collaboration between public and private resources. It was conceived as a science center that would inspire interest in science and exploration. It offers programs like Starry Nights on Fridays, summer camps, and even Holiday Lights!
Paris Mountain State Park
Located in Greenville, South Carolina is the history-filled Paris Mountain State Park. Camping, biking, hiking and more offer enough fun for everyone. The Park’s roots date as far back as the Great Depression, when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This heritage can still be seen in the preserved stone and timber outside of the renovated bathhouse, now known as the Park Center. Inside, the center features historical exhibits and a classroom to teach young and old about the park’s ecology.
Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is located in Chimney Rock Village near Lake Lure in the North Carolina mountains. Just southeast of Asheville, NC not too far from Greenville. Chimney Rock, the 535-million-year-old monolith for which the Park is named, is considered one of the most iconic sites in North Carolina. From its top, you’ll soak in the 75-mile panoramic views of Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. Hike to the 404-ft. high Hickory Nut Falls, enjoy programs throughout the Park. Season passes are available.