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23 May

8 Things You Must Do in the Greenville/Spartanburg Area

8 Things You Must Do in the Greenville/Spartanburg Area

View Original Artwork at the Greenville County Museum of Art

Considered to be among the top art museums in the country, a trip to Greenville will not be complete without visiting the Greenville County Museum of Art. Showcasing a wide variety of American art, including many southern and South Carolinian works, the museum features exhibits ranging from the colonial era to modern day. Highlights include the largest public collection of Andrew Wyeth, pastel portraits from 1726, and Civil War vistas.

Peruse the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum

Unique to our area, the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum is a place worth visiting for all sports fans. Considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time, Shoeless Joe Jackson held a lifetime batting average of .356 and hit .408 in his 1911 season. He grew up right here in Brandon Mill. This iconic museum houses amazing artifacts, photos, and memorabilia, among many other things.

Attend the Artisphere Festival

If you live in the area or happen to be visiting in the middle of May, it’s definitely worth your time to go to the Artisphere festival. This fantastic annual event celebrates the arts and our region’s unique culture. Artisphere features local and international talent with plenty of live performances, demonstrations, and exhibits to see. With international and multi-cultural elements, this event will both inspire and entertain you. Highlights of the festival include:

  • Wine and craft beer exhibitions
  • Science & technology displays
  • Culinary arts demonstrations
  • The Kidsphere’s children exhibition center 

Visit Falls Park on the Reedy & the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail

Falls Park on the Reedy is a natural spectacle of beauty located right in the middle of Greenville and among the very best things do in the area. While you’re at Falls Park on the Reedy explore some of the 28 miles of trails on the Greenville Health System Swamp Rabbit Trail. Here is a place you can keep coming back to and see new sights. The trail winds its way throughout Greenville, and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy running, cycling, walking, and wildlife watching up close and personal.

 Take Your Kids to the Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Your kids will most definitely appreciate the hands-on, interactive experience they will have at the Children’s Museum of the Upstate. Perfect for kids of all ages, your children will love getting to explore the wide array of exhibits and may even want to take part in a workshop or two. The museum even offers early education programs and fall break camps too!

Stop by the Greenville Zoo

For many children and those with a fascination for wildlife, the Greenville Zoo is the place to go. There are so many beautiful animals from around the globe to come see, including graceful giraffes, powerful leopards, and mighty African lions. The organization’s goal is to foster a deeper appreciation for our wildlife and educate our community about the need to conserve.

Explore Roper Mountain Science Center

For lifelong learners and those looking to inspire their kids to explore the field of science, the Roper Mountain Science Center is well worth visiting. Learn more about life sciences, space science, and physical science, among many other things, in this spectacular center. Explore a variety of facilities which include:

  • A planetarium
  • Arboretum
  • Living history farm
  • Butterfly world
  • An observatory

The Roper Mountain Science Center also boasts a one-mile beautiful nature trail.

Check Out Caesars Head State Park

Fish, hike, and bird watch until your heart is content at Caesars Head State Park in our northern county area. There are incredible panoramic vistas and waterfalls to see in this beautiful place of nature. Raven Cliffs Falls and the visitor’s center are certainly worth stopping by when you drive over.

Explore the Greenville/ Spartanburg Area with Atchison Transportation Services

If you are looking to visit the area and see all the sights, let Atchison Transportation Services take care of your traveling accommodations. Our professional, courteous drivers are here for you. We hold over 65 years-experience servicing the area and are the official ground transportation provider at GSP International Airport. To schedule transportation service, contact Atchison Transportation now at 1-800-346-7129.