Greenville Things to Do

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    Falls Park

    by GreenvilleRealtor Written Feb 7, 2006

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    Downtown Greenville, SC - Falls Park
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    This is an amazing recent addition to Greenville's downtown. Well, the falls were always there, but a state highway project covered it for a very long time. Greenville, SC was known as the "city with the waterfall" for quite a while, and we have always been known as the only city in the United States with a natural waterfall within the proper city limits.

    Mayor Knox White spear-headed the Falls Park effort, and the park we now know opened in Spring of 2004.

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    West End Historical District

    by frankcanfly Updated Aug 10, 2004

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    If you continue walking down Main Street from the center of town, after crossing the river, you'll find this 'up and coming' historical district.

    It's known at the Arts & Entertainment center. There are plenty of Art Studios and small theatres.

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    BMW Zentrum

    by frankcanfly Updated Aug 10, 2004

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    Bavarians cringe when you mention that the BMW Z-3 is actually assembled here in South Carolina. The quality remains high, and you can see BMW influences all over town.

    A visitor's center, with films highlighting BMW's "commitment to engineering and it's neighboring communities" can be seen.

    Call to ask about tour reservations.

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    Falls Park on the Reedy

    by frankcanfly Written Aug 10, 2004

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    This former industrial area is being transformed into an eclectic part of town, that connects with nature. The Waterfall was 'rediscovered' in 2002, and the pedestrian paths and bridges focus on that.

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    BI-LO Center

    by frankcanfly Written Aug 10, 2004

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    Wondering about the name of this place? Just go one block west of this arena, and you'll find your answer.....

    BI-LO is a chain of grocery stores.

    It's where you'll see the 'big' venues and concerts as they pass through town.

    Hillary Duff was in concert the 2nd night I was here. Um, I decided to have some beers instead.

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    Greenville Zoo

    by SpaceCoastMomma Written Aug 28, 2007

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    Located in Cleveland Park, it is a healthy walk from the Reedy Falls Park, if you're up for it. Else, drive on over as there is plenty of free parking. Lots of walking (especially if you're not used to walking up hills! ~ hey, I'm from Texas!). African Elephants, Red Pandas, Lemurs, reptiles (etc.) and eye-to-eye habitats bring you up close & personal to Orangutans, alligators, goats and pigs. Great play-areas for kids, both inside & outside the zoo grounds. Wear good walking shoes!

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  • Greenville Zoo: Great Family Fun

    by KandiKissez1301 Written Apr 11, 2005

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    The Greenville Zoo is fun and fantastic. Great, imformative, and friendly staff members are there for any questions. THey are always adding new exhibits. My personal fav is the white tiger, her name is Tu!

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    DOWNTOWN

    by SCguy Written Jul 25, 2005

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    Downtown Greenville is BEAUTIFUL! In the heat of the summer, the trees that line Main Street produce a cooler atmosphere and a shady path. There are many things to do. The Bi-lo Center is downtown and plays host to big concerts and events. Heritage Green is home to the Library and most of the museums that Greenville has to offer. Falls Park on the Reedy is gorgeous and breath taking. The Liberty bridge and all of the park is a MUST SEE destination. It is all that you'll talk about after visiting. Near the park is the Historic WestEnd district of downtown. It's an area that is growing rapidly and offers much entertainment. This area hosts the city's arts district which has many galleries and theaters. Up and down Main St are famous Greenvillians who now forever live as statues, as well as bronze mice that are fun to search out, and a bronze briefcase in front of city offers visitor's guides. It's amazing the quality of life that is found in this city. Also, you may want to drive to the nearby historic neighborhoods and Alta Vista, Greenville's most prestigious neighborhood and home to its most prestigious addresses, McDaniel Ave and Crescent Ave.

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    The BMW Museum is one of the...

    by Skylink Written Aug 26, 2002

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    The BMW Museum is one of the major attractions of Greenville. It's actually located in the suburb of Greer. It is next to the airport. One can see the museum from Interstate 85. When I was there, I saw a sign that there were factory tours were temporarily suspended. This implies that there were once tours of the factory. There are a number of BMW cars, including James Bond's Z3 convertible that he used in a film. This particular example did not have an air-ro-air missile as was seen in the film. The museum is interesting even though it does not have as many cars as the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany.

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  • 18 holes of golf in 2 hours or 9 holes in 1 hour!

    by laralkaufmann Written Nov 12, 2009
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    THERE'S ONLY ONE GOLF COURSE IN THE WORLD that has each hole conceived by a different designer. It's Crosswinds Golf Club in Greenville, South Carolina and the reason you've never heard of it is because it's an 18-hole par-3 course.
    Yes, it's a gimmick, but it's a gimmick that works. What otherwise might have been just another fun-to-play but quickly forgetable par-3 layout is instead both fun-to-play and rather memorable. The holes stick in your brain long after you leave. You can instantly remember the Dye hole, or the Jones one or the Cupp one, and while you might have to think a minute about who designed some of the other holes (using the scorecard as a cheat sheet), you certainly can recall the salient features of each hole, because each is distictive and different.
    A Really fun par-3 course with enough variety to hold everyone's interest.
    -Ron Whittan
    Architectural Editor
    Golf Digest

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    Music in the Woods

    by SpaceCoastMomma Written Apr 4, 2008

    Eco-friendly, free, acoustic music festival @ Paris Mountain State Park amphitheater every Saturday night, April 26 - August 23rd, 6 - 9pm. Also a demonstration of solar power (energy used to put on the event is solar generated!). Admission to State Park is $2 per person. Welcome to bring coolers, dinner and pets.

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    Moonlight Movies

    by SpaceCoastMomma Written Apr 4, 2008

    Free movies under the cover of darkness on the edge of the Reedy River! Bring lawn chairs & coolers. Begins at sundown. Located at the Peace Center Amphitheater. Every Wednesday night , May & September.

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    Rock Quarry Garden

    by SpaceCoastMomma Written Apr 5, 2008
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    This is a gorgeous little park that, in my opinion, is somewhat off the beaten path ~ simply because most tourists wouldn't even know to look for it. It's the site of a pre-Civil War granite quarry. Very cool!

    This is a popular location for weddings and photo shoots because it is so picturesque. On one side of the park is a small, bubbling waterfall with a small path up through the bamboo ~ a great place to explore, especially for children (or the young-at-heart)...but be careful on the rocks as they can be slippery.

    Particularly beautiful in the Spring, when the Dogwoods and azaleas are in bloom!

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    Roper Mountain Science Center

    by SpaceCoastMomma Written Sep 13, 2007

    On a rainy day, I was hoping to take my toddler to a museum. Unfortunately, after my arrival, I discovered this place isn't open to the general public, except for its "2nd Saturday" event (which I was told was very family-friendly) and some Friday night Planetarium offerings. The center is partnered with the Greenville County School District and mainly offers classes for school-age children.

    For those without children enrolled in a class, you can still take advantage of the nature trails, something called a "Living History Garden" and a butterfly garden. Because it was a rainy day, I opted to return another time, to check out the outdoor activities, but everything appeared to be well-maintained and well-marked.

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    Butterfly Garden & Nature Trail

    by SpaceCoastMomma Updated Oct 16, 2007
    Butterfly Garden @ Roper Mtn. Science Center
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    For a change of pace, I took my toddler to the Butterfly Garden at Roper Mountain Science Center, in early October.

    It was like a walk through a fairytale land, there were so many butterflies! It was easy to capture alot of great photos because there were just so many opportunities to click, click, click. Although the garden is relatively small, it was extremely well-done, with labels on all of the plants & flowers (showing which flower was the host-plant for which type of butterfly ~ very informative!). Being early Autumn, I wasn't quite so sure of how many butterflies we'd actually see ~ I guess I was half-expecting it to be barren. Contraire! The place was all in bloom, well-manicured and well-maintained, with tons of gorgeous plants, flowers and butterflies!

    From the Butterfly Garden, take the short interpretive Nature Trail (loop trail) through the forest, over a small bridge across a lazy & abundant lake full of lily pads & frogs ~ it will loop you around, right back to the Butterfly Garden. It's a short, easy, mostly shaded & beautiful walk.

    Note: The Butterfly Garden / Arboretum & Nature Trail are the only things open to the general public at Roper Mountain Science Center ~ in addition, shows are offered at the Planetarium on Friday nights and there is a family-friendly "Second Saturday" event. Otherwise, the Center offers enrollment programs for school-children.

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