More than a rock, it’s a mountain of possibilities. Enjoy a leisurely walk or a challenging hike out to 404-foot Hickory Nut Falls. Sign up to take a rock climbing clinic or spend a half or full-day taking rock climbing instructions. Bring a picnic or pick up a Hiker’s Lunch and savor the views. Take the kids and the dog on the Great Woodland Adventure trail. There’s no shortage of ways to find yourself breathless. Check out our special events and group activities. Just 60 miles NE of Greenville. Open all year. Live it up!
Amusement & Entertainment
Lake Lure, NC
Float on an inner tube, picnic in the shade, or just catch some rays. Great new water activities area. Water cannons, bumper boats and water slides. Lifeguards and concessions. Great for a family outing or special gathering. U.S. Hwy. 64/74A, 35 miles northwest of Spartanburg.
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Hollywild Animal Park is located near Inman in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, one of the most scenic and culturally diverse areas of South Carolina’s Upcountry. Nestled on over 100 acres, Hollywild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing an interactive and enlightening experience for our visitors as we continually improve the lives of our animals in an enriching and respectful environment.
Wildland Trekking provides adventurous hiking tours throughout the Greater Asheville area. Trip styles range from backpacking to inn-based tours, day hikes, and fantastic kayak camping trips on Fontana Lake. We have over 30 years of experience in adventure travel and we’re the #1 rated TripAdvisor tour company in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. #wildiswaiting
Currently we have 5 displays running which include O, HO, N, and G scales, a 1400 sq. ft. children’s play area featuring wooden toy trains, coloring tables, a basketball arcade, corn-hole game, etc., and a museum artifact room. We now have our birthday party room available for rental. Please call or visit our website for availability, hours, and prices. We are a non-profit 501c3 organization.
Lake Lure, NC
Climbing walls, trampoline games, Putt Putt, skeeball, ping pong, scooters, children’s inflatable play area, pinball, velcro wall and more. Interactive, wholesome, family-oriented games and activities. Concessions and private party accommodations. Indoor facility located across from the Beach @ Lake Lure. U.S. Hwy. 64/74A, 35 miles northwest of Spartanburg.
The Greenville Grrrowl is an ECHL team and proud affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks and Edmonton Oilers. Visit the website for game schedule and ticket information.
With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy year-round scenic train journeys through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Great Smoky Mountains. Nantahala Gorge Excursion (4½ hour round trip), Day Out With Thomas™, Peanuts™ Pumpkin Patch Express, and the Polar Express™, are just a few of the wonderful trips available to passengers. Call for additional information, or to make advance reservations. 1-800-872-4681 or 828-586-8811
The Carolina Music Museum, the first of its kind in the two Carolinas, is now open in the old Coca Cola Building on Heritage Green, 516 Buncombe Street in Greenville, SC. The opening exhibit, Facing South, features one of the finest collections of antique harpsichords and square pianos in the United States. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM – 5PM, Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM.
The Carolina Panthers train every summer at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, and host a variety of camps, competitions, and programs. Football fans are welcome to watch practices; it is strongly suggested that fans bring blankets, towels, folding chairs, or golf-type stools to make the hillside a more comfortable spot, and also sunscreen and hats.
Lake Lure, NC
Step on board these luxurious boats and visit the blockbuster hit Dirty Dancing film site, delight in mountain legends and breathtaking views. Suitable for all ages. Hourly tours, twilight and dinner cruises. Private and group charters. U.S. Hwy. 64/74A in scenic Hickory Nut Gorge, 35 miles north of Spartanburg. Lake Lure is ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top scenic lakes in the world.
The Peachoid is the 1-million-gallon water tank built by the Gaffney Commission of Public Works to honor the state’s (and particularly Cherokee County’s) fresh peach industry. The giant peach is easily seen from I-85, but you can take the exit for S.C. Highway 11, Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, for a closer look.
Take your children. Take your family. Take your friends from out of town. It’s “Freedom!” It’s “Sparkle!” It’s “Adventure!” It’s a mix of Greenville and art! Greenville’s bronze mice are spaced here and there, on one side of Main Street or the other, all the way from the Hyatt to the Westin Poinsett Hotel.
YMCA Camp Greenville is very proud of its very special natural setting. The mountain top campus is situated at 3200 feet above sea level and includes well over 1600 acres of property. Set on the eastern ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Camp Greenville provides excellent panoramic views of the South Carolina upstate area.
The Logos Theatre brings a level of excellence nearly unrivaled anywhere on the east coast, as the only performing arts theatre in the upstate consistently producing family-friendly shows and concerts at truly broadway-level quality. The Logos Theatre holds the distinction of being the only theatre in the world to mount a truly professional stage adaption of C.S. Lewis’ Prince Caspian. The theatre itself holds dozens of 5-star reviews on Google, TripAdvisor, and Facebook, and is an incredible experience you don’t want to miss!
The Greenville County Recreation District is committed to improving the quality of life in this community by providing recreation facilities and leisure time programming for its residents and visitors.
The Parks & Recreation Department provides supervision and administrative support for the operation of recreation programs and facilities, for activities of the Greenville Zoo, and for the maintenance of parks, beautification sites, rights-of-way, cemeteries and trees. This office also promotes leisure opportunities through the news media, utilizes co-sponsors to enhance public awareness and participation, and serves as the City’s liaison to downtown festivals and City advisory boards.