Quality Inn & Suites
1314 S. Pleasantburg Drive
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 770-3737
Fax: (864) 770-3730
Greenville Technical College has a growing campus that sprawls throughout Greenville, South Carolina. The main campus is Barton Campus and contains many of the administrative buildings.
Lake Conestee Nature Park is an enchanting green space, just a few miles from downtown Greenville. Encompassing 400 acres (160 hectares) of land, the park is a major facility for recreational purposes. There is an array of bird, reptile and mammal species that dominate the park. Over 170 species of birds, alone are reported to be in the park. The park is beautiful natural habitat and a calm place away from the buzz. It is a perfect spot for picnics or exploration of the wild. The park conducts various programs and events to entertain and enlighten the visitors about the nature. The cool and serene atmosphere of the park is sure to relax your tired nerves after a long. week.
Father and son team Bill and Tom Davis believe that when drinking beer, you shouldn't be typical and you should try something new and 'sink the status quo.' With beers like their eponymous flagship Red Ale, seasonal ones that have Tahitian and Madagascar Vanilla or a specialty brew like their 'Dirty Monk' which has notes of chocolate, coffee and licorice, there is always something novel on tap. The brewery opened its doors in 1998 and since then it has garnered rave reviews from beer drinkers as well as prestigious associations from around the country. Thomas Creek makes all types of styles as well, from Porters and Pale Ales to Stouts and Dopplebocks, the selections will satisfy even the most finicky beer drinkers.
If you're looking for somewhere to take the kids or just enjoy the zoo, look no further. Occupying 14 acres (5.7 hectares), the Greenville Zoo houses hundreds of different species of animals from around the globe. Some exhibits include the usual lions, elephants, giraffes, primates and tortoises. And of course, it wouldn't be a zoo without the picnic areas, play areas, concession stands and gift shop. It's open seven days a week and the cost of admission is peanuts compared to other zoos around the country.
The Liberty Bridge is located in lovely Falls Park on the Reedy, a wonderful site along the river that is the backdrop for this 345-ft. span. Boston architect Miguel Rosales designed the structure and it was completed at a cost of 4.5 million dollars with the help of city taxpayers. The bridge is unique in that it has a distinctive curved shape, and is held up by masts and cables that are cantilevered away from the span at sharp angles, giving the impression that the bridge floats. Walking across it provides great views of the mini-cascades along with other modern buildings ensconced within the green foliage of the park. After taking some striking photos of the bridge and falls, exit at the western entrance where you'll reach S. Main Street, make a left here and visit Greenville's historic West End.
Many city historians consider this area of the Reedy River where the 'Falls' drop as the place where Greenville began. Tribes from the Cherokee Nation first inhabited the region around today's 32-acre park until Europeans established a presence in 1768. From then until the mid 20th-Century, European colonists, then Americans used the falls as a source of power. Development grew around the falls with the construction of a University, houses of worship, mills and many other factories along the river. After much restoration and removal of pollution left from the factories, the Carolina Foothills Garden Club along with the city of Greenville now provide a perfect setting for a romantic outing or a picnic with family and friends. The main highlight is the Liberty Bridge, a 380-foot steel span that allows guests to traverse over the falls. The park has no entrance fee and it's open seven days a week.
Greenville's West End is where the city began. Its location on the Reedy River provided the impetus behind this southern American outpost way back in the mid-19th Century. The neighborhood is known for its historic architecture, the magnificent city park Falls Park on the Reedy and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts as well as many other attractions like restaurants and shops.
Greenville is a thriving city in the Upstate Region of South Carolina. From their scenic, award-winning Main Street to their city parks and downtown area, Greenville has constructed a community that has retained its sense of small town hospitality while growing to include a wide-range of diversity. Greenville's identity as a flourishing city is underscored by their regular festivals and fairs many of which are free and open to the public.
Located in the heart of Greenville's Downtown area, the Bi-Lo Center is your obvious halt if you are looking for a change from the boring and mundane routine. From musical shows and dramas to sports events and fun fairs, the Center is an entertainment hub for residents as well as tourists of Greenville. If you are the studious type, keep an eye for the programs on the latest scientific inventions. Tickets can be bought at the box office or you can also order them online. Visit the Center's website for more information.
Dark Corner Distillery may sound like an ominous name for a spirits maker, but when you're making whiskey out of corn, there is something mysterious and macabre about this particular process. The distillers here at Dark Corner make several types of whiskey and a couple of 'moonshine' type bottles. The 'Apple-achian Shine' and 'Carolina Peach Shine' feature those fruits and though they are still made from corn, there is still a wildcard in the bunch, the 'Stumphouse' is made with wheat mash.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Beattie House is the second oldest residence in Greenville County. Built in 1834, this Georgian-style mansion has a lot to offer in terms of providing beautiful event spaces to visitors. Although owned by the city of Greenville, the property has been leased to the Greenville Woman's Club since 1949. The Club makes the property available for rent for various types of events including wedding receptions, luncheons and recitals. Call ahead for more details.
Also known as Greenville Woman's Club, Fountain Fox Beattie House is an Italianate-style house and was built in 1834 by Mr. and Mrs. Fountain Fox Beattie. Fountain Fox Beattie built it for his bride, Emily Edgeworth . The historic house is located in Greenville, South Carolina and was registered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Originally much smaller, Fountain Fox Beattie House was later enlarged. It was moved from its original location at East North Street to 8 Bennett Street in 1983 owing to the widening of the Church Street and is presently used by the Greenville Woman's Club.