611 West Wade Hampton Blvd.
Greer, SC 29650
Phone: (864) 848-4995
Fax: (864) 469-7776
Sitting next to the only BMW manufacturing plant in the United States, this unique site is the only BMW museum in North America and offers visitors a chace to travel down BMW's legendary past and glimpse its future. Visitors can experience the creation of a Z3 roadster, from start to finish, while at this site or enjoy dining at the onsite cafe. Daily plant and museum tours are available.
Cleveland Park is just one of the many public spaces where Greenville denizens can enjoy the Southern sun. There are more than 35 different parks within city limits, and this one (in addition to Falls Park on the Reedy) is as urban as it gets. The park opened to the public in 1928 and the entire area covers 122 acres (49.37 hectares) of land along the the Reedy River. The area has picnic shelters, fitness trails, volleyball and tennis courts, a softball field and tons of playgrounds scattered throughout the park. Specific attractions in the park include the Greenville Zoo, the Rock Quarry Garden, Fernwood Nature Trail and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
Though this park has its own Lake Placid, it's not necessarily the snowy retreat as the place with same name in the Adirondacks. The 1540-acre (623-hectare) Paris Mountain State Park began during the Great Depression and since then, it has provided a green getaway for Greenville and Spartanburg families. The visitors center is located in a renovated bathhouse and it holds exhibits, maps and other information about the surrounding flora and fauna. Some of the activities include boating, hiking, swimming, biking and many other pursuits in the Great Outdoors.
Hollywild Animal Park is a wildlife conservancy located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north-east of Greenville in the small town of Inman. The park has designated areas for feeding animals and a safari ride that meanders through the 70-acre (28-hectare) property. This unique park earned its name by creating one of the most successful animal talent agencies in the country and houses a number of creatures that have made it on the big-screen in both film and television. In fact, Hollywild has 'Tank,' the only 'working' rhinoceros in showbiz.
Pampered all-inclusive vacations for families in Greenville and other parts of the western Carolinas.
The Carolina Ballet Theatre (CBT) puts on some of the best dance performances in Upstate South Carolina. While they have a separate physical address for their school of ballet, most of their performances are held at the grand Peace Center Concert Hall. Please visit their website to view upcoming shows and ticket prices.
Fun and enjoyment for the whole family can be found at this amusement park that features three go-cart tracks, bumper boats, three miniature golf courses, an arcade, a Laser Tag area, and a pizza shop.
Pleasantly blending several architectural styles, this anachronistic stone castle is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is comprised in part of stones gathered from the old Vardy McBee grist mill that can be dated back to 1776. Prominent features of the mansion include a grand, sweeping mahogany staircase, Waterford crystal chandeliers, rich cherry woodwork, mahogany covered walls, and Italian tiles.
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.
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.
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.