3755 Grandview Dr.
Simpsonville, SC 29680
Phone: (864) 963-2777
Fax: (864) 967-9751
3755 Grandview Dr. , Simpsonville, SC, US, 29680
- Phone: (864) 963-2777
- Fax: (864) 967-9751
Arts & Museums
The seventh largest telescope in the nation, as well as the largest planetarium in South Carolina, are located at this science center that is situated on 62 beautiful acres and also includes a reconstructed pioneer farm, classrooms and life science labs, a simulated rainforest, and an amphitheater.
A large collection of military and personal Confederate relics and artifacts are housed at this museum with items on display including newspapers, firearms, photographs, flags, and clothing. A research library is also on site.
Shoeless Joe Jackson was one of the greatest players to ever play the game of baseball. The museum itself is the home that Jackson lived and died in. In 2006, the house was re-located to Field Street, and given the address of 356 to match Jackson's career batting average of .356. On display are artifacts, photographs, film, and other records and documents. For any huge baseball fan, or just a fan of history, visiting the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum is a must.
The LC Art Gallery is right in the middle of Greenville's cultural hub in downtown Greenville. The gallery was started by Greenville resident Lee Cormier and his passion for photography, but he opened up the gallery to other local artists as a place to share and display all their artwork, but also help encourage each other as well.
With an elaborate collection of paintings from European masters from the 14th to 19th Centuries, this museum is a must-visit destination in Greenville. Also on display are sculptures and other artifacts from the period. The museum is dedicated to promoting a deeper understanding of everything on display, and hosts monthly events for budding art enthusiasts and tours geared specifically for children to achieve that end.
The American Legion War Museum is a great place to visit for history buffs, particularly those who are interested in military history. Sponsored by the American Legion, Post 3, the War Museum features an abundance of local artifacts from the American Civil War, the Spanish/American War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. The museum is only open on the weekends and admission is free.
One of the most highly recognized and important American collections of religious art by Old Masters is displayed in the 30 galleries of this museum where you can view the works of over 400 major artists. Exhibited works include Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, English, Flemish, and French art that span the eras from the 13th through the 19th centuries.
The Children's Museum of the Upstate was conceived by a mother who wanted a place for children to go and stimulate their brains through exploring. The museum always has a range of exhibits covering literature, science, and much more. Call or see the website for the latest information.
Greenville County Museum of Art is a contemporary art gallery that showcases American art. Jacob Lawrence, Josef Albers, Andy Warhol and many other renowned artists have displayed their collection at this gallery. The Museum also offers lectures, mini-courses and gallery talks. Events are often held on Thursdays at 6:30p but event details will vary so it's best to check the website for details. Guided tours are by appointment to groups of ten or more adults.
Founded in 1987, the Greenville Cultural Exchange Center is a living museum of the town of Greenville's multi-cultural history. The center features a non-circulating library which is open to students, scholars and the public at-large. There is a resource center that exhibits the accomplishments of local African-Americans. The facility also serves as a meeting place for local community groups and hosts other receptions, and tours can be arranged to visit landmarks and other significant sights.
BMW Zentrum is a museum for the famous brand and a car enthusiasts dream, located at the only BMW factory in the country. The museum chronicles innovations, technology and the company's heritage and foray into the future. The Zentrum has many things to offer visitors like meeting and events center, cafe, gallery and an abundance of exhibit space. It also has a factory tour that takes you through the manufacturing plant and construction of their world-renowned automobiles.
Visiting Greenville Chautauqua is a chance to let history come back to life. In essence, it is an interactive history theater. Performers in costume as such luminaries of history as, among others, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King Jr., John Muir, Aalbert Einstein, and visitors are encouraged to ask the historic characters questions as to their life, history and so forth. Every June sees the Chautauqua Festival which features more than 20-some characters. All shows are free and meant for every member of the family.