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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 science. It has a wide range of exhibits that have names like 'Construction Zone,' 'Children's Hospital,' '3,2,1 Blast Off,' 'Money Works,' and much more. The center is also used for parties and some of the other programs include STEM classes, Art, and Lego League.
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.