About Greenville


Greenville South Carolina is set among the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the northwest corner of South Carolina.

 

Greenville SC
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Greenville's vibrant community welcomes visitors to experience breathtaking views and Southern charm.

Reedy River

Greenville Attractions are held at a number of venues throughout the city and are geared to entertain any interest that you may have, starting with beautiful Falls Park on the Reedy and the acclaimed Liberty Bridge, a 355 ft pedestrian walkway overlooking the historic waterfall in our vibrant downtown. Visit our museums, galleries, the Greenville Zoo, Roper Mountain Science Center and more. And throughout the Upcountry, there are more than 500 historic sites as well as the famous Blue Ridge Mountains with pristine lakes and forested trails. Who knows, Shoeless Joe Jackson may even show up at the ballpark or at a museum or two. Greenville also offers performing arts venues with a full calendar of plays and concerts throughout the year. The most difficult decision in planning your visit will be where to begin.

 

 

Blue Ridge

 Photo courtesy of Steven Vitosky   Photo courtesy of Steven Vitosky

 

Greenville Zoo      Roper Mountain Science Center


Greenville Arts and Entertainment: Whether it's cultural museums and galleries or upbeat music and theater you're looking for, Greenville's got it! With great venues like the Peace Center for Performing Arts and the Bon Secours Wellness Arena, as well as quaint community theaters, you're sure to find Greenville festivals and events to suit your fancy.

 

Peace Center

 

Throughout the year, the Upstate welcomes nationally-known artists to take the stage; however, Greenville also takes great pride in showcasing our local musicians at various special events, festivals and locales. Visual and performing arts play an enormous role in Greenville's thriving community, and we are proud to highlight our talent to visitors at every opportunity. Use the Greenville Arts and Entertainment Guide below to discover which Greenville events and festivals best fit your schedule.

 

   
Photo courtesy of Steven Vitosky   Photo courtesy of Steven Vitosky



Sports & Recreation: Take a look at all the fun things to do in Greenville. Whether you're a player or a fan, you'll enjoy the sporting life in and around Greenville.

Score big at a Greenville Road Warriors hockey game. The Road Warriors are an ECHL affiliate of the New York Rangers.

Catch tomorrow's baseball stars with the Greenville Drive, class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, at our award-winning downtown Fluor Field, or head out to one of our region's universities and colleges to show your collegiate support for our local teams.

Greenville Drive   Hockey

Whatever your age, there is plenty of Greenville recreation; and for the true outdoorsman, our city, county and state parks provide the perfect setting for biking, hiking, boating, fishing and camping. The Blue Ridge Mountains are more than a stunning backdrop to Greenville. Get out and enjoy Greenville lakes, rivers, waterfalls, trails and picnic areas. It's all found in Greenville and the Upcountry - the place where good sports are always greeted with a rousing cheer.

 

Swamp Rabbit Trail The nearly 20-mile Swamp Rabbit Trail links the cities of Travelers Rest and Greenville in upstate South Carolina via a former railroad corridor. Beginning in the north at Tate Road in Travelers Rest, the trail passes the North Greenville Medical campus of the Greenville Hospital System as it continues south through the community's downtown. Eventually, the trail enters downtown Greenville, following the Reedy River to Greenville Tech on Cleveland Street. 

Swamp Rabbit Trail   Swamp Rabbit Trail    Swamp Rabbit Trail

The trail is officially known as the Greenville Hospital System (GHS) Swamp Rabbit Trail due to a generous $1 million contribution from the local healthcare provider to help develop and publicize the trail. Varying from 8 to 12 feet wide, the trail features a paved surface for bicycles, skaters and walkers, with an additional rubberized surface for runners. Amenities along the trail include lighting, picnic areas, benches, water fountains, restrooms, signage and bicycle racks. Views of the Reedy River are plentiful throughout the trail. There are numerous access points and parking places along the length of the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

 

To Learn more about the Greenville area, please click the following links:

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