Greenville blends Outdoor Recreation with Cultural Menu

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Greenville to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

Peace Center Amphitheater
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In 2012, the Peace Center built this state-of-the-art amphitheater. With generous seating and a lovely location on the shores of the Reedy River, there's no more relaxing venue in the state. Performances span the gamut and are always worth checking out.

Greenville County Museum of Art

A wonderful collection of art with a Southern connection. Variety of regional and national artists including works by Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O'Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Stephen Scott Young and others. Also offers traveling exhibitions, art classes and a gift shop.

Upcountry History Museum
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Learn about what makes South Carolina's Upstate region unique at this impressive museum. Oral histories record experiences of residents who lived in the area during significant periods in the Upstate's history, and there are also some fascinating exhibits.

Located on the campus of Bob Jones University, this museum has one of the best collections of religious art in the nation. Works by Rembrandt, Petri, Rubens, Alemanno and many others are on permanent display. In addition, the museum contains the...  Read More

Caesar's Head State Park
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This beautiful park, situated along the top of the Blue Ridge mountains, has scenic trails for hiking, biking and bird watching. A favorite destination is Raven Cliff Falls, a majestic waterfall located two miles from the roadside. Pretty Place...  Read More

Jones Gap State Park

Take US 76 west from Cleveland, turn right onto River Falls Road and follow it until it becomes Jones Gap Road. Here, on 3,346 acres, you'll discover extensive nature trails, the Middle Saluda River, camp grounds and the nature exhibits of the...  Read More

West End

Trying to figure out how to spend a warm evening in downtown Greenville? Travel to the historic West End for ice-cold beer and baseball. Fluor Field, home of the minor league Greenville Drive, was built to resemble Boston's beloved Fenway Park...  Read More

Peace Center for the Performing Arts

Greenville's premier destination for theater and the arts, the Peace Center hosts numerous headline events including Broadway musicals, concerts and plays and is home to the Greenville Symphony, SC Children's Theatre, Greenville Chorale,...  Read More

Greenville Zoo

Oct 2012 saw the birth of a new baby giraffe! Everyone loves the zoo, and this facility in Greenville's Cleveland Park never fails to please. With hundreds of residents, there's an attraction for everyone, whether it's farm animals or creatures...  Read More

Liberty Bridge & Falls Park on the Reedy
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The Reedy River isn't huge, but it's a much-loved feature of Greenville residents, especially now that the park around it has been revamped. Manicured plantings, open lawns, and stone pathways and terraces offer plenty to explore, and the...  Read More


Meet Libby McMillan

A longtime travel journalist, Libby chose her beautiful city after a nationwide search for a new hometown. Greenville's amazing downtown, four mild seasons, varied terrain, friendly residents...  More About Libby

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