Many of Greenville's Star Attractions Are Completely Free

We've heard it said that "the best things in life are free."  While that may not always be true, you'll certainly be able to appreciate the sentiment in Greenville.  The city and surrounding areas have a whole slew of free attractions and activities to offer.  From hunting little bronze mice on Main Street and enjoying Greenville's public art, to free museums and magnificent scenery, you certainly have your pick of wallet-friendly options.

Besides the cost of transportation, each item on this list of free things to do is the genuine article.  You won't even have to pay for parking (unless you choose to).

Public Art Walking Tour


Greenville has long celebrated the area's wealth of artistic talent, and quite a bit of artwork is out in the open for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. Dozens upon dozens of statues, sculptures, murals, fountains and memorials can be found...  Read More

Greenville County Museum of Art


The Greenville County Museum of Art displays a wonderful collection of art with a Southern connection. A variety of regional and national artists are represented, including works by Andrew Wyeth, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jasper Johns and others. The...  Read More

Mice on Main
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Strategically placed along Main Street to provide a tour of downtown, Mice on Main is a free attraction that appeals to even the youngest of visitors. Grab a Hints Sheet from the Visitors Center, and then head up to NOMA Square to discover the...  Read More



"Shoeless" Joe Jackson, a celebrated baseball player of the early 1900s and a Greenville native, gained renewed fame in the movie, Field of Dreams. And in 2006, the home where he lived and died was moved to a new spot, across from Fluor Field....  Read More

Swamp Rabbit Trail
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Linking the charming town of Travelers Rest to the City of Greenville, the Swamp Rabbit Trail is a fun way to explore these flourishing communities. Currently, the trail is over 13 miles long and is equipped for walkers, runners and bikers. In...  Read More

Furman University
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Founded in 1826, Furman University is a liberal arts college located among the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Classical red brick buildings, sparkling fountains and landscaping that changes with each season span the 750-acre...  Read More

Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
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Looking out over the foothills and Table Rock, Bald Rock Heritage Preserve offers an unbeatable panoramic vista. Located on Highway 276, you'll pass this overlook on the way to Caesar's Head State Park. However, there isn't much on the side of...  Read More



A certain crescent-shaped building is destined to catch the eye of anyone driving down I-85 in between Greenville and Spartanburg. This 28,000-square-foot complex is the Zentrum, a museum celebrating the past, present and future of BMW. ...  Read More



Adjacent to the Hyatt Regency, the corner of Main and Beattie Streets hosts some of Greenville's most infectiously fun events. Among the highlights are the free Downtown Alive and Main Street Fridays concert series, complimentary yoga sessions,...  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


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