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A Tour Through Greenville’s Downtown

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Greenville, South Carolina is a scenic town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Aside from its vast array of beautiful lakes, rivers, streams, and mountains, Greenville boasts one of America’s best downtowns, according to Forbes Magazine.  Noted for its world-class museums, quaint shopping, excellent restaurants, and annual festivals, Downtown Greenville truly has something for everyone.  Take a look at just a few of the exciting attractions that make Downtown Greenville THE place to be.

Outdoor Activities

If you are looking to get up and enjoy the scenic outdoors that Greenville has to offer, look no further than Falls Park.  Located on the Reedy River, this park is a true oasis located in the heart of Downtown Greenville.

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Enjoy hiking the various nature trails as you take in the sights of breathtaking waterfalls and gardens.

You can even take a walk across Liberty Bridge, the park’s 345 foot suspension bridge that is unlike any other pedestrian bridge in the country.  If walking isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy the serene beauty on a guided Segway tour or bicycle tour.  Take in all the sights and sounds of the downtown area in one of these fun and unique tour options.

Family Fun

Come experience wildlife from around the world at the Greenville Zoo.  This is a must-see destination for any family visiting the area.  Greenville is also home to the Greenville Drive, the class A affiliate baseball team of the Boston Red Sox.  They play at Fluor Field, also located in the downtown area.  This mini-replica of Boston’s Fenway Park provides a baseball experience that is truly one-of-a-kind.  Another excellent choice for family friendly fun is the Children’s Museum of the Upstate.  As the nation’s 7th largest children’s museum, visitors will experience over 100 hands-on activities that are sure to capture the minds of adults and children alike.

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Museums

For the art enthusiasts, the Greenville County Museum of Art is the perfect place to enjoy the work of contemporary artists.  The Sargent-Wilson Museum and Gallery at Heritage Green is another premiere art museum located in Downtown Greenville where visitors can learn about fine art.  For sports fans, there is the Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library.

Theater and Performance

Located in the heart of the downtown area, the Peace Center is an amazing place to enjoy a show! Presenting performers from the Carolina Ballet Theatre, Greenville Chorale, Greenville Symphony, and the Caroline Children’s Theatre, this remarkable theatre hosts a variety of fabulous shows and performances.

Aside from the museums, parks, and family experiences, Downtown Greenville is home to a variety of unique shops and fantastic restaurants.  Enjoy exceptional dining and retail therapy as you stroll along downtown’s quaint, tree-lined streets.  Get a taste of true southern charm in this friendly town as you enjoy the adventure and excitement of downtown Greenville.

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