Greenville is located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina in the
foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area, commonly referred to as the
Upstate, includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Pickens and Cherokee
counties and the cities of Anderson, Clemson, Greenville, Simpsonville, Greer
and Spartanburg. The city represents 56,000 residents of the roughly 350,000
who make up the region. Greenville's moderate climate offers a full change of
seasons. The average annual temperature is 59 degrees F with an average rainfall
of 50.45 inches and an average snowfall of 1.20 inches per year.
One of the
cityâ€™s main attractions of Greenville is its award winning downtown. Falls Park
on the Reedy is a must visit in downtown. This city park showcases the scenic
Reedy River Falls. The feature attraction is a one-of-a-kind pedestrian
suspension bridge, offering beautiful view of the Falls and surrounding park.
Downtown is also the arts and entertainment epicenter for the Upstate South with
live entertainment ranging from ballet and symphony to hockey and indoor
football. Local theater companies provide intimate settings for performances,
while the Peace Center for the Performing Arts hosts major productions on three
performance stages including an outdoor amphitheater. The Bi-Lo seats 17,000 and
hosts athletic events as well as major concerts and family entertainment. The
Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery offers one of the most recognized
collections of religious artwork in the nation, including works by such artists
as Dolci, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titan and Van Dyck. The nationally recognized
Greenville County Art Museum has an exquisite collection as well.
also holds the honor of being the home of Shoeless Joe Jackson.
legend Joe Jackson began his baseball career in the local textile league at the
age of thirteen. He earned his nickname by playing gin one game without his
shoes that were hurting his feet. After getting a hit and rounding the bases
in his stocking feet, a fan of the opposing team shouted, â€śYou shoeless
son-of-a-gun!â€ť A local sportswriter heard the remark and tagged Jackson with
the nickname â€śShoeless Joeâ€ť. In his honor, visitors can enjoy a visit to
Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park as well as visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson
Plaza Statue & Fountain in the historic West End of the city.
little outdoor adventure as well as a beautiful experience, visitors should plan
on spending time exploring some of the magnificent areas. Mountain Bridge
Wilderness Area, located on the border of North and South Carolina offers a
breath-taking view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
beautiful site is the Campbell Covered Bridge. Built in 1909, this is the only
remaining covered bridge in South Carolina.
taste of Civil War History, the South Carolina Confederate Museum shouldnâ€™t be
It is operated & owned by the 16th Regiment, SC Volunteers, sons of Confederate
Veterans, Camp 36, in memory of the 250,000 gallant Confederate soldiers who
answered the call of duty. The museum features a large collection of artifacts
and memorabilia from the war.
located in Greenville is the Palmetto Expo Center, one of the largest exposition
facilities in the southeast with 368,000 square feet of exhibit space in four
halls. The Palmetto Expo Center is a popular regional destination for corporate
meetings, tradeshows, banquets, and many special events held throughout the
year. The city is also known for its outdoor entertainment which includes Jazz
Concerts, Farmerâ€™s Markets, and Moonlight Movies along the River.
City of Greenville are 39 parks, playgrounds and recreation centers which
include bike/jogging trails, miniature golf course, shuffleboard courts, tennis
courts, playground structures, picnic shelters and ball fields for a total of
452 acres of park space, making any day a day of fun. And, after a day of fun
in the city, there is nothing better than a meal at one of the cityâ€™s many fine
remarkable, historic city, so conveniently located to major interstate highways
truly offers its visitors year-round entertainment. No matter what the reason
for a visit or the time of year, this tranquil South Carolina city has something