Relatives-pleasant routines to choose gain of in Greenville, Upstate

The NCAA March Insanity higher education basketball tournament is coming to Greenville for the 1st time due to the fact 2017. 

If you happen to be in town for a sport or to assistance your beloved team (or a neighborhood searching for a wonderful spot to get the young children), here’s a breakdown of locations to consider your relatives in and all around Greenville. From parks, a children’s museum and the Greenville Zoo, there are a lot of spots to continue to keep your spouse and children entertained in amongst games.  

Check out the Greenville Zoo

One of the Black and White Ruffled Lemurs at the Greenville Zoo, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Beginning March 6, the zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.

Admission for grownups is $12, $9 for young children 3 to 12, young children 2 and beneath are admitted free of charge. For extra facts, visit

Cleveland Park

The Rock Quarry is tucked away in Cleveland Park.

The park options a tennis courtroom, volleyball court, softball area, playground locations and picnic shelters.

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Runway Park at GMU

Runway Park is an aviation-themed park located at Greenville Downtown Airport.

Positioned at 21 Airport Road in Greenville, families can enjoy aircrafts just take off and land when taking part in at the aviation-themed playground. 

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Zion Bolden plays at the Light Waves Ahead exhibit at The Children's Museum of the Upstate.

Located at 300 Faculty St., the museum is open from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Tues. to Sat., and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunshine., with in excess of 21 exhibit galleries.

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Located at 45 Park Woodruff Dr., Frankie’s presents go-karts tracks, mini-golfing, bumper cars and trucks, batting cages, laser tag and about 100 arcade online games. 

Design Trains Station

Located at 250 Mill St. Ste. BL 1250 in Taylors, the station is a multi-scale teach show with arms-on working experience for understanding and playing. Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for kids aged 2-12 and little ones underneath 2 are no cost.

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McPherson Park

Tall trees over the putt-putt gold course at McPherson Park in Greenville.

Located at 100 E. Park Ave., McPherson is nestled at the north conclude of downtown. The park offers two tennis courts, a picnic shelter, a small playground and an 18-hole putt putt golfing class.

Heritage Park

Whilst in the Town of Simpsonville, Heritage Park, found at 861 SE Primary St., gives two baseball fields, two playgrounds and a myriad of picnic shelters. 

Roper Mountain Science Centre

Illustrative representation of Greenville Water’s Water Story exhibit at the Roper Mountain Science Center’s Sustainability Center, coming in 2021.

Situated at 402 Roper Mountain Rd., the center is household to an array of educational colleges in STEM education and learning.  The Science Centre is open on decide on function times by means of the calendar year but the Environmental Science Building, Dinosaur Experience Path, Butterfly Gardens and Wildwood are open to the public Tues to Fri. from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Lake Conestee Mother nature Park

Lake Conestee Nature Preserve offers hiking trails and a respite from urban and suburban areas of Greenville County.

Found at 601 Fork Shoals Road in Greenville, features 400 acres of mother nature along the Reedy River. There is a great prospect you are going to get a glimpse of deer, raccoon, beavers, foxes, river otters and other small mammals in their purely natural setting. Admission is absolutely free, and the park is open dawn to sunset.

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