Top 9 attractions to explore in Greenville County
Greenville County is the largest county in Upstate South Carolina. The county is also home to the Greenville County School District, the largest school system in South Carolina.
Attractions in Greenville County
Falls Park on the Reedy is located in downtown Greenville's Historic West End. It is one of Greenville's greatest treasures. The park serves as an oasis within the city - a place where people gather to work, play and celebrate life.
At the 14-acre Greenville Zoo, you can visit wildlife from around the world any day of the week. The zoo features African lions, Masai giraffes and several species of primates. In addition to the wild animal exhibits, the zoo contains a farm exhibit that features domestic animals and a reptile house featuring lizards, frogs, reptiles, and snakes.
Lake Conestee Nature Preserve consists of approximately 400 acres of beautiful natural habitat on the Reedy River just 6 miles south of downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The preserve contains both hardwood and evergreen forest, extensive wetlands, and rich diversity of reptiles, mammals, and birds.
The Liberty Bridge at Falls Park on the Reedy is a pedestrian bridge in Greenville, South Carolina.The bridge has a curved clear span over the river that curves away from the falls, providing visitors with an aerial amphitheater from which to view the cascading water.
Lewis Wardlaw Parker and Thomas Fleming Parker founded Monaghan Mill in 1900, three years later than Poe Mill. This mill stayed opened until 2001, unusual for a industry that faded decades earlier, but keeping intact this beautiful place that now houses loft apartments.The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The park is located just 15 minutes from the city, making it a convenient escape for adventure seekers looking to enjoy a bit of solitude away from the city. Activities available in the 1,540-acre park include hiking, biking, swimming and picnicking. The Lake Placid offers swimming, boating, and fishing.
The scenic and historic elements of the park include a masonry dam and overlook where visitors can view architectural remains of the old mill and the cascading shoals of the Enoree River. Pelham Mill is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission as a historic site.
The Rock Quarry Garden is a secluded retreat located in Cleveland Park in the heartof downtown Greenville. Long used for wedding ceremonies and professional photoshoots, thebeautifully maintained garden, with its unique combination of rock, water,and flora, makes the perfect backdrop.
Map of attractions in Greenville County