Chance Rain Showers
A Unique Way to Explore Downtown Greenville
This was a school project idea by a local high school student who wanted
to do something good for the community so that people would feel they were in a
special place that has character and individuality.
Hints to finding the mice:
1. Where the water springs above ground. Mr. Mickey is on his book.
(Think fountain at a downtown hotel)
6. Hard to see, little brother Mitch hangs out at the Rising Star. (Think artwork in front of a bank)
Campbell's Covered Bridge
Built in 1909, this is the only remaining covered bridge in South Carolina. From U.S. Hwy. 25 north of Travelers Rest, take State Rd. 414 through Tigerville. Turn right on Pleasant Hill Road, right on Campbell´ s Bridge Road and travel approximately 1/4 mile to bridge.
Paris Mountain State Park
Greenville, SC 29609
Hours: Call for additional information
Paris Mountain State Park, located only 7 miles from downtown Greenville, offers over 1500 acres of mountainous forest in an urban setting. Educational programs focusing on the pristine environment are available to school groups and the general public. Over 9 miles of trail and four lakes provide opportunities to explore nature. Special events offered by the Friends of Paris Mountain State Park throughout the year highlight environmental awareness.
Roper Mountain Science Center
Greenville SC 29615
Hours: Varies by venue, call for additional information
The science center is open to the public the second Saturday of each month & offers different programs. It contains one of the largest planetariums in South Carolina and it is open to the public each Friday evening, 7:30, 8:30 & 9:30p.m.
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Greenville’s homegrown legend Joe Jackson began his baseball career in the local textile league at the age of thirteen. He earned his nickname by playing in one game without his shoes because they were hurting his feet. After getting a hit and rounding the bases in his
Stocking feet, a fan of the opposing team shouted, “You shoeless son-of-a-gun!” A local sportswriter heard the remark and tagged Jackson with the nickname “Shoeless Joe”
Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Park
This park pays homage to Joe. He grew up and played ball in this Brandon Mill Community during the early 1900's. Take Academy Street, cross Pendleton St. onto "Shoeless Joe Jackson Memorial Parkway". Take a right onto West Street.
Shoeless Joe Jackson Plaza Statue & Fountain
This life-size statue is located in the historic West End of the City of Greenville; take Main Street south to Pendleton & Augusta Streets. The base was constructed with bricks removed from the Old Comiskey Ball Park where Jackson played for the Chicago White Sox before he was accused of being a part of throwing the 1919 World Series. He was later found innocent of the charges but was banned from professional baseball.
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Wade Hampton Blvd.
Jackson died in 1951; his grave is located at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. He continues to be one of the most publicized and beloved baseball players in the history of the game.
South Carolina Confederate
Greenville, SC 29601 (in the Pettigru Historic District, near the Bi-Lo Center)
Hours: Open Wednesday, 10am - 3pm; Friday, 5 - 9pm; Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 1 - 5pm
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. Features a large collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the war.
150 Cleveland Park Dr.
Hours: Open daily, 10am - 4:30pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day
Wildlife from around the world is displayed in natural open-air exhibits. Children under 13 must be accompanied by adult. Picnic shelters, playgrounds and tennis courts.
Hollywild Animal Park
2325 Hampton Rd.
Inman, SC 29349
This 100-acre animal park features hundreds of exotic animals; "Outback Safari" rides; feeding stations; concessions and more!
Cowpens National Battlefield
4001 Chesnee Hwy
Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Special Events celebrated on anniversary date of battle and 4th of July.
Famous for the Jan. 17, 1781 battle where Daniel Morgan led his outnumbered troops against Banastre Tarleton´ s troops, Cowpens offers interpretive facilities, a visitor’s center with exhibits, a tour road and a walking trail through the battlefield.