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Fairy tale fun at the Children’s Garden, Greenville free things to do

Posted By shoutabout,Date: 04.16.2008

Bring your kids to The Children’s Garden at the Linky Stone Park to enjoy, for free, classic children stories, to learn about Greenville’s history, or to just smell the blooming flowers in the beautiful surroundings along the Reedy River.

Historic facts that stand out:

1. The Reedy River falls are the reason for the city’s location. Greenville was established as a Indian trading post; the water power helped grind the corn into grits and weave cotton into cloth.

2. In the 1900s, cotton was the king crop and Greenville became the “Textile Capital of the World”; even the school year ran in accordance with the crop calendar so kids can help their parents during harvest.

3. South Carolina is home to the only tea farm in America; on the Wadmalaw island (near Charleston) the “American Classic Tea” and the White House’s official tea has been grown since 1799.

4. The river cane is the only American native bamboo and the Reedy river’s name source. Native Americans used the river cane for centuries to make clothes, baskets, utensils and even to build lodges. You can see them now at the Children’s Garden.

Tip: You can park for FREE in the weekends and evenings (on non-event days) at the River Street Lot off of River Street located between Hwy 123 and Hampton Inn and Suites hotel.

Once you complete the garden tour you can continue your outdoor recreation along the scenic Reedy River walking trail that takes you through Falls and Cleveland Parks.

2009 Update!

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is finally here! Downtown Greenville got even more attractive for kids (and all who like to act like kids) with this super cool, modern and action-packed interactive museum.

One clever way to see downtown with young children in tow is to hunt for mice! Cute little mice sculptures that is. The “Mice on Main” scavenger hunt is a guaranteed fun family activity anytime of the day year around.

Have a relaxing family vacation in Greenville South Carolina!

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    3 Responses to “Fairy tale fun at the Children’s Garden, Greenville free things to do”

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