We love coming to Greenville! Recently we spent a fun day strolling along Reedy River, hunting for cute mice statues and cooling off at the splash area downtown.
This is cool mom, you should try it (…and I did)! This urban waterfall is located behind Hampton Inn off Main Street right before the entrance to Falls Park.
Liberty Bridge is the city’s most significant landmark and provides amazing panoramic views of the 60 feet waterfalls and the river park.
Kids of all ages love to wade in the river. There are benches, swings, shady spots, lush greens and beautiful flowers all around. Animated ducks and geese looking for a snack only add to the charm.
Dogs can have fun too in the shallow area, informally dedicated as a “four legged fur friendly” zone.
All she wanted was to find the 9 mice statues, aka “Mice on Main” scavenger hunt, based on characters from the Goodnight Moon children story. You can get directions from hotels, visitors center, restaurants or you can download a cheat sheet here.
Nearby free and affordable family attractions
• Live the fairy tales inside the Children’s Garden at Linky Stone Park
• Visit the Shoeless Joe Jackson museum, honoring South Carolina’s most beloved baseball player. The museum is open on Saturdays 10AM to 2PM and is located at 356 Field St., reflecting Jackson’s 356 batting average, the 3rd highest in baseball history.
• Tour the Greenville Zoo, open daily from 10AM to 4:30PM. Admission is $7.75 adults, $4.50 children, free for members, including those of Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia.
Park for free on weekends (from 6PM on Friday until 6AM on Sunday) in the Richardson Street Garage and West Washington Street Deck (this one is also free after 6PM during the week). Here is a map of downtown.
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