is the 1-million-gallon water tank built by the Gaffney Commission of Public Works to honor the state’s (and particularly Cherokee County’s) fresh peach industry. The giant peach is easily seen from I-85, but you can take the exit for S.C. Highway 11, Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, for a closer look.
Amusement & Entertainment
Since its inception more than ten years ago, Music on Main has been embraced by the Spartanburg community as a favorite after-work social gathering. What began as a plan to re-introduce the business community and the local residents to the downtown area is now a destination point where you can meet your friends and colleagues, hear great live music, enjoy food and beverages in an outdoor setting, and just have plain fun! Free concert are held Thursday evenings April through July from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Morgan Square.
Cowpens National Battlefield, in Cowpens, SC, commemorates a decisive battle that helped turn the tide of war in the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. The battle at the “Cow Pens,” one of only a few successful double envelopments in history, is recognized by historians as one of the most important of the American Revolution.
Lawson’s Fork Creek is now accessible to paddlers who want to put in at Whitney and float to Lawson’s Fork is now accessible to paddlers who want to put in at Whitney and float to the Cottonwood Trail, a distance of 4.5 river miles. A crew from V. Palmetto Builders has completed work on the “put-in” just below the dam, along U.S. Highway 221.
The zoo is open seven days a week, and home to two Bornean Orangutans, an Amur leopard, native SC reptiles and amphibians, and many other animals.
Float on an inner tube, picnic in the shade, or just catch some rays. Great new water activities area. Water cannons, bumper boats and water slides. Lifeguards and concessions. Great for a family outing or special gathering. U.S. Hwy. 64/74A, 35 miles northwest of Spartanburg.
Southside Unity in the Community is dedicated to promoting volunteerism within the Southside community. The program intends to make available in one central location resources, training, and opportunities that will encourage volunteerism.
Southside Unity in the Community strives to lead by example. Volunteerism is rarely taught in the Southside Community; it is our hope that this program managed entirely by volunteers will inspire volunteerism in present and future generations. Call 864-621-7209 for more information.
The mission of Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve is to be a place for the public to come for inspiration, enjoyment and education through the study of nature. The Garden is home to over 10,000 trees, shrubs and flowers. Admission is free.
With the romance and mystique of an era gone by, guests on board the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad will enjoy year-round scenic train journeys across fertile valleys, through tunnels and across river gorges in the Great Smoky Mountains. Tuckasegee River Excursion (3½ hour round trip), Nantahala Gorge Excursion (4½ hour round trip) and the Gourmet Dinner Train (2½ hours) are just a few of the wonderful excursion trips available to passengers.
Chimney Rock, NC
Find the best of the mountains in one place. This privately-owned scenic attraction near Asheville offers spectacular 75-mile views, a 404-foot waterfall, hiking trails and more.
Public programs at the center are limited to Friday “Starry Nights” programs and the Second Saturday public day. In addition, the nature trails, arboretum, and butterfly garden are available to the public any time the main gate is open.
The Hub City Bookshop in Spartanburg, SC, is a revolutionary independent bookstore. With each book purchased at our store, we and our customers nourish new writers and help launch authors into the literary world.
Lake Lure, NC
Climbing walls, trampoline games, Putt Putt, skeeball, ping pong, scooters, children’s inflatable play area, pinball, velcro wall and more. Interactive, wholesome, family-oriented games and activities. Concessions and private party accommodations. Indoor facility located across from the Beach @ Lake Lure. U.S. Hwy. 64/74A, 35 miles northwest of Spartanburg.
Kids will love Hollywild Animal Park, home to the animal stars of movies and commericals. Nestled on over 100 acres near Inman, SC, Hollywild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing an interactive and enlightening experience for visitors.
in downtown Spartanburg hosts summer concerts. Kids can play in the park’s fountain. Call 864-596-3105 for more information.
Step on board these luxurious boats and visit the blockbuster hit Dirty Dancing film site, delight in mountain legends and breathtaking views. Suitable for all ages. Hourly tours, twilight and dinner cruises. Private and group charters. U.S. Hwy. 64/74A in scenic Hickory Nut Gorge, 35 miles north of Spartanburg. Lake Lure is ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top scenic lakes in the world.