Greenville-Spartanburg – Things to do with your Team

Nestled into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville, South Carolina and its sister city nearby Spartanburg combine traditional southern charm, stunning natural beauty, and an unexpected contemporary cool to create one of America’s hottest emerging destinations and fastest growing cities. From a revitalized downtown ranked among “America’s Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine to downtown Greenville’s one-of-a-kind Liberty Bridge, quaint shops, boutiques, and fabulous restaurants to a world-class collection of museums, galleries, and theaters to some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the world, the Greenville/Spartanburg area is a great place to bring your team for fun and educational activities. Here is our list of things to do.


Big Air

Just a trampoline park? Not Big Air in Spartanburg! You and your team will make tons of memories there on one of their signature attractions, like when you battle it out for bragging rights on industry-exclusive Battlebeam, a Big Air original. Enter an epic, one-on-one jousting battle while maintaining your balance over a pit of foam. The winner’s bragging rights are the ultimate prize! Other attractions include The Bullpen, The Ninja Court, The Laser Maze, The Orbit, and The Wall where you can test your climbing skills on either of the intense courses. There are few things more satisfying the victory bell letting everyone know that you just conquered The Wall. There’s also The Pit and Ultimate Dodgeball. 660 Spartan Blvd. Spartanburg, SC 29301


Frankie’s Fun Park

Frankie’s Fun Park in Greenville has it all. What could possibly be better than racing your friends and family around a road course full of hairpin turns and ultra fast straightaways for ultimate bragging rights. Laser Tag – Lasers make everything cooler. Seriously, take anything and put lasers on it and watch it’s cool factor jump through the roof. Pick a team, vest up, and get your tag on. Don’t be too afraid of the dark room, fog, and lasers flying by your head. Fun House – at first glance you might think it’s a military training obstacle course. And you wouldn’t be far off, because it has defeated most of the parents who have entered with their children.

Multiple levels of obstacles and slides will keep the little ones busy for hours. Batting Cages – they can say that with confidence because you’ll be surrounded by ’em. Fences, that is. Mostly for the safety of others as you swing wildly like a rabid banshee at speeding fast balls that will test the reaction time of even the pros. Just don’t take your eye off the ball. Mini-Golf – either way, it’s full-sized fun for the whole family! You look up and suddenly you’ve been transported to an exotic landscape of gorgeous waterfalls and lush vegetation. You wonder… “Is this some remote island getaway? Am I in some dream vacation destination?” Why no, it’s even better… It’s mini golf! That’s right! They took a full size, professionally designed golf course and shrunk it down to fit within their parks. 45 Park Woodruff Drive, Greenville, SC 29607


Roper Mountain Science Center

Owned and operated by the School District of Greenville County, the Science Center’s primary purpose is to provide high quality enhancement to the school district’s classroom curriculum. Through its numerous hands-on and attention-grabbing science programs available to school-age children, the Science Center has earned a reputation throughout the state of providing students with dynamic, entertaining and thought-provoking science programs that, no doubt, are leading many of today’s students into future careers in science. There’s even a Planetarium –  spend the afternoon under the stars in the newly renovated T.C. Hooper Planetarium with a new 360° full immersion dome, 4K projection, state-of-the-art lighting, dynamic 5.1 surround sound and more! 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville SC 29615


Zentrum Center

Greenville-Spartanburg - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsCheck out the Zentrum Center in Spartanburg. Here the past, present and future of BMW come together in a one-of-a-kind building. See the cars, the speed, and the innovation–all for free in the only BMW museum in North America. The Zentrum is more than just a museum; it’s a meeting and events center, a cafe, a gallery and a history lesson–all wrapped into one ultimate experience. Located next to the only BMW manufacturing plant in the U.S., this unique place offers something for everyone. The museum is free of charge to visitors. 1400 Highway 101 South, Greer, SC 29651     



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Greenville Zoo

The Greenville Zoo sits on 14 beautiful acres and features African lions, Masai giraffes, and a number of species of primates. You will also see anteaters, eagles, wild boars, raccoons, a variety of cats, and much more. In addition to the wild animal exhibits, the zoo contains a farm exhibit which features domestic animals and a reptile house featuring lizards, frogs, reptiles, and snakes. 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29601


Pavilion Indoor Recreation Complex

Pavilion Indoor Recreation Complex in Greenville offers a full size ice skating rink, tennis courts, game room, concessions, summer day camps, and afterschool programs. The Pavilion in Taylors, South Carolina is home to the Brushy Creek & Southern miniature passenger railroad. One of only two public indoor rinks in South Carolina. 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC 29681


Glendale Shoals Preserve

The Glendale Shoals Preserve in Spartanburg consists of 13 acres and is located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek. The property is scenic, with a waterfall that cascades over a dam, and has significant plant, animal, and bird life. When the water is low, walk across the shoals, skip some rocks, and enjoy the view. In addition to the scenic value of the property, the history of this area is significant. In the 1800s the area was known as Bivingsville. According to Phillip Racine in his history book of Spartanburg County, Dr. James Bivings built a large cotton factory (the Glendale Mill) and pioneered the concept of the mill village in the up-country. 100 E. Main Street Suite 7B, Spartanburg, SC 29306


Gaffney, SC

Greenville-Spartanburg - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsIf you have the time, travel the 22 miles up I-85 from Spartanburg (50 miles from Greenville) to the home of two famous landmarks. The first is the Peachoid Water Tower (locally known as “The Peach”). It is a well-known site in the south that is so authentic looking; it has a huge peach leaf, 60 feet long, 16 feet wide, and weighing 7 tons on one side of it. Of more historical importance is the National Battlefield of South Carolina. This battlefield showcases the Battle of Cowpens, which took place in the latter part of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. It became known as the turning point of the war in the South, part of a chain of events leading to Patriot victory at Yorktown. The Cowpens victory was won over a crack British regular army and brought together strong armies and leaders who made their mark on history. Peachoid Water Tower – Between Exits 90 & 92 on I-85, Gaffney, SC 29341; Cowpens National Battlefield – 338 New Pleasant Road, Gaffney, SC 29341

You can also tour the Cowpens Depot Museum and Civic Center which houses items donated by crewmen and local citizens emphasizing the WWII naval history. Displayed items include clothing, photos, medals, and personal letters of former USS Cowpens crewmen. Built in 1896 for Southern Railway, it served passengers until the 1950s and handled freight until 1967, when it was closed. Opened as the Cowpens Museum and Civic Center in 1985, it was placed on the National Greenville/Spartanburg register of Historic Places in 1997. Displayed items include clothing, photos, medals, and personal letters of former USS Cowpens crewmen. 117 Brown Street, Cowpens, SC 29330


South Carolina is a wonderful destination for your team and their families. Other than the fun activities of the Greenville/Spartanburg area, you will only be 40 miles from the Jocassee Gorges Wilderness Area, which overlooks the Appalachian Mountains on the South Carolina/North Carolina border. Enjoy your team trip here – it should be amazing!