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The Destination You Love ... To Wear! Recognized by locals and loyal visitors alike as the symbolic treasure of South Carolina

About Towns Anderson & Pickens Counties


Oconee County


Greenville County


Cherokee County


Laurens County


Spartanburg County


About the Upstate Advertisers Guide


Area Maps


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Welcome! Thank you for choosing the Key to Greenville Guide as your Upstate directory. Key to Greenville Guide is a locally, family owned publication which highlights the entire Upstate area of South Carolina including Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson and all of the small communities in between that lend the Upstate so much charm and character. This guide can only be published thanks to the support of our advertisers. We hope that you will support them in return. The Upstate grows exponentially every year and tourism is just one area where that growth is sustained. Whether here for

Anderson History Named for Revolutionary War leader Robert Anderson, Anderson boasts a mild climate with four distinct seasons, a vast lake and a thriving economic and Ray Lewis, Founder of Key to Greenville Guide

business, a family vacation, or you are a life-long resident, we promise you there is at least one festival, shop, restaurant, activity or park within 30 miles that you don’t know about. Our mission is to find and highlight those gems of the Upstate. That is why we call ourselves the “Key” to Greenville. We unlock all of that potential that you are missing out on!

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The Key To Greenville Guide, produced by R. A. Lewis, is published four times a year and is distributed free of charge at various locations throughout Greenville and the South Carolina Upstate, including visitors centers, hotels, motels, restaurants, rental companies, real estate companies, grocery stores, advertisers’ locations and many other high-traffic areas in Greenville and its environs. The concept, design and contents of The Key To Greenville Guide are copyrighted (application made) and may not be reproduced. The copy and advertising deadline is June 5, 2010, for the Summer/Fall 2010 issue.

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cultural community. Anderson County is home to 55,950-acre Hartwell Lake, which boasts nearly 1,000 miles of shoreline for residential and recreational use.

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Anderson & Pickens Counties

Anderson & Pickens Counties

The Heart of Pickens



Easley is located in Pickens County. Like so many towns in South Carolina the completion of the railroad brought growth and in 1874 the town of Easley was established. The friendly downtown area includes specialty shops and restaurants. The town is located near numerous waterfalls, hiking trails and lakes.

There’s something happening nearly every weekend in Anderson & Pickens Counties! This time of year, look for the Spring Family Fest and the Fourth of July Fest, the city’s longest running event.

Downtown Anderson is the brightest part of the Electric City! The surge of development has brought Downtown Anderson charming new places to shop, dine, live, and work, with others in progress.

Entertainment venues like the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, T. Ed Garrison Arena and Foothills Playhouse means there’s always something to see on stage.

Downtown Anderson seamlessly blends our heritage with the present and also with visions of the future. You will find a wide variety in Downtown, from traditional Southern cuisine to modern cafes, from antique shops to contemporary art galleries.

When planning a visit to Easley, you’ll want to come early and stay late! You’ll find adventure

Sun setting over beautiful Lake Hartwell.

at every turn with waterfalls, hundreds of miles of hiking trails and three lakes in Pickens County that offer water sports galore.

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The Pickens County Museum and Hagood Mill Historic Site draw visitors from all over for music and living history Residents have been able to enjoy the sports and entertainment demonstrations. found at Clemson University, Shop til you drop in Easley’s Old just 20 minutes from the City of Town , which provides a unique Anderson. County residents as shopping experience where the well as out of town visitors can enjoy a wide variety of first-class friendly service is always free!


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Farmers Hall - Pre-1925 farm The 64-acre Anderson Sports equipment and tools, along and Entertainment Center is with Cherokee Indian and local capable of booking musical history artifacts, housed in a events, baseball tournaments, reproduced race horse barn. and nationally known events Electric City Playhouse such as the All-American - Community theater that Rhythm and Blues Festival and produces light fare by local actors, Freedom Weekend Aloft - a comedians, and musicians. hot air balloon festival held on Memorial Day weekend drawing Central History Museum as many as 200,000 attendees. - This 1893 residence features artifacts and history of the town Check www.andersonevents. and surrounding area. com for show dates.

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81 Motors A&G Service Center Automotive Performance Carolina Paint & Body Shop Classic Cars of SC Cottman Transmission Doc Don’s Auto Care Express Auto Sales Happy Trails Auto Sales Rainbow Auto Collision Stehl Tow Swedish Automotive Touring Sport Upstate Wrecker Service Wholesale Tire Co.

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Oconee County

Oconee County

Salem - Seneca - Walhalla - West Union - Westminster About Oconee In the northwestern-most corner of South Carolina is Oconee County, known as the “Mountain Lakes Region”. Outdoor recreation, adventure travel and family together time are hot buttons for tourists, and Oconee County offers the perfect setting for an affordable vacation for active families, outdoor types of all ages,

couples and retirees. Biking, horseback riding, boating, white water rafting, paddling, fishing, hiking, camping, golfing and antiquing are plentiful here. Don’t Miss This! Stumphouse Tunnel - This recreational site was once a planned railroad system to run from Charleston, South Carolina to Cincinnati, Ohio.


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Duke Energy’s World of Energy - On Lake Keowee beside the Oconee Nuclear Plant, Duke Energy Company’s energy education center has much to say in an audiovisual tour with animated displays, computer games and a short nature trail. Admission to the facility is free. Seneca’s Historic Downtown - includes the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, now headquarters of the Blue Ridge Arts council and Ram Cat Alley, a pedestrianfriendly block of one-of a kind shops, restaurants and festivals. High Falls County Park This 44-acre park, established in 1971, is located on the beautiful waters of Lake Keowee.

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Carolina Easy Ride Day Trips Elite Gymnastics Giggie’s Bonding Company International Ballet Company KC Steel & Supply Paradise Ponies & Pets West Lee Shoe Repair Woods Slingshot Racing

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Greenville County

Greenville County Fountain Inn - Greenville - Greer - Mauldin Simpsonville - Travelers Rest - Berea - Blue Ridge Dunean - Five Forks - Piedmont - Sans Souci - Marietta - Taylors - Tigerville - Wade Hampton - Welcome So Much To Do

a number of venues throughout Visitors to Greater Greenville will the city and are geared to have no problem filling the days entertain any interest that you and evenings with every kind may have, starting with beautiful of leisure activity. Greenville’s Falls Park on the Reedy and the international community has acclaimed Liberty Bridge, a 355 ft created sophisticated dining and pedestrian walkway overlooking entertainment options that may the historic waterfall in our vibrant downtown. surprise first-time visitors. Greenville attractions are held at

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the Greenville Zoo and more. And throughout the Upcountry, there are more than 500 historic sites as well as the famous Blue Ridge Mountains with pristine lakes and forested trails. Shoeless Joe Jackson may even show up at the ballpark or at a museum or two. Greenville also offers performing arts venues with a full calendar of plays and concerts throughout the year. The most difficult decision in planning your visit is where to begin.

Mauldin Mauldin, South Carolina offers a high quality of life that values tradition, strong families, and an endearing sense of community. The City of Mauldin is known for its great education, outstanding recreation programs and facilities. Lake Conestee - Adjacent to Mauldin is Lake Conestee, one of the area’s finest landmarks, offering historical and natural beauty.

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Quick Guide Upstate Summer Festivals

May 28-29: Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival – Campobello – Bands, Camping, All-Night Pickin’ May 28-29: Arts on the Alley Seneca - events that showcase local artists and performers May 28-29: Greenville Scottish Games - Parade, children’s events, car show, 5K run, pageant, bagpipes, athletics, border collie trials May 28-31: Freedom Weekend Aloft - Simpsonville - hot-air balloons, concerts, fun zone, disc dog nationals, amusement rides, car show May 28-31: Joe’s Lake & Restaurant - Car Show & DJ


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Nestled twelve miles south of the city of Greenville, Simpsonville had its beginnings in the 1820s.

Arts come alive in this quaint little town on the outskirts of Greenville. This summer shows include The Wedding Singer, The Last Five Years, and Greenville Symphony events. Check out the full calendar at:

Simpsonville is in the heart of the Golden Strip area, one of the fastest-growing areas in the Upstate. Family Fun Freedom Weekend Aloft This 29-year-old annual event offers attendees a relaxing, family-oriented, affordable and fun-filled weekend which includes: 80 hot-air balloons, concerts, frisbee dog competitions, amusement rides and games, family fun zone, regional music stages, bike rides, run, art show, family challenges, great food and much more while raising money for charity. Check it out May 28-31.

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Mall, Shoppes at Greenridge, Greenville is known as the Textile the Peace Center, Greenville Center of the World and offers Drive baseball, the West End Greenville, Downtown great shopping, entertainment, of historic, scenic and family Greenville, Thornblade Country attractions. A nationally- Club, Woodruff Road, Poinsett acclaimed downtown features Hotel, the Hyatt, and Paris tree-shaded streetscapes, public Mountain, BMW Zentrum, and artwork, parks, shops, a variety Furman University. of annual festivals and a 60 ft. Greenville is known for its waterfall. major routes through the county which are populated by dense Popular Destinations residential and commercial Popular local attractions in development. Greenville include Haywood

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Greenville County Travelers Rest Ensconced in northern Greenville County at the intersection of Highways 25 and 276, Travelers Rest sits at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, yet is only a few hours from the Atlantic


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Ocean. The area in and around Travelers Rest offers a unique variety of antique and specialty shops, restaurants, national and regional chain stores, churches, and leisure activities.

Whether you crave the outdoors, antiques, or just a quiet repose, our community has it covered. We invite you to “Get in Your Element” in Travelers Rest!

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Travelers Rest Farmers Market - 9am - 12pm every Saturday from May until September. Provide fresh, locally-grown produce, flowers and various goods to our community and support familyfriendly events.

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Main Street - This unique and delightfully charming section of downtown features tons of great restaurants, boutiques, galleries and coffee shops. The West End and Falls Park - One of a kind! The expansive park features a unique suspension bridge overlooking our 60-foot waterfall. Be sure to wander down into the west end for more shopping and top notch restaurants. Fluor Field - Home to Boston Red Sox affiliate class A baseball team, The Greenville Drive. All summer long you can hear the fans as family fun is had by all. For more information check out: http://

Campbell’s Covered Bridge Featured on our cover, Campbell’s Covered Bridge was built in 1909. It remains the only covered bridge in South Carolina. Charles Irwin Willis erected the 38-foot long, 12-foot wide pine structure across the Beaverdam Creek on Pleasant Hill road. turn left onto Buncombe Street. The name will change to East North Street. Proceed to Church Street (Hwy 29). Proceed to Greer. In Greer, turn left (north) onto SR-14 (N Hwy 14). Turn left onto SR-414 (Hwy 414) and proceed to Pleasant Hill Road. Turn left onto Pleasant Hill Want to Visit? Road, then right onto Campbell From Downtown Greenville - Covered Bridge Road. Locals believe that the bridge was named for Lafayette Campbell, who at the time that the bridge was built owned 194 acres near the bridge. In 1966 major restoration work was completed on the bridge.


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Greenville County

Quick Guide Upstate Summer Festivals

Jun 4: Center for Developmental Services Fun Fest - Greenville - live music, children’s activities, rides, games, fireworks at dark

One of Greenville’s fastestgrowing cities, Greer is located on the border of Greenville and Spartanburg Counties.

organizations. Greer Station has more than 40 buildings on the National Historic Register. Greer stole the spotlight when it was used to film Leatherheads starring George Clooney.

Jun 12: Newry Folk Festival Oconee County - banjo, fiddle & guitar competitions, food, crafts, live entertainment

Downtown Greer, known locally as Greer Station, has become a destination in itself with approximately 12 square blocks of retail, dining, entertainment, and professional service

A highlight during the summer season is “Tunes on Trade,” a Friday evening concert series that draws hundreds of music lovers.

Jun 18-22: Summer Chautauqua Festival Greenville - the past brought to life with music & performances

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Quick Guide Upstate Summer Festivals

July Jul 2-3: Festival of Stars Independence Day Celebration - Ninety Six street dance, parade, games, live entertainment, pageant, fireworks Jul 3: Freedom Fest - Pendleton - live music, children’s games, bingo, fireworks, ‘Salute To Our Heroes’, bake sale, cake walk Jul 4: Red, White and Blue Festival - Greenville - live

Classical Ballet - Contemporary Jazz - Character - Acting

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Jul 4: Freedom Blast - Greer music, picnic games, inflatable play area, salute to the Armed Forces, fireworks Jul 4: South Carolina Peach Festival - Gaffney - family fun zone, sport contests, parade, BBQ cookoff, races

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A Community for Artists Greenville has its own little Soho burgeoning within its borders. The Pendleton Street Arts District, located just outside of Greenville’s downtown, is home to more than 30 artists of varying mediums, including painters, sculptors, potters, jewelers and photographers. The Village of West Greenville, which spans approximately four blocks on Pendleton Street and is located a half mile west of Academy Street, has been transformed from a group of abandoned buildings into an emerging arts district.

along with other area artists. She began renting her space four years ago, but has seen a big difference as the time has passed.

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“When I rented my studio, Pendleton Street was not even an art district yet,” Earle said. But, even then, she could see the direction in which the area was moving. “I felt like it was going to be a core for the art industry.”

And today, it is. The Pendleton Street Arts District transforms from a quiet mill village where artists work diligently in their Tricia Earle works out of Gallery studios into a bustling arena, 1279, at 1279 Pendleton Street, Continued on 30

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filled with artists and artenthusiasts when an art-related event is scheduled. The First Fridays program opens the studios to the public on the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 PM. Most artists in the area participate in First Fridays and may provide light refreshments and a chance to learn more about themselves or their art, as people enjoy the artwork and make purchases. Just five years ago, First Fridays was a new program with a handful of artists reaching out to the community. Now, around 200 people visit the over 25 studios and galleries that participate. The mission of the event is to provide a showcase for both upSpring/Summer 2010

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and-coming and established artists in the Greenville area. “First Fridays are a fun, inexpensive activity for people to take part in,” said Jennie Waller, a Greenville resident who has attended the event in the past. “When people are looking for something fun to do on the weekend, visiting the local art studios is a great option. It also gives you the opportunity to see what the local artists are working on.” Another annual event for the artists is Greenville Open Studios. This event takes place each fall, and is scheduled for November 6-7, 2010. Greenville Open Studios began nine years ago when a group of local artists decided to raise awareness of

the artistic talent in the area. This is another event where the artists open their workspaces and show their artwork to the public. The objective of this event is to reach all types of artlovers, from a serious collector to someone who just stops in to take a curious peek.

planned for the year.

There are other events throughout the year, such as exhibits and shows or educational day camps for children. Check with your favorite studio to find out what events they have

Most studios are open to the public on First Fridays or by appointment. Contact the individual studios to inquire about the best time to visit and view art.

Earle, whose primary medium is oil and acrylic painting, has enjoyed watching the area change over the years. “Greenville has really been such an exciting place,” she said. “It’s going to continue to grow.”




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Laurens County

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The Peachoid Driving down I-85 in Cherokee county, there is one landmark you can not miss. This is no mirage, it is real, and it is a water tower! The Giant Peach (referred to by knowledgeable locals as “the Peachoid water tank”) is located in Gaffney on Interstate 85 near the exit for S.C. Hwy. 11 (the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway) .

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It was built by the Board of Public Works In Gaffney, S.C. in 1981. It took them five months to design and mold the steel for the project. 10 million pounds of concrete 1.5 miles of welds were used! The stem on the top is 12 feet long and 18 inches in diameter. An even larger leaf, 60 feet long, 16 feet wide, and weighing 7 tons, seen in the photo at left, was attached to one side. According to official literature, the Peachoid boldly “sets the record straight about which state is the biggest peach producer in the South.

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A Nice Place Here, you’ll find peaceful neighborhoods, excellent health care, and a thriving educational system. Simply put, the quality of life is second to none. Whether you’re looking for outdoor recreation, an outlet for artistic expression, or a quiet place for reflection, there’s no shortage of activities for the entire family.

share their work at The Artists’ Coop located on the historic square in Laurens. Welcome Spring

Laurens County welcomes spring each year as the landscape bursts with flowers. The Spring Tour of Homes showcases the diverse architecture in the city of Laurens, and the Joanna Festival features crafts, rides for Laurens County covers slightly kids, food, and entertainment. more than 700 square miles. Ware Shoals’ Catfish Festival, on I-26 and I-365 connect Laurens the banks of the Saluda River, is County to Spartanburg (35 miles) held Memorial Day weekend. and Greenville (40 miles). Arts and Entertainment Local artists have a chance to

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Don’t Miss Clinton Museum is located at 400 North Broad Street in the Griffin family home. The museum’s goal is to celebrate and communicate local history. Admission is free, and group tours may be arranged.


Spartanburg County

Spartanburg County Campobello - Central - Chesnee - Cowpens - Duncan Greer - Inman - Landrum - Lyman - Pacolet - Reidville Spartanburg - Wellford - Woodruff - Roebuck About Spartanburg Spartanburg SC takes its name from the Spartan Rifles, which was a group of militia soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Spartanburg serves as a great location for vacations as well as a good side trip destination from Greenville, South Carolina.

Highway, a 130-mile by-way. The scenic highway starts just outside Spartanburg SC and takes travelers past Lawson’s Fork Creek, one of the area’s most beautiful places for a hike.

The Cottonwood Trail is the place to go near the scenic Spartanburg travel is highway and walking trail characterized by visits to some for a hike. Along the way, great South Carolina plantations, Spartanburg travelers will find as well as the Cherokee Scenic multiple areas for picnicking

with tables in place. Also found on the trail is the Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve, which is a thickly wooded area that provides a protected area for wildlife and special kinds of birds from Spartanburg.

work social gathering is held every Thursday from 6-9 pm beginning in April and running through August. It is held at Main Street and Denny’s Plaza.

Jazz on the Square - held every Friday in April and May and The city of Spartanburg, home again in September and October to 40,000 – which is part of a - from 5:30 - 7:30 pm near the metropolitan area of 250,000 fountain on Morgan Square in - is conveniently situated at Downtown Spartanburg. the junction of I-26 and I-85, making it easily accessible Bring your blanket or chair and to both mountain and beach relax to some smooth jazz tunes resorts. Spartanburg is known from some of the best local acts. for its beauty, quality of life and friendly people. A Cozy Old-Timey General Store

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A Few Days in the Upstate Looking for something to do in the Upstate? You don’t have to look far. Try these great ideas!

to the Historic Train Depot and find out why Spartanburg is the Hub City at the Train Museum.

n Catch a Greenville Drive game

n Visit Shipwreck Cove Waterpark

n Visit Heritage Green in downtown Greenville for great Museums and theater at the Greenville County Museum of Art, the Upcountry History Museum, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate and the Greenville Little Theater.

n Realize your NFL dreams at the Carolina Panthers Training Camp in Spartanburg.

n In Spartanburg, scratch your art itch at the Art Museum at Chapman Cultural Center. n Experience the Science Center in Spartanburg. n Travel down Magnolia Street


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A full day of Outdoor Adventure in Spartanburg nHead to Glendale Outdoor Leadership School (GOLS) for a morning of indoor rock climbing, or kayaking or mountain biking. nHike the Cottonwood Trail, another favorite among the locals. This trail is a 118 acre nature preserve with over 5 miles of trails. nNext on your agenda, practice skeet shooting or sporting clays or go on an organized field hunt at RiverBend Outdoor Sportsman’s Resort. nHike one of our Heritage Preserves (Pacolet River Heritage Preserve, Peters Creek Heritage Preserve, or Glendale Shoals Preserve). nSpartanburg is home to 5 beautiful arboreta that are free and open to the public year round. Visit Hatcher Garden, Milliken & Company, Spartanburg Community College, the Susan Jacob’s Arboretum at the University of South Carolina Upstate and the Roger Milliken Arboretum at Wofford College. Spring/Summer 2010

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