Welcome to the upstate! This is an amazing part of the country where natural beauty and outdoor recreation abound. If you want a break from the outdoors there is plenty of fine dining, shopping, and many other activities within the vicinity. Travelers Rest/N Greenville KOA is a great base camp to enjoy all of the attractions below and many, many more. The best thing is that they are all less than 30 minutes away!
Swamp Rabbit Trail is part of the rails to trails program that is designed to create a thirteen mile trail system from downtown Greenville to Traveler's Rest, South Carolina along what used to be a rail line that stretched up to River Falls near Jones Gap. The trail is named after the rail system that was known for running through patches of wetlands. Just 10 minutes from the KOA!
You can visit the park to fish or hike one of the many trails including one that leads you to the a suspension bridge near the 420 ft Raven Cliff Falls. Beautiful mountain views. Only 20 minutes from the KOA!
Located near downtown Greenville, SC, the Greenville Zoo features a number of large animal exhibits. Elephants and giraffes are two of the more popular attractions. The zoo also provides a lot of educational opportunities for the children and residents of Greenville County, SC. Just 25 minutes from the KOA!
The Pavilion Recreation Complex is one of the area's premier indoor and outdoor sports and recreation destinations.
There is so much to experience here including a bounce house, an inline rink and a miniature train.
Located just under one hour south of Travelers Rest, in Pelzer, SC, you can find the Happy Cow Creamery. You might just get lucky when you pull in the driveway and see a herd of cows in the pasture.
In the farm store there are several goodies to choose from including cider, produce, cheese and nuts. Also check out the ice cream located in their freezer.
Happy Cow Creamery offer tours, but make sure to contact them in advance to set one up.
The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum & Baseball Library, located across from Flour Field in Greenville, chronicles the life on one of America's greatest baseball legends. The museum is housed in the actual home where Jackson lived and died. Artificats, films, photographs and books are just some of what you can see here.
The Children's Museum of the Upstate is the 7th largest children's museum and the 10th largest in the world with 80,000 square feet of fun. Visitors to the museum can experience 18 exhibit galleries that have more than 100 exhibit components. Children and adults can experience simulated flights to space or making your own TV broadcast and more.