The upcountry

Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg Counties

In the Upcountry, history and present come together. The area was home to the Cherokee Indians and many of its rivers are named in their honor. Plus, many famous people of both past and present - from former vice president John C. Calhoun to The Marshall Tucker Band - have called the region home. You'll find a wealth of outdoor activities like boating, rafting and fishing to enjoy, while also finding opportunities to explore the many museums and art galleries. So, come find out why this magnificent area is only going to continue adding to its wonderful history for years to come.

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Greenville Zoo

Get up close and personal with the zoo's 250 animal inhabitants. Everything from giraffes to siamangs call the zoo home. And if you don't suffer from a case of the frights, the reptile building is not to be missed.

Happy Cow Creamery

This on-the-farm milk bottling operation gets its delicious milk right from its dairy cows. Come see how it goes from cow to the grocer. And stop by the store to try some of their amazing chocolate and strawberry milks. There is also homemade ice cream available.

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Roper Mountain Science Center
& T.C. Hooper Planetarium

Every Friday night is stargazing night. Come out and take a closer look at the heavens. If you're traveling during the day, the science center has an arboretum, butterfly house and many other exhibits to keep you busy for hours.