Greenville County Museum of Art

#3 in Best Things To Do in Greenville, SC
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Key Info

420 College St.

Price & Hours

Free

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Museums, Tours, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
4.2scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

This small museum is home to the world's largest public collection of watercolors by American artist Andrew Wyeth and also boasts an extensive assemblage of works by South Carolina artist Jasper Johns. Additionally, the museum's Southern Collection offers a visual depiction of the Southern experience, ranging from the colonial period to the present.

Reviewers loved the modern feel of this small museum, calling the building itself a work of art. Others said the works on display are definitely worth seeing, especially Wyeth's watercolor collection and the contemporary works of Johns. Many visitors also praised the free admission and the convenient downtown location. 

The Greenville County Museum of Art is located on the Heritage Green cultural campus in the heart of downtown, just a few blocks from Main Street. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. A pay parking lot is located behind the museum (maximum fee of $4 per day), although parking is free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Admission is free. Visit the website to schedule a group tour or for additional information on current exhibits.

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Falls Park on the Reedy is a favorite of both locals and visitors alike. Located in the heart of downtown, the park features beautiful stonework, walking trails, waterfalls, picnic areas, lush gardens and public art installations, complemented by the graceful architecture of the Liberty Bridge. The two-acre Pedrick's Garden, which serves as the park's main entrance, honors a former community leader instrumental in the establishment of Falls Park. What's more, two eateries are located within the park: enjoy salads, sandwiches and Southern favorites at Mary's Restaurant at Falls Cottage or French fare at Passerelle Bistro.

Recent visitors said Falls Park is a popular place for families and pet lovers, noting that kids love watching the ducks and dogs enjoying the many walking trails. Many also noted the beautiful bridge and garden and some suggested bringing a picnic to enjoy this peaceful spot. Other reviewers enjoyed the park's two on-site restaurants, as well as its proximity to other popular downtown eateries. 

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