Top 10 Things to do in Spartanburg, United States

December 5, 2017 Phylicia Berquist

Spartanburg is the most populous city in and the seat of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States, and the 12th-largest city by population in the state. The city of Spartanburg has a municipal population of 37,013, and Spartanburg County has an urban population of 180,786 as of the 2010 census. The Spartanburg Metropolitan Statistical Area, including Spartanburg and Union counties, had a population of 317,057 as of the 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Restaurants in Spartanburg

1. RJ Rockers Taproom and Silo

226A W Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29306-2308 +1 864-804-8047
Excellent
83%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 151 reviews

RJ Rockers Taproom and Silo

We are a production brewery that opened in downtown Spartanburg in 1997. We moved to our current location in 2009. It was the old dodge dealership built in the 50's. As of Feb 2018 we offer food and hope you will come share a pint and eat where the beer is made. Open: Tues-Fri 3pm to 10pm ; Sat 11am to 10pm. Live music in tap room Thurs, Fri, Sat Cheers!

Reviewed By MGordonCharlotte_NC - Charlotte, NC

Stopped in at RJ Rockers Brewing late in the afternoon to check out the beer selections and the place. Jessica was 'on duty' that day and what a delightful, personable and very knowledable young woman. We talked about the beer offerings on tap that day...MoreMGordon, We agree Jess is awesome! Peachy King is big and is made with 150 pounds of SC peaches in each batch. Food side is open and we hope you make it back to eat soon! thank you for your support. Henry

2. Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve

820 John B White Sr Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306-4043 +1 864-574-7724
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 185 reviews

Hatcher Garden & Woodland Preserve

Reviewed By mjmusicsc - Spartanburg, South Carolina

Hatcher Garden is a true treasure in Spartanburg, you can take a quiet walk along paved and natural paths or sit and enjoy the trees, flowers, sounds of water and songbirds. We enjoy taking our nephew along and looking at the plaques identifying the trees and shrubs, and we always stop and make a donation in the box on our way out to help support the garden.

3. BMW Zentrum

Off I-85, Spartanburg, SC +1 888-868-7269
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 201 reviews

BMW Zentrum

Reviewed By william Y - Seneca, South Carolina

We were with a group and stopped at the Zentrum. BMW has a number of cars on display. It was great to see the many new cars they produce as well as some of the autos they manufactured years ago. I would like to see the production line in the plant which is behind the Zentrum but tours are closed until something in 2018. This is still a good stop if you are on I-85 in the Greenville-Spartanburg area.

4. Croft State Park

450 Croft State Park Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29302-3522 +1 864-585-1283
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Croft State Park

Reviewed By HonestReviewGuy913 - Greenville, South Carolina

Croft State Park in Spartanburg is a large, 7,000+ acre break from the hustle and bustle of every day. Once a military training camp in World War II, it now invites people to enjoy peace and quiet.

Loved for its equestrian uses and events, there are many miles of trails for horseback riding (bring your own horse), hiking, and biking.

Fishing and boating are also wonderful ways to spend time in he park.

5. Walnut Grove Plantation

1200 Otts Shoals Rd, Spartanburg, SC +1 864-576-6546
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 79 reviews

Walnut Grove Plantation

Reviewed By Annie-Hart - Lee on the Solent

Whilst the house was smaller than we were expecting the history was fascinating. As Brits we have most of our knowledge from television so it was fab to be given a personal tour as we were the only people there on the afternoon we went. Thanks to Hugh who was so enthusiastic about the history and really brought it alive and then to the gentleman gardener who's name I didn't get but who told us all about the herbs and their medicinal uses. We thought we would probably only be there for an hour or so and ended up spending three hours there.

6. Motte & Sons Bootlegging Company

220 E Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg, SC 29302-1513 +1 864-308-1844
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 39 reviews

Motte & Sons Bootlegging Company

Reviewed By Russ1313 - Hawarden, United Kingdom

The best place to go for buying gifts to take home. Mote makes their own liquor.
Gin, whiskey, Brandy. Best of all Moonshine. You can sit comfortably chatting to them tasting all they distil. A delightful place for something different to take home.
There are all kinds of other related items. They have t- shirts with their motive. It's best to go and see for yourself the lovely items to buy as well as alcohol. Go and enjoy.

7. Hub City Tap House

197 E Saint John St, Across from the Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC 29306-5121 +1 864-704-9080
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 21 reviews

Hub City Tap House

Reviewed By ynnejjenny - Spartanburg, SC

The Tap House is my favorite bar in Spartanburg. They constantly rotate a great selection of beers and ciders. There is always something that both my husband and I (completely opposite tastes in beer) want to drink. And, we have to order the meat and cheese tray quite often.

They have picnic tables, comfy furniture and outside seating, with convenient parking. Oh, and

8. Glendale Shoals Preserve

Emma Cudd Road, Spartanburg, SC 29302 +1 864-948-0000
Excellent
65%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Reviewed By cheryl h - Durham, North Carolina

We were backroading and stumbled across this place and I'm glad we did. We decided to drive to Spartanburg for a take-out lunch and returned to the Shoals. We sat on the amazing rocks in Lawson's Fork Creek and ate our lunch while enjoying the views of the remains and sounds of the waterfall. The big white house that belonged to the mill's owner still stands.

After we finished eating we were ready to explore the remains of the old cotton mill that burned down in 2004. The preserve covers 13 acres. While we were exploring, a group of vultures seemed to be following us and I got some great pictures as they sat on top of some of the old structures. There are also a couple of old buildings across from the parking lot (may have been part of the mill town) that we enjoyed looking at (didn't go inside).

9. Hollywild Animal Park

2325 Hampton Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29385-9010 +1 864-472-2038
Excellent
35%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
17%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 256 reviews

Hollywild Animal Park

Temporarily Closed This SC Upstate family-oriented tradition is celebrating 27 years and offering an unforgettable experience for children and adults alike! Drive through millions of lights, themes, music, and displays that transform the nearly 100-acre-park into a winter wonderland in celebration of the holidays. Be sure to allow plenty of time to stroll in "Santa's Village" to enjoy relaxed fun with family and friends. There, you can pet, feed, and admire dozens of animals, have your photo taken with Santa, warm your hands or roast marshmallows by the bonfire, and visit Mrs. Claus' attic for an incredible panoramic view of the lights. Snap that selfie with a zebra, camel, or one of many animals waiting to meet you. Finish your evening with a drive to the inspirational nativity area. For an additional fee per vehicle you can enter our Enchanted Deer Forest and hand-feed hundreds of animals (animal food provided) from the comfort of your car.

Reviewed By acjudge - Greenville, South Carolina

Hollywild is a small but interesting animal park. Its miles off the beaten path. Has a pen set up with baby animals that you can purchase a bottle and bottle feed. there is also a (free) open air bus that runs approx every 40 mins. The bus takes you through a open area where you can hand feed wild (non-aggressive) animals that roam freely. The food for these animals is free. Its day old bread, bagels, etc. They do not sell hot foods like burgers or hot dogs but they do sell cold non-alcoholic drinks that are not cheap. Parking is free and admission is cheap. This is a good event for younger children as a visit would last approx. 1 1/2 hour max. I've visited several times. Usually not very crowded. Very rural.

10. Hub City Railroad Museum

298 Magnolia St, Spartanburg, SC 29306-2330
Excellent
44%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
26%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 26 reviews

Hub City Railroad Museum

Reviewed By rich and linda s - Spartanburg, South Carolina

This is a nice little museum tracing the train history of Spartanburg. Good for adults and children alike. Won't take maybe an hour at most, and make sure you talk to the volunteer on site for additional interesting information. The farm market has moved to a new location, it was really great when you could take in both at one time. Located in the old train station.

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