Make the Most out of your Trip to Easley with a Charter Bus
Learn about Easley’s History at Museums, Explore Art Galleries and Delight in Local and International Cuisine
Before the city was developed, the small township was first named Rockville in 1791 and then Pickensville. Pickensville was considered one of the major players of developing upstate of South Carolina. The importance of the city dwindled with the construction of the Court of General Sessions and Common Pleas being built in Pendleton instead. Easley was named after a Confederate General, William King Easley, and during the 1800s, the residents of Easley had a bit of trouble persuading authorities to map out the Charlotte-Atlanta Railroad through the town and the persuasion was successful. Hence, began the rise of this Southern town. Beginning 1873, when the railroad was finished, plots of lands were sold off to eager new settlers and residents. The charter granted allowed the town to be built along a half mile square. Needless to say, the emergence of the railroad and Easley being one of the strategic depot stations, the city’s economy thrived and the number of new residents climbed throughout the years, especially because of the successful textile industry in the Pickens County. As the economy grew, Clemson Agricultural College was completed along the southwest part of the county. The economy of the city further flourished with the introduction of large reservoirs and Duke’s Oconee Nuclear Station which began powering the city in 1973. Two men were frontrunners for pushing ahead plans to develop Easley - William King Easley (the man the city was named after) and Robert Elliott Harcombe (the first mayor of Easley).
One of the most interesting things about the city of Easley is that it has been hosting the Big League World Series for several years and if you are a fan of baseball, you should make it a point to pop by this charming South Carolina city to check out the games. If there’s a party or social event coming up, check out Par-Tee Time with their wonderful and safe indoor recreational amenities and for those who are interested in art and culture, make some time for TD Convention Center where there are year-round events. You can also enjoy an inspiring few hours at The Museum and Gallery at Heritage Green, go bargain hunting with the locals at Bargain Exchange Flea Market in Pickens, enjoy some extreme sports or rodeo shows at Bi-Lo Center, learn from the unique exhibits at The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum, go horseback riding with the professionals at Island Horses Pontoon Rental or enjoy a relaxing evening out with your family and friends at Greenville Downtown Airport Park.
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Top Attractions and Historical Sites in and around Easley, SC
Whether you have a day or a week in Easley, the right thing to do before your trip is to plan ahead. Read about the city’s top points of interest, art galleries, theaters and historical sites below and find out if they fit the bill for you.
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — When it comes to having a birthday party, you can’t go wrong with using Par-Tee Time, it is not just a namesake. There are private party rooms for reservations and kids will get to bounce around in the inflatable bounce houses, use the putt-putt course or indoor batting cages but for something less physical and more educational, make a field trip to The Children’s Museum of the Upstate in Greenville instead. Children and adults alike will get to spend a few hours exploring the fun exhibits as they take in all the educational materials located throughout the building. Other entertainment options includes a bowling night-out with friends while playing at the pool tables and arcade games at Tri City Lanes or a movie date with your loved ones at R E I Cinemas. There are discounts for children, seniors, Veterans and college students.
- Art & Culture — The art and cultural scene in Easley is bigger than anyone thought it would be and the first place to head out to if you are interested in local events is TD Convention Center in downtown Greenville. There are year-round events, shows, and social gatherings of all kinds including weddings, graduation ceremonies and conventions or you can bring the charter bus to Easley Foothills Playhouse for LIVE performances and theatrical productions. This is a fabulous place to check out youth productions and take on drama classes. The Pickens County Museum of Art and History is located in a former jail built in 1903; it features artifacts related to Native Americans, Confederate army and an intimate art gallery or you can make a trip to Warehouse Theater which was established in 1973, commissioned to provide residents with fun theatrical productions and opportunities for the locals to explore their own creative sides. The Museum and Gallery at Heritage Green is a satellite facility for the huge Bob Jones University’s Art and History Museum and like it, the former attraction features world-renowned artwork from famous artists from all around the world. The Peace Center for Performing Arts features jazz, dance, classical and comedy shows while the Greenville County Museum of Art features some of the South’s most renowned masterpieces including a large collection of watercolors and prints from artists like Andrew Wyeth and Jasper Johns.
- Restaurant & Shopping — When it comes to bargain buys, it is hard to top the offers at Bargain Exchange Flea Market in Pickens. The attraction is also called the ‘Area’s Largest Yard Sale’ and it is active all year round, offering visitors bargain clothing, local produce, baked products, furniture and also arts and craft. West End, in the meantime, is a wonderful, friendly neighborhood with lots of historical attractions, a minor league baseball park, spa, restaurants and lots of dining and shopping options. There are friendly shops and unique cafes for you to hang-out and do some people-watching and before calling it a day, drop by Dark Corner Distillery. It has been called the world’s best moonshine for a very good reason, offering a large variety of whiskey in historic traditions. The building itself is quaint and very historic, built in 1925.
- Golf & Sports — Feel like playing some tennis with your friends? Head on over to Easley Tennis Club where there are five clay courts and a clubhouse with modern facilities or you can catch the latest Minor League baseball game at Fluor Field at the West End which is sometimes used for concerts, local community events and festivals. When it comes to Bi-Lo Center, it is all about monster truck rallies, motocross shows, rodeo events and other indoor extreme sports. If that sounds like fun to you, check out their website for more information before heading over.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — There are countless unique museums all around South Carolina because of its rich history but one of the most unique ones is Tiny Towns. The attraction is open only from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day with their sprawling mini town with lights display or you can head out to Pickens County of Museum where there are preserved artifacts like ceramics, pottery, jewelry and Native American art. Hagood Mill Historic Site was a gristmill built in 1826 and it is open for tours on every third Saturday of the month. It is when the 20-foot waterwheel springs into action while visitors take their time exploring the unique grounds. The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum in Greenville is an old brick house belonging to the man who lived and died in the home. The home holds personal belongings of his which includes thousands of books related to baseball and there is also fun times to be had at Upcountry History Museum; guests will get to learn about South Carolina’s history through hands-on exhibits, technological devices and sometimes, the museum holds fun treasure hunts. You are also encouraged to make your way to Museum and Library of Confederate History where the exhibits are displayed in a transparent manner without sugar-coating while a trip to Woodburn Plantation is great for field trips with children of all ages. The attraction offers educational programs and tours around the historic plantation.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — Whether it is boating, a relaxing evening out with your family or a fun excursion with your colleagues, there’s always something fun to do in Easley. There’s loads of fun to be had when you go on a kayak tour or river tubing with Saluda River Rafting Adventures or horseback riding with Island Horses Pontoon Rental. Rent one and let your hair down with the experienced professionals. You can also head out for some cycling, biking, walking, jogging or just relax with your family and friends at Falls Park on the Reedy or pop by the ‘garden rooms’ to learn about local horticulture and history of Falls Park. The trails of Swamp Rabbit Tram Trail measures up to 17 miles and is located along a now defunct railway system and they are perfect for cyclist, joggers and hikers alike and speaking of hiking, if you love nature and the great outdoors, don’t miss the chance to bring your family and friends to Table Rock. As you hike up the nearly 4,000 feet of Table Rock, you are rewarded with scenic views of the city; the Cherokee Indians, for your information, continues to use the summit for ceremonial purposes. Another unique outdoor attraction is the Greenville Downtown Airport Park which is located beside a small airport; so, even as your children run around playing in the park, you can settle down under a shade, with a good book or watch small planes land and take off at the runway.
- Zoos & Aquariums — The Greenville Zoo is not to be missed for animal lovers and visitors with young children. There’s a large number and variety of animals in the zoo, complete with exotic local plants. If you are visiting in a large group, save some money with their group rate discounts.
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