12865 Hwy 56 North
Clinton, SC 29325
Phone: (864) 833-1800
Fax: (864) 833-4559
Arts & Museums
An array of exhibits and collections that focus on the natural history, cultural history, and the arts in Greenwood County and the surrounding region are on display at this museum that also features a turn-of-the-19th-century "Main Street" and special collections that range from fossils to industrial robots.
Hub-Bub The Showroom is exactly that, it's a place that tries to foster and display the talents of young and emerging local artists. Inside, visitors will find an artists gallery and floor space that hosts everything from photography workshops to live music performances. For complete information, check out the calendar, the showroom definitely has something for all age groups as well.
Focusing on the history of Spartanburg County, this museum contains numerous permanent collections including exhibits on Indians, an exhibit on Spanish explorer Juan Pardo, and exhibits on wars from the Revolution through World War II.
Operating since the early 1960s, the Regional History Museum is a great place to get lost in the rich history of this growing but quaint South Carolina town. A distinctive range of artifacts are on display at this classy location. Recently relocated to the Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg County Regional History Museum hosts exhibitions regularly. The museum also sponsors and hosts many special events for the community and its members so check the website for up-to-date information.
Recently relocated inside the Chapman Cultural Center, the Spartanburg Science Center is a great non-profit organization that promotes scientific knowledge to the local community. The science center has a variety of programs offered to children of all ages throughout the year, as well as winter and summer camps. Although the center is a member-driven organization, it is open to the public for a small fee.
Located in the Chapman Cultural Center, the Spartanburg Art Museum is a great artistic outlet for both visitors and locals. With rotating exhibits that show a variety of mediums like sculpture, pop art, watercolors and antique restoration, the museum has something for every art enthusiast. For both children and adults, the museum offers educational programs to hone your artistic talents in drawing, pottery, sculpture, jewelry making, basket-weaving and stained glass. Art camps are also a great way to get children involved and inspired by local artists.
The Chapman Cultural Center is a vital part of the Spartanburg community. The Center provides ample space for arts to flourish; with the David Reid Theatre, Black Box Theatre and the Spartanburg Dance Center, the events range from plays and musicals to modern dance. Additionally housed within the center, visitors will find the Spartanburg Art Museum, the Artists' Guild as well as some student galleries.
The Artists' Guild Gallery is in the Chapman Cultural Center. There are monthly art exhibits, some of which showcase art available for purchase. This gallery features art in a variety of forms, from contemporary and fine art to sculptures and photography.
The BMW Zentrum is a visitors center/museum that showcases this famous car at the only manufacturing plant in the United States. It's technically located in the exurb of Greer (between Greenville and Spartanburg), and inside visitors will see many different versions of engineered perfection. The museum chronicles the history, innovation and technology behind the iconic brand as well as leading guests through a factory tour to the manufacturing plant. In addition to exhibits, the Zentrum has convention space, a gift shop and almost everything else you could imagine about the 'ultimate driving machine'.
The seventh largest telescope in the nation, as well as the largest planetarium in South Carolina, are located at this science center that is situated on 62 beautiful acres and also includes a reconstructed pioneer farm, classrooms and life science labs, a simulated rainforest, and an amphitheater.
Dedicated to collecting and preserving historic materials, this museum display a wide variety of artifacts, records, and materials that depict the history and heritage of the Greer area.
This is one of the best public collections of contemporary Western native American ceramics, bronzes, weavings, and paintings outside the Southwest U.S. that was given to the people of Abbeville by Dr. Poliakoff in honor of the Poliakoff family of Abbeville.