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We’re bursting with opportunities for you and your little ones, tweens, and teens to stay active, immerse yourselves in our nation’s history, view and create art, conduct science experiments, and enjoy nature.

Kid-friendly, adult-worthy fun.

While you may know that the Spartanburg area has plenty of places to grab a handcrafted drink, the BMW Performance Center, and more for adults to enjoy, we’ve also got wholesome fun for the whole family.

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Relax or play, grab a drink or a snack. Fretwell is Spartanburg’s newest gathering spot, located just a few steps off the Mary Black Rail Trail. Whether you’re here to rest from the Trail, have a beer or coffee with friends, shop at the Farmer’s Market, or listen to music with your family, we’ll have a spot for you.

Hot Wheels Skating Center

Originally from Charleston, SC, the Hot Wheels Family has made its way to the Hub City, Spartanburg, SC. We are here to offer a great skating experience and fun to all skaters in the upstate of South Carolina. We offer public and private Birthday party packages, building rental, FUNdraisers, and special pricing for community outreach programs. Come roll with us!

LeMans Indoor Karting

Experience the speed and excitement of true wheel-to-wheel racing action!

Paradise Lanes & Family Entertainment Center

Paradise Lanes is your home for family fun in Spartanburg.

Shipwreck Cove

We are one of the region’s most exciting, family-friendly water parks.

Sparkle City Mini Putt

Sparkle City Mini Putt, Downtown Spartanburg’s unique nine-hole miniature golf course is free to play and fun for the whole family.

Spartanburg Science Center

The Spartanburg Science Center inspires excitement for science through interactive exhibits, live animals and programs that excite, engage, and educate. Our small, hands-on science center offers guests of all ages more than 23 exhibits, live animal room featuring an assortment of reptiles, amphibians, and fish and a museum room with a collections of fossils, bones, skulls, rocks & minerals, and other educational displays.

Strawberry Hill USA

Visit our locations for local produce, fresh churned strawberry and peach ice cream and a home-cooked southern meal in our old-fashioned cafe.

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

Designed specifically for children ages birth to 5 years old, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s Spartanburg location is a place of possibility where children and adults alike can explore, discover, imagine, pretend, and be anything!

The Johnson Collection

Hailed by The Magazine Antiques with having staged a “quiet art historical revolution” and expanding “the meaning of regional” through its “exhibitions, loans, publications, and institutional partnerships,” the Johnson Collection seeks to illuminate the rich history and diverse cultures of the American South.