One of the top tourist attractions every year in the Upstate is the Greenville Zoo.
A 14-acre facility, the zoo is home to some of the most unique wildlife in the region and offers educational programs for visitors of all ages. Among the wildlife at the zoo are giraffes, monkeys, giant tortoises, and elephants. There is also a Reptile Building, with lizards, frogs, turtles, and snakes. After you tour the grounds, be sure to visit The Safari Shop for zoo-themed gifts to take home.
The zoo is open all week from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission rates are $8.75 for adults and $5.50 for children 3-15. Children under 3 are admitted free. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult to enter the park.
On Friday, May 30th, zoo-goers are invited to tap into the wild at the annual Brew in the Zoo. The evening provides adults 21 and older an opportunity to sample an assortment of beers while exploring the zoo during its after-hours. Visit greenvillezoo.com for more information and other special events.
The zoo is located on E. Washington Street, near Laurens Rd/Hwy 276. Call 864.467.4300 or visit greenvillezoo.com
Photo courtesy of Greenville Zoo