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lake hartwell parks

Looking for a place where the children can spend all that youthful energy? How about mini-golf, bumper cars, water parks, kid’s trains and even air fields to keep you and your family busy during your Lake Hartwell vacation. None of that sounds appealing? Try a hot air balloon ride!

Georgia Hartwell Region | Georgia Toccoa Region | South Carolina Clemson Region | South Carolina Anderson Region
Georgia Hartwell Region
McDonald’s and Burger King
near downtown Hartwell
Outside play structures
Top Gun Radio Controlled Plane Club
Come see the planes!
Visitors welcome.
The field is located about 7.5 miles South of Hartwell on US Hwy 29/Royston Hwy, near street number 7855. Look for the big sign. Use the sort of hidden driveway, to drive onto the field. They are usually flying on Sat. and Sun. between 10:00 am and 5pm, on nice days when it is not windy, cold or raining.
Georgia Toccoa Region
interactive neighborhood for kids
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (I.N.K.)
999 Chestnut St.
Gainesville, GA 30501
Take exit 60 off I-85 in GA, go on Hwy 51 and Hwy 52 to 985, and go south to exit 22. Take a right. Close to 985, left on Chestnut. It’s a beautiful drive with barely any traffic on Hwy 51 and 52. 770-536-1900
I.N.K. is a children’s museum with a kid size city street. Lining the “street” is a grocery store, post office, café, beauty shop, dentist office, doctor’s office, radiology department, school room, bank, library, performing arts stage with dress up, play set, train table, sheriff’s car, airplane, fire truck and an electric train. They also have a nice art room, pottery studio and toddler’s room. You can bring your own lunch, snacks and drinks, vending machines are available. They have tables that you can use. There is a Schlotski’s, Subway, Burger King and several restaurants in downtown Gainesville, which is very close to the museum, from 985 pass I.N.K. and downtown is about a mile down the road. I.N.K. is a participant in the Association of Children’s Museums, www.children’, so if you have a membership to another children’s museum with the reciprocal program you might be able to get in at no charge. We love this museum, the kids can play for hours there, it’s easy to get in and out of, and the people that work there are great!
lake lanier islands Lake Lanier Islands
700 Holiday Td
Lake Lanier Islands, GA 30518
Water park, 18 hole golf course, houseboat rentals, camping, hotel, fishing pier, boat rentals, beach and horseback riding.
South Carolina Clemson Region
Central-Clemson Recreation Center
130 Commons Way (off Hwy 93 between Clemson and Central)
Central, SC 29630 864-639-1111
Indoor pool. Membership not required. You can pay $6.50 a day for adults and $2.50 for kids 6 and under
5660 Calhoun Memorial Hwy
(Hwy 123)
Easley, SC 29640
Outdoor play area
5634 Calhoun Memorial Hwy (Hwy 123)
Easley, SC 29640 864-855-0728
Big indoor and outdoor play area that can get crowded
Par-tee time Family Fun Center
124 B Kay Dr. (off of Hwy 123)
Easley, SC 29640
Call for open play hours
Indoor play center with mini golf (unlimited play $2-$3), an inflatable jumping arena ($5 – $6) and batting cages (must be at least 7 years old)
7th Inning Splash Waterpark
1500 Piedmont Hwy
Piedmont, SC 29673 (Greenville area)
Giant funnel slide and spray pad
Children’s Fountain at Riverplace
550 Main St
Greenville, SC
lower-level, along the Reedy River
On a warm day, bring the kids and swimming suits here to play in the fountain.
childrens fountain
childrens museum The Children’s Museum
300 College Street
Greenville, SC 29601
Tues. – Sat.9am – 5pm
Sun.1pm – 5pm
Monday closed
$12 per person (Age 2 and up)
Discovery Island Waterpark
Greenville, SC
$6 – $8, kids under 2 free
Seasonal – Mon. 10am – 8pm, Tues. – Sat. 10am – 6pm
Sun. 1pm – 6pm
Close to exit 30 off I-385
They have a café. No outside water toys, floats, food or drinks.
Frankie’s Fun Park
45 Park Woodruff Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607
I-85 to exit 51 to Woodruff Rd
Mon.-Thurs. 10am – 10pm, Fri. and Sat. 10am – midnight, Sun. noon – 10pm, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve/Day
Miniature golf $6 (ages 4 and up), batting cages $2 (24 pitches), bumper boats $5, laser tag $6, go karts $6, an arcade and a grill
Gatti Town
1040 Woodruff Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Open Sun. – Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri. 11am to 10pm and Sat. 10am – 10pm
Bumper cars (height requirement is 48 inches), carousel, midway games, pizza, pasta and salad buffet.
Otter Creek Waterpark
101 West Darby Road
Greenville, SC 29609
Body slides, tube slide, kiddie slide, spray pad and concessions
Falls Park Golf & Games
7 W. Camperdown Way
Greenville, SC
Indoor mini – golf
falls park
The Pavilion
400 Scottswood Road
Taylors, SC 29687
(East Greenville)
864-322-play (7529)
Call for hours and public sessions.
Ice and inline skating rinks, tennis courts, table tennis, volleyball, game area, playground and “George the Train” which is a kids riding train.
Pump it up Greenville
75 Brookfield Oaks Dr.
Suite 100
Greenville, SC 29607
Inflatables and rock climbing wall
Call for open hours and cost
The Twisted Bean
3527-B Hwy 153 (near Hwy 81)
(exit 40 off of I-85)
Greenville, SC 29611
Coffee, ice cream and separate kids play area in a modern atmosphere that is cool for adults and fun for kids. Free WI-FI
Westside Aquatic Center
2700 West Blue Ridge Dr.
Greenville, SC 29611
Hwy 253 near White Horse Rd
Adults $4, 17 and under $3
Indoor pool that is open year round, call for seasonal hours
Western Carolina Radio Control
Home of the Skyhawks
4081 Hwy 417
Woodruff, GA 29388
(between Greenville and Woodruff)
From Greenville, take Hwy 85 to exit 51, turn right on Woodruff Rd (Hwy 146), go about 9 miles bear left on Hwy 417, the airfield is 3/10 of a mile on your right.
If you like to watch model airplanes fly you may want to check out this airfield where spectators are always welcome.
Black Sheep RC Club Airfield
802 Lockaby Rd
Pendleton, SC 29642
If you would like to see model airplanes and helicopters fly, stop by, visitors are welcome. Weekends during good weather and when it’s not windy, you will find them flying
I-85 North, Exit 27 (Hwy 81), go left, after 2 miles, by feed store bear left on Firetower Rd, 2 miles and left on Lockaby Rd field on left
Downtown Pickens, SC
Outdoor Play Area
1612 Sandifer Blvd (Off Hwy 76)
Seneca, SC 29678 864-886-9080
Inside play area
South Carolina Anderson Region
Burger King
2719 N. Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621
Large inside play structure with tunnels and slides.
3725 Clemson Blvd &
1641 E. Greenville St.
Anderson, SC 29621
Both locations have an inside play structure for kids.
SkyScapes of America, LLC
Adults $175, kids 12 and under $85, 4 – 6 passengers depending on total weight
Hot air balloon ride
YMCA Water Works
Water Park
201 E. Reed Rd
(off of Hwy 81 /E. Greenville St.)
Anderson, SC 29621
Outdoor shallow pool with sprinklers and slide in 4 feet of water for older children.
Open to the public most of the time; call first, $5 per person. No outside food.