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Upcountry History Museum

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Address: 540 Buncombe St, Greenville, SC 29601-1906
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Nice Little Museum

The space is small but it gives a nice history of the area and had some temporary exhibits to enhance the time spent. When we visited, exhibitions included The Art of Dr. Seuss... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
KRich88
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The space is small but it gives a nice history of the area and had some temporary exhibits to enhance the time spent. When we visited, exhibitions included The Art of Dr. Seuss and an Ansel Adams installation. The permanent exhibits are geared towards all ages with interactive offerings for the kids and detailed history for the adults. It was... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would have been more interesting had we been from SC. We didn't know any of the people or history. It was a good value.

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Twin Falls, ID
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the last day of a business trip to Greenville, I visited the Upcountry History Museum. Since I was unfamiliar with this part of South Carolina, I found this museum to be a very informational place to learn about the history of this area. The staff I visited with were very friendly and helpful and the displays and information was... More 

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Richmond, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Made the trip to the Upcountry History Museum specifically to see the Seuss and "Things Come Apart" exhibits. We were exited to see all the artwork, but disappointed to see that it was all "reproductions based on actual art". What does that even mean? Reprints from original art signed by his wife? Re-drawn art based on Geisel's art signed by... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

The museum is very family friendly. We recently went to see the Dr Seuss and Rockwell displays. I learned a lot about both american icons. Great displays about the history of the Upstate in South Carolina. Very easy to navigate and priced very reasonably. We will be back with visitors soon.

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Thank John C
greenville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is not the kind you visit over and over, not huge. But very well done. The traveling exhibits are fun and often do a kids night with free entrance once a month.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

We had some rainy day time to kill and decided to try this museum. We had read about the Norman Rockwell exhibit...knowing we wouldn't see originals, but could learn about some of his works. The local portion was good, but a bit hard to follow chronologically in the museum. It seems it could have been laid out in a more... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

I have to disagree with the other reviewers about the Norman Rockwell show! I was very excited to see it as I grew up looking at the covers of The Saturday Evening Post each week, hoping for a wonderful painting of his. The show had a lot of good information but NO original artwork! There were some photos and lots... More 

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Taylors, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

The newspaper announced the Norman Rockwell exhibit. Not only did we enjoy that, we also found the exhibit of disassembled objects photographed artistically quite interesting. We also spent time in the Kids' area driving Harley Davidsons.

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Thank Maelrarny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

We went here specifically to see the Norman Rockwell exhibit, which was great. Very informative, and it was fun to see the original covers from the Saturday Evening Post. We also thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the museum....and the gift shop was a lot of fun! We found quite a few things that we purchased there.

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