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Top 5 Indoor Family Fun Venues: Greenville, SC (KABOOM Awards Winners)

Where are the best places to go for indoor fun in Greenville, SC? We have a full Indoor Guide, but if you’re looking for for a quick list of the best indoor places for family fun, you’ve found it. Kidding Around Readers chimed in with their favorites as part of our annual KABOOM Awards contest. These favorites are some of the best places to play indoors with your family near Greenville, SC.

Best indoor fun, Greenville, SC

2024 KABOOM Awards Winners

KABOOM Awards Guide

Discover Greenville’s Family Favorites: Best Indoor Fun

1st Place: The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

Finalists:

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Best Indoor Fun: First Place
Best Field Trip: Finalist
Best Family Membership: Finalist
Best Birthday Party: Finalist
Best Educational Fun: Finalist
Best Outdoor Playground: Finalist

The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is the 7th largest children’s museum in the country, and the first for indoor fun! With three floors and 30 unique exhibits reflecting the areas of arts, science, health, transportation, environment and more, TCMU-Greenville is the perfect destination for learning and play! With fresh, exciting programs including Food Lab and TCMU Tots, TCMU-Greenville caters to all children ages 0-12.

TCMU-Spartanburg, located in the heart of the community’s historic downtown, houses 6,000 square feet of exhibit and learning space designed to support children ages 0-6, with a focus on early childhood development and Kindergarten readiness.

As a non-profit, TCMU strives to fulfill its educational mission of developing young minds into compassionate problem solvers through purposeful, intentional and accessible play-based learning opportunities. TCMU is also a popular destination for field trips and birthday parties. And The TCMU Store is the Upstate’s most unique toy store, with every purchase supporting TCMU’s important mission.

Both TCMU-Greenville and TCMU-Spartanburg are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, 11am to 5pm.

Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.tcmupstate.org.

Best Date Night Activity: First Place
Best Indoor Fun: Finalist
Best Birthday Party: Finalist

Trapped in the Upstate Escape Rooms provides unique, original entertainment, perfect for any occasion. Our original and uniquely themed escape rooms in Greer and Spartanburg cater to everyone – whether you’re on a date night, out for family fun, or engaged in team-building with colleagues. Each room is a private experience, so you’ll only play with members of your team.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our 5-star rating on Google and we are proud to be a Traveler’s Choice recipient on TripAdvisor. But the experience doesn’t end with the escape rooms. We also have a private party room and offer birthday party packages, complete with food, drinks, and escape room favors. Our attention to creating a comprehensive, enjoyable experience makes us a standout destination in the escape room community.

At Trapped in the Upstate, you’re guaranteed not just a game but a narrative adventure that bonds participants in collective problem-solving and fun. It’s not just about escaping a room—after all, the door is never actually locked. It’s about the stories you’ll share and the memories you’ll create together!

Model Trains Station

SPONSORED 864.605.7979 | 250 Mill Street, Taylors, SC

Best Indoor Fun: Finalist
Best Educational Fun: Finalist
Best Birthday Party: Finalist

With over a dozen custom model train displays in scales of G, O, S, HO, N, Z and T scale trains and a special electrified Lionel Thomas the Train table for the Little Engineers in your family, the Station is the perfect learning and play stop in Upstate, SC.

As a not-for-profit organization, the Model Trains Station depends on individual donations and corporate sponsors to bring the best train associated activities to the Upstate of South Carolina.

The Original Kids Play & Cafe

SPONSORED 864.307.8080 | 210 Fern St. Ste., Easley, SC

Best Indoor Fun: Finalist

Discover a hidden gem that caters to everyone’s preferences, from its inviting ambience to diverse play structures. This uniquely designed indoor play area ensures parents can relax while keeping an eye on their kids from any seat. With features like slides, obstacles, climbing areas, and imaginative play spaces, ball pits- endless hours of entertainment.

The delightful cafe adds to the experience, offering specialty lattes and a variety of snacks.

The venue hosts weekly special events, private sensory days, fully catered birthday parties, private field trips, and everyday open play. The owners personally greet visitors, emphasizing the importance of each individual. Your satisfaction matters, and they strive to accommodate everyone to make your experience truly special.

“Great place for kids! We rented the party room for my daughter’s party, and they really take care of everything. You get a personal party host assigned to you and they make it as stress free as possible. Decorations, food, drinks, paper products, and more all included. They even fill out out a “thank you letter” list while you open presents. A FANTASTIC addition to the Easley area. I highly recommend it. FYI. Be prepared to tip, they provided excellent personal service.” – Mark G.