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Top 5 Places for Outdoor Fun: Greenville, SC (KABOOM Awards Winners)

Where are the best places to have some fun outdoors in Greenville, SC? Our Kidding Around readers voted for their favorite places to enjoy the outdoors in the Upstate.

The annual KABOOM Awards, family favorites contest winners in the  Outdoor Fun category are an excellent way to enjoy the natural beauty that Greenville, SC has while having fun with your family!

Check out the best outdoor fun near Greenville, SC!

Best outdoor fun, Greenville, SC

2024 KABOOM Awards Winners

KABOOM Awards Guide

Top 5 Places for Outdoor Fun in Greenville, SC

1st Place: Roper Mountain Science Center


Takeoff Mini Golf

SPONSORED 864.263.3456 | 28 Airport Road Extension, Greenville, SC

Best Outdoor Fun: Finalist

Fun comes first at Takeoff Mini Golf! Every hole is designed to be amazing from start to finish. It is aviation themed and each player takes off on hole 1 and ends with landing on the runway on hole 18. The finale hole 19 has a real-life beacon that lights up…if you are skilled enough to get a hole in one!

Or stop in to enjoy our covered patio and pavilion areas while treating yourself to locally roasted coffee, delicious snacks, or premium shaved ice while watching the planes takeoff near footsteps from us!

Need a birthday party venue? We’ve got you covered with FOUR different options starting at $250!

• 10 passes of mini golf, shaved ice, & bottles of water plus 1.5 hours in a private party space.

• Upgrades include:

o FLIGHT for up to 3 people!
o Decorations included!
o GLOW balls!

Interested in something unique? Try one of our events!

• GLOW Golf events
• Field trips where you can build your own mini golf hole!
• Holiday light show – putt your way through our holiday lights.

Visit our website at www.takeoffminigolf.com for more information! We look forward to hosting you!

Best Educational Fun: First Place
Best Field Trip: First Place
Best Family Membership: First Place
Best Outdoor Fun: First Place
Best Educational Fun: First Place
Best Outdoor Playground: First Place

Roper Mountain is the place to bring your families for a hands-on and engaging experience whether it’s during the school year for field trips or during the summer for Summer Adventure and Summer Camps. Just ask other families in the area about their experiences and you’ll see why Roper Mountain continues to be a “must-see” experience in the upstate and beyond.

The beautiful 62-acre campus contains an array of state-of-the-art educational facilities including a Planetarium and Observatory, Marine and Ecology labs, a Rainforest, a Living History Farm, Dinosaur Adventure  trail and a new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center.

Families can attend numerous events throughout the year including Friday Starry Nights, Afternoon Explorations, Summer Adventure, Laser Days of Summer, Summer Exploration Camps, and seasonal holiday laser shows. Regardless of age, you’ll surely find a plethora of engaging activities and fun for everyone to enjoy.