Far from being a sleepy town in the Blue Ridge Mountains foothills, Greenville, South Carolina, is full of urban sophistication. A recent revitalization in the downtown area has produced a 2.5 mile River Trail, which connects to Falls Park and the Liberty Pedestrian Bridge over the Reedy River. Shoeless Joe Jackson's hometown also boasts the Greenville Zoo and the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, which hosts the Greenville Symphony, Greenville Chorale, Carolina Ballet Theatre, South Carolina Children's Theatre, and International Ballet.
Flights to Greenville land at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, which opened in 1962. Additionally, the city is located between Atlanta and Charlotte on I-85.