Have you ever hopped in the car and had no idea where you were going? We do that ALL the time. On this particular day, we knew we wanted to explore Simpsonville but had no idea what to expect.
We ended up in Heritage Park. The grounds were beautiful. Thankfully it was cooler – it never reached ninety, which was nice.
There’s a railway with train rides for the whole family! The train is a replica steam engine of trains that passed through Simpsonville and the path features several replica historical landmarks that are dear to the area.
It’s only $2 per person, a WIN for the family who’s on a budget – and isn’t every family on a budget? Debit/credit cards are not accepted. Children under two are free.
The train runs March 25 – December 17, 2018. Saturdays 10-6 and Sundays 1-6. We visited on a weekday so, unfortunately, we missed the experience. I can’t wait to go back!
One thing you should know about JP – since he was a baby, he physically cannot stay awake during a drive. You put the kid in ANY moving vehicle (you should see him on the boat) and he’s a goner. Every time. And then, of course, he’s a total BEAR for about an hour after you wake him up. He made it out of the van and into the swing here, but WAS NOT HAPPY about it.
Heritage Park has two playgrounds. This one was for younger kids. Preston only played on it for a minute. Because, well, he’s practically an adult. That’s what he thinks, anyway.
He was having a ball until he saw the age posted on a sign, then all of a sudden he was “too big” to stay.
We headed to the next playground. JP joined the land of the living long enought to walk to the next spot. I knew better than to try and talk to him, so I can’t tell you what he thought of the place.
And he’s gone again.
This is the playground for older kids. It was REALLY interesting and unlike other parks we’ve seen.
This tall thing (I can’t think of a better word) was a slide! Preston found his Happy Place. That is, until a group of kids told him he couldn’t slide unless he had a pine cone in his hand. Aside from that little bit of drama, we had the perfect morning.
Heritage Park is located at 861 SE Main Street, Simpsonville and is worth the thirty-ish minute drive from Greenville.