Spartanburg, South Carolina is located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The mild climate, with its four distinct seasons, provides fine weather for outdoor activities year around. The city of 40,000 – which is part of a metropolitan area of 250,000 - is conveniently situated at the junction of I-26 and I-85, making it easily accessible to both mountain and beach resorts. Spartanburg is known for its beauty, quality of life and friendly people.

Spartanburg is home to the headquarters for the National Beta Club; Duncan Park - the oldest minor league baseball stadium in the nation; the first airport in South Carolina; the site for the turning point in the Revolutionary War - Cowpens National Battlefield; the Carolina Panthers Training Camp; the Miss South Carolina and Teen Miss South Carolina Pageants; South Carolina’s largest theatre – the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium; and the list goes on and on. Also taking up residence in Spartanburg are six institutions of higher learning, which are carefully blended into the community, and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind.

Some of the most well-known companies in the nation and the world call Spartanburg home. Some of these include the renowned textile and research company Milliken, the French tire maker Michelin Tire Company, Adidas America, and Bayerische Motoren Werke Manufacturing Corporation – better known as BMW, the German automotive manufacturer. In all, over 100 international companies from more than 20 countries are now located in Spartanburg.

What is it that brings the world to Spartanburg? Spartanburg has a quality of life that other places can only dream of. From the glitz of a Broadway play to a tour through BMW’s Zentrum, there are plenty of things to do in Spartanburg. For a complete rundown of Spartanburg attractions and amenities, visit the Spartanburg Convention and Visitors Bureau’s website at www.visitspartanburg.com.


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