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“Super fun family park”
Review of Runway Park at GMU

Runway Park at GMU
Ranked #14 of 91 things to do in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Greenville Downtown Airport's Runway Park at GMU, which is free to use and open to the public during daylight hours, has an educational amphitheater, exercise "Perimeter Taxiway" and walking "Runways", as well as aviation themed playground equipment, a swing set, a Bi-plane "Climber", a picnic hangar, a Cessna 310 static display and restrooms. A 15-foot cross section of a Boeing 737 fuselage is the handicapped accessible park entrance. Throughout the park are education of aviation signs which cover items like: What runway markings mean, about air traffic controllers language, how aircraft achieve flight, parts of aircraft, careers in the aviation industry, General Aviation aircraft uses, gauges on aircraft instrument panels, how weather affects flight, and some aviation history etc... We are now seeking donations to level and pave the park's parking lot.
Greenville, South Carolina
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59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Super fun family park”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

It is located right behind the landing strip for the Downtown Greenville airport, so you see small planes take off and land the whole time. It is fenced in and has bathroom access and a café. My kids bring their bikes and scooters, there is also a place to sit on benches with shade. Great place to play.

Visited July 2014
4 Thank lisa0916
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Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best downtown ever!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Downtown Greenville is just great. It's great if you are with kids and doing the family thing, it's great if you are having date night, it's great if you are looking to party, and it's great if you are looking for some relaxation. It has a spot just for you. The park has tons of area for the kids to run around, and with great restaurants in walking distance you can't go wrong.

Thank Jennifer M
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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“What a unique spot for kids!”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We love this unique playground and they are still adding on! My 3 kids (2, 4, 7) all stay busy here for hours. And I love that there is a little restaurant right there where we can grab lunch. It is so much fun the watch the planes come and go as everyone plays!

Visited April 2014
4 Thank rosa727
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

The Airport Director , Airport Commission & occupants have done a wonderful job of keeping the airport operating . The restaurant lets everybody have a great place to eat , children to have a great place to play & see airplanes .It's a great job folks .


Visited June 2014
2 Thank Marvin H
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“So Much Fun”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I went here and me and my friends could use are imaginations till the food from the café was done!!!!

Visited June 2014
1 Thank 764rianm
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