Alabama has so much beautiful natural landscape to explore, but when it’s raining cats and dogs, outdoor activities aren’t really an option. From the interactive exhibits at McWane Science Center to the indoor swimming pool at the Opelika SportsPlex, check out these 10 best rainy day activities in Alabama.
A rainy day doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of the TV and leaving young minds without stimulation for the day. Instead, grab the kiddos and head to the McWane Science Center in Birmingham. It’s an epicenter of hands-on scientific exploration so no rainy day has to go to waste.
Infuse some culture into your next day the next time rain puts a damper on your plans. The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts is an exquisite museum with a wide range of art media, and while the sculpture garden is popular during nice weather, there’s plenty to enjoy indoors too.
Have a taste for coffee? Go on a tour of the best coffeehouses in the area with the Downtown Huntsville Craft Coffee Trail. Hop from one coffee shop to the next for brews, baked goods, lunch, and more.
Ever wondered about the stories behind modern-day Mobile? Discover Mobile’s roots by exploring the History Museum of Mobile.
Put on your game face and gear up for a day at Clanton’s popular Game Zone. This outer space-themed laser tag arena has a variety of game types and formats so you can put your competitive spirit to use.
Who says a rainy day has to be gloomy? Turn it into a fun day out when you head to Black Warrior Brewing Company. This beloved Tuscaloosa brewery is a perfect place to enjoy some local brews, not to mention Team Trivia on Tuesdays and Bingo on Wednesdays.
In cozy Opelika, the Opelika SportsPlex is the ultimate place to enjoy all your favorite athletic activities when the weather isn’t cooperating. Enjoy the indoor walking track, aquatic center, steam rooms, and more.
Take cover from the rain without sacrificing an ounce of fun when you choose to spend your day at Escape Dothan. This fabulous local escape game challenges you and your crew with puzzles to see if you can crack the code and make it out of the escape room.
Any neighborhood bar could be a fun place to spend a soggy day, but The Boiler Room is so much more. This all-around entertainment facility not only has a full bar but it offers lively bowling and other games as well as live music.
You might not be able to experience nature while it’s rainy outside but you can learn about it at the Cook Museum of Natural Science. This local Decatur museum is a great experience for the whole family.