10 Best Rainy Day Activities in Pennsylvania!

Pennsylvania is full of adventure, whether you're looking for a thrill or something more low-key. And when you need to get out of the house during the rainy season, there are plenty of indoor activities. From slithering snakes to a look into our nation's history, here are the 10 best rainy-day activities in Pennsylvania.

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA

The Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is the perfect destination for a spooky thrill on a drizzly day. Once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, it's rumored to be haunted, with guided tours showing off the haunting cell blocks and empty guard towers.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA

Visit the Carnegie Museum of Natural History to beat the rain and learn about natural history. Kids can discover science and the marvels of the natural world at Discovery Basecamp, dig for bones in Bonehunters Quarry, and more.

Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Gettysburg, PA

Forget the rain and take a trip into our nation's history. At the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum, you can experience the sights and sounds of the battle in the historic Cyclorama Painting Experience.

Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, PA

You'll feel like you're at a Broadway play when you spend a rainy afternoon at the Fulton Theatre. Located in a beautifully restored 165-year-old national landmark, Central Pennsylvania's favorite regional theater produces musicals, comedies, and dramas year-round.

Pocono Snake & Animal Farm, East Stroudsburg, PA

Get slithering at Pocono Snake & Animal Farm on a gloomy day. This live reptile collection includes rattlers, Retic Pythons, 60-pound turtles, and other curious creatures.

Three Hammers Winery, Hawley, PA

A glass of wine pairs well with a rainy day!. The Three Hammers Winery offers a memorable wine-tasting experience combining history, scenic ambiance, and artistically crafted wines.

Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA

Take a stroll through the halls of The Pennsylvania State Capitol for a democratic drizzly day activity. Teddy Roosevelt once described it as "the handsomest building I ever saw" due to its painted floors, vaulted dome, and stunning grand staircase.

Hershey's Chocolate World, Hershey, PA

It's like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, but without the Oompa Loompas. A visit to Hershey's Chocolate World on a rainy day is a fun adventure for the whole family, with factory tours, tasty treats, and more.

King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA

Who doesn't like going to the mall when the weather turns bad? One of the most iconic malls in the country, King of Prussia Mall offers an eclectic mix of over 400 shops, including boutiques, restaurants, and everything in between.

Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort, Erie, PA

At Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park, you'll have a blast no matter the weather. This indoor wave pool is always 84 degrees and features seven spiraling water slides, a treehouse for children, and a kiddie pool.

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