You don’t have to let the rainy day blues get you down. Here in Ohio, there are several indoor attractions to incite your interests and keep your attention—to the point that you’ll forget the dreary, rainy day outside. The following are 13 awesome things you can do in Ohio when it’s raining.
1. Take a trip to COSI.
Enjoy the day exploring this large, interactive family favorite museum in Columbus.
2. Be entertained at the Ohio Theatre.
Catch a play or classic film at this historic theater in downtown Columbus.
3. Observe fine art.
Ohio is home to several renowned art museums with collections from around the world. Taking your pick of which one to see will be difficult. (Pictured: Cleveland Museum of Art.)
4. Check out the U.S. Air Force Museum.
Embrace the history of our nation’s development in aviation at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, where admission is FREE.
5. Brush up on your history at the Ohio History Center.
Learn all about your state's past at the Ohio History Center in Columbus for just $10.
6. Explore the caverns of Ohio.
Both the Ohio Caverns, (located in West Liberty) and the Seneca Caverns, (located in Bellevue) enable you to embrace your inner adventurer.
7. Discover the American Sign Museum.
Cincinnati is home to the largest collection of signs in America.
8. Browse your way through The Book Loft.
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This 32-room bookstore in Columbus' German Village is a dream come true for avid book lovers near and far.
9. Experience the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Make a trip to Cleveland to check out the Birthplace of Rock and Roll.
10. Play indoor mini golf.
Ohio is full of various indoor (and glow-in-the-dark!) mini golf courses. Find the one closest to you and embrace your inner child.
11. Tour the Ohio Statehouse.
Free, guided tours of the Statehouse are offered Monday through Friday on the hour from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 3 p.m.
12. Visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Canton is the proud home of every football fanatic's top destination.
13. Make a splash at an indoor water park.
Ohio is full of several indoor water parks where fun in the sun is always possible. (Well, sort of.)
Try out some of these the next time you encounter a long, rainy day. What other things do you like to do in Ohio when it’s raining?