Rainy Day Things to Do in Lancaster, PA

Although the weather in Lancaster is often beautiful, the rain is essential. It helps us to provide the freshest produce and ripest, juiciest fruit at our numerous farm markets and roadside stands. If some not-so friendly clouds roll in during your trip – there’s no need to panic. We’ve pulled together the ultimate guide of indoor things to do just for that occasion.

What to do on a Rainy Day in Lancaster

Don’t let those rainy days put a damper on your stay here. Lancaster, PA is home to plenty of indoor attractions – from museums to indoor sports and activities that are equally as fun and entertaining as the outdoor adventures.

Lancaster Ice Rink | 371 Carerra Drive, Lancaster
Spooky Nook Sports | 29133 Spooky Nook Road, Manheim
Lancaster Archery Supply | 2195A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster
Escape Room Lancaster | 18 East McGovern Avenue, Lancaster
Escape. On Queen | 43 N. Queen Street, Lancaster


Kid Friendly Fun for Rainy Days in Lancaster

Zole Art Factory

The forecast doesn’t have to put a damper on your family fun and lasting memories. Kids can explore, learn, and use their imagination at one of Lancaster’s indoor attractions that will entertain the entire family.

Choo Choo Barn | 226 Gap Road, Strasburg
The Pottery Works | 16 West Orange Street, Lancaster
Zole Art Factory | 17 West Main Street, Strasburg
Tiny Town | 533 Janet Avenue, Lancaster
Go ‘N Bananas | 1170 Garfield Avenue, Lancaster
Sky Zone Trampoline Park | 1701 Hempstead Road, Lancaster
Laserdome | 2050 Auction Road, Manheim
Rocky Springs Entertainment Center | 1495 Millport Road, Lancaster
Leisure Bowling and Golfing Center | 3440 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster
Carlisle Sports Emporium | 29 South Middlesex Road, Carlisle 
North Museum of Nature & Science | 400 College Avenue, Lancaster
Lancaster Science Factory | 454 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster
Hands on House, Children's Museum | 721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster


Tasty Fun in Lancaster for Rainy Days

For the foodies on a rainy day, you’ll find tasty treats galore – from twisting your own pretzels to sipping locally-made whiskey. There is no shortage of things to eat and drinks to enjoy, all while learning about their origins and how they’re made.

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery | 219 East Main Street, Lititz
Turkey Hill Experience | 302 Linden Street, Columbia
Thistle Finch Distillery & Wacker Brewing Company | 417 West Grant Street, Lancaster
Herr’s Snack Factory Tour | 271 Old Baltimore Pike, Nottingham
Stoll & Wolfe Distillery | 35 North Cedar Street, Lititz
September Farms Cheese | 5287 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook
Wilbur Chocolate Store | 45 North Broad Street, Lititz
Meduseld Meadery | 252 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster
Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey | 598 Schoolhouse Road, Middletown
Waltz Vineyard Estate Winery | 1599 Old Line Road, Manheim
Nissley Vineyard | 140 Vintage Drive, Bainbridge
The Vineyard at Grandview | 1489 Grandview Road, Mount Joy


Rainy Day Shopping in Lancaster, PA


While outdoor activities may be out of the question, a little shopping certainly isn’t! From outlets to farmers markets, these indoor shopping options are perfect for when the rain rolls in.

Farmers Markets | Click here for a list of local markets
Antique Shops | Click here for a list of antique shops and markets
Tanger Outlets | 311 Stanley K Tanger Blvd, Lancaster
Ten Thousand Villages | 240 North Reading Road, Ephrata
Zum Anker Alley Shop | 22 East Main Street, Lititz
Kitchen Kettle Village | 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse
DogStar Books | 401 West Lemon Street, Lancaster

Click here for even more shopping in Lancaster. 


Catch a Show on a Rainy Day in Lancaster

Cozy up in one of Lancaster, PA’s theaters for a high-quality drama, comedy, musical, or live performance, perfect for a raining day. Take in the beauty of the historic Fulton Theatre while enjoying a Broadway caliber show or dive into a Bible story at the epic Sight & Sound Theatres. If a more intimate experience is more your style, the Ware Center and Trust Performing Arts Center feature short-run performances in a smaller setting.

Click here for a full listing of Lancaster, PA theaters.


Tours & Museums for Rainy Days in Lancaster

National Toy Train Museum

Dive in to local history or learn with hands-on, kid-friendly fun at one of Lancaster, PA’s fantastic museums. Lots of learning is in store for those rainy days. Whether your interest, there’s a museum or tour for you to explore.

National Toy Train Museum | 300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg
QVC Studio Tour | 1200 Wilson Drive, West Chester
State Museum of Pennsylvania | 300 North Street, Harrisburg
New Holland Haytools Factory Tour | 350 Diller Avenue, Building 30, New Holland

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