10 Ways to Manage a Rainy Day in Georgia

  • Museum of Aviation

It's easy to stay snuggled under a blanket when the rain is falling outside your window, but don't do it! A few downpours are the perfect excuse to pack up the kids and head to these fun indoor attractions in Georgia.

Historic Heartland

Museum of Aviation

Head to Warner Robins for FREE aviation adventures at this museum. You'll find exhibits inside and outside over the 50+ acres, but for a rainy day the Eagle Building and Century for Flight Hangar create hours of excitement for all ages. Don't miss a photo op in a real airplane cockpit!

Museum of Arts and Science

Museum of Arts and Science in Macon, Georgia
Museum of Arts and Science in Macon, Georgia

Your kids will beg for a Macon roadtrip to see this amazing museum. It includes three floors of hands-on exhibits, including a mini zoo, a scientist's workshop and a map room! Don’t miss the 40 million-year-old whale fossil or the 9-foot polar bear!

The Coast

The Pirates House

The Pirates' House, Facebook
The Pirates' House, Facebook

Originally an inn for seafarers, this Savannah restaurant is sure to be a hit with the kids. You won't find pirates there any longer, but your buccaneers will love a lunch or dinner treat here. Be sure to point out the rare edition of "Treasure Island" on display here.

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace

Also in Savannah, the kids will love one of the most-visited sites in the city – especially if you have a Girl Scout in the family. Guided tours run six days a week.

Atlanta Metro

Atlanta History Center

From the permanent exhibits to the primo festivals and events, Atlanta History Center makes history come alive. There's nothing "boring" about Magic Mondays, the Olympic Games exhibit or any number of other kiddo-friendly features.

Indoor Water Parks

You don't have to give up water play when it rains. We love the Bethesda Water Park in Lawrenceville with a giant waterslide, lazy river, ceiling spray and so much more. Other indoor waterparks include South Cobb Aquatic Center and Bogan Park in Buford.

Monster Mini Golf

Can you imagine playing indoor putt putt in the dark?? GLOW in the dark, that is! Mini golf, arcade games and a (friendly) monster theme will generate hours of rainy day fun for everyone – from the littles to the teens.

Topgolf Atlanta Midtown

With 100 hitting bays in three stories, state-of-the-art technology and outstanding food, TopGolf is a hit even for people who have never played golf. - TopGolf Alpharetta
With 100 hitting bays in three stories, state-of-the-art technology and outstanding food, TopGolf is a hit even for people who have never played golf. - TopGolf Alpharetta

No need to fear the rain on this golf outing! Head to Midtown (or Topgolf Alpharetta) for great food and a round of golf fun outside, but under a roof! You don’t have to be a golf pro to adore this adventure.

Historic High Country and Northeast Georgia Mountains

Expedition: Bigfoot

Expedition: Bigfoot in Cherry Log, Georgia
Expedition: Bigfoot in Cherry Log, Georgia

Do you call him Sasquatch? Bigfoot? Yeti? However you refer to him, you're bound to be a believer when you explore this awesome little gem in Cherry Log. From masks used in the big screen to videos and drawings by Bigfoot seekers, you’re going to give this legend a second thought!

Loudermilk Boarding House

This isn't your typical boarding house! Head to the third floor to see Joni Mabe's Panoramic Encyclopedia of Everything Elvis – with 30,000 Elvis items from snippets of his black hair to thousands of photos, this is a must-see! And if your kids love trains more than the The King, well Cornelia has a place for them too, at the Historic Depot. It's a museum filled with train relics and wonders.

Lesli Peterson

Lesli is the Georgia’s official Family Explorer and the owner of 365AtlantaFamily, which offers a daily dose of inspiration for metro-area families. Click here for more Family content from Lesli.

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