Your spring hike may have been ruined by the rain, but that doesn’t mean you have to head home! There are tons of great things to do in the Laurel Highlands, even when the weather doesn’t cooperate. The Laurel Highlands averages 146 days a year with precipitation, 160 sunny days, and 49 partly cloudy days, which varies across the 3,000 mile, three-county region. So, while your chances are greater that it won't rain all day, it's always good to have a back up plan for rainy days.
Arts and History Museums
Explore a local museum, learn something new, and see inspiring works of art. Here are just a few suggestions; be sure to check out our full lists of historical museums and art exhibits.
Check out the newly remodeled Westmoreland Museum of American Art. Explore exhibits that present a unique look on modern life. The museum has great activities for kids to enjoy as well.
Learn more about the events of September 11, 2001 at the new Flight 93 Visitor Center Complex. Hear the recordings of phone messages left by passengers and crew to their loved ones, and see artifacts from the crash.
Peruse the works of Frank L. Melega, who was known for his depiction of the coal and coke era, at the Frank L. Melega Art Museum. Explore the galleries filled with his work as well as the changing exhibition of contemporary works.
Get the kids off of those devices and have some active family time.
Spend a classic afternoon at a bowling alley. Have a little family-friendly competition. Whether you’re a master of the turkey or a gutter-ball king, you’re sure to have some laughs.
Let the kids burn off some energy at SeaBase where they can climb two two-story play gyms, and play a round of indoor miniature golf or arcade games, as well as laser tag.
With public skate hours every day, Hot Shots Indoor Sports Arena is the perfect place for the whole family to get active on a rainy day. Let the younger kids play in the Totally Tubular play gym, too.
Spend the day at a local winery or brewery. Escape the rain and test your aim at a shooting range. Check out our events for more ideas to avoid the spring showers.
Hang out and enjoy delicious craft beers at Rivertowne Brewing. On Saturdays, take a tour of the brewery and learn about the beer-making process.
Let off some steam and perfect your shooting at A & S Indoor Pistol Range. Classes are available for all-level shooters. Rental guns are also available.