When the sky turns dark and the rain starts to fall, it's time for some fun! Thankfully, living in Nevada means there are always plenty of things to do indoors. From a haunted museum to checking out classic cars, these are the 10 best rainy-day activities in Nevada that will keep you entertained all day long and help you beat your cabin fever.
For a spooky adventure on a rainy day, visit Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum. With over 30 rooms and shocking exhibits such as Jack Kevorkian's Van, you'll spend the whole day exploring this mind-blowing museum.
For a historic and boozy solution to a drizzly day, Santa Fe Saloon & Motel is the oldest remaining business in Goldfield, one of Nevada's most storied ghost towns. Grab a pint at the bar, just as visitors have been doing since it first opened in 1905.
For an out-of-this-world activity to do on a wet day, Fleischmann Planetarium at the University of Nevada, Reno, is your place for space. The 60-seat Dome Theater shows films about the planets and stars, while the Exhibit Hall houses space-related exhibits.
Ever tried your hand at curling? Spend a dampish day at Lake Tahoe Epic Curling, where you can learn and play the Olympic sport of curling on two sheets of ice. The club is non-profit, volunteer-run, and open to the public.
If you're looking for a sweet treat to brighten your day, visit Ethel M Chocolates Factory and Cactus Garden in Henderson, Nevada. The factory has been making preservative-free treats fresh since 1981, and its Holiday Cactus Garden is one of the largest in the world.
While you need to book in advance to visit, The UC Davis Tahoe Science Center has fun science displays for all ages; including diverse hands-on activities, a 3-D theater, a research vessel, a virtual laboratory, and a "Shaping Watersheds" interactive sandbox.
Assemble your rainy-day squad and challenge yourself with a team of friends at Key and Code. You'll join forces to enjoy nine different escape rooms, each with its own theme and specialized puzzles.
If you love cars, you'll be blown away by Don Laughlin's personal, private collection of automobiles. You can view these magnificent cars, from classics to shockers, for free at the casino.
The Boulder Dam Museum tells the story of the men and women who braved the desolation of the southern Nevada desert to build Hoover Dam. Why risk getting soggy when you can learn about this engineering marvel in a climate-controlled building?
Retreat from the rain and into history at the California Trail Interpretive Center. It offers visitors the chance to experience life on the trail during America's period of Western Expansion.