The Pocono Mountains offers outdoor adventures in every season. But what’s there to do when the weather turns wet?
Here's a quick look at five kid-friendly spots that keep the good times rolling regardless of the forecast. Be sure to contact individual properties in advance to confirm their hours and offerings. Watch our video below for more ideas on how all types of visitors can enjoy a rainy day in the Poconos.
Indoor Waterpark Resorts
1. Indoor Waterpark Resorts
It’s always 84 degrees at our indoor waterpark resorts, where you can ride, slide, play and stay in any season. Drop in for the day* or book a suite for the full experience. Either way, you can enjoy on-site amenities including indoor pools and water slides, spas, shops, game rooms and more fun for the whole family.
*Amenities and admission policies vary by location. Visit our Waterpark Resorts page for more information.
Casino Theatre Entertainment Center
2. Casino Theatre Entertainment Center
To sweeten up a dreary day, step out for a malt at the Casino Theatre Entertainment Center! This 50s-themed cinema and family fun center features mini golf, two modern theaters, a game room, malt shoppe and restaurant. While movie showings are currently on hiatus dues to COVID-19, the malt shop, mini golf and game rooms are open weekends, and the theaters can be rented throughout the week. Bring your favorite DVD to watch on the big screen or host an epic video gaming tournament.
3. Shawnee Playhouse
See your favorite stories brought to life at the Shawnee Playhouse! This historic theater presents an exciting schedule of comedies, dramas, musicals, children’s shows and special events each year. Upcoming 2021 children’s shows include Alice in Wonderland and Frozen JR. Production dates and showtimes are limited so be sure to see check the schedule for details. Some open air theater productions are presented under the tent at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, and on stage productions are planned to resume this summer, adhering to current CDC protocols for seating and performance.
4. Country Junction
Follow the yellow brick road through the “World’s Largest General Store.” So much more than a shopping destination, Country Junction provides interactive experiences at every turn. The property features a pet shop and free petting zoo, a family restaurant and ice cream parlor, the “Ballistic Battle Zone” indoor Nerf arena, and aisles upon aisles of gifts, crafts, candies, exhibits, home décor and more.
Pocono Indian Museum
5. Pocono Indian Museum
Take a journey into our region's past during a trip to the Pocono Indian Museum! Open year-round for self-guided tours, the Pocono Indian Museum depicts the history of the Delaware Native Americans from 10,500 B.C. to the contact period with European man. Displays include ancient artifacts, weapons and tools. The on-site gift shop features Native American music, books, apparel, replicas and other items of interest.
Looking for more inspiration? Watch our video below for ideas on how all types of visitors can enjoy a rainy day in the Poconos. For more family-friendly things to do in the Pocono Mountains, visit our Family Vacations page or check out the resources and upcoming events below.