You wake up and look out the window, and what do you see? Large drops of water drops of water plip-plopping against the glass. Your day outside is suddenly interrupted by a barrage of angry looking clouds on a mission to snuff out the sun. Thanks to Indiana weather, these things happen more often then not, but don't let the rain ruin your fun in Hamilton County's 8 great towns. Read on to discover 8 great rainy day activities.
  1. Take the kids to any one of Hamilton County's indoor gaming/recreational facilities. Bowl at Pinheads in Fishers or Coopers Stardust Bowl in Noblesville, play at Laser Flash and Net Heads in Carmel or Ben & Ari's in Fishers.
  2. Turn your busy day into a day of total relaxation at one of the county's spas. Try Chateau Bijou in Noblesville, Dream Weaver in Fishers, or Paris Salon in Carmel.
  3. Get in that workout you've been putting off for so long. The YMCA in Fishers and the Monon Center at Central Park in Carmel both offer exceptional facilities. What's more, they offer several exciting indoor activities for children.
  4. If your evening plans have turned soggy on account of rain, why not savor your favorite spirits at Barley Island Brewing Company in Noblesville or Ferrin's Fruit Winery and Grape Inspiration in Carmel.
  5. Explore Hamilton County's many museums: The Museum of Miniature Houses & Other Collections in Carmel is sure to make your favorite little girl squeal with delight (even if it's your inner one). If history is your thing, check out the Hamilton County Museum of History and the Old Sheriff's Residence/Jail in downtown Noblesville, Boxley Cabin in Sheridan, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, the Ambassador House and Gardens also in Fishers, or the Westfield-Washington Historical Society and Museum. Art lovers can hit any of the several galleries scattered throughout the county.
  6. Catch a show at The Belfry Theatre in Noblesville or check out the Actors Theatre of Indiana's Mainstage season at the Pike Performing Arts Center. If you're musically inclined, catch live music at the Hedgehog Music Showcase in Arcadia or the Atlanta Music Hall.
  7. Make the short drive north to Anderson and spend the day playing, eating and enjoying yourself at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino.
  8. Hop in the car and follow the Nickel Plate Arts Trail from Fishers to Tipton, stopping along the way for some delectable treats, fine art, history, and heritage.

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