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Rainy Day Activities Lake Cumberland

Rainy days don’t have to dampen your spirits while on your Lake Cumberland vacation! Whether you’re a local or a visitor, there are plenty of enjoyable activities to keep you entertained while staying dry. From exploring indoor attractions to embracing the natural beauty of the region, this blog post will guide you through a variety of rainy-day activities in Somerset. So, grab your umbrella, put on your rain boots, and let’s make the most of the rainy day!

  1. Dive into Local History at the Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument: Delve into why this was a significant victory in the Civil War, learn how the state had strategic importance to both sides of the fight. Located in Nancy, this museum offers exhibits showcasing artifacts from the battle. Spend some time browsing the collections, learning about key players in the war, and gaining a deeper understanding of Mill Springs’ past.
  2. Uncover Hidden Treasures at Antique Shops: Take advantage of the rain to go on a treasure hunt at the numerous antique shops in Somerset. Explore charming boutiques and antique malls, where you can find unique items, vintage collectibles, and one-of-a-kind pieces. Rainy days are perfect for leisurely browsing and discovering hidden gems that could become cherished souvenirs or additions to your home decor.
  3. Indulge in Retail Therapy: If you enjoy boutique shopping and exploring local stores, Somerset has a charming selection of shops and boutiques. You can find unique clothing, gifts, jewelry, and more.
  4. Paint like Bob Ross at Morrow Art Studio: Let your happy little artistic side shine at Morrow Art Studio. This creative hub offers pottery painting activities suitable for all ages and skill levels. Shane is a certified Bob Ross instructor and offers classes to help teach the Joy of Painting to everyone. The best part is you’ll have a personalized keepsake to remember your time in Somerset!
  5. Indulge in Southern Comforts at a local restaurant: Rainy days often call for cozy moments with a warm meal and good company. From charming family-owned eateries to locally managed chain restaurants, each venue showcases the region’s diverse flavors and cherished traditions. Indulge in mouthwatering Southern delicacies like crispy fried chicken, Chicago-style pizza, and delectable country-style dishes. As you savor every bite, the genuine passion and dedication of the local chefs shine through, transforming every meal into a captivating experience.
  6. Explore the International Paranormal Museum: A museum space and research center dedicated to Ghosts, Bigfoot, Aliens, Psychics, and anything that goes bump in the night! In the lower level of the Cooper Community Arts Center lies The International Paranormal Museum and Research Center. They’ve collected artifacts and unique items and showcase them here, as well as rotating artifacts on loan from other’s collections! There is also an extensive library of books covering subjects of all things unusual.
  7. Sip wine at Cave Hill Vineyard- Nestled amidst rolling hills and vine-covered landscapes, this picturesque winery offers a serene escape from the demands of everyday life. They produce by hand several types of wine including Chambourcin, Traminette, Cynthiana Norton, Cayuga White, and several types of blends. Wines range from dry to sweet; they offer wine tastings and on-site sales of our wines. If wine isn’t your thing we have two craft breweries in downtown Somerset- Jarfly Brewing and Tap on Main
  8.  Haney’s Appledale Farm- A 5-generation farm, Haney’s Appledale Farm offers a pie shop, a market, and a café. A visit to Haney’s Appledale Farm is a joyful escape, leaving visitors with a renewed appreciation for nature’s bountiful offerings and an unforgettable experience. From being able to pick your own apples to already picked apples, this is the perfect place for a rainy-day visit!
  9. Test your skills at Jack’s Axes: This indoor center offers activities like Axe Throwing, Cornhole, Dart Throwing. It’s an ideal place to keep everyone entertained on a rainy day.

Other things to do on rainy days:

Somerset Cinemas 8
Briar Bowling
Sk8ter’s Paradise
Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery
Big South Fork Scenic Railway
Wayne County History Museum
McCreary County History Museum

Conclusion: Don’t let rainy days put a damper on your plans in Somerset, KY. Rainy days can be just as memorable and enjoyable with the right activities and a positive mindset. So, the next time it rains in Somerset, make the most of it and create lasting memories. Remember to check the operating hours and availability of these activities ahead of time, as they may vary.

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