Rainy Day? No Problem: Indoor Activities in Austin, Texas

Whether it’s pouring rain or blazing hot outside, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy in Austin, Texas. Here are our top 5 recommendations:

Wrack Your Brain at the Escape Game

Escape Game

Located in downtown Austin, the Escape Game offers 5 mind-boggling rooms that will challenge and stretch your mind. You and your crew will need to think outside the box to solve the puzzles and escape the room before time runs out. Don’t worry if you don’t know what you’re doing – that’s part of the fun! Each room has its own unique theme and difficulty level, and they are easier to solve with more players. Whether you’re on a date night or with a large group, the Escape Game guarantees 90 minutes of maddening, memorable fun.

Location: Downtown Austin Cost: Approximately $35 per person Days & Hours: Open daily from 8am to 11pm

Blow Your Mind at Wonder Spaces

Wonder Spaces

Wonder Spaces arrived in Austin during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers 28,000 square feet of art installations to dazzle your senses. This indoor fun house features varied installations of light, mirror, technology, and imagination. Each installation is sensually diverse, creating a unique experience that everyone will enjoy. Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to check online for availability. With plenty of space for socially distanced fun, you can enjoy this indoor activity with your friends or alone.

Location: Northwest Austin Cost: $15 to $24 per ticket Days & Hours: Open every day except Monday

Take a Step Back in Time at Inner Space Cavern

Take a Step Back in Time at Inner Space Cavern

Although not technically indoors, Inner Space Caverns offer safe and cozy rooms to explore deep underground where the temperature is a constant 72 degrees all year round. Located in Georgetown, just 30 minutes north of Austin, Inner Space Caverns is one of Texas’s best-preserved caves. It features an up-close view of 10,000-year-old animal bones, beautiful formations, and rooms of all shapes and sizes. You can choose your level of adventure, from beginner to daring.

Location: 4200 S. I-35 Frontage Rd., Georgetown, TX 78626 Cost: Tickets start at $14.95 Days & Hours: Open daily

Enjoy Illusions at Magic’s Theatre

Enjoy Illusions at Magic's Theatre

Magic’s Theatre is located in southwest Austin and offers a full auditorium-sized magic show on Saturday nights. Due to COVID-19, they only offer private shows during the week with 24-hour advance booking. Magic’s Theatre also features a small but intriguing magic museum with pieces from Harry Houdini’s collection and other historic magicians. There’s a snack bar, and they encourage you to bring your own wine with a small corkage fee.

Location: Out near Dripping Springs Cost: $30 per ticket Days & Hours: Public shows on weekends, private during the week

Learn to Shoot at The Range

Learn to Shoot at The Range

For some serious action, head to The Range to shoot Uzis indoors. This state-of-the-art facility offers an immersive experience that begins the moment you step inside. You can pick from shooting packages featuring pistols, revolvers, shotguns, modern rifles, and/or automatic firearms. Packages start at $49, and your party’s Safety Officer will run you through the protocol and demonstrate proper usage of your gun(s).