Texas is known for its hot, dry summers and mild winters. But when it does rain, Texans know how to make the most of it! From discovering all the wonders at the Space Center in Houston to tasting the creamy deliciousness at Blue Bell Creameries in Brenham, here are our 10 best rainy day activities in Texas.
Space Center Houston serves as the Official Visitor Center for NASA Johnson Space Center. It features 400 space artifacts as well as permanent and temporary exhibits, attractions, and theaters. Children and adults alike enjoy the museum and often spend hours here.
Among Texas' most visited historical sites is the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. In the former Texas School Book Depository building, evidence suggests it was the place of the sniper responsible for Kennedy's assassination on November 22, 1963. Exhibits here look as they did in the 1960s.
Take a guided or self-guided tour of the Texas State Capitol. This beautiful building shows off many of the natural resources prevalent in Texas, such as limestone and landscapes.
A research institution and academic environment, the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum preserves, researches, and exhibits records, personal papers, and memorabilia from the 41st President of the United States. The museum is open to visitors for daily tours.
Visit the Texas State Aquarium and discover a fantastic underwater world! Its mission is to engage people with animals, inspire appreciation for the seas, and support wildlife conservation. More than 500 species of animals await your discovery.
Kimbell Art Museum is Fort Worth's premier art museum featuring paintings by international painters. Today, Kimbell has about 350 works representing their periods and movements and touching individual high points of aesthetic beauty and historical significance.
The National Museum of the Pacific War is recognized as a world-class cultural institution within the Smithsonian Institution. The museum honors all who served and supported the war effort in the Pacific by displaying facts, stories, and authentic artifacts.
With daily guided tours, guests can explore large underground chambers and marvel at the huge formations at Natural Bridge Caverns. It’s truly one of Texas’s most intriguing natural wonders.
Each season, Magnolia Market introduces a new collection of products and a visual installation, providing inspiration and a renewed vision for your home. Use your rainy day to reinvent your home and enjoy spending more rainy days there.
This ice cream has become an icon and has been a Texan treat since 1911. Group tours are available, along with product tastings — truly a sweet treat for a rainy day.