A little rain won’t spoil your memorable trip to the Lake Champlain area because there is practically as much to do indoors as out. Adults can lose track of time in historical museums and antique stores while the kids wear themselves out at indoor climbing and yahooing down waterslides. No precipitation in the forecast? Give these a try anyway for some fun out of the sun.
See world-class collections in the heart of Vermont at our unique museums displaying art, architecture, design, and history complemented by educational programming for all ages. You’ll be amazed by over 150,000 works in 39 distinct structures on 45 acres in Shelburne as well as the state’s most comprehensive collection of art and anthropological artifacts on the University of Vermont campus.
Hunt for bargains and treasures at our antique stores that have a little something for everyone. That vintage vase or oil lamp could turn out to be a precious relic, and you’ll want to thoroughly scour the stores – including a two-story barn – chock full of collectibles and unique gifts to make sure you haven’t missed a single gem.
Hit the cinema with the state’s biggest and only large format T-Rex (Theater Real Extreme) theater to watch a three-story tall and 60-foot wide screen while relaxing in extra-wide, memory foam leather seats. Or harness up and chalk your hands for a climbing route or bouldering problem regardless of age or ability. If you crave H2O even on a rainy day, then the Pump House indoor waterpark is the place to be for splashing around.
For the Road
Don’t head home without a trinket or taste of the state to spark memories of your rousing times here. Browse a full array of Vermont-made edible products with free samples and tours in Waterbury, or head to South Hero for Vermont-made clothing including moccasins and over 100 designs of T-shirts and sweatshirts.