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Indoor Things to Do: All Spartanburg

Are you looking for things to do indoors in Spartanburg, SC? Don’t let the weather keep you stuck indoors! It can be a challenge leaving the house on rainy days or cold days with your family, but fortunately, Spartanburg has many indoor places that are great for any day.

Big Air

This list includes museums for special outings, indoor play places and arcades, restaurants with playgrounds, and more. You can visit each of the places on this list without registering as they are all drop-in during their usual hours. Use this full list as a resource for fun on those dreary days. Use the buttons below to sort indoor activity options by category.

More Things to Do Indoors

TCMU-Spartanburg

SPONSORED 864.233.7755 | 130 Magnolia St., Spartanburg, SC

With a giant indoor play space and lots of unique fun exhibits, The Children’s Museum is naturally the go-to rainy day spot in Spartanburg. The Children’s Museum of the Upstate also has programs available for children most of which are free with admission. The space is designed for children ages 6 and under.

TCMU-Greenville is open to the public Tuesday-Saturday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and Sunday (11 am to 5 pm). TCMU-Spartanburg is open Tuesday-Saturday (9 am to 5 pm) and Sunday (11 am to 5pm) . Both locations will be closed on Mondays.

To limit capacity, both locations will implement advanced timed-entry tickets. All visitors must purchase tickets in advance based on a desired entry time. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.tcmupstate.org.

Find out more at TCMU-Spartanburg!

Arena X

SPONSORED 864.558.7573 | 660 Spartan Boulevard, #208, Spartanburg, SC

Arena X Indoor Guide

Arena X by Big Air is a high energy, multiplayer indoor arena where players of ALL AGES challenge their opponents to reach the highest score.

In this timed experience, players search & scan glowing beacons located throughout the arena to collect as many points as possible. Test your skill, fitness, and bravery as you speed through the Sea of Ropes, race your friends on the Quarter Pipe, and try and hit every target on the gravity-defying Spider Wall.

With 15 minute games, 25 unique challenges, and 125+ beacons in our 2-story arena – who will you challenge?!

At Arena X, birthday parties and groups are what we do best! We’ve designed everything to be easy on you, fun for the kids, and affordable. Plus, we can accommodate groups of 15+! Call or visit our website to learn more and book!

McDonald's

Offers: McDonald’s food with indoor play space for younger children, often free wi-fi.

Locations with Indoor Play Place: 

2157 East Main Street, Duncan

5634 Calhoun Memorial Hwy, Easley

308 West Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greer

2111 Woodruff Road, Greenville

2200 Augusta Road, Greenville

5050 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville

114-M West Butler Road, Mauldin

3453 Highway 153, Piedmont

7611 Augusta Road, Piedmont

2137 Old Spartanburg Road, Spartanburg

924 North East Main Street, Simpsonville

Chick-fil-A

With a Lego® table and kids’ reading nooks, Barnes and Noble is a great place to stop on a rainy day. Plus, you can enjoy a coffee at the indoor Starbucks while your kids play.

Bonus: Free Story Time most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am.

Spartanburg County Public Library System

Spartanburg County Public Libraries offer a full line-up of free programming listed on their website. In addition to story times and other free programs, the Spartanburg libraries include a children’s area with activities and books. The Headquarters downtown branch is a popular location that offers a great interactive learning space in the children’s area.

Note: In response to COVID-19, the libraries are offering an array of virtual events in place of in-person activities. 

Headquarters Library – 151 S Church Street, Spartanburg
Boiling Springs Library – 871 Double Bridge Road, Boiling Springs
Chesnee Library – 100 Pickens Avenue, Chesnee
Cowpens Library – 181 School Street, Cowpens
Cyrill-Westside Library – 525 Oak Grove Road, Spartanburg
Inman Library – 50 Mill Street, Inman
Landrum Library – 111 Asbury Drive, Landrum
Middle Tyger Library – 170 Groce Road, Lyman
Pacolet Library – 390 W. Main Street, Pacolet
Woodruff Library – 270 E. Hayne Street, Woodruff

Chapman Cultural Center

864.542.2787 | 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Chapman Cultural Center is home to several local museums, Ballet Spartanburg, and the Spartanburg Little Theatre.

Spartanburg Art Museum

864.582.7616 | 200 E Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Spartanburg Art Museum also offers family programming on the second Sunday of every month from September-April. Free admission (donations accepted)

Spartanburg Regional History Museum

864.596.3501 | 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Permanent exhibitions of the earliest Native American settlements in the county to the commercial hub of the 20th century. Free admission (donations accepted)

John F. Green Spartanburg Science Center

864.583.2777 | 200 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC

Interactive exhibits, live animals and an extensive collection of fossils, bones, rocks and minerals will encourage a love of science.

Hub City Railroad Museum

864.963.4739 | 298 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg, SC

The Hub City Railroad Museum showcases the history of Spartanburg’s railroads with views of local train lines. See trains and models up close!

Gattitown

864.585.8897 | 100 McMillan Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Video & Arcade Games and pizza

Sk8erz Family Fun Center

864.585.1005 | 415 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Roller skating, an arcade and an indoor playground

Roebuck Family Skate Center

864.415.0633 | 989 Old Georgia Road, Moore, SC

Offers: Roller skating, an arcade and a three story indoor playground

Hot Wheels Skating Center

864.573.5922 | 2345 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Roller skating and an arcade

Paradise Lanes

864.576.0066 | 469 E. Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Bowling, video games and pool tables

PetSmart

864.576.8868 | 150 E. Blackstock Rd Suite A, Spartanburg, SC

For animal lovers on rainy, cold days, you can always take your kids to an indoor zoo (also known as a pet store).

Petco

864.542.2350 | 1931 E. Main Street Suite D, Spartanburg, SC

For animal lovers on rainy, cold days, you can always take your kids to an indoor zoo (also known as a pet store).

WestGate Mall

864.574.0264 | 205 W. Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

There is a fun indoor playground at the local mall. It is located by Belk.

Hearts of Clay

864.576.2228 | 660 Spartan Boulevard Suite #20, Spartanburg, SC

An art and pottery studio

Big E Gaffney

864.489.1515 | 1100 Factory Shops Boulevard, Gaffney, SC

Offers: Movie theater, bowling, arcade, bumper cars, giant indoor playland, laser tag, mini golf and ropes course

Pump It Up Spartanburg

864.574.6232 | 440 Southport Commerce Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Inflatable play for all ages, including Open Jump for preschoolers, Family Jump and Parents Night Out

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