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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

The Children's Museum of the Upstate

SPONSORED 864.233.7755

With a giant indoor play space and lots of unique fun exhibits, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is naturally the go-to rainy day spot. TCMU-Spartanburg is specifically designed for children ages 6 and under, with programs that include Story Time, Open Art jr. and steamWORKS jr. TCMU-Greenville is geared towards children ages 0-12. Children are invited to participate in Story Time, Healthy Hustle, steamWORKS and more! Regular programming is included with the price of admission. 

Both TCMU-Greenville and TCMU-Spartanburg are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday, 9am to 5pm , and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. Both locations are closed most Mondays during the school year.  

Advance tickets are encouraged at both TCMU locations, but they are not required. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.tcmupstate.org.

 

 

 

Arena X

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

Arena X Indoor Guide 2022

Ready for a challenge?! Arena X is the all-new competitive ninja tag concept from Big Air. It’s the first and only business in SC to offer this style of technology and gameplay.

Arena X 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 for and tag glowing beacons located throughout the arena by scanning their unique wristband. The objective is to collect as many points as possible. There are 25 unique challenges to navigate and 125+ beacons to scan in this 2-story arena. Who will YOU challenge?

Check it out: Arena X Memberships now available starting at $25/month.

Spartanburg County Public Library System

864.596.3500

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.

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

 

Learn more in our KA article about the Spartanburg Library’s digital and streaming collection, which you can access free from home.

Hot Wheels Skating Center

864.573.5922 | 2345 South Pine Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Roller skating and an arcade

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).

Chick-fil-A

Offers: Chick-fil-A food with an indoor play space for younger children

Find your location on the information Chic fil A map to confirm their playground is still available

Locations with an indoor play area:

5175 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley
1225 Woodruff Rd, Greenville
2801 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Taylors
3420 Highway 153, Piedmont
135 W. Butler Road, Mauldin
659 Fairview Road, Simpsonville
22 Benton Road, Travelers Rest

 

 

Roebuck Family Skate Center

864.415.0633 | 989 Old Georgia Road, Moore, SC

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

Underpin Lanes

| 127 W Main Street, Spartanburg, SC

Boutique bowling alley in Downtown Spartanburg with 8 lanes, bar, food, and more. The space is 21 and over after 9pm.
Lanes are first come, first serve.

Birthday party packages are available.

Sk8erz Family Fun Center

864.585.1005 | 415 Sha Lane, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Roller skating, an arcade and an indoor playground

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

Speed Factory Indoor Karting

864.412.3323 | Two locations, Greenville | Spartanburg, SC

Indoor go-karting facility

Greenville Location: 1524 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC
Spartanburg Location: 130 East Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg, SC

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).

A Cut Above Makers Space

864.256.0892 | 1201 Union Street, Spartanburg, SC

Offers classes for crafting, art, and more. Priority is given to those who make a reservation ahead of time, and holiday events regularly occur. Sign up online!

Appointments are required for Friday and Saturday.

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.

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.

Paradise Lanes

864.576.0066 | 469 E. Blackstock Road, Spartanburg, SC

Offers: Bowling, video games and pool tables

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, public art exhibits, and more. Free admission (donations accepted)

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!

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