5 Indoor Activities for the Whole Family

by Emily Kutil | February 15, 2019
Family Friendly Arts & History Entertainment

Oh the weather outside is…..well, South Dakota can be quite unpredictable! And while your adventurous family may have planned for a cool day blasting through the snow drifts via snowmobile, or hiking hidden trails through Spearfish Canyon, you may be looking for an indoor activity to round out your vacation when the weather decides otherwise. Have no fear! If you can muster up the energy to wrangle up the whole crew for some outdoor adventure, Spearfish has many indoor options to keep your family vacation in motion!


Catch a live performance at the Matthew’s Opera House

If your kids can sit still for a bit of time you have the opportunity to introduce them to the theatre! The Matthew’s Opera House offers multiple performances throughout the year. Inspire your little drama king or queen with the gift of expression! The Opera House hosts community and traveling shows, alike. Their facility also houses an art gallery, showcasing local artists and hosting events, making it the perfect place to spend your day getting lost in the arts!


Experience art as you have never seen at the Termesphere Gallery

Artist, Dick Termes, will blow your family's minds when you explore his one-of-a-kind take on art. Created by using hanging spheres as surreal, three-dimensional canvasses that model little worlds all to themselves. Even the gallery itself is housed in a geodesic dome, with the finished spheres hanging and rotating from the ceiling. Plan to spend some time here, it's pretty easy to get lost in Termes' world.


Kick back and enjoy a family movie at Northern Hills Cinema

It’s no secret that most little ones enjoy a television, why not let them experience seeing their favorite characters on the big screen? Sit back, relax and let the celebrities provide the entertainment for an hour or two. Pair that with some popcorn, candy, and a (caffeine-free, of course) beverage and your little one will feel like the hit the lottery! Bonus for the parents – Northern Hills Cinema also offers adult beverages!


Let the kids to run off some of that energy at the Spearfish Recreation Center

Featuring a huge gym with tons of room to stretch your legs, the Rec Center is the perfect family friendly stop! The kids can shoot hoops in the gym while mom and dad work on their summer bodies. If your littles are REAL little, they even offer daycare while you work out!  The Rec Center also offers a monthly skate night and a plethora of different programs, so be sure to check out their calendar of events.


Hit some pins at Lucky Strikes Lane

This activity is sure to be the perfect score for the whole family! Enjoy snacks and beverages as you compete for bragging rights (pro tip: put some chores on the line for even more fun!) Lucky Strike Lanes offer regular and black light bowling and boasts fun for the whole crew! 


No matter the time of year, Spearfish will always deliver on fun for the whole family. Make Spearfish your basecamp for your Black Hills adventure!


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