What to do on a Rainy Day in the Mountains!

Don’t let the weather rain on your parade! While Cherokee County is known for our fantastic mountain views, great hiking and biking trails, and outdoor adventures, we are also known for our very unpredictable weather!

If you have already decided that today is going to be a lazy day, maybe these family fun activities will change your mind! 

Art & History

Cherokee County Historical Museum has two levels displaying the rich history of Native American and pioneer settlers in the far-western corner of the state. The museum is housed in the historic Carnegie Library building in downtown Murphy.

The Murphy Art Center is the perfect place to browse for a few hours on a rainy day! Filled with several rotating art galleries of various mediums, the MAC is always showcasing something new and unique to Appalachian culture.

Marketplace Antiques is trip back in time, packed with aisles of treasures from every era. Step back in time and relive the memories of the past, or discover something never seen before! You can comb through the packed aisle for hours and still not see everything this downtown gem has to offer!

Olive’s Porch is the place to go for laid back, fun craft classes, community circles to chat and work on personal craft projects, or swing by for live music in the evenings. There is always something fun happening on the porch.

Family Fun

Downtown Pizza is ideal if you have smaller kids! With a made fresh and hot pizza buffet and fresh salad bar, you can fuel up and then enjoy the arcade that will keep the kiddos entertained for a couple hours!

UltraStar Multi-tainment Center is located inside the Harrah’s Casino just outside of Murphy and has options for all ages. Even if gambling isn’t your thing, they offer bowling, an arcade, pool tables, and a food court.

Jumpers Party Rentals & Day Play can be found in Andrews. They offer a family fun center with several bounce houses, ball pits, and all kinds of unique games! You are guaranteed to enjoy a rainy day inside here!


Relax a Little

Just Relax! You’re on vacation after all, so take advantage of this rainy day and treat yourself to a relaxing spa experience! We have several spas to choose from in the area depending on the service you are looking for!


  • No. 18 Day Spa
  • Salon El-Khouri & Day Spa


  • All is Well
  • Urban Salon & Spa
  • Infinity Salon & Spa
  • Krista Young Massage Therapy
  • Carolina Orthopedic Massage

Need more rainy day inspo? Stop by the Murphy Visitor Center for our free Rainy Day Guide and more!

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