Even if it's cold and chilly, or rainy, there are still tons of family-friendly things to see and explore in Cumberland Valley. Pack up the kids and enjoy a day out of the house, but indoors, at the Valley's best attractions.
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is the Army's premier facility dedicated to "Telling the Army story...one Soldier at a time." Interactive indoor exhibits include a digital shooting range, parachute simulation, a Korean War night attack experience, and more. Outdoor activities include the mile-long Army Heritage Trail with full-scale military exhibits.
The Carlisle Sports Emporium is an indoor and outdoor interactive entertainment complex. Indoor options include a 7,500-square-foot two-tier laser tag arena, brand new 4-player Hologate VR, go-karts, roller skating, and a large arcade games. Outdoor activities include go-karts, mini golf, and batting cages.
This traditional bowling center also features pool tables, ping-pong tables, foosball tables, and VR gaming. For the little one, they also offer bumpers and dinosaur ramps for kids ages 3+, lightweight bowling balls, and small shoe sizes.
Kids will definitely be tired out after an afternoon at SkyZone. The trampoline park includes open jump, ultimate dodgeball, foam zone, sky slam, skyfitness/skyrobics, toddler time, and jumpapalooza.
This hidden gem is located on the campus of Messiah College and is home to natural history exhibits that take you back thousands of years to America and Africa. It features 75 full mounts, including a zebra, giraffe, and an elephant.
Monkey Joe's is a fun-filled inflatable play center with wall-to-wall inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses for kids up to 12 years old.
For a creative and crafty day indoors, head to Create-A-Palooza in Carlisle. This art and activity studio offers "paint your own" pottery, canvas painting and glass painting for all ages.
Guests can experience varying levels of difficulty at this unique indoor bouldering gym. There is also a designated children's climbing area for the little ones.
Enjoy 35,000-square-feet of entertainment at The Coliseum including a 12-lane bowling alley, billiards room, arcade & games, and 88 plasma TVs.
With over 40,000 square feet, Autobahn is the largest indoor go-karting facility in the state. Their high-speed, pro-karts are easy to handle, durably designed, and can reach speeds of up to 50 mph.