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9 Ways to Have Fun on a Rainy Day in Rome

Posted July 9, 2021 by Georgia's Rome in Heritage/History, Things to Do

Get CreativeSwerve off the path

Discover a rainbow of fun on a raining day at Swerve: Off the Path. Paint your own pottery, mosaics and more. They also offer parties for a guaranteed weather-proof event! Open Tue-Sat 1-6 p.m.

Wine Tasting

At Newby Farm + Vineyard Tasting room, sample seasonal vintages grown and produced in Rome, Georgia. From dry red to sweet white, they offer award winning wines; pair it with a delicious dessert box for the perfect rainy day treat!

Explore History

Rome offers several great museums that are perfect escapes for a rainy day!

rome area history centerAt the Rome Area History Center you can walk through time starting from early settlements to recent history of Rome and surrounding areas. Rome has a rich, storied past that reveals a diversity of people and lifeways. Admission is always free and accessible to all. Be sure to stop by the gift shop located in the back of the center.

The Chieftains Museum & Major Ridge Home is a two-story “dogtrot” log cabin that once served as the home of prominent Cherokee leader Major Ridge and his family. The house has grown significantly since Ridge’s departure and important examples of Northwest Georgia architecture can be seen in the various additions to the structure. It is the connection with the Cherokees, however, that gives the site a prominent position in America’s history.

Located on the banks of the Oostanaula River, the Rome-Floyd ECO Center you’ll love exploring the live animal exhibits and interactive ecology displays. Remember to bring your rain jacket if you want to walk the outdoor wetland demonstration area to see local ecology up close.

Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum is one of Georgia’s most prized attractions. Opened in 1972 as a historic house and history museum, their mission is to tell the story and wonder of Martha Berry and Berry College. The history will amaze you, even the surrounding gardens have a special, magical feel in the rain.

See a Show!

Blue skies are here to stay because the arts are back in Georgia’s Rome! The DeSoto Theatre, Rome Little Theatre and River Arts District Playhouse all have performances planned for their 2021-2022 seasons. Book your tickets now.

Return to the Big Screen

The movie experience is still most impressive on the big screen. Catch all the latest releases at the Movies at Berry Square to escape the day – and the rain – at a good show! You can also mark your calendar for the Rome International Film Festival in November.

Go Shopping!

shopping river district

Rainy days were made for shopping! And Rome has so many unique local shops to explore. Check out our favorites here!




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