Rainy day? That's not a problem. The Stevens Point Area still has a lot to offer on a rainy day. From cozying up in a coffee shop to touring your favorite brewery or even having family-friendly fun- you will never be bored again on a rainy day. Read on to learn more about all the things to do on a rainy day in the Stevens Point Area.

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Cozy Up in a Coffee Shop

Grab a hot cup of joe at any one of the great coffee shops in the Stevens Point Area.Baily Kruzan

One of the best parts of the Stevens Point Area is the quality of its coffee shops. If you are in Amherst- make sure to check out The Landmark Coffeehouse. If you are looking for a homey family-friendly shop- stop by Emy J's Coffeehouse.

Found in the heart of downtown Stevens Point is Mission Coffee- taste a little bit of everything with their coffee flights. Ruby is also located in downtown Stevens Point. It has a contemporary atmosphere that will have you feeling energized. They also have a new location in Nelsonville at their roastery. If you find yourself near the University then stop in at Zest! They have many different flavorful options with new & creative drinks every month.

Want more? Here is more detailed information about the top coffee shops in the Stevens Point Area- with drink recommendations!

Admire the Art

Art Show@nick_bossenbroek

Explore the Stevens Point Area's local art scene with everything from museums to galleries and art-filled fine dining. Stop by the Riverfront Arts Center to see the amazing creations of local artists. Another must-see is Gallery Q- an Artist owned gallery. With beautiful & ever-changing artwork you can't go wrong with either exhibit.

If you are interested in viewing student artwork, make sure to stop at UWSP's Noel Fine Arts Center during an active semester to view the Edna Carlsten Art Gallery.

Another local gem is Muse. They offer a creative & unique dining experience in the Stevens Point Area with deliciously crafted meals made from local ingredients. If that doesn't already sound like art to you- then it is worth mentioning there is an authentic Piccaso piece displayed along with other well-renowned artists such as Dale Chihuly, Leroy Neiman, and Rufino Tamayo.

Want more? There are many different events revolving around craft & art fairs in the Stevens Point Area. From an Arts Walk in downtown Stevens Point to the Festival of the Arts there are several annual art shows in the Stevens Point Area to keep an eye out for. 

Grab an Umbrella and Shop Downtown

Diversi-teaOlivia Locascio Film & Photo

Downtown Stevens Point is filled with a variety of different shops. Want to stock up on fishing supplies? Make a stop at Fall Line Outfitters Co. Looking for gifts and locally crafted items? Get your shopping in at Agora. Looking to stock up on your favorite teas? Diversi-Tea has you covered. Want to pick out the perfect bottle of wine that matches your taste preference? Caravan Wine Shop can help you out with that.

If you're looking for a family-friendly shop that your kids can have fun in, make a stop at Gepettos and browse their toy selection, or check out Bound to Happen Books and find the perfect book for either your little one or yourself! If family-friendly to you means your four-legged best friend, learn more about the Fido Friendly places in the Stevens Point Area and what shops will welcome your dog inside.

Want more? Check out the best places to shop in the Stevens Point Area.

Explore Your Food

Food + Farm Exploration Center ExhibitPhoto by Sara Jane Halbur

The Food + Farm Exploration Center is a great stop for people of all ages. There are over 60 interactive exhibits ranging from a play style kitchen & grocery store for young kids to the life-size farm equipment stimulator for older kids to adults.  Plus you can have lunch right on-site at the Colorful Plate Café

Pro Tip: Get tickets in advance, as they tend to sell out quickly!

Sip Craft Beer, Wine, & Spirits

Grab a unique and carefully crafted cocktail from Great Northern Distilling in Stevens Point, WI.@tessanieberle

Grab a craft beverage in the Stevens Point Area, rain or shine. The Craft Collective offers many different options from beer & wine to craft spirits. Oh- and before you grab a drink, make sure to sign up for the Craft Pass and reap rewards with every drink you purchase.

Grab a beer at District 1 and play some lawn games inside. Take a tour of Stevens Point Brewery or Central Waters Brewing. Try a wine flight at Sunset Point Winery and listen to live music. Taste craft spirits at Great Northern Distilling. There are even mocktails available in the Stevens Point Area for an inclusive experience.

Want more? Learn about the Craft Pass and earn rewards & prizes while you drink local. All you need to do is download your passport and check into 6 craft pass locations.

Taste Local Food

Ruby Cafe Lunch@rubycafesp

Taste the deliciousness of locally-made food in the Stevens Point Area. On a rainy day, nothing is better than cozying up and watching the rain come down. These sites have window seats where you can watch the rain with your meal. Are you looking to eat out for breakfast? The Wooden Chair and Cozy Kitchen are the places to be. Want a leisurely lunch? Stop by Ruby CafeMain Grain Bakery, or The Big Garlic. If you're looking for dinner, check out PJs, and sit by the windows overlooking the golf course.

Want more? Find out more about the best restaurants in the Stevens Point Area.

Take a Trip to Feltz Dairy Store

Feltz Dairy Store@ilovebeerfromhere.travels.mn

At this popular stop, you'll get behind-the-scenes access to view a robotic milking farm in action! Check out Feltz Dairy Store and learn about the latest innovations in the dairy world and end the trip at the petting zoo! Or if you are just interested in freshly made cheese- shop the large selection of dairy products and don't forget to try their famous cheese curds.

Want more? Learn about all the Stevens Point Area has to offer for culinary farm experiences

Get Golfing at Putt-N-Play



There is plenty of fun to be had indoors in the Stevens Point Area. Putt-N-Play is a favorite stop for families on a rainy day. They offer 18 holes of northwoods theme mini-golf and a fun extra glow-in-the-dark room. There are two whole rooms filled with arcade games and prizes available to win. They also have both a golf and soccer simulator available for practicing or just for fun. 

Want more? Learn about the fun things to do with kids in the Stevens Point Area.

Hit the Bowling Lanes

Whitetail Lanes Bowling Alley Located in Amherst Junction

Bowling is the perfect activity on a rainy day for both family days and time out with friends. Check out Whitetail Lanes, a restaurant and bowling alley in Amherst Junction. While there, make sure to try their locally famous crab rangoon. 

Another great option is Skipp's Bowling where you can grab a lane, and a pizza, then expect to have a fun-filled afternoon. Not only does Skipp's offer bowling, They also have arcade games and a whole sports facility with batting cages, pitching lanes, a yoga studio, along with other workout equipment.


Want more? There are quite a few fun things to do that will keep you active in the Stevens Point Area. Find out more about sports and activities to do.

Craft All Day

Pallets & PlanksPhoto by Pallets & Planks on Facebook

There are plenty of ways to bring out your inner artist in the Stevens Point Area. Create your own art or crafts by making a stop at Herrschners and stocking up on the right supplies. Herrschners is the place in the Stevens Point Area to get all of your craft materials with everything from yarns to paint-by-numbers along with diamond painting and macrame. 

If you would like a little more guidance with your crafts, there is a DIY art studio in the heart of downtown Stevens Point. Pallets & Planks helps you make the perfect custom artwork. Check out their events and sign up today.

Find Fun Events

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There's no shortage of events in the Stevens Point Area. From yoga to bingo, live music to trivia- you will find something to enjoy. Find a full line-up of fun, local events in the Stevens Point Area and try something new!


Looking for More?

Find more fun in the Stevens Point Area regardless of the weather. Start by learning more about local shopping by reading Vintage Finds in the Stevens Point Area and then by finding more fun events that you don't want to miss. Want to be featured? Add #StevensPointArea to your photos, tag us on Instagram with @StevensPointArea, and tag your locations!