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Beat the heat (and the rain) with six indoor summer activities in Lexington

Tired of the rain? Melting in the heat? Find refuge indoors with books, axes, skates, pottery, and more.

A kid in front of a wall of colorful lights reaching up.

Activate games will challenge you both mentally and physically. | Photo by @kaitlyn_hubert + @nemaetebar

“One day it started raining, and it didn’t quit for four months,” said Forrest Gump — or any Lexingtonian lately. Now that the rain has subsided and Lexington is seeing steamy temps, we’ve compiled six different indoor activities to enjoy this summer.

Activate Games, 2312 Sir Barton Way, Ste. 150 | $25
Hamburg’s interactive gaming experience boasts high-tech games that will challenge you both mentally and physically. Electronic wristbands track your score as you compete against friends and family.

Battle Axes, 164 Turner Commons Way | Prices vary
Take the outdoor adventures inside at this Turner Commons entertainment venue which features go-karts, zip lines, bowling, inflatable bounce houses, an arcade + a fully stocked bar.

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Cir. | Price of purchase
Fan yourself with the pages of your new summer read + order a refreshing snack from Bronte Bistro. Plus, you can stroll along the pond behind the store to take in views + feed the ducks.

An outside shot of the Kentucky Theatre at night in Lexington KY

Nothing beats a bag of popcorn, your favorite flick, and some A/C on a hot summer day. | Photo by @herdlani

Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. | Prices vary
Lexington’s historic and independently-owned theater shows screenings of both modern + classic films. The “Summer Classics” series is a local favorite — screening a well-known film every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. throughout the summer.

Lexington Ice Center and Sports Complex, 560 Eureka Springs | $13
Lexington’s ice skating rink is open for the summer until Sunday, July 31. The facility also offers gymnasiums for basketball + volleyball and miniature golf courses.

The Mad Potter, 3385 Tates Creek Rd. | Prices vary
This paint-your-own-pottery studio offers walk-ins with no studio fees. Try your hand at something new, then leave with your hand piece to remember the fun times — think: mugs, plates, teapots + more.

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