Have your outdoor plans been rained out? Oshkosh has a variety of ways to stay indoors while still having fun. We have created six ways to have fun and create memories indoors. Keep reading to find your next rainy day plans.


Paint at the Fire Escape

Want to stretch out your creativity muscle? The Fire Escape offers a variety of art to create from pottery painting, board art signs, canvas painting and more. You can take part in one of the Fire Escape’s classes or stop in and paint without needing a reservation.

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Watch a movie at the Time Cinema

Typically open on Fridays and Saturdays, the Time Cinema shows a different movie every week. This theater is a non-profit and relies on volunteers and donations to operate. Admission is $4 and only cash is accepted at the door. 

Time Theatre

Find your way out at Escape Oshkosh

Drop the video games and head over to Escape Oshkosh. Here you can choose between four rooms to escape from in less than 60 minutes. Think you can beat the clock? Head over to Escape Oshkosh’s website to see which times are open. 

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Bowl at the Lanes 

The Lanes, located in the newly restored Howard, is a 1920s style bowling alley with a full bar attached. There are 10 bowling lanes options to reserve. Guests are required to be 21 and over due to the lanes’ historical style and access to the bar.  To learn more about the Lanes and inquire about a reservation, check out the Howard’s website.


Toss hatchets at Blades & Boards

If you haven’t fantasized about throwing hatchets, you’re lying. Test out your hatchet-throwing skills at Blades and Boards. No experience required! Call 920-479-1004 to reserve your spot.

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Play at Mineshaft Oshkosh

New to Oshkosh is a fun-filled building called Mineshaft. Here you can enjoy food from their vast menu, grab a drink and play in the game room. The building is open daily with the restaurant hours opening at 6:00 am until 10:00 pm and the bar/game room opening at 8:00 am until 10:00 pm.


Follow social distancing practices during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Click here for guidelines recommended by Winnebago County. 

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