Many visitors come to Moab to see all of the incredible outdoor attractions for which the area is known. You can expect some of the most beautiful sights ever seen that are sure to make your trip one to remember for years to come. Occasionally, Moab will see rain clouds come through that might delay some of your outdoor activities. Have no fear, as Moab also features several different activities that are perfect for rainy skies. Beat the rain and enjoy these indoor activities in Moab on rainy days.
Visit the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage
One of the lesser-known facts about Moab and the surrounding region is that it has been used for a variety of western films over the decades. You will find the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage to be a part of the Red Cliffs Ranch that continues to raise cattle and horses. A variety of western films have been filmed at the ranch since it was discovered by John Ford back in the 1940s. Films such as Rio Grande, Wagon Master, and The Commancheros have all used the incredible backdrop and scenery for their films. Filmmaking legends such as John Wayne and Lee Marvin have all been on set for their classic films. Get to know more about this rich filmmaking history by stopping in the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage. You will find a variety of unique memorabilia on display that will showcase each of the legendary films. The Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage is open daily from 8:00 AM to 1000 PM at the Red Cliffs Ranch.
Indoor Wine Tasting at Castle Creek Winery
If it’s going to rain in Moab, why not head inside for a wine tasting or two? You can do just that when you stop at Castle Creek Winery. This award-winning winery is known for producing some incredible wines with varieties such as chardonnay, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot. Castle Creek Winery is a solo operation that bottles, labels, and boxes each wine they produce at the vineyards. This winery is also located at the historic Red Cliffs Ranch so you can easily combine it with a trip to the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage. The indoor tasting room is the perfect spot to escape the rain for a bit and try out each variant of wine being offered. You will be able to look out at the incredible views of the Colorado River that are within view. Castle Creek Winery is open daily from noon to 7:00 PM at the tasting room; bottle sales are open at 10:00 AM each day in case you just want to grab a bottle for your vacation rental.
Take a Tour at Tom Till Fine Art
There is nothing more relaxing than spending an hour or two checking out all of the fine art created in the region you are visiting. On a rainy day, make sure you head over to Tom Till Fine Art to check out beautiful artwork on display. The gallery has been open for 20 years, offering visitors and locals a chance to see some of their award-winning art in person. Many of the works of art are also for sale, so you can take home a piece of Moab culture with you. Tom Till has captured the incredible beauty of Moab like no other photographer. The Tom Till Gallery can be found at 61 N Main St in downtown Moab. The gallery is open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Stop by the Moab Museum
Another great museum found right here in town is the Moab Museum. This local attraction is another great indoor activity that showcases the rich history of the area. The museum is now fully open for business after going through previous modifications. The Moab Museum features special exhibits such as A World Transformed, an exhibit that highlights the transcontinental railroad, and Through Toil and Labor, an exhibit that takes a look at the forgotten history of the area’s Chinese railroad workers. Both exhibits highlight the importance of how the railroad and its workers brought life to the Moab area. A variety of events take place throughout the year as well, providing guest speakers and more. The Moab Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 8:00 PM with reservations no longer required.
Plan Your Moab Journey
You can enjoy these and many more different indoor activities that are perfect for the rare rainy day here in Moab. Start planning your trip by reserving one of our vacation rentals in the area and get ready for your best stay in Moab yet!