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Top 10 Things to Do in Buena Park on a Rainy Day

Don’t let the weather get you down! There are plenty of things to do in the SoCal town of Buena Park when it rains from spots where you can practice your golf swing to a brand-new indoor playground for kids. We’ve got dining options, free historical spots, and dinner theaters that will have you laughing well into tomorrow. Scroll through to find our favorite rainy day spots in Buena Park!

Exterior of Knott's Independence Hall in Buena Park, CA

1. Explore Knott’s Independence Hall

Take a trip to Philadelphia on a smaller scale when you visit this brick-by-brick replica of the original that was created by Knott’s founder Walter Knott. It includes a replica Liberty Bell, presidential artifacts, and historical audio of the forefathers discussing the Declaration of Independence. Best of all, admission is always free at Knott's Independence Hall and you can even get a free hour of parking with validation.

Inside Exhibit at Ralph B Clark Interpretive Center in Buena Park, CA

2. Go back in Time at the Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center

Ever wondered what life was like in prehistoric Orange County? Find out at the Ralph B. Clark Interpretive Center where you can see fossils like a nine-million-year-old baleen whale skeleton. Watch scientists perform excavations, take a guided tour, and more—all with free admission.

Girls jumping on trampoline at Big Air in Buena Park, C

3. Reach New Heights at Big Air Trampoline Park

This is the place to be when the rain is coming down and you need to let off some steam. Battle your friends on Galactic Gladiators Battlebeam®, jump until you can’t jump anymore on the Zero-Gravity Court, and try out your best flip into the Launch Pad at Big Air Trampoline Park.

Kids playing arcade games at Johns Incredible Pizza  in Buena Park, CA

4. It’s Pizza and Games Galore at John’s Incredible Pizza

Combine an all-you-can-eat buffet, amusement park rides, video games, and more and you’ll get all-day fun at John’s Incredible Pizza. With 50,000 square feet of things to do, there’s more than enough to keep your crew busy on the next rainy day.

Exterior of Kirkorian Movie Theater in Buena Park, CA

5. Take Movie Night to the Next Level at Krikorian Theaters

There’s nothing like a movie night to make the most of a rainy day. You won’t even be disappointed in the rain when you find your ultra-plush rocking chair seat to watch the newest release on the 60-foot wall-to-wall screen at Krikorian Theaters. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Two knights jousting on horses at Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA

6. Immerse Yourself in Dinner Theater

Buena Park has amazing choices for dinner theater: Pirate’s Dinner Adventure for the swashbucklers and Medieval Times for when you want to swordplay, falconry, and horsemanship. You’ll feel part of the action whichever one you choose.

Slides at Play Pie in Buena Park, CA

7. The Kids Will Go Crazy for PlayPie

With over 12,000 square feet of tunnels, slides, ball pits, and more, the kids will definitely be tired out after a visit to PlayPie. The three-story play structure is perfect for the big kids (parents included!) and the little ones will love the mini playground, ball pit, and soft toys just for them.

Tables and virtual screens at Olympic Golf Zone in Buena Park, CA

8. Tee Up at Olympic Golf Zone

Practice your golf swing, step up to the plate in the batting cages, and watch live sporting events with friends at this spot that’s perfect for sports fans. With over 250 virtual golf courses to choose from, there’s always a new course to try out. Enjoy happy hour specials at Olympic Golf Zone while you try to beat your friends at trivia night.

Inside karaoke lounge at EKO Karaoke in Buena Park, CA

9. Belt Out That Tune at EKO Karaoke

Have you always wanted to be a star? Now’s your chance at EKO Karaoke where you and your besties can rent out a private karaoke room for your next night out. Enjoy craft cocktails, a full wine menu, and sharable plates to keep the party going well into the night.

Ticket box office at CGV Cinemas in Buena Park, CA

10. Delve into the Magic of 4DX at CGV Cinemas

Immerse yourself in a multisensory viewing experience at CGV Cinemas when rain, smoke, and scents surround you as you watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster or Asian film on the big screen. You can enjoy a wide selection of beer and wine, as well as three flavors of popcorn to make your viewing experience even that more amazing.

After a long day of excitement, choose from over a dozen comfortable and affordable hotels in Buena Park. Most hotels are located within walking distance to all major attractions. Just 5 miles from Disneyland®, and a short drive to Huntington Beach and Los Angeles, Buena Park is the ideal basecamp for your California dream vacation. Check out our ‘suite’ hotel and ticket deals. To start planning your SoCal vacation, order your FREE Buena Park Travel Guide.

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