- TripBuzz found 80 things to do indoors in the Portsmouth area. From Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery to Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, Portsmouth offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 49 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 38 different types of things to do inside in or near Portsmouth, Virginia. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: Art Gallery, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Music Venue.
- There are 9 indoor activities in Portsmouth, and 71 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Norfolk, Chesapeake, Hampton and Newport News.
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1 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 MoreLess Info
Filled with vintage nautical items, Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery offers ships in a bottle, marine sculptures, artwork, and more. The shop has antique maritime items and navigation maps.
The greatest legendary sports heroes of Virginia form the exhibits within the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum, which was established in 1966. Along with standard historic exhibits, there are activities where visitors can play sports and physical games.
Housed within a former courthouse built in 1846, the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center is a large cultural center. Attractions include rotating art exhibits, a gallery shop, educational programs, and various special events.
Featuring 16 lanes and manual scoring, Victory Lanes Bowling Center provides duckpin bowling for individuals and leagues. The center has a snack bar with food and drinks, a jukebox and arcade game machines.
Located in Olde Town Portsmouth, VA, Riverview Gallery is an anchor for the area. The gallery features over 100 artists who specialize in everything from painting, drawing, and photography to woodwork, glass, and fiber.
Within the main auditorium of the Commodore Theater is a fine dining restaurant that allows guests to have a diner and movie experience in one place. The theater itself has been luxuriously restored and shows first-run movies.
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16 Crawford Circle, Portsmouth, VA 23704 MoreLess Info
With tours of train cars, The Railroad Museum of Virginia is a fun place to visit. It includes many artifacts and railroad memorabilia such as a telephone, locomotive bell, headlight and photographs.
Ntelos Wireless Pavilion is a small concert venue with a covered outdoor setting. The Pavilion hosts a variety of musical acts from various genres, and is located near the water, which allows for some nice views.
Many arts and science exhibits that specifically target young people can be found at the Children's Museum of Virginia. Fun, play, and hands-on activities are integrated into all the exhibits that even includes a child-sized city with a grocery store, pet area, and fire engine.
Both the sea and naval history are supported at the Nauticus National Maritime Center. Visitors can learn about naval battleships and naval warfare while also having the ability to explore the oceans and the creatures that live there.