17 Ways to Opt Indoors in Loveland

Axe to Grind

Balance all the great outdoor winter fun in Loveland with a few inside activities. Loveland has plenty of indoor activities from which to choose when the weather is less than ideal, or you just want a break from the sunshine. Here are some of the best Loveland options, as well as some new experiences.

Indoor Recreation

The Picklr Pickle Ball Courts

NEW: Aiming to make pickleball accessible to all, The Picklr Loveland (3137 N. Garfield Ave., Loveland) recently opened and offers state-of-the-art professional pickleball courts. A Utah-based chain, the facility is the first in Colorado. The 24,000-square-foot indoor pickleball facility offers nine indoor courts, a pro shop and a ball machine (coming soon). The Picklr Academy helps people new to the paddle work up from novice to professional. There is both a youth and adult academy taught by expert coaches. The facility also offers a spot to host birthday parties, reunions and more.

Infinity Slopes Loveland

Pack your skis or snowboard and make some turns at Loveland’s latest attraction: Infinity Slopes (1301 S Roosevelt Ave., Loveland). The Loveland-based indoor ski area features three revolving ski slopes that rotate like a treadmill to provide endless skiing and riding in a climate-controlled environment. Adjustments to speed and incline accommodate all ability levels. Ski “grass” mimics real snow conditions making the transition to indoor skiing easier.

New Selfie Spot

Bucees Johnstown Aerial view

NEW: Anticipated NoCo newcomer, Texas-based Buc-ee’s mega-store is slated for a March opening in Johnstown. Buc-ee’s sells a little bit of everything – including a massive selection of merchandise and road trip food like Texas barbecue and beaver nuggets – and the Johnstown location will be one of the company’s largest at 74,000 square feet. The building at the southwest corner of I-25 and Colorado 60 is hard to miss and makes for an easy detour on your drive into the heart of NoCo.


Paradox Fine Art Loveland building exterior

NEW: Paradox Fine Art (2683 N. Taft Ave., Loveland), Loveland’s newest gallery, is a combination art gallery, art bar and art venue featuring a sculpture garden and multiple decks overlooking a pond. The gallery is in a two-story Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired building near Benson Sculpture Garden. Starting later this year, the gallery will serve cocktails and charcuterie and will offer classes and exhibits. The first show, called the Lego Inspired Art Show, kicks off this month and runs through March 8. An opening reception is set for Feb. 16 from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

Step into an art gallery in downtown Loveland:

  • Independence Gallery (233 East 4th St., Loveland) features paintings, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, woodwork, photography and more, all by Northern Colorado artists. The gallery is owned and operated by painter Billie Colson who is known for her brightly colored animal paintings. During February 2024, the gallery hosts its annual 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis show, which Colson started after her granddaughter was born with CF 14 years ago. The gallery has raised $160,000 for the CF Foundation.
  • Lincoln Gallery (429 N. Lincoln Ave., Lovelandis owned and operated by the Thompson Valley Art League and provides a venue for member artists to display their work. See the 2024 Members Fine Art Show, a juried exhibition spanning all mediums and featuring the work of member artists, on display through March 3, 2024.
  • Hart Gallery & Studio (135 E. 4th St., Loveland) is owned by John and Rene Hart, who opened the gallery in 1991. The sunny gallery space features Rene’s expressionist paintings, as well as work by two other painters who were students of Rene at one time: Ruth Scott and Terry Librande. 


Play the afternoon away:

People pose for a photo in an axe throwing stall

#1 AxeHole (137 E. 4th St., Loveland) is Loveland’s latest axe throwing venue. Opening soon in the heart of Downtown Loveland the new venue will book groups of four on each lane (guests can book multiple lanes for larger groups). There’s also a VIP option.

Arcade Players in the Flipside Loveland

At The Flipside (140 E. 4th St., Loveland) get nostalgic with old-school pinball or Pac Man, challenge the kids to air hockey, take aim at Skee-Ball, test your skill at the Toy Crane, try a new game or three, and – if you’re over 21 – enjoy a cocktail or cold brew. 

Loveland Laser Tag (401 Denver Ave., Loveland) is home to Northern Colorado’s largest laser tag arena and so much more, like the indoor ropes course, bumper cars, 4D motion theater, laser maze, climbing wall, and arcade. The three-level 5,700-square-foot laser tag arena is still the G.O.A.T.

Axe to Grind

Axe to Grind (217 E 3rd St., Loveland) is the perfect spot to try one of the fastest growing sports entertainment challenges across the U.S. — axe throwing. Basic sessions include coaching along with game play, so beginners gain confidence and skill quickly. Minimum age to play is 10 years old.

At Time Emporium Escape Rooms (391 Denver Ave., Loveland) raid an ancient Pharoah’s tomb, solve a series of murders in Victorian London, or unlock the mysteries of the Wizard’s Tower. You can choose from three action-packed, immersive escape rooms based on whatever adventure sounds most appealing. 

LIVE Shows

Rialto Theater Loveland Exterior

Blue Arena is a great place to see a live show. Coming this spring: Christian artists MercyMe and Newsboys (March 14); Harlem Globetrotters 2024 World Tour (March 17); Disney On Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party (April 4 – 7); Pederson Toyota’s Toughest Monster Truck Tour (April 12 and 13); Nate Bargatze – The Be Funny Tour (Mary 3); Lauren Daigle (May 18); and Big Head Todd and the Monsters with the Wallflowers and The Freddy Jones Band (June 7), plus AHL Colorado Eagles games through mid-April.


The Rialto Theater opened as a silent movie theater in 1920. More than a century later, it remains Loveland’s premier performing arts venue, welcoming nationally touring musicians, comedians, and performers as well as local performing arts groups. Spring show highlights include: Irish band The Elders on March 1; Lightwire Theater: Dino-Light on March 2; and Gregorian Chants on May 23. For a full lineup of events, visit www.etix.com/ticket/v/15973/rialto-theater.

Dinner & A (Luxury) Movie

Metrolux Dine-in Cinema Foundry Plaza

Head to MetroLux Dine-In Cinemas at The Foundry (285 East 3rd St., Loveland) and knock out two birds with one stone. Enjoy dinner at Scripted Bar & Kitchen AND catch a movie at the MetroLux Dine-In Cinemas. Our favorite features include reserved luxury recliner stadium seating and heated seats; enjoy in-seat dining with a full bar.

So there are 17 ideas to play indoors in the Sweetheart City. Of course, there are far more options than these. Take advantage of our numerous breweries and coffee shops or enjoy a game of bowling at Sweetheart Lanes. What are some of your favorite indoor activities in Loveland?