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Indoor Recreation & Things To Do in Truckee

March 12, 2024
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Looking for indoor things to do in Truckee? We got you! Here’s a list of fun, creative, healthy indoor activities. 

Drop in at Truckee’s World-Class Fitness Center

There’s a new gym, fitness, and wellness center in town - CAMP 1 Fitness! The 22,000 sqft facility boasts top-rated equipment, reform pilates, group fitness classes, personal training, Kensho Human Performance Lab, Himalayan salt sauna, kids club, and a year-round outdoor arena.

Two Stories High! Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

High Altitude Fitness, Truckee’s new indoor climbing gym, offers 12,000 sqft of climbing with lead and sport routes, bouldering problems, six auto-belays, campus and kilter board, and gear rentals. There are also 52 pieces of cardio equipment, 10 Olympic weight lifting stations, a fitness room, free weights room, and three group fitness studios. Lobby workstations with fiber internet make this a great spot for folks working remotely. One membership gives you access to two locations - Truckee and Incline Village.

Listen to Vintage Vinyl Records

Down the charming staircase at the entrance of Word After Word Books, you’ll find Truckee’s new record store, Rock Cellar Records. This cozy, tucked away spot has new vinyl in every category, used and collectible records, turntables, and a curated selection of books about music/musicians. 

Browse Curated Reads at our Local Independent Bookstore

The ground level of the Historic Truckee Mercantile Building is home to Truckee’s beloved local independent bookstore, Word After Word Books. The vibrant space carries curated titles from local Truckee-Tahoe authors, regional and history books about the area, bestsellers, and favorite staff picks. 

Adult Swim or Kids Lazy River at Community Pool

Visiting Truckee in winter or summer? Pack a swimsuit! Established in 2016, Truckee’s beloved community swimming pool offers an indoor lap pool with 10 lanes, 25 yards in length, and a kids recreation pool with a lazy, winding river and slide. This local’s favorite spot is a great place for a low-impact workout or splashing around with little ones. Open Monday-Friday.

Movie, Popcorn, and A Big Screen!

Two movie theaters offer multiple showtimes for major motion pictures and independent films. Have yourself a “dinner and movie” date night or an evening of family fun with kiddos. 

Massage? Pedi? Treat Yourself to a Self-Care & Wellness Day

Self-care is good for the mind, body, and soul… but what exactly is it? For outdoor adventure lovers, self-care can be a relaxing yoga class to stretch out and unwind, a rejuvenating facial after long days in the California sun, or a deep massage to work out those tight spots. 

View our Feeling Well & Beautiful page for a roundup of Truckee wellness and self-care: yoga, pilates, massage, day spas.

Get Crafty - Art, Drawing, Knitting, Wood Carving & More

Spark your creativity at Atelier, downtown Truckee’s premier art store. Shop kits and supplies for any craft and skill level - drawing, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, macrame, painting, weaving, wood carving, and more. Let the Sierra Nevada be your muse and get creating!

Travel Back in Time at the Museum of Truckee History

Located in the east end of the Truckee Train Station, this new museum houses furnishings and original items from the old train depot and various historical displays of major stories in Truckee history: Truckee’s Chinese, logging and lumbering, Native Americans, the Ice Industry, Boca Beer, Charles F. McGlashan’s Vision, 1960 Olympics, and trains. Open weekends, 11 am - 5 pm.

Shop Local with Sustainable Truckee Gift Card

A trip to Truckee isn’t complete without a visit to Historic Downtown. Spend a day browsing the quaint, western storefronts and enjoying the abundance of al fresco patio dining. Remember, shopping local supports locals, and it's easier than ever with the Sustainable Truckee Gift Card. Our digital gift card is redeemable at over 45 Truckee small businesses, and can be used for lodging, shopping, dining, wellness, fitness, and guided adventures.

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