Erie Zoo (11.1 miles) – The Erie Zoo is home to over 400 animals, representing more than 100 species, from around the world. Winding walkways take visitors through the beautifully landscaped grounds which feature 2500 specimens from 600 species of plants. In fact, the zoo has expanded its name to include the Zoological Park and Botanical Garden of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The zoo also features a family-friendly carousel and train ride.
Luminary Distilling (5.3 miles) Voodoo Brewery Erie (13.1 miles) Erie Brewing Co. (14.1 miles) Presque Isle Wine Cellars (22 miles) • Penn Shore Winery & Vineyards(24.5 miles) • Arundel Cellars & Brewery (27.9 miles) Mazza Vineyards(29.1 miles)
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Sparrow Pond Family Campground & Recreation Center is Western Pennsylvania’s newest campground and also one of the easiest to access. The park is located just 6 miles South of I-90 and Peach Street, a 10 minute drive to Erie County’s largest shopping area, and a short distance from several major area attractions. Enjoy our convenient proximity to so much in the area, while still experiencing the serenity of nature. To find us, take I-90 Exit 24, then go South on Route 19. Better yet, use this interactive Google Map to generate precise travel directions from any point of origin, or to find your way from Sparrow Pond to your next destination.
Escape Room Erie (12.4 miles) – For a short time, you will immerse yourself in a fictional scenario where the outcome is anything but certain. However, unlike being the passive observer at a movie or play, you are the center of attention. Will you find your inner hero and help lead your team through the locked door to safety? Or will you succumb to the pressure and leave yourself and company trapped behind that very door forever?
Waldameer Amusement Park & Water World (16.5 miles) – Waldameer’s 2018 Season brings not one, but two exciting new attractions for kids and adults alike! The addition of the new Balloon Race ride in Kiddieland spins riders round and up and down in colorful hot air balloons. In Water World, the addition of their new CannonBOWL slide will leave your head spinning! Located next to Liquid Lightning and Awesome Twosome slides, this new slide has drops, twists, and turns, but before you make a splash, get ready to spin round and around in a giant bowl!
Scallywags Pirate Adventure (16.8 miles) – Family Fun Cruise- Every child gets sworn in as an official pirate and goes home with their own share of the treasure! Parents and adults can also enjoy a fully stocked bar and the beautiful sites and scenery of Presque Isle Bay. Wobbly Pirate Happy Hour Cruise - Climb aboard for a one-of-a-kind happy hour experience! Enjoy a fully stocked bar, D.J., entertainment, *pirate costume contests and more. Come drink and dance the night away on the bay! 21+ Only.
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Crab Apple Ridge Golf Course (1.9 miles) – Crab Apple Ridge is 125+ acres of gently rolling terrain sprinkled with Crab Apple trees throughout the course that once marked the state line between Pennsylvania and New York. There are 3 ponds on the course, but they only come into play on 2 holes. Native wetlands come into play on several holes, especially #1. Multiple tee boxes allow golfers to chose a variety of course distances. The course was designed to provide a most enjoyable golfing experience to golfers of every skill level.
Fox Run Golf Course(4.1 miles) – One of the area’s finest courses, where you will find country club conditions at daily fee prices. The course offers nine beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained holes that provide a fun and challenging day for golfers of all skill levels. Call ahead for tee times to minimize your wait.
Jr's Last Laugh Comedy Club (16.9 miles) – Laugh with some of the greatest comics on the circuit today. Make it a night of dinner, drinks and laughs.
ExpERIEnce Children's Museum (16.9 miles) – The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is a place that has been inspiring creativity and imagination in children for twenty years. The museum is a non-profit organization located in the historic cultural district of downtown Erie whose entire mission is to engage children and families in a fun and educational experience and is committed to educating children across a broad range of topics including math, science, art, culture, literacy and health.
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Presque Isle State Park (16.7 miles) – Presque Isle State Park, including the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. As Pennsylvania’s only “seashore,” Presque Isle offers its visitors a beautiful coastline and many recreational activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling and in-line skating. A National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle is a favorite spot for migrating birds. Because of the many unique habitats, Presque Isle contains a greater number of the state’s endangered, threatened and rare species than any other area of comparable size in Pennsylvania.
Erie SeaWolves/UPMC Park (13.3 miles) – The Erie SeaWolves are the Double-A affiliate of the American League’s Detroit Tigers. The stadium at historic Jerry Uht Park features six luxury suites, a picnic area, three main concession stands, and a raised upper deck of seats along the first base side. But perhaps the most unique feature of the park includes a “short porch” in left field where numerous home runs are belted over the fence just 312 feet away from home plate. Click here for 2018 Season Schedule
Riverside Golf Course (12.5 miles) – The golf course plays from 5,286 to 6,334 yards, par 71 (72 for women) and has a slope rating of 122; 125 from the championship tees. Containing five par 3s, four par 5s and nine par 4s, it is a very playable course from the regular tees and quite a challenge from the long tees.
Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park(5.8miles) – Listed as one of America's Top Indoor Water Parks, Splash Lagoon allows guests to swirl down nine water slides, climb the Tree Tops Ropes Course, relax in the Lazy River, ride the waves in the largest wave pool in the Eastern United States, spin in the new Aqua Tumbler and play in the Treasure Island Arcade & Lazer Tag!
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Tom Ridge Environmental Center(16.5 miles) – The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is the gateway to Presque Isle. TREC is located before the entrance to Presque Isle State Park, directly across from the entrance to Waldameer Park and Water World. The center is open year-round, offering visitors information and insights into the unique 3,200 acre Presque Isle and the many different forms of life that inhabit it. TREC features interactive exhibits, the Big Green Screen Theater, a Nature Shop and Gallery, the Sunset Café, a regional visitors’ center and a 75-foot-high observation tower overlooking the peninsula.
Jake's On The Park (3 miles) Waterford Pizza & More (3 miles) Sugar n Spice (3.2 miles) Wagon Wheel (3.6 miles) Lucky Louies Beer and Weiners(7.8 miles) Mi Scuzi (11.2 miles) Federal Hill Smokehouse (11.3 miles) Brewerie at Union Station (12.1 miles) Cloud 9 Wine Bar (12.8 miles) Pineapple Eddies Southern Bistro (14.6 miles) Shoreline Bar and Grill (16.6 miles) Odis 12 Sports Bar & Grille (16.7 miles) Smugglers Wharf(16.9 miles) Lawrence Park Dinor (17.8 miles)