Twilight Kayaking with Friends

Erie Playhouse Color Purple

Spanning performance stages to exhibit walls, Erie’s cultural diversity blends a large metropolitan feel with affordable, engaging settings.

The Avenue of 444 Flags

The Iranian hostage crisis triggered a resurgence of patriotism in our nation. Fifty-three citizens and America herself was held hostage for 444 days. Each flag represents one day of captivity.

Biking & Hiking Trails

In the Oil Region we have more than 65 miles of paved asphalt biking and hiking trails – one is next to an active rail line.

Campbell Pottery Store & Gallery

Indulge your senses and stir your imagination with artistic delights around every corner of this century-old barn in rural Northwestern Pennsylvania. Find practical art to love and live with, and bring a little bit of joy to your everyday life. From Campell's own kilns they have beautiful serving pieces, plates, vases, lamps, and more, in richly colored glazes.

Lavery Brewing Company

Where there is water, hops and barley, there are brewers.

Grove City Premium Outlets

130 OUTLET STORES | Find impressive savings at American Eagle, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and more.

Miller Falls

Located inside Oil Creek State Park, Venango County.

Barbara J. Lake Cruises on Conneaut Lake

Presque Isle State Park

2016 USA Today Readers’ Choice for number one freshwater beach in the country.

Tara, A Country Inn

1854 inn themed on Gone With The Wind. 27 luxurious guestrooms with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs, gourmet and casual dining.

Drake Well Museum

Come see where the industry that puts a drop of oil in your life every day was born.

Fishing on French Creek

Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

Plot your summer vacations, schedule fall outings, cure those winter blues or make it a spring fling.

WaterFire Sharon

Kayak or Bike Decisions, Decisions

There’s so many outdoor activities in the Oil Region – you’ll have a hard time deciding what to do first!

Meadville Market House

Lake Erie Wine Country

Sip and swirl wine at 23 distinct wineries which span PA and NY along the southern shore of Lake Erie.

Wendell August

Visitors will find a large selection of metal giftware in aluminum, bronze, pewter and precious metals all handcrafted using a multi-faceted process. Because they are handcrafted, each piece is much like a snowflake - no two are ever alike!

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad

"through the valley that changed the world" You'll travel back in time... just by arriving at our home station, an 1892-vintage freight station in Titusville, PA. Our three hour trip will take you to where oil history began. Our tour guides describe the people and places that make up Pennsylvania Oil Country. Your family can share the fun of train travel and relive history.


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Pennsylvania's Great Lakes Region

Looking for an affordable, accessible and fun family getaway? Pennsylvania's Great Lakes Region is the perfect vacation destination filled with endless opportunities including amusement parks, casino, museums, shops, scenic byways and trails, vibrant night life and cultural entertainment. Escape to our “great” outdoors for adventures including boating, fishing, swimming, hunting, hiking, birding and camping amidst our natural beauty. Don't forget, some of the country's best shopping can be found here, with no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Pennsylvania's Great Lakes Region: four counties, with about a million things to do!