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PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK - USA Today's Readers' Choice for "Top Pennsylvania Attraction 2017" and the "#1 Freshwater Beach in the Country 2016", a National Natural Landmark andFamily Beach 9 Pennsylvania's most visited State Park.  Sandy beaches and endless outdoor recreation!  Presque Isle (French for “almost an island”) welcomes over 4 million visitors annually.  Visitors flock to Presque Isle for its distinctive blend of natural beauty and year-round recreation including swimming, boating, biking, surfing, birding and fishing.  Explore on foot, wheels, surreys, skis, pontoons and kayaks.  For more info, click here or enhance your Presque Isle visitor experience with the Presque Isle Partnership (here


Just outside the Park’s entrance is the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC).  TREC is a state-of-the-art, “green” facility, focused on educating visitors about the unique 3,200 acres that is Presque Isle State Park.  TREC features the NEW Erie Visitors Center plus interactive exhibits, a 75′ observation tower, Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts, Sunset Café and The Big Green Screen, a 4-story high, 45 feet wide theater.   


Family Fun for Everyone!

Waldameer Park & Water World - one of America’s oldest amusement parks.  Located near the entrance to Presque Isle set among beautifully landscaped grounds and picnic groves.  NEW in CU7I02672018: Balloon Race ride in Kiddieland and the new CannonBOWL tube slide in Water World! Waldameer was recently voted as the 15th nicest water park in the U.S.  Thrilling water park slides, live shows, modern arcade, traditional midway games, food and refreshment centers and numerous picnic groves.  

Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park & Resort - 84º of year-round water soaking excitement!  NEW in 2018:  kids tree house at Monkey Shines Island! A South Sea Island atmosphere, multiple twisting and turning slides, a 1000 gallon Tiki tipping bucket, multi-level activity Tree House, indoor wave pool, tree tops ropes course, food court, kiddie area and more!  

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VisitErie - Presque Isle Downs & CasinoPresque Isle Downs & Casino, northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier gambling destination and racetrack! Try your luck at 1,580 slot machines, 32 table games and 9 poker tables, or place your bets on off-track and live thoroughbred racing.  Minutes from downtown Erie, Presque Isle Downs spans 272 acres and features a state-of-the-art poker room, award-winning dining, four lounges, live entertainment, customer incentives and the New Brew Brothers with 30 specialty, local, regional craft beers on tap. The gaming and excitement is 24/7!  Live horse racing (May – September).

Go Team!

Erie Bayhawks NBA G-league affiliate team of the Atlanta Hawks thrills audiences with slam dunks, three-pointers and high-flying excitement. 

The Erie Otters Ontario Hockey League team gets crowds on their feet with hard checking, in-your-face hockey maneuvers. 

The cracking of bats and cheers from the stands fill the air when the Erie Seawolves AA Detroit Tigers affiliate team takes the field at UPMC Park.  UPMC Park w people

Erie Commodores National Premier Soccer League kicks up the excitement during the summer months.

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