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Entertainment & Arts, History, Sports, Wineries/Breweries/Distilleries and more can be found in Erie PA! 
To see the complete listings of what there is to do, scroll down towards the bottom of this page and start your Erie adventure!ReadersDigest 15BeachIcon faoEXPERIENCE AWESOME!

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PRESQUE ISLE STATE PARK IS CELEBRATING ITS 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN 2021!  A new educational exhibit showcasing the history of the park will be on display from May 17, 2021 through August 23, 2021 at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. For more information click here. Presque Isle is a National Natural Landmark and 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.   

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Family Fun for Everyone!

Waldameer Park & Water World 

One of America’s oldest amusement parks. Located near the entrance to Presque Isle State Park, set among beautifully landscaped grounds and picnic groves.  Make sure to check out the Chaos pendulum thrill ride - sending you swinging, then spinning and then turning you upside down as you soar 60 feet in the air! In Water World, cool off in their heated relaxation pool near the GIANT wave pool! 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. 

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Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park & Resort

84º of year-round water soaking excitement! A South Sea Island atmosphere, multiple twisting and turning slides, a 1,000 gallon Tiki tipping bucket, multi-level activity Tree House, indoor wave pool, tree tops ropes course, food court, kiddie area and more!  

NEW! Hologate is a multiplayer virtual reality attraction that transports players into a new dimension. Players are transported to a new world where they could be battling robots and dragons, having a snowball fight or fighting off zombies. Also new at Splash Lagoon is an enhanced Lazer Tag Experience.

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Kellar’s Magic & Comedy Club

Kellar’s Magic & Comedy Club

Shows appearing and disappearing nightly! Kellar’s Modern Magic and Comedy club formally Jr’s last laugh Comedy club and restaurant has been rebranded and reimagined into a state-of-the-art historical entertainment tourist attraction themed around the dean of American magicians Harry Kellar. Before Houdini, there was Kellar – a magician from Erie, Pennsylvania who defined magic so brilliantly that author L. Frank Baum based his immortal character “The Wizard of Oz” on him. Henrich “Harry” Kellar (1849-1922) has been forgotten by history – UNTIL NOW! Featuring the brightest names in Comedy and Magic performing live on stage, from TV shows like America’s Got Talent, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, The Tonight Show, Last Comic Standing and Netflix. The sleight of hand performance bar “Secrets & Wonders” is Erie’s most unique magic bar. featuring sleight-of- hand close-up artists that entertain guests during “Magic Hour” and signature cocktails that magically disappear. Enjoy the show with modern American family friendly cuisine that features a magic themed menu and mind-blowing table artists for a one-of-a-kind unique dining experience. Watch their newest video

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Presque 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 Churchill's Bourbon & Brew with 30 specialty, local, regional craft beers on tap.

The gaming and excitement is 24/7! Live horse racing (May - September).

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Erie Otters

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

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Erie SeaWolves

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

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Erie Commodores

A National Premier Soccer League kicking up the excitement during the summer months.

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All An Act Theatre

814-450-8553
652 West 17th Street
Erie, PA 16502

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Allenstoneware Gallery

814-572-7466
2602 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Board & Brush Erie

814-392-3500
3330 West 26th Street
Village West Plaza
Erie, PA 16506

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Erie Art Museum

814-459-5477
20 East 5th Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Erie Axe Throwing

814-864-9464
7851 Peach Street
(Inside Quaker Steak & Lube)
Erie, PA 16509

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Erie Commodores National Premier Soccer League

814-392-4785
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Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Insurance Arena

814-453-7117
809 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Philharmonic

814-455-1375
23 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Playhouse

814-454-2852
12 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Station Dinner Theatre

814-864-2022
4940 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16501

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ERIEBANK Sports Park

814-572-1207
8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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Escape Game Erie

814-580-9905
4838 West Ridge Road
Erie, PA 16506

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Escape Game Erie

814-580-9905
23 W 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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814-453-3743
420 French Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Glass Growers Gallery

814-453-3758
10 East 5th Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Kellar's Magic & Comedy Club

814-461-0911
1402 State Street
Erie, PA 16501

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National Comedy Center

716-484-222
203 W. Second Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

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Painted Finch Gallery, Inc.

814-664-3053
32 North Center Street
Corry, PA 16407

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Play Port

814-528-5247
2730 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Presque Isle Downs & Casino

866-ERIE-FUN (374-3386)
8199 Perry Highway/Exit 27, I-90
Erie, PA 16509

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Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts

814-881-5483
301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Relish Studio & Gallery

814-836-1827
3835 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

866-3SPLASH (77-5274)
8091 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509

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Near the Intersection of 26th and Peach Street
Erie, PA 16502

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Waldameer Park & Water World

877-817-1009
220 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Warner Theatre

814-452-4857
811 State Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Asbury Woods Nature Center

814-835-5356
4105 Asbury Road
Pet friendly (outside trails only)
Erie, PA 16506

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Camp Sherwin/YMCA

814-774-9416
8600 West Lake Road
Lake City, PA 16423

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Diver's World of Erie, Inc.

814-459-3195
1111 Greengarden Road
Erie, PA 16501

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Double D.A.B. Riding Stables

716-736-4418
5811 Welch Hill Road
Ripley, NY 14775

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Erie Bluffs State Park

814-833-7424
11100 West Lake Road
Lake City, PA 16423

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Erie Golf Club

814-866-0641
6050 Old Zuck Road
Erie, PA 16506

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Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens

814-864-4091
423 West 38th Street
Erie, PA 16508

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ERIEBANK Sports Park

814-572-1207
8159 Oliver Road
Erie, PA 16509

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FishUSA

800-922-1219
6960 West Ridge Road
Fairview, PA 16415

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Goodell Gardens & Homestead

814-734-6699
221 Waterford Street
Edinboro, PA 16412

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Great Lakes Seaway Trail - An America's Byway

1-800-SEAWAY-T (732-9298)
Route 5 and Presque Isle
Erie, PA 16505

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Greater Erie Regional Trail Network

814-454-1770
150 East Front Street, Ste 300
Erie, PA 16507

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724-316-2529
35 State Street
Erie , PA 16507

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Harbor Ridge Golf Course

814-898-4653
3730 Harbor Ridge Trail
Erie, PA 16510

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Hidden Harbor Water Rentals

814-602-5846
12 East Dobbins Landing
next to Woody's Backwater BARge & Grill
Erie, PA 16507

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Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park (LEAF)

814-453-5323
1501 West 6th Street
Erie, PA 16505

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Lake Erie Speedway

814-725-3303
10700 Delmas Drive
North East, PA 16428

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1200 Lighthouse Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Lettie G. Howard

814-449-9012
150 East Front Street - Erie Maritime Museum
Erie, PA 16507

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Mound Grove Golf Course

814-796-2767
10760 Donation Road
Waterford, PA 16441
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Mount Pleasant of Edinboro- Skiing, Tubing, Walking & Biking Trails

814-734-1641
14510 Mt. Pleasant Road
Cambridge Springs, PA 16403

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Peek 'n Peak Ski Resort

716-355-4141
1405 Olde Road
Clymer, NY 14724

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1-87-PA-ROUTE6 (877-276-8836)

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Port Erie Sports

814-452-2628
402 West Bayfront Parkway
Erie, PA 16507

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Port Farms

814-796-4500
2055 Stone Quarry Road
Waterford, PA 16441

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Presque Isle Boat Tours - The Lady Kate

814-836-0201
Perry Monument at Presque Isle
Erie, PA 16501

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Presque Isle Lighthouse

814-833-3604
Presque Isle State Park, east of Beach 6
Erie, PA 16505

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Presque Isle State Park

814-833-7424
Foot of Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Scallywags Pirate Adventures

814-453-2627
2 State Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Tight Lines Sport Fishing LLC

724-880-1283
Captain John E. Lampe Marina, Foot of Port Access Road
Erie, PA 16507

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Victorian Princess Cruises

814-459-9696
Foot of State Street/Dobbins Landing
Erie, PA 16507

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XTR Fishing Charters

724-679-4510
Ft. of, Port Access Rd
Erie, PA 16507

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Your Sailing Adventure

Wolverine Park Marina
34 State Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Battles Museum of Rural Life (open by appointment only)

814-454-1813
436 Walnut Street
Girard, PA 16417

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In front of Blasco Library/160 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Erie Art Museum

814-459-5477
20 East 5th Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Erie County Historical Society & Museums

814-454-1813
356 West 6th Street
Erie , PA 16507

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Erie Maritime Museum/U.S. Brig Niagara

814-452-2744
150 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Erie Yesterday

356 West 6th Street
Erie, PA 16507

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814-453-3743
420 French Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Firefighters Historical Museum

814-456-5969
428 Chestnut Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Goodell Gardens & Homestead

814-734-6699
221 Waterford Street
Edinboro, PA 16412

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Grape Discovery Center

716-326-2003
8305 West Main Road
Westfield, NY 14787

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Hagen History Center Museum

814-454-1813
356 West 6th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Lake Shore Railway Museum

814-725-1911
31 Wall Street
North East, PA 16428

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Land Lighthouse

1200 Lighthouse Street
Erie, PA 16507

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Lettie G. Howard

814-449-9012
150 East Front Street - Erie Maritime Museum
Erie, PA 16507

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National Comedy Center

716-484-222
203 W. Second Street
Jamestown, NY 14701

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Oliver Hazard Perry Statue/Monument

6th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Presque Isle Lighthouse

814-833-3604
Presque Isle State Park, east of Beach 6
Erie, PA 16505

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The North Pier Light

814-833-7424
Presque Isle State Park
Erie, PA 16505

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The Sturgeon House

814-474-5855
4302 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415

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Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)

814-833-7424
301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505

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Erie Commodores National Premier Soccer League

814-392-4785
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Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Insurance Arena

814-453-7117
809 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Otters OHL Hockey

814-455-7779
Erie Insurance Arena/ 833 French Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Seawolves AA Baseball

814-456-1300
UPMC Park/110 East 10 St.
Erie, PA 16501

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Lake Erie Speedway

814-725-3303
10700 Delmas Drive
North East, PA 16428

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UPMC Park

814-456-1300
110 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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21 Brix Winery

716-792-2749
6654 West Main Road
Portland, NY 14769

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6 Mile Cellars Winery, Inc.

814-580-8375
5727 Firmin Road
Erie, PA 16510

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Altered State Distillery

814-790-9822
1535 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505
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Arrowhead Wine Cellars

814-725-5509
12073 East Main Road
North East, PA 16428

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Arundel Cellars & Brewing Company

814-725-1079
11727 East Main Road
North East, PA 16428
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Black Monk Brewery

814-616-8659
3721 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16506

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Brewerie at Union Station

814-454-2200
123 West 14th Street
Erie, PA 16501
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Courtyard Winery

814-725-0236
10021 West Main Road
North East, PA 16428

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Erie Ale Works

814-314-9089
416 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16501

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Erie Distillery

814-746-7826
1101 Peninsula Drive
Suite 205
Erie, PA 16505

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Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing / Mazza Chautauqua Cellars

716-793-9463
8398 West Route 20
Westfield, NY 14787
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Johnson Estate Winery

716-326-2191
8419 West Main Road
Westfield, NY 14787

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Lake Erie Wine Country

877-326-6561

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Lakeview Wine Cellars

814-725-4440
8440 Singer Road
North East, PA 16428
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Lavery Brewing Company

814-454-0405
128 West 12th Street
Erie, PA 16501
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Luminary Distilling & Eatery, Fuhrman's Cider

814-790-4044
8270 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
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Mazza Vineyards

800-796-WINE (9463)
11815 East Lake Road
North East, PA 16428
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Nostrovia Brewing Company

814-315-0916
4415 East Lake Road
Erie, PA 16511

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Penn Shore Vineyards

814-725-8688
10225 East Lake Road
North East, PA 16428

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Presque Isle Wine Cellars

814-725-1314
9440 West Main Road
North East, PA 16428

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South Shore Wine Company

814-725-1585
1120 Freeport Road
North East, PA 16428

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Twisted Elk Brewery

814-402-1590
10139 West Lake Road
Lake City, PA 16423

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Voodoo Brewery

814-337-3676
215 1/2 Arch Street
Meadville, PA 16335

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Voodoo Brewery - Erie

814-520-6990
101 Boston Store Place
Erie, PA 16501
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Rupp Limousine

814-452-2025
303 East 32nd Street
Erie, PA 16504

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Altered State Distillery

814-790-9822
1535 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505
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Erie Distillery

814-746-7826
1101 Peninsula Drive
Suite 205
Erie, PA 16505

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Five & 20 Spirits & Brewing / Mazza Chautauqua Cellars

716-793-9463
8398 West Route 20
Westfield, NY 14787
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Luminary Distilling & Eatery, Fuhrman's Cider

814-790-4044
8270 Peach Street
Erie, PA 16509
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Creation Station

The Creation Station is an unique arts and crafts studio where kids can create and have fun!
Book your birthday party, register for a ladies night out or stop in during open Craft days and choose a project from the project board.

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Port Farms Fall Harvest

Experience Fall Harvest at Port Farms September 18th - October 31st. With a variety of activities, the farm is sure to please guests of all ages. Located in Erie County, PA, the farm offers many activities including a Jumpkin Patch, Slide Mountain, Tiny Town, Pedal Carts, 8-acre Corn Maze, Pumpkin Picking, and MUCH more. Create lasting memories today! www.portfarms.com

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Millcreek Mall

A destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Experience it all!

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New Direct Daily Flights to Washington, DC

Erie International Airport now offers two direct daily flights to and from Washington Dulles International Airport with connecting flights to the east coast, west coast and international destinations. Book your flight today!

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The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern

Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.

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Dobbins Landing

Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.

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Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership is leading Erie's economic evolution. We're the heart of the business community to champion a vibrant and sustainable economy. Your business is our business. Become a member and increase your brand awareness, advocate for important business issues, and gain access to people, education, and information integral to elevating your team's success.

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Outdoor Dining at the Bayfront Grille

The Bayfront Grille Restaurant at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is excited to announce that our Bayside Patio is open for Lunch and Dinner. Please check Open Table for reservations or contact the restaurant directly at 814-454-2005.

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Mazza Vineyards and the South Shore Wine Company

The Mazza family welcomes you to Lake Erie Wine Country. Sip and savor award-winning wines at Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company both located in North East, PA.

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The Cork 1794

The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion! Indoor and outside seating available with amazing food.

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U Pick 6 Craft Beer Pubs & Restaurants

Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”

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