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Fun things to do in ERIE

Pennsylvania is FILLED with fascinating history and culture. After all - it is the state where the country became the United States! Pretty amazing!

So…get the kids immersed in the history! Independence National Historical Park is the perfect place to start. They can go back to the 1700s with Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, or become a coal miner with Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine! 

Of course there is also the Gettysburg National Military Park. An eye opening experience.

It’s also the state of rich culture. The Amish Village is a fascinating look into a traditional way of life, as is A is for Amish Buggy Rides.

Attractions that are fun as well as educational? Look no further! There are so many museums that let kids get hands-on experiences…like Hands-On House, the Johnstown Children’s Museum and the aptly named Please Touch Museum! We love that!

Stunning state parks filled with activities, adventure sports for those active kids, steam engine rides, farms, camping and so much snow fun are waiting to be explored in this state overflowing with fun things to do with kids.  And we hold these truths to be self-evident!

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  • Experience Childrens Museum

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    Erie

    Come explore over 55 hands-on exhibits in a "please touch" environment that teaches children and adults the natural sciences, social studies, arts, and life experiences. A balance between education ...

  • Erie Maritime Museum Flagship Niagara

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    (1 miles) Erie

    Offering a wide range of multi-media and interactive exhibits coupled with interpretive programs, vividly illustrating Niagara's history and the region's rich maritime heritage.

  • Erie Zoo

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    (2 miles) Erie

    11 beautifully themed and landscaped gardens, plus nearly 400 animals representing 100 species with self guided or ranger led educational tours. Carousel and train ride also available.

  • Presque Isle State Park

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    (4 miles) Erie

    Opportunities here for kayaking and fishing, biking, hiking, nature trails and twitching, plus winter activities include ice boating, ice and wind skating or cross country skiing.

  • Waldameer Water World

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    (4 miles) Erie

    A family friendly water park with roller coasters too! Best bit? It's FREE to enter! Just pay and ride.

  • Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

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    (6 miles) Erie

    Don’t let the weather spoil your vacation plans, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort located in Erie, Pennsylvania is one of the Top Ten Water Park Resorts in North America according to Water ...

  • Mount Pleasant of Edinboro

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    (19 miles) Cambridge Springs

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons available, best suited to intermediate level and improvers with only 1 green run but 7 blues. Lift serviced snow tubing hill plus terrain training park.

  • Midway Park

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    (34 miles) Bemus Point

    Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on ...

  • Conneaut Lake Park

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    (36 miles) Conneaut Lake

    Traditional fairground with a wonderful family vibe, boasting roller coasters through pony rides and most things in between. Plenty for all age groups.

  • Pymatuning State Park

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    (48 miles) Jamestown

    All manner of boating and fishing options on the lake, plus beaches for swimming in summer and a feast of activities for winter.

  • Pioneer Waterland and Dry Fun Park

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    (64 miles) Chardon

    Split into Water Fun Land, Kidsland and Sportsland, offering between them enough wet and dry entertainment to keep the kids happy all day, from six story high water slides to paddle boats, mini golf ...

  • Wagon Trails Animal Park

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    (70 miles) Vienna

    Feed over 350 animals. Camels, zebra, bison, waterbuffalo, ostrich and antelope are just a few of the creatures from 6 continents you will experience on safari.

  • Century Village Museum

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    (71 miles) Burton

    An authentic representation of a Western Reserve Village from 1798, with over 22 historically accurate buildings and over 15,000 museum artefacts. Historic Ohio fun!

  • Lake Farmpark

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    (74 miles) Kirtland

    An incredibly fun and family friendly science and cultural center which teaches kids all about agriculture, country life and farming! (and there's animals!)

  • Tifft Nature Preserve

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    (80 miles) Buffalo

    Remind the kids that it doesn't have to be plugged in to be entertaining with an old fashioned family hike doing some bird and local wildlife watching. Snow shoe and discovery kit rental available.

  • Naval Military Park

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    (80 miles) Buffalo

    Explore vast halls of military heritage and history plus see historic vessels including military heliopters, a tank, armed personnel carrier, several jets and a patrol boat as well as 3 full naval ...

  • The Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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    (80 miles) Buffalo

    A huge national historic site full of exotic horticulture treasures that will amaze the kids. There is a special section for children to get hands on with the landscape and a colourful sensory garden ...

  • Albright Knox Art Gallery

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    (83 miles) Buffalo

    One of the world’s most extraordinary art collections with a regularly changing set of exhibitions and many permanent masterpieces. An inspiring and educational trip for well behaved kids.

  • Buffalo Museum of Science

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    (83 miles) Buffalo

    Features fun interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, including energy, space, weather, light, and the environment. Entry to a 3D film free with museum ...

  • Niagara Falls State Park

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    (84 miles) Niagara Falls

    One of the seven natural wonders of the world? Yes please! Experience the spray and magic of Niagara Falls, which also form the border of USA and Canada. Great family fun!

  • Buffalo Zoo

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    (84 miles) Buffalo

    Offers guests fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and an environment that is full of fun, adventure and history. Open year round.

  • Martin's Fantasy Island

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    (84 miles) Grand Island

    Features rides including the Silver Comet rated one of the top 45 wooden coasters and loads of thrill rides, plus water park featuring a wave pool, lazy river and the cannon bowl and shows.

  • Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours

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    (84 miles) Niagara Falls

    Super fun helicopter tours of Niagara and Horseshoe Falls with amazing views!

  • Aquarium of Niagara

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    (85 miles) Niagara Falls

    From sea lion training sessions to shark feeding frenzies the kids will be captivated the whole way round.

  • Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom

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    (86 miles) Aurora

    No matter where parents are on the adventuresome spectrum, they usually find plenty of wet, fun things to do at Wildwater Kingdom. Of course, there

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