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Erie

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Water Parks · Parks · Casinos
Flagship City
Erie boasts a state park, casino, and racetrack all with the name Presque Isle. The destination won the All-America City Award in 1972 for its contribution to American culture and economy, after rallying its citizens to develop the city and achieving excellent results. Built along the lake of the same name, the city’s downtown cultural scene developed from its relationship to the lake, which is a draw for water enthusiasts. While waterskiing and boating take precedence on the lake, art and performance thrive downtown. Millionaires Row showcases the stately Victorian mansions built by the city's founders. Make the most of your holiday in Erie by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our United States day trip site.
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Presque Isle State Park
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Duration: 4 hours
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Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort
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Duration: 2 hours
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Waldameer & Water World
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Duration: 8 hours
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Zoo
Erie Zoo
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

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Specialty Museum
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Hidden gems in Erie

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Tom Ridge Environmental Center
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Erie Maritime Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Asbury Woods
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Firefighters Historical Museum
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Erie

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Art Gallery
Glass Growers Gallery
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Museum
Erie Art Museum
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
History Museum
Hagen History Center
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Erie

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Specialty Museum
Experience Childrens Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Erie

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Liberty Park
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Where to stay in Erie

Lake resorts offering comfortable accommodations and access to the water stand along the shores. For more intimate lodgings, consider a bed and breakfast or inn in the town center, with easy access to the lake. Chain hotels are affordable and convenient, while nature lovers may enjoy the campgrounds on the outskirts of the city.
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