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Things to Do


NiagaraWhether you like shopping, cultural attractions, or outdoor recreation, there are plenty of things to do and see in the Erie region.

The Peach Street corridor, just a 10-minute drive from the Penn State Behrend campus, is filled with seemingly endless shopping and dining options. Downtown Erie, only a 15-minute drive from campus, boasts cultural attractions like the Erie Art Museum and Erie Playhouse, as well as a number of unique shops and restaurants. And Presque Isle State Park, a 20-minute drive from campus, features miles of Lake Erie beaches for swimming and relaxing and trails for walking, biking, and rollerblading.

Or travel just a bit further to take advantage of Peek 'n Peak Resort’s world-class skiing and golfing, the culture of the Chautauqua Institution, and the many wineries on the Lake Erie Wine Trail. 

Sports & Recreation


Family Entertainment

Presque Isle State Park                    Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC)
Peek'n Peak Resort   Waldameer Park & Water World
Erie Otters Hockey   Erie Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Erie Bayhawks Basketball   ExpERIEnce Children's Museum 
Erie Seawolves Baseball   Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark Resort
Presque Isle Downs & Casino   Erie Planetarium at Penn State Behrend
Lake Erie Speedway    
Family First Sports Park    

Dining & Shopping


Cultural & Historical Attractions

 Millcreek Mall   Erie Playhouse
 Area Restaurants   Erie Philharmonic
 Lake Erie Wineries    Erie Art Museum
    Chautauqua Institution
    Erie County Historical Society


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