Meadville is… Home.


Allegheny College Meadville, PA

Allegheny’s campus is perched on a hill overlooking Meadville, a county seat that has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Places to Live.

Meadville anchors an area of 15,000 residents and is where Allegheny students do everything from enjoying live local music to taking in the latest movies, from creating art installations to participating in service.

Drone Flyovers

Meadville, PA

Allegheny College

Drone flyovers courtesy of Cloud Chasers.

Area Map


Meadville is home to… great local food.

The Whole Darn Thing

 

The Whole Darn Thing is “a unique sub shop for many reasons”, which can only be understood tasting one of the thirty different subs.

Mannino Italian Garden

 

Fine Italian cuisine, pizza, and traditional American fare.

Market House Grille

 

Located in the historic Meadville Market House, the Market House Grille offers homemade breakfast and lunch fare.

Hank’s Frozen Custard

 

Hank’s is famous for real, authentic frozen custard made in 1940’s Electro Freeze machines.

Eddie’s Footlong Hot Dogs

 

Eddie’s is a Meadville institution that has been serving mouth-watering footlongs for 69 years.

Julian’s Bar & Grill

 

A local favorite serving a diverse menu of American food with a number of vegan & vegetarian options.

Cannon’s Chophouse

 

Home of premium steaks, fresh seafood and award-winning baby back ribs, served in a casual atmosphere.

Timber Creek Tap & Table

 

Locally owned and family operated brewpub specializing in a family friendly enhanced causal dining experience.

Voodoo Brewery

 

Voodoo is an eclectic and witty environment with a unique approach to the typical restaurant.

Chovy’s Italian Casual

 

Casual Italian featuring fresh herbs, produce, fish, meats, imported pastas and cheeses.

Firehouse Tap & Grille

 

The Firehouse offers BBQ favorites, exciting sides, creative soups, and fresh crispy salads for a traditional down-home BBQ experience.


Did You Know…
Allegheny students can use the “Gator Cash” portion of their meal plan for purchases at The Whole Darn Thing and The Market House Grille! More info…

Meadville is home to… the great outdoors.

Woodcock Creek Lake

Woodcock Creek Lake is a 333-acre lake that has swimming beaches, nature trails, and a beautiful view from the dam. Bald eagles and osprey are sometimes seen here.

More Information:
Woodcock Creek Lake – US Army Corps of Engineers
Woodcock Lake Park





Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park is a 3200-acre state park on an arching, sandy peninsula that juts into Lake Erie. The park has 21 miles of recreational trails, 13 beaches for swimming, and a marina. Popular activities at the park include swimming, boating, hiking, biking, and birdwatching.

More Information:
Presque Isle State Park – PA Department of Conservation
Presque Isle State Park – TripAdvisor





French Creek

French Creek flows 117 miles through the rolling hills and valleys of Pennsylvania until its confluence with the Allegheny River in Franklin. Rich in historical significance, incredible biodiversity, and recreational opportunities including fishing and canoeing, French Creek is truly a community treasure.

More Information:
French Creek Watershed
About French Creek – Allegheny College Creek Connections





Did You Know…
Allegheny is home to one of the oldest Outing Clubs in the country and a recreation program that is nearly unparalleled at any college of comparable size.

Meadville is home to… local culture & tradition.

Thurston Classic

The Thurston Classic is a hot air balloon event and race, started in Meadville’s bicentennial year of 1988. Each year, hot air balloonists from several states come to Meadville to take off from Allegheny’s sports fields, glow bright in the night, and capture the imagination of all who watch.

More Information:
Thurston Classic
Thurston Classic on Facebook





Crawford County Fair

Held every August in Meadville, the Crawford County Fair is one of the largest agricultural venues east of the Mississippi River, and possibly the oldest county fair in Pennsylvania.

More Information:
Crawford County Fair
Crawford County Fair on Facebook





Halloween Parade

The annual Meadville Halloween Parade is Pennsylvania’s largest nighttime parade. People line up hours early to watch the parade, which showcases over 120 floats from local business and groups, and kicks off at sunset.

More Information:
Meadville Halloween Parade

Meadville’s region is home to… so much more!

The Meadville area is 90 minutes north of Pittsburgh, two hours east of Cleveland and two hours southwest of Buffalo — which puts Allegheny at the center of countless nationally recognized attractions, renowned entertainment venues, professional sports teams, world-class shopping and dining options, and offers flexible travel to and from the area.

Our proximity to such vibrant cities also offers you a wealth of internship opportunities, providing opportunities for study and experience outside the classroom with a diverse network of companies and organizations across all segments of the job market.


Pittsburgh


1.5 hour drive
Driving Directions



Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)



Steelers (NFL)
Penguins (NHL)
Pirates (MLB)



Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Andy Warhol Museum

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


Cleveland


2 hour drive
Driving Directions



Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)



Cavaliers (NBA)
Browns (NFL)
Indians (MLB)



Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Playhouse Square

Cleveland Botanical Garden


Buffalo


2 hour drive
Driving Directions



Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)



Bills (NFL)
Sabres (NHL)



Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Riverworks

Larkin Square

Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum


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