Meadville is… Home.

Allegheny College Meadville, PA

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

Drone flyovers courtesy of Cloud Chasers.

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.

Pampered Palate

A neighborhood cafe serving fresh baked goods, salads, and sandwiches along with specialty and fresh roasted coffees, and an array of all fruit fresh smoothies.

Mannino Italian Garden

Fine Italian cuisine, pizza, and traditional American 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.

Cup N’ Spoon

A frozen yogurt bar also serving, espresso, bubble tea, smoothies, frappes lotus, shakes & more!

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.

McClure’s Fish House & More

Fantastic fish, whole wings, burgers and great sides like homemade hushpuppies!

Firehouse Tap & Grille

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

Smoky Martins BBQ

Authentic slow-smoked bbq and handcrafted wood-fired pizzas.

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

Purple Fox Games

Purple Fox Games store specializes in board games, card games, role playing games, and miniatures gaming. They host gaming events every week!

Market House

The historic Meadville Market House is the community choice for local produce, meat, home-baked goods, and local vendors.

Tattered Corners

Tattered Corners is a full service, community minded bookstore offering both new and used books, as well as comics.

Movies at Meadville

Movie theatre featuring all of the newest movies.

Confections of a Cake Lover

Confections of a Cake Lover adds artistic flair to traditional cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other assorted pastries.


The Meadville Area Recreational Complex offers indoor and outdoor activities including swimming, ice arena and fitness center.

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

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:
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.

1.5 hour drive
Driving Directions to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

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

Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Andy Warhol Museum

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium


2 hour drive
Driving Directions to Cleveland

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

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

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Playhouse Square

Cleveland Botanical Garden


2 hour drive
Driving Directions to Buffalo

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)

Bills (NFL)
Sabres (NHL)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery


Larkin Square

Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum

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