Regional Attractions

Allegheny is located in beautiful northwestern Pennsylvania. While you’re here, why not take advantage of some of the area’s resources? The following links will help you find regional attractions, from shopping to sports! General information about the area can also be obtained through the Crawford County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at 1-800-332-2338.

Amusement Parks

  • Waldameer Park and Water World
    In Erie, Pa., approximately 35 miles north of the Allegheny campus. This family-fun complex combines a beautiful amusement park with one of the greatest water parks in the entire country. Offers more than 75 rides, slides, and attractions.


  • Memory Lane Antiques and Collectibles
    211 Grant Street
    Saegertown, PA 16433
    (814) 763-4916
  • Troyer’s Antiques
    15420 Baldwin St. Ext.
    Meadville, PA 16335
    (814) 724-4036
    Located approx. 2 mi. from campus.

The Arts

  • The Academy Theatre
    Just a few blocks from campus in downtown Meadville. For a schedule of shows and ticket information, call (814) 337-8000.
  • Erie Art Museum
    35 miles north of campus. Explore their website or call (814) 452-1744 to learn more about current exhibits .
  • Erie Playhouse
    35 miles north of campus.

Historical Sites

  • Baldwin-Reynolds House Museum
    Just a few blocks from campus; operated by the Crawford County Historical Society. Open Wednesday through Sunday starting at noon. Guided tours are available every hour, with the last tour beginning at 3:30 p.m.
    Phone (814) 333-9882.
  • Meadville Market House
    Built in 1870, Meadville’s Market House has provided a location for farmers to sell their fresh produce for more than 100 years. Located in downtown Meadville.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Allegheny National Forest
    More than 500,000 acres within one hour of campus. Camping, biking, canoeing/kayaking, hiking, fishing and lots of other cool stuff!
  • Erie National Wildlife Refuge
    Seven miles from the Allegheny campus. The preserve, which features a nature center, is a great place for hiking and bird watching. Call (814) 789-3585.
  • Ernst Bike Trail/French Creek Rails-to-Trails
    Access to the trail is just three miles from campus on Mercer Pike. The trail is easy to moderate (few hills), and it has great views of the French Creek waterway.
  • Woodcock Lake and Recreation Area
    6 miles north of campus. With more than 300 acres, this is a great place to take a picnic lunch or traverse a nature trail. Campsites are also available in adjacent Colonel Crawford Park.
  • Nature Tourism in Pennsylvania
    This web site is a comprehensive resource that describes various nature and outdoor-based tourist opportunities in Pennsylvania.
  • Golf
    There are dozens of local golf courses in the area. Favorites include Hailwood, Riverside, Venango, Whispering Pines and Oakland Beach. Reasonable rates.
  • Presque Isle Peninsula State Park
    Approximately 35 miles north of campus. There are seven miles of beaches on Lake Erie, an 11-mile paved walking/biking/skating trail, and boating on the bay.
  • Pymatuning Lake State Park and Dam
    20 miles west of campus. Fishing, boating, and camping are popular summer activities at this site that straddles the Pennsylvania and Ohio border.
  • Niagara Falls
    Two and one-half hours north of campus.


In addition to the following stores, Meadville features a variety of gift shops in its downtown district, as well as shopping centers on the outskirts of town.

  • Experience Meadville
    Downtown Meadville is home to many wonderful and unique local shopping and dining experiences.  The Meadville Independent Business Alliance invites you to shop local and Experience Meadville.
  • Meadville Market House
    Just a few blocks from campus, this building has been a Meadville landmark since 1870. Fresh produce and local crafts are featured.
  • Millcreek Mall
    Located 30 miles north of campus. Many restaurants can be found in and around the mall, including Outback Steakhouse, Max & Erma’s, Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Red River Roadhouse, Fox and Hound, Smokey Bones BBQ, Coldstone Creamery, Aoyama Japanese Steak House and more.
  • Premium Outlets
    Located 30 minutes south of campus in Grove City, Pa. With more than 140 stores, Premium Outlets of Grove City is one of the largest outlet centers in the U.S. Nestled in the countryside like a village, its architecture suggests an elegant, rural main street and creates a pleasant shopping environment.
  • Shops at Volant
    Forty minutes south of campus, on Route 208 (10 minutes from I-79 and I-80). Unique shopping in Amish Country.
  • Wendell August
    The Wendell August flagship store, located 40 minutes south of Allegheny College in Grove City (Route 208, 1/2 mile west of the outlet mall), their unique line of Christmas ornaments and plates, wedding gifts, baby gifts, military gifts, serving pieces, home and desk accessories, and jewelry are beautifully showcased.