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 to find regional attractions from shopping to sports! General information about the area can be also obtained through the Crawford County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at 1 (800) 332-2338.

Amusement Parks

Conneaut Lake Park
15 miles west of the Allegheny campus. It features the historic wooden roller coaster “The Blue Streak,” a water park, the Hotel Conneaut, and many rides and games.

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 web site 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.

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.

Campbells Pottery
Located 20 minutes from campus in Cambridge Springs, Pa. Features the pottery of Bill Campbell. Across the country, his porcelain is admired for its spectacular color and elegant, crisp forms.

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.