What to do in Erie, PA

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Erie Attractions

Whether you love to hit the shops or sample local cuisine, there are so many things to do in Erie. This city boasts a range of thrilling attractions that'll keep your schedule full and you on the hop. Whatever your interests, this place has something special in store for you.

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What to do in Erie

Free Things to Do in Erie

Vacationing on a shoestring budget in Erie? Spend time instead of cash on great experiences.

Family First Sports Park - Let the kids have a good time or release your own inner child — this place is loaded with fun.

Erie County Courthouse - If you're a fan of modern architecture and design, add this attraction to your to-do list.

Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier - Whether you can distinguish your geraniums from gerberas, you'll no doubt find beauty in this magnificent display.

Things to Do in Erie with Kids

There are loads of fun activities to do with the kids in and around Erie. Keep the gang entertained with our family friendly experiences.


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Frequently asked questions

What can you do in Erie for free?
Your escape to Erie won’t cost a fortune with free things like these to keep you busy:

  • Presque Isle Downs and Casino
  • Millcreek Mall
  • Edinboro University
  • Penn State Erie

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