Area Attractions

Splash Lagoon

Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park, Erie, PA, Near Presque Isle State Park

 Listed as one of America's Top Indoor Water Parks, Splash Lagoon allows guests to swirl down nine water slides, climb the Tree Tops Ropes Course, relax in the Lazy River, ride the waves in the largest wave pool in the Eastern United States, spin in the new Aqua Tumbler and play in the Treasure Island Arcade & Lazer Tag!  Click the button below for Discounted Day Pass Tickets.  Use SparrowPond for the store name.

Vertical Jump Park

Vertical Jump Park, Trampoline Courts, Erie, PA,  Close to Presque Isle State Park

 Whether you’re planning your next party or looking for a night of straight up fun, Vertical Jump Park is the place to be!  Our multiple trampoline courts are packed with games designed to take you to the edge, but we go to the next level with killer lighting and an amazing sound system!  Jump out of boring and into awesome by visiting Vertical Jump Park today! 

Erie Zoo

Erie Zoo, Erie, PA, Animals, Tiger, Botanical Garden, Near Presque Isle State Park

 The Erie Zoo is home to over 400 animals, representing more than 100 species, from around the world. Winding walkways take visitors through the beautifully landscaped grounds which feature 2500 specimens from 600 species of plants. In fact, the zoo has expanded its name to include the Zoological Park and Botanical Garden of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The zoo also features a family-friendly carousel and train ride. 

Escape Game Erie

Escape Room Game, Erie, PA Team Work, Near Presque Isle State Park

 For a short time, you will immerse yourself in a fictional scenario where the outcome is anything but certain. However, unlike being the passive observer at a movie or play, you are the center of attention. Will you find your inner hero and help lead your team through the locked door to safety? Or will you succumb to the pressure and leave yourself and company trapped behind that very door forever?  

Check Out the local Legend of Axe Murder Hollow.  The legends of the farmer turned axe murderer are well known in these parts and there is a cabin ahead with a dim lantern glowing through the pitch black hollow. Your one hope is to get inside, locate the gas can and find a way out... but will the farmer who haunts these woods find you first? Escape the Brig Niagara. There is lore about Elliott leaving a CRYPTIC escape path from the captain's quarters but can you uncover it and escape to warn Perry...in time? 

Waldameer Amusement Park & Water World

Waldameer Amusement Park & Water World, Erie, PA, Near Presque Isle State Park

 You’ll find thrilling rides and family classics, plus some awesome rides for the little ones! Then there’s Water World, a whole water park full of wet n’ wild fun for everyone. As the nation's 10th oldest amusement park, Waldameer & Water World's history of making family summer memories will ensure a day filled with fun and excitement. 

Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park, Sunset, Music Series, Beach, Erie, PA

  Presque Isle State Park, including the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. As Pennsylvania’s only “seashore,” Presque Isle offers its visitors a beautiful coastline and many recreational activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling and in-line skating. A National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle is a favorite spot for migrating birds. Because of the many unique habitats, Presque Isle contains a greater number of the state’s endangered, threatened and rare species than any other area of comparable size in Pennsylvania. 

​​​​Scallywags Pirate Adventure Family Fun Cruise

Scallywags Pirate Adventure Family Fun Cruise, Erie, PA, Near Presque Isle State Park

Every child gets sworn in as an official pirate and goes home with their own share of the treasure! Parents and adults can also enjoy a fully stocked bar and the beautiful sites and scenery of Presque Isle Bay. 

Wobbly Pirate Booze Cruise

Wobbly Pirate Booze Cruise, 21+, DJ, Dance near Erie, PA, Presque Isle State Park,

 Climb aboard for a one-of-a-kind happy hour experience! Enjoy a fully stocked bar, D.J., entertainment, *pirate costume contests and more. Come drink and dance the night away on the bay!  21+ Only. 

JR's Last Laugh Comedy Club

JR's Last Laugh Comedy Club & Restaurant, Erie, PA

 Laugh with some of the greatest comics on the circuit today. Make it a night of dinner, drinks and laughs. 

ExpERIEnce Children's Museum

ExpERIEnce Children's Museum, Erie, PA, Near Presque Isle State Park, Children, Creativity

 The expERIEnce Children’s Museum is a place that has been inspiring creativity and imagination in children for twenty years. The museum is a non-profit organization located in the historic cultural district of downtown Erie whose entire mission is to engage children and families in a fun and educational experience and is committed to educating children across a broad range of topics including math, science, art, culture, literacy and health. 

Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Live Horse Racing, Slots, Tables, Poker, Restaurants, Erie, PA

Place your bet on some of the most exciting games you’ll find.  With over 1,600 slots, 33 action packed tables, poker, live thoroughbred racing and year round simulcast action, you’ll find plenty of gaming action.  Find comfort in our High Limit Room or visit our Non-Smoking section.

 With four restaurants to choose from, we’ve got something to suit every palate.  From quick bites at our InCafe, Burgers or Ribs from Churchill’s Bourbon & Brew, a sample of everything from our weekend Buffet, or a Prime Steak from LBV, we are your Best Bet for Dining in Erie!  

Erie Seawolves/UPMC Park

Erie Seawolves, UPMC Park, Baseball, PA, Near Presque Isle State Park, Picnic Area, Home Plate

 The Erie SeaWolves are the Double-A affiliate of the American League’s Detroit Tigers. The stadium at historic Jerry Uht Park features six luxury suites, a picnic area, three main concession stands, and a raised upper deck of seats along the first base side. But perhaps the most unique feature of the park includes a “short porch” in left field where numerous home runs are belted over the fence just 312 feet away from home plate.