Visit one or more of the Pittsburgh things to do and Pittsburgh attractions on a vacation to the southwestern region of the state and Lake Erie. We visit this area of PA several times a year, and there’s always new attractions we discover.
Enjoy walking outdoors on a nature trail or sight see at historic houses or a town. This is one of our favorite activities. There’s some really beautiful trails in PA.
There is a lot to see and do here so plan to spend several days taking it all in.
You’ll love the shops, the attractions, the lakes and rivers that make this area a very popular tourist attraction.
Get out and about, and take in all the history and charm the area has to offer.
David Bradford House
175 S Main Street
Washington PA 15301
Open May to October, Wed-Sat 11 AM-5 PM
David Bradford was a business man and deputy attorney general.
This is an 18th century house with period architecture, furnishings and the flowers and plants in the garden.
Events are scheduled throughout the year.
Washington PA Hotels
49 East Maiden St
Washington PA 15301
Open all year, Tuesday-Friday 11 AM-4 PM
National Historic Landmark of the Underground Railroad
Stone house of Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne. He founded LeMoyne Owen College in Memphis, TN and started a free public library.
Historic Hanna’s Town
Wed-Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM Memorial Day to Labor Day
May up until Memorial Day, day after Labor day to end of October Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM
Was the 1st county seat and named after its founder Robert Hanna in the 1770s and Revolutionary War period. Reconstructions located here include a courthouse, log homes, fort and wagon shed.
Lincoln Highway Heritage
215 E Main Street
Ligonier PA 15658
Ligonier PA Hotels
Roadside museum only in place for 10 years
Powdermill Nature Reserve
1847 Rte 381
Rector PA 15677
April 1-Nov 15 Tues-Sat 9 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday 12-4:30 PM
Nov 16 through March Wed-Sat 9 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday 12-4:30 PM
- Nature trails
War Memorial Plaza
Located by the County Courthouse and Jimmy Stewart Museum
Enjoy the attractions in the area on a fun getaway!
Lake Erie Region
Stop by one of the tourist attractions in Pennsylvania located in the Lake Erie region on a vacation.
Visit a refuge for animals, take a train ride, enjoy chocolates and more!
This area is best known for the shores of Lake Erie. Catch a beautiful sunset over the water.
The lake has a sand beach, and you’ll want to catch a glimpse of the lighthouse there.
This is a nice area for beach vacations if you can’t make it to the ocean.
Both kids and adults will enjoy a kingdom full of chocolate!
Pick a few boxes to take home as a momento of your vacation to Pennsylvania.
Crawford County PA
Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad
June-October weekends with occasional weekdays.
Enjoy a train ride throughout the Oil Creek Valley!
There are special events and excursions scheduled throughout the year including around Christmas and Easter.
Take a ride over one of the holidays for an even more special experience.
Titusville PA Hotels
Erie County PA
Erie Land Lighthouse
Erie PA Hotels
Erie National Wildlife Refuge
11296 Wood Duck Lane
Guys Mills PA 16327
A nice area for both kids and adults alike. Animals lovers will want to stop by here.
- Events throughout the year
- Nature trails
- Bird observation area in Visitor Center
Mercer County PA
Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom
496 East State St
724-342-2892 or 877-323-3465
Mon-Sat 9 AM-9 PM, Sundays 11 AM-5 PM
Enjoy chocolate samples and large chocolate sculptures including animals and a village.
Great for all members of the family.
The Avenue of Flags
Hillcrest Memorial Park
2619 East State St
Hermitage PA 16148
Hermitage PA Hotels
Open all year.
There are 444 flags representing the American hostages held captive in Iran from 1979 to 1981. There is also a chapel, fountain and pond.
Have fun visiting the Erie region attractions!