- The list below includes 17 free or cheap things to do in or near Erie, Pennsylvania, including 35 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Bowling, Laser Tag and Mini Golf.
- From Presque Isle State Park to Harbor View Miniature Golf, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Erie and in nearby cities within 25 miles like North East.
Paint Nite 2835 West 8th Street, Erie, PA MoreLess Info
Paint Nite invites guests to break away from a typical night out with the perfect cocktail of creativity and conversation.
Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre state park with 11 miles of beaches. Summer activities include swimming, camping, open air concerts, and using the 13.5 mile multipurpose trail, while in the winter the park is popular for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing.
Harbor View Miniature Golf is a professionally-designed 18-hole course with a scenic waterfall, waterways and landscaping. Harbor View has also installed Mischief Spinners on every hole which adds a new element of fun to the game.
The Tom Ridge Center is a 66,000 square foot facility focused on the wildlife and history of the Presque Isle area. Visitors can see local and regional plants, learn about the history of the area, and watch movies on a green large format movie screen.
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1402 State Street, Erie, PA 16501 MoreLess Info
Jr's Last Laugh Comedy Club and Restaurant has an early standup comedy act and buffet, as well as a late show that has no meal. The tables at the club glow in the dark because of the special marble that is used in them.
The ExpERIEnce Children's Museum offers slides, interactive games, and other attractions for children to enjoy. The location features a small snack room for visitors who wish to purchase small refreshments or lunch meals.
The Erie Art Museum is a diverse collection of artistic mediums celebrating an array of cultures and styles. From Asian-inspired to contemporary, soft sculptures to historic pottery, the museum caters to all tastes while supporting many veins of artistic expression.
A racetrack built in the 1960s, Eriez Speedway has modernized by refurbishing facilities including bleachers, fences and the track surface and barriers. It features super late models, crate late models, e-mods, limited late models, street stocks and challengers.