Philadelphia, PA - For the ultimate family day out, visit the Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens. This expansive zoo features more than 400 species of animals, including African black-footed penguins, white rhinoceroses, Amur tigers, and giraffes. You can ride on a train, take a carousel, or enjoy the lush landscape. More than 2,500 plant specimens are at the Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
Erie Zoo and Botanical Gardens
In addition to the zoo, you can visit local museums, such as the Experience Children's Museum, or head to Presque Isle State Park to take in the breathtaking views. If you're a fan of the arts, you'll find plenty of opportunities for relaxation and entertainment at Presque Isle State Park, home to the Erie SeaWolves baseball team. A visit to the city's numerous outdoor events and weekly street festivals make Erie a great place to visit with family.
During your visit, don't miss the Historical Society of Erie. Its impressive archival collection features 325,000 items, including historical maps, rare books, and architectural drawings. The Erie Museum also has three historic landmark properties: the Hagen History Center and the Yellow House. These are important locations for interpreting the history of Erie. You can learn more about the city's history and culture by attending special events, including live performances by world-class vocalists.