FREE (and almost free) Activities in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors

The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors' 5-county region offers FREE and inexpensive activities that will entertain adventurers of all ages!  Come see Pennsylvania's wild elk herd, explore great trails, and seek excitement around every bend!  We've compiled a list of fun things to do under ten bucks!

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BWP Bat Factory Tour

BWP Bat Factory Tour

Swing into the BWP Bat Factory in Brookville for a FREE tour and get your name laser engraved on your very own baseball bat, just like the pros use!

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Tionesta Fish Hatchery

Fish Hatchery

Enjoy a free tour of the Tionesta Fish Hatchery and see where muskellunge, walleye, and steelhead fingerlings are raised for stocking Pennsylvania's waters.

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Beartown Rocks

Beartown Rocks

Best kept secret in Clear Creek! House-sized boulders are scattered throughout the area with breathtaking scenic views, hiking trails, and they're great for climbing!

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Elk Country Visitor Center

Elk Viewing

Kids love the Discovery Room where they can touch antlers, hooves and fur! The 4D Theatre offers the smell of sitting around a campfire, the feeling of thunder, and the sounds of an elk bugling.

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Coolspring Power Museum

Gas Engine Museum

Over 250 engines on display and operating.  The largest collection of historically significant stationary gas engines in the country, if not the world!  Adults $6, children 12 and under - free!

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Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park

Learn about Wildlife

Explore the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park and crawl through a bear's den and other state-of-the-art galleries and exhibits including wildlife watching, camping, and a park ranger's office.

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Phil's Burrow

Phil's Burrow

The Weather Capital of the World is filled with groundhog-loving visitors all year. Come meet the world famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil!  

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Walter Dick Memorial Park

A Day at the Park

Just off Main Street in historic Brookville, a peaceful place for hiking trails and fly-fishing! Picnic pavilions with a playground and don't forget your swimsuits!

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Cook Forest Fire Tower

Perfect View

Appreciate a commanding view up to 20 miles of the Clarion River Valley in Cook Forest.  The 87' fire tower provides an unforgettable observation more than 1600 feet above.

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Straub Brewery

Beer Tour

Enjoy a free tour of the Straub Brewery in St. Marys and a sample from the Eternal Tap. The brewery is 3rd oldest in the country and last to use returnable bottles!

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Farmer's Inn

Farmer's Inn

Wildlife park includes bear, cougars, zebra, and so much more!  Also enjoy 3 miniature golf courses, driving range, full restaurant, ice cream parlor, gift shop and more!

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Sherman Memorial Lighthouse Tours

Lighthouse Tours

Experience Pennsylvania's only inland lighthouse, the Sherman Memorial Lighthouse in Tionesta.  Tours are only offered 5 times per year - $5 adults, $2 kids.

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