Mercer / Grove City KOA Attractions

Local Area Attractions Near Mercer / Grove City KOA

Nestled in western Pennsylvania, midway between Pittsburgh and Erie, lies Mercer County. Located in a region of small towns and rolling farmland, there is no shortage of adventures to entertain and occupy the whole family.
Let Mercer/Grove City KOA be your base camp while you explore all of the delightful places and recreation options this area has to offer.

Grove City Premium Outlets - 6 Minutes
Grove City Premium Outlets - 6 Minutes

Grove City Premium Outlets is western Pennsylvania's premiere shopping destination with over 120 brand name stores including Coach, aerie, J. Crew, The North Face, Columbia, Gap, Nike, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley and White House Black Market. The open air mall is located just off I-79, 3 miles south of the campground. Save 25-65% off everyday retail and enjoy the savings offered by Pennsylvania's tax-free status on most clothing and shoes.

1911 Leesburg Grove City Road

Grove City, PA 16127

724-748-4770

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Wendell August Forge - 6 Minutes
Wendell August Forge - 6 Minutes

One of the very few remaining forges in the country that continues to produce forged aluminum, pewter, bronze, and sterling silver articles entirely by hand, using no production machinery. Tour the forge and watch master craftspeople at work. Located 1/2 mile west of Grove City Premium Outlets. Open 7 days a week.

2074 Leesburg-Grove City

Mercer, PA 16137

724-748-9501

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Keystone Safari - 8 Minutes
Keystone Safari - 8 Minutes

143 acre interactive animal and adventure park located  less than two miles off of I-79. Guests of all ages will be delighted by a visit to this unique park that has been years in the making.
 Receive 25% off admission when you show your KOA receipt! Valid only during your stay with us.

2284 Mercer Butler Pike

Grove City, PA 16127

724-748-6777

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Volant Village Shops - 15 Minutes
Volant Village Shops - 15 Minutes

Volant is a unique village of quaint shops and restaurants located on Route 208 only 10 minutes from I-79 and I-80. Enjoy shopping on an old-fashioned main street nestled in the rolling hills of scenic western Pennsylvania Amish country. Open 361 days a year (closed New years day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). Shopping hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. http://www.volantshops.com/

550 Main St

Volant, PA 16156

Amish Peddler - 6 Minutes
Amish Peddler - 6 Minutes

The Amish Peddler specializes in fine furniture and accessories made by Amish craftsmen using northern red oak, cherry, maple, hickory, walnut or quarter sawn white oak wood. Along with the finest quality craftsmen and wood, the Amish Peddler does customizing allowing the customer to choose from many options including size, shape, stain, and hardware. Also outdoor furniture made with recycled plastic. You can see some of it on our patio sites.

2074 Leesburg Grove City Road

Mercer, PA 16137

724-946-8034

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Mercer County Historical Society Museum- 6 Minutes
Mercer County Historical Society Museum- 6 Minutes

Open Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.

119 South Pitt Street

Mercer, PA 16137

724-662-3490

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Mercer Courthouse Square - 6 Minutes
Mercer Courthouse Square - 6 Minutes

Mercer Borough is a 200-year-old, small-town community. While strolling the town square, visitors can enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream soda, an in-store Lionel train display reminiscent of childhood days, several antique shops, a quilt shop and a bakery. Enjoy country shopping and Victorian styles around Mercer's Courthouse Square.

Mercer County Courthouse

Mercer, PA 16137

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Michael's Mercer Raceway - 8 Minutes
Michael's Mercer Raceway - 8 Minutes

Mercer Raceway Park is a 3/8-mile dirt track located just off Route 19 on Fairground Road in Mercer, Pa. Dirt track racing and quality family entertainment are presented Saturdays from late March through late September. Special events occur throughout the season.
Race Day:=18px  Saturday night racing starts at 7 p.m. from late March through September.  Special events may have different days and starting times. =18pxPits open at 4 p.m. Gates open at 5.

555 Fairground Rd.

Mercer, PA 16137

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Leesburg Falls - 10 Minutes
Leesburg Falls - 10 Minutes

Also known as Springfield Falls. An easy to visit scenic waterfall. A small portion of the ruins of the first Iron Furnace in Mercer County are visible across the stream.
Take a short detour on your way to Volant or New Wilmington to check it out.

Falls Rd.

Mercer, PA 16137

Coolspring Corn Maze - 10 Minutes
Coolspring Corn Maze - 10 Minutes

Open weekends mid-September to early November. Activities include The Corn Maze, Indoor Hay Maze, The Hayride, Pedal Tractor Racetrack, Two 40' Mountain Slides, 40' Jump Pad, Tight Ropes, and The Barnyard Boardgame.

537 Franklin Rd

Mercer, PA 16137

724-699-3221

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Grove City Area Historical Society Museum - 11 Minutes
Grove City Area Historical Society Museum - 11 Minutes

Located in the former Traveler's Hotel.  Features displays of Grove City's past and a Genealogy Library. Open Tues. - Sat. from 12 - 3 pm from April 16th thru December 9th.

111 College Ave

Grove City, PA 16127

724-458-1798

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Guthrie Theatre - 12 Minutes
Guthrie Theatre - 12 Minutes

Old fashioned single screen movie theater built in 1926. Today it shows 1st run movies and independent films. Check the website for schedule.

232 S. Broad St.,

Grove City, PA 16127

724-458-9420

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New Wilmington - 20 Minutes
New Wilmington - 20 Minutes

Almost 2,000 Old-Order Amish people make their home in the farms surrounding the village of New Wilmington. Buggies and cars co-mingle on the roads.
A number of interesting specialty shops are located in town. Whiting Meats, an old fashioned butcher shop that makes out of this world bacon. Gilliland's Market, a great little grocery store with a friendly staff. The Cheese House, notable not just for the cheese but also a large selection of gluten-free foods. The Silk Road Fair Trade Market carries extraordinary handcrafted gifts from around the world. The Fractured Grape is a medical themed wine bar that donates part of their proceeds to curing disease. Amish Oak Showcase offers handcrafted Amish made furniture. All are worth a visit, and if your tummy starts to grumble, The Tavern on the Square serves lunch and dinner in an historic old house. Hitching your horse and parking are both free here.

108 N Market St

New Wilmington, PA 16142

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McConnells Mill State Park - 20 Minutes
McConnells Mill State Park - 20 Minutes

McConnells Mill State Park, in Lawrence County, encompasses 2,546 acres of the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge, which is a National Natural Landmark. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steep sides while the valley floor is littered with huge boulders. Scenic overlooks and waterfalls are popular natural attractions.Visitors can tour a gristmill and covered bridge built in the 1800s. The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset..

2697 McConnells Mill Road

Portersville, PA 16051

724-368-8811

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Harlansburg Station Museum of Transportation - 20 Minutes
Harlansburg Station Museum of Transportation - 20 Minutes

One man's private collection of planes, trains and automobiles has become an unusual and really interesting museum. Days and hours of operation vary by season.

424 Old Route 19

New Castle, PA 16101

724-652-9002

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Moraine State Park and Lake Arthur - 25 Minutes
Moraine State Park and Lake Arthur - 25 Minutes

Each year over a million people visit Moraine's 16,725 acres. Hiking and biking trails, swimming beaches, fishing, boat rentals, bike rentals, boat tours, wildlife watching - everything a great state park can offer.
Lake Arthur provides over forty-two miles of scenic shoreline. Open daily from sunrise to sunset.

225 Pleasant Valley Road

Portersville, PA 16051

724-368-8811

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Living Treasures Wild Animal Park  - 25 Minutes
Living Treasures Wild Animal Park - 25 Minutes

Over 400 animals of 70 different species. You can feed a giraffe, ride a camel or bottle feed a baby animal. A real Zoo for all ages. Open daily 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

268 Fox Rd.

New Castle, PA 16101

724-924-9571

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Apple Castle - 25 Minutes
Apple Castle - 25 Minutes

A sixth generation family farm located just outside New Wilmington. In their market you will find locally grown seasonal produce, honey, jams and much more. Mouthwatering homemade doughnuts too. Open 6 days a week year round. Pick your own apples on Saturdays from 10 am-3 pm  September 8 - October 20

277 State Route 18

New Wilmington, PA 16142

724-652-3221

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Tara - A Country Inn -  25 Minutes
Tara - A Country Inn - 25 Minutes

Less than 1/2 an hour from the campground lies a piece of the antebellum south. Inspired by the movie "Gone with the Wind", Tara - A Country Inn offers fine dining, and probably the best Sunday Brunch in the region.
Built in 1854, the inn has been lovingly restored and is filled with an incredible amount of Civil War and movie memorabilia. Reservations are required for both dining and guided group tours.

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2844 Lake Road

Clark, PA 16113

724-962-3535

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Sharon, Pennsylvania -25 Minutes
Sharon, Pennsylvania -25 Minutes

Home of the original Quaker Steak and Lube, Reyer's Shoe Store and Daffin's Candies Chocolate Kingdom.

Downtown

Sharon, PA 16146

800-637-2370

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Big Dog Racing and Hobby -25 Minutes
Big Dog Racing and Hobby -25 Minutes

Big Dog RC is a hobby shop with 3 indoor race tracks.  Weekly racing, spectators free!  Rental cars available.

428 Stoneboro Lateral Rd

Stoneboro, PA 16153

724-376-2379

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World's Coolest Toy Store -30 Minutes
World's Coolest Toy Store -30 Minutes

The store with the giraffe is gone. But have no fear - Playthings Etc. is still here! Located halfway between Slippery Rock and Butler is a building shaped like a Stealth Bomber. Inside you will find a unique selection of toys of all kinds, from toddler toys to rockets.
If you're a kid, or just want to feel like a kid again, this is a store where play is encouraged. Open 10-8 Monday through Friday, closed Sundays.

2483 William Flynn Hwy

Butler, PA 16001

724-285-7520

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Wilhelm Winery -  30 Minutes
Wilhelm Winery - 30 Minutes

A local winery located about 22 miles north in Hadley, PA.  Sample their wines and check out the Antique Winemaking Museum. Free live entertainment most weekends.
Tues-Sun 11 am-6 pm

590 Georgetown Road

Hadley, PA 16130

724-253-3700

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Maurice K. Goddard State Park- 30 Minutes
Maurice K. Goddard State Park- 30 Minutes

Mercer County boasts a 2,800 - acre wonder — the lake, wetlands, fields and forests of Maurice K. Goddard State Park.

684 Lake Wilhelm Road

Sandy Lake, PA 16145

724-253-4833

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Starlight Drive-In Theatre - 35 Minutes
Starlight Drive-In Theatre - 35 Minutes

Starlight Drive-In is open seasonally, April –October, weekends only in spring & fall and 7 nights in peak-season, Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Double features every night. Concession stand, video/pinball arcade, mini golf course, special feature nights and events.

1985 North Main Street Extension

Butler, PA 16001

724-285-7520

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The Living Dead Museum & Giftshop - 35 Minutes
The Living Dead Museum & Giftshop - 35 Minutes

A celebration of Zombies in Pop-Culture. Located in the town center of Evans City, PA, location of the original film, George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead , the themed attraction takes fans through a visual history of zombies in cinema and pop-culture. Displays of props and memorabilia are woven into a presentation featuring interactive experiences, and zombie gift shopping. A great little place for Zombie fans. Open afternoons except Mon. and Tues.

121 E Main St

The Living Dead Museum & Giftshop, PA 16033

878-302-1584

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Pymatuning Deer Park - 40 Minutes
Pymatuning Deer Park - 40 Minutes

Located at the southern-most point of Pymatuning Lake. Animals from all over the world, large shaded picnic area and snack bar, gift shop with something for everyone, pony rides, petting zoo, train rides, and more. Open every day Memorial Day through Labor Day Monday and weekends only in September. Closed October through April.

804 East Jamestown Rd.

Jamestown, PA 16134

724-932-3200

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Glass Blowing Center - 45 Minutes
Glass Blowing Center - 45 Minutes

Glass blowing school and gift shop. Experience flame working demonstrations in their in-store workshop.
Open 10 am - 6 pm. Closed Wednesdays.

114 Leonard Road

Hilliards, PA 16040

724-791-2100

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Pymatuning Reservoir Spillway - 50 Minutes
Pymatuning Reservoir Spillway - 50 Minutes

"Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish." A spectacle that must be seen to be believed. Kids love it. Take bread.

12318 Hartstown Rd.

Linesville, PA 16424

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Conneaut Lake Park - 50 Minutes
Conneaut Lake Park - 50 Minutes

A small amusement park on the shore of Conneaut Lake. During the summer months they have a variety,of rides and games, including an old wooden rollercoaster The Blue Streak.  It is the 17th oldest wooden roller coaster in the United States, and it is one of two shallow coasters designed by Ed Vettel and still operating. The Blue Streak at Conneaut Lake Park first opened in 1938.

12382 Center Street

Conneaut Lake, PA 16316

814-382-5115

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Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad - 1 Hour
Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad - 1 Hour

Ride the rails on a 3 hour round trip  through the beautiful NW Pennsylvania countryside along the Oil Creek river and learn the fascinating history of the birthplace of the oil industry.

409 S Perry St

Titusville, PA 16354

814-676-1733

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Pittsburgh - 1 Hour
Pittsburgh - 1 Hour

See for yourself why the city is on many people's "Top 20 List'. Some highlights, in no particular order, are The Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium, The Strip District, The Duquesne and Monongahela Inclines, The Andy Warhol Museum, Heinz History Center, Duck Tours, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Kennywood Park, Point State Park and The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Definitely more than yinz can do in a day - or even a week.

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More Local Area Information
More Local Area Information

For more to see and do in our area, check out:
https://www.visitmercercountypa.com/
and
http://visitlawrencecounty.com/

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