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ERIE

July 19 & 20, 2013
Located in northwestern Pennsylvania, ERIE is named for the Lake and the native American tribe that once resided along its southern shore.
Millions visit Erie for recreation at Presque Isle State Park and for the Casino and horse racetrack.
We visited Erie to attend my Nephew's wedding which was held at the beautiful Warner Theater and reception at the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel.
It was a 4 1/2 hour drive from our home, passing through Detroit, Michigan, Toledo and Cleveland Ohio. Erie lies directly between Cleveland and Buffalo, New York.
I really liked Erie and it was very easy to get around. Its bay front and beach areas are very nice. While we were there, a HUGE motorcycle rally was going on - "Roar on the Shore". Literally thousands of motorcycles could be seen throughout the city, esp. in downtown on State Street, which was partially closed off to traffic to accommodate the bikers.

BICENTENNIAL TOWER

Located at the foot of State Street, on Erie's beautiful Bayfront at Dobbins Landing is the 187 foot BICENTENNIAL TOWER, built to commemorate the 1995 celebration of Erie's 200th birthday.
The tower is a popular gathering spot for residents and tourists alike. Two observation decks are attainable by elevator and give panoramic views of Presque Isle and its Bay, to the north and Erie's historic downtown, to the south.

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  • Pros:Lots of history here.
  • Last visit to Erie: Jul 2013
  • Intro Updated Jul 23, 2013
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    Nice place for a wedding. It seems to me I used to go through Erie on the train between New York and Chicago, but that was usually in the middle of the night so I never saw much.

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jul 31, 2013 at 3:54 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Don. Erie was a pleasant surprise.

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