Erie Pennsylvania

Every body has a home town.

That one place that brings back memories.

That place where you grew up.

That place where you live now.

That place you may have never left.




That place for me is Erie P.A. it’s also the location of the That Was Exciting office and the starting point for all these great adventures.

This Page will tell you a little bit about Erie P.A.  It’s history, climate, population, fun facts, current blogs and stories and so much more. This will also be the parent page for Exciting Erie Events so if you are in the area or wanting to come check out what’s happening in Erie P.A. your starting in the right place.

Erie is located in northwestern Pennsylvania. Named for the lake on which it sits and the native american tribe that resided along its shores. Ranked as the state’s fourth-largest city we have a population of around 102,000. The Metropolitan Area consists of approximately 280,000 residents and an Urbanized Area population of approximately 195,000.

Talk about a great location!! We are right in between Buffalo N.Y., Cleveland O.H., and Pittsburgh P.A. Just jump into your car and in about 2 hours you can be on an adventure in any one of these great cities. If your looking for even more excitement we are only a days drive away from most of the other large cities on the east coast. But don’t go any where yet! There is plenty to do right here around town. Millions visit Erie for recreation and entertainment.  On the list of top attractions is Presque Isle State Park not to be confused with  Presque Isle Downs and Casino a horse racing track and entertainment complex named after the state park.

Other popular attractions include:

There is so much to do if you just look around and take the time to search. There are lots of great little restaurants, a ton of area golf courses, lots of spots to hunt and fish, boating, other water sports and quite a few bars and clubs.

Erie has also become known as the “flagship city” during the war of 1812 Oliver hazard Perry strategically used the bay area as his home port. The US brig Niagara is the reason for this title and served as the relief “flagship” for Perry during the Battle of Lake Erie. A replica of the US brig Niagara was reconstructed in 1988.

Fun Fact: The replica was reconstructed with some timbers that were actually salvaged from the original vessel. If the flagship Niagara is not out touring the Great Lakes it can be found next to the Maritime Museum and is available for tours.

This is also a great place to be if you enjoy sports. With several semi professional teams and four large colleges almost every night of the week you can find some kind a game or match going on. One of the advantages to Erie sports is the affordable pricing. You can take your whole group out to the arena or ball field for the cost of just one ticket in other locations.

With so much to see and do Erie is one exciting place. I really look forward to sharing more about my hometown. I will  do a break down on different locations and points of interest with detailed posts and pages. If you have any questions about Erie, what to do around Erie, or if you’re looking for a personal tour guide to help you find some adventures around town, just shoot me a message.


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