Indoor Activities

Tom Ridge Environmental Center – 301 Peninsula Dr #1, Erie, PA 16505
Phone: (814) 833-7424

Tom Ridge Environmental Center

If you’re looking for an activity that’s both fun and educational, then be sure to make a stop at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Learn more about Presque Isle’s ecosystem at the facility and/or through a guided park tour that will give you an alternative insight into our beloved state park. {...}

For more information, hours of operation, and event list, visit

Splash Lagoon – 8091 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (866) 3-SPLASH


Waldameer’s Water World isn’t the only place you and the family can get wet n’ wild on thrilling water rides. With nine water slides, Lazy River and wave pool, Splash Lagoon’s tropical atmosphere will make you feel like another day at the beach! {...}

Visit for park hours, prices, and hotel rates.

Laser Tag
Northwestern Pennsylvania’s largest Laser Tag facility is located RIGHT NEXT to Splash Lagoon! With a 3,000 sq. ft. game area, you can experience all of the fun of a game of tag with a twist!

Visit or call (814) 864-9463 for more information. Walk-ins welcome!

expERIEnce Children’s Museum – 420 French St. Erie PA 16507
Phone: (814) 453-3743

expERIEnce Children’s Museum

Experience 3 floors of interactive fun for children of all ages. Create, explore, imagine and play.

Visit for hours of operation and more information.

U.S. Brig Niagara/Erie Maritime Museum – 150 East Front St. Erie PA 16507
Phone: (814) 452-2744

The official flagship of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Niagara is an educational resource for many and conducts interactive tours, when it’s in port. Step back into history of the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie. {...}

Visit for details and hours of operation.

Tinseltown – Peach Street Square, 1910 Rotunda Dr, Erie, PA 16509
Phone: (814)866-3390

Watch your favorite celebrities on the big screen with state of the art sound system and picture quality at Tinseltown USA! {...}

Visit and type 16509 for a full list of movies and playtimes.

Millcreek Mall – 5800 Peach Street, Erie, PA 16565

Millcreek Mall Erie, PA

Conveniently located 3 ½ miles SW of downtown Erie off of I-79, the Millcreek Mall holds a wide variety of stores and restaurants within its walls as well as on the outskirts of the facility and all along the upper Peach Street. Shop ‘til you drop and enjoy the luxury of having NO sales tax on shoes and clothing! {...}

Visit for store hours and directory.

Additional indoor recreational activities

Additional indoor recreational activities around Erie during your stay at Swanson’s cottages include:

Erie Art Museum

Erie County History Center


Presque Isle Downs and Casino

Farm markets