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Lake Erie for the Family

An August 2004 trip to Erie by OhlalaCharlene

Splash Lagoon Water Park Resort Photo, Erie, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: When my mother mentioned a mini-vacation to Lake Erie, I was worried, but it turned out to be just the right trip for our back-to-college nerves.

Splash Lagoon Water Park Resort

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Attraction | "Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark Resort"

Splash Lagoon Water Park Resort Photo, Erie, Pennsylvania
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I wasn't expecting to like Splash Lagoon. I'm not a strong swimmer, and an entire indoor resort devoted to it creeped me out. When I got in there and saw the thought and the general great management of the facility, I decided to give it a try. Only the Hurricane Hole emptied out into deep water, so all of the slides are kid safe. Some don't even empty into water, but end like the big body sides do. There are about 10 slides, which I will admit was not that many, but there were small lines so you were able to run around and do it again. I was amazed at the creativity in the park. Everything was skillfully planned. While I did not like being squirted by kids when trying to get to a slide, I could imagin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2004

Splash Lagoon Water Park Resort
8091 Peach Street
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
(814) 217-1111

Presque Isle State Park Photo, Erie, Pennsylvania
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Presque Isle is simply a beautiful state park located on a peninsula in Lake Erie. Lake Erie is so large it feels as if you are at the regular ocean beach. The road wraps around the peninsula with little signs pointing to the different beaches (over 10 in all). While it was too chilly to swim when we were there, it was still relaxing to lay on a blanket, play cards and enjoy the atmosphere. The beaches have lifeguards, so it is a more kid-friendly beach. There is a small lighthouse, which I believe may host tours. There are pontoon boat swamp tours as well. Interestingly, Misery Bay is grave to soldiers who fell during the Battle of Lake Erie in September of 1813. Outside of the park's gates are ca...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 15, 2004

Presque Isle State Park
Presque Isle State Park
Erie, Pennsylvania 16505
(814) 833-7424

Family First Fun Center Photo, Erie, Pennsylvania
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Family First Fun Center is an amazing sports complex. It is home to over 15 outdoor fields, a driving range, outdoor/indoor mini-golf, two rock climbing walls, go-karts, bumper boats, arcades, batting cages and more. Our family came for the mini-golf. Although my sisters are avid cheaters, we had a great time. It was cold so we were going to try the indoor course but were a bit disappointed with the small, not so challenging course. The outdoor course was like a professional mini-golf course. It had all the challenges but without the windmill. It was $6 a game per person and was well worth the money. We were there over an hour and didn't get to finish the game. The Go-Kart track and bumper boats se...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 15, 2004

Family First Fun Center
8155 Oliver Road
Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
(814) 866-5425

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OhlalaCharlene

OhlalaCharlene
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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