Meadville Travel Guide

  • Stainbrook Park / Woodcock Lake / Woodcock Creek
    Stainbrook Park / Woodcock Lake /...
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  • Stainbrook Park / Woodcock Lake / Woodcock Creek
    Stainbrook Park / Woodcock Lake /...
    by Princess_Emily
  • Stainbrook Park / Woodcock Lake / Woodcock Creek
    Stainbrook Park / Woodcock Lake /...
    by Princess_Emily

Meadville Things to Do

  • Stainbrook Park

    A pleasant little park at the base of the dam that creates Woodcock Lake.There's pleanty of free parking on both sides of Woodcock Lake Creek.The Creek is stocked with Trout each year and I have caught Bluegill and Perch while fly fishing there.

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  • Hot Air Balloons

    Every summer, usually sometime in June, Meadville hosts a spectacular hot air balloon show. Visitors sit out on a hill to watch all of the hot air balloons fill up and take off. There are food vendors, for those who get hungry. This event is always makes for a fun evening, and it's definitely something that most people don't get a chance to see...

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  • LOOK AROUND, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE!

    Here are a few photos taken as we drove through town in June of 2010.CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE ALL OF THEM.

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Meadville Restaurants

  • Awesome atmosphere, good looking...

    Great food, great atmosphere! Music themed restaurant/bar. This place gives u a feel of the music history in Meadville. It has pictures on the walls of musicians that have visited or grew up in Meadville. Theres old music instruments hanging on the walls. Decent bar also. Ive only eaten a few dishes here. Dont have a fav. But that have All kinds...

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  • Great food!

    Great food, Romantic atmosphere, seats are somewhat uncomfortable tho. But other than that its One of the best italian restaurants in town. Reminds me of a New York style Diner. Stuffed Crab!! mmm delicious. Probally the only restaurant in town that you can get this dish.

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  • A Family Restaurant

    Applebees is a nice sit-down restaurant with a lot to choose from. The sides are quite large, and the meals include Mexican food, traditional American dishes, spicy foods, and Asian-inspired meals. Many of the dishes are unique and fun to try, but they also offer meals that are safe, for those who are not so outgoing and for children. They offer...

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  • Ice cream

    If you have a sweet tooth and dont know how to stop your craving go to hanks and try out all the many flavours of ice cream they have to offer....... oh, I cant get enough and really regret every time that I cant take any of this back home to Germany Absolutely and 100% Penut Butter...... if I plan a visit to my in-laws after Hanks is closed I...

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  • Artsy addition to downtown

    Excellent coffee, excellent food. Most of the sandwiches come wrapped like a bouquet of flowers with a variety of regular potato chips and vegetarian "terra chips" pouring from the top of the bouquet.I think they're only open for lunch. Worth stopping, even if you're driving through on I-79 and have to wend your way through "town" to get there.Sit...

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  • Delightful light lunches

    Small, casual deli/coffeehouse type atmosphere in an old converted car repair shop. (Back when repair shops used to have two stalls and a couple of gas pumps outside.)Within walking distance of Allegheny College, which makes it an ideal meeting place for students, faculty, staff and parents on visit days.The restaurant is run by a bona fide chef,...

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  • Best Ice Cream In Town!

    This is an excellent place to get ice cream! Different flavors of custard and sherbet offered according to the day of the week. Alos has a great selecion of milkshakes, sundaes, and other ice cream treats as well! It is locally owned and operated. Only open in the early spring - around Labor Day. Fun fact: They have a check list of all of the...

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  • Foot Longs!

    Great place to grab a bite to eat in the spring and summer time! Excellent foot long hot dogs with a variety of toppings! Also offers French fries, sloppy joes, potato chips, and frozen candy bars. Outdoor dining at picnic tables. Locally owneed and operated. Open early spring-late summer. Foot long with sloppy joe and chesse!

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  • Kafferlin's

    A quaint establishment featuring a Big Tony approved beer selection. Good food at a decent value. The Brew city fries are superb! Unfortunately, the place recently came under new ownership. I've felt slighted on numerous occasions. In other words, the service has gone down the crapper. Recent example: we had a big group, sat down, and ordered our...

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  • Cracker Barrel

    It's the same as every other Cracker Barrel. It has the fine over-priced general store and a 'rustic' feel. The real upside is you can play checkers or the golf tee mind game while you wait for your dinner. I like just about everything here.

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  • Chains! Burger King x 2,...

    Chains! Burger King x 2, McDonald's x 2, Arby's, Wendy's, Long John Silver's, KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Little Caesar's, Domino's, Subway, Dairy Queen (with Brazier!), Ponderosa.... Hey it's all pretty cheap

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  • Pete's Hot Dog's

    A dirt-cheap mom and pop fast food joint with all the conveniences of a national chain. Oh, and the food's a lot better. I recently had a Super Dog and a Large Fry for $3.36. Delicious grilled hot dogs and fries

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Meadville Transportation

  • Getting to Meadville

    Meadville is located on Route 322.If you're on I-79, you can take Exit 147-a to get to Meadville.I'd provide more information, but it is unnecessary to give elaborate directions, because Meadville is located on and near main roads/highways!

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  • Driving a vehicle is...

    Driving a vehicle is suggested, but walking or cycling is acceptable. If you're feeling lucky, you could hop a puddle-jumper to our deluxe airport or hop a freight train bound for the Ville.Once you're downtown everything is a fairly easy walk. We have busses, but I don't know why.

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Meadville Warnings and Dangers

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    by 73ChargerSE Written Oct 4, 2002

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    To the winter travelers through Meadville: Some of the worst winter driving I've ever expirienced centers around the Meadville Edinboro area. During times of heavy snowfall, I-79 between Meadville and Erie is particularly treacherous. Expect slightly better conditions North of I-90 in the Erie area. For you southerners or inexpirienced snow drivers: 1) Less is more! If you are having problems with traction, ease up on the accelerator. I love watching the news and seeing all those pictures of southern highways where folks are peeling out like dragsters. Ease up! 2) The brakes are your enemy. Heavy braking is about the most dangerous thing you can do on a slippery road. Again, easily press the brake pedal, if you start to slide, ease up, don't push harder! 3) Don't make abrupt movements or lane changes. Abrupt maneuvers can cause you to lose control. Quick lane changes can cause similiar troubles. If you cut in front of someone causing them to brake hard, you may have just killed them. Don't do it. If you feel the need to pass, which I often do even in the worst conditions, keep your hands steady on the wheel as the vehicle may jerk when you pass through the snow drift between the two lanes. Also, lane changes are far easier with a heavy vehicle not an economy car. If you are visiting our area in the winter, drive a 4x4 if possible or a heavier car. Hope this helps some of you enjoy the beauty of northwestern Pa a bit safer :)

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    by John195123 Written Oct 4, 2002

    Fondest memory: Well, we visited Meadville to see Allegheny College when I was searching for colleges. We made it to Allegheny when it was getting dark and all the tours were long over. But, we met some students who were more than willing to help us out and tell us about the school. Great experience!

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