Play Here

We can’t believe it when we hear people say “there’s nothing to do here.” The entertainment and recreation opportunities in the Venango Area are endless! See our Calendar of Events.


Allegheny National Forest
Camp Coffman
Franklin Recreation
Oil City Disc Golf Course
Oil City Parks and Recreation
Oil Creek State Park
Two Mile Run County Park


Biking / Hiking Trails
Equestrian Trails
Geo Trails
Oil Creek State Park
Two Mile Run Mountain Bike Trails

Canoeing & Kayaking

Outdoor Allegheny River Services (OARS)
Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region
Two Mile Run County Park Boating
Water Trails


Cross Creek Resort, Inc.
Duffer’s Driving Range
Hi-Level Golf Course
Lucky Hills Golf Course
River Ridge Golf Course
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course
Speer’s Public Golf Course
Wanango Golf Club


Allegheny River Stone Center for the Arts
Barrow-Civic Theatre
Community Playhouse
The Movies at Meadville


Art Inside
ARTS Oil City
Chicken Coop – Studio 306
Graffiti Gallery
National Transit Building Artists
Oil City Arts Council
Oil Creek Earthworks Pottery Studio & Workshop
Victorian City Art & Frame


Arts in the Transit Concerts
DeBence Antique Music World
Franklin Thursday Night Concerts
Karma Concert Series
Pipeline Alley Summer Concerts
See more in Festivals & Events below

Museums & Societies

Drake Well Museum
Heritage Society of Oil City
Historic Franklin Preservation Association
Oil Region Astronomical Society
Pumping Jack Museum
Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry
Venango County Historical Society


Cooperstown Public Library
Oil City Library
Franklin Public Library

Youth & Family Activities

Barrow-Civic Youth Theatre
Buffalo Street Lanes Bowling Alley
Chicken Coop – Studio 306
Fertigs Community Center
Franklin YMCA
James A. Nelles Memorial Swimming Pool
Lockhart Raceway
Miller-Sibley Swimming Pool
Oil City YMCA
Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad
Running Horse Ranch
Seneca Hills Bible Camp and Retreat Center
Seneca Lanes Bowling Alley
Skate Capital – Roller Skating Rink
Tri-City Raceway Park
Venango County 4-H
Youth Alternatives, Inc.

Festivals & Events

Christmas Market – Emlenton
Cranberry Festival
Emlenton Light Up Night
Emlenton Summer Festival
First Night Oil City
Franklin Blues & Barbecue Festival
Franklin on Ice
Franklin Light Up Night
May Garden Mart
Oil City’s Christmas Past
Oil Country Bluegrass Festival
Oil Heritage Festival
Oil Heritage Festival Bike ‘n Brew
Oil Region Indie Fest
Rock in River Festival
Taste of Franklin
Taste of Talent
Venango County Fair, Inc.

Find more events on our Community Calendar. 

These are just some of the many ways to play in our area. If we missed an attraction or event in Venango County or surrounding areas, please contact us and we’d be happy to include it. We encourage you to check out the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events, Oil Region Visitor Guide, The Derrick Good Times, and Explore Venango’s Things to Do to find even more ways to play here. Also, be sure to visit the Venango Chamber’s member directory for a list of more than 400 Chamber members and contact information, including dining, shopping, and more.