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


Allegheny Geo Trail
Allegheny River and Samuel Justus Trails
Grab Life by the Trails
Oil Creek State Park
Sandy Creek Trail
Two Mile Run Mountain Bike Trails

Canoeing & Kayaking

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


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


Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts
Barrow-Civic Theatre
Community Playhouse
The Movies at Cranberry


Art Inside
ARTS Oil City
Chicken Coop – Studio 306
Franklin Fine Arts Council
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
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 150
Oil Region Astronomical Society
Oil Region National Heritage Area
Pumping Jack Museum
Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry
Venango County Historical Society
Victorian Region Locations


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
GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science
James A. Nelles Memorial Swimming Pool
Miller-Sibley Swimming Pool
Oil City YMCA
Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad
Seneca Hills Bible Camp and Retreat Center
Seneca Lanes Bowling Alley
Skate Capital – Roller Skating Rink
Tri-City Raceway Park
Venango County 4-H
Venango Vipers Softball
Youth Alternatives, Inc.

Festivals & Events

Christmas Market
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 Cycling Classic
Oil Region Indie Fest
Rock in River Festival
Running Horse Ranch
Taste of Franklin
Taste of Talent
Venango Campus Cultural Arts and Entertainment Series
Venango County Fair, Inc.

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. If you run out of things to do in our area, don’t worry! We are located in a great location less than 3 hours from larger cities such as Akron, OH; Buffalo, NY; Cleveland, OH; Erie, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; State College, PA; and Youngstown, OH, among hundreds of smaller towns with things to do.