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Oil Creek State Park, Oil City

#87 of 146 in Nature in Pennsylvania
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Oil Creek State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 6,250 acres (2,529 ha) in Cherrytree, Cornplanter and Oil Creek Townships, Venango County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The park is adjacent to Drake Well Museum, the site of the first successful commercial oil well in the United States, that was drilled under the direction of Colonel Edwin Drake. Oil Creek State Park follows Oil Creek, between Titusville and Oil City, and is on Pennsylvania Route 8. While the creek is the park's main recreational attraction, it also contains the sites of the first oil boomtown and much of Pennsylvania's original oil industry. The park contains a museum, tableaux, and trails to help visitors understand the history of the oil industry there, and an excursion train.

Oil Creek State Park was chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "25 Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks".
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  • We came here out of curiosity about the oil history of the area and sure learned plenty. The park is beautiful with well maintained natural areas and excellent information on exhibits posted around.....  more »
  • Yea, I've been meaning to come out here for a while and finally did. It took a little over two hours from the Pittsburgh area to get here, and I think I could've done it quicker but sometime Google.....  more »
  • Oil Creek is a great spot to get away for a while. The guided train ride was a blast, the museum was very informative and not at all boring (seriously). Also if you are looking for some beautiful dirt roads, they can be found here. I'll be back for sure.
  • It's a very interesting park that details the beginning of the oil boom. It has walking trails and bridges over the river. If you happen to be there at 11:00 am head over to the railway station and watch the historic train roll past. It has passenger cars from the mid 1800's. If you want to ride the train be at the Perry Street Station by 10am to get tickets or order them online. Well worth the money. $18 Seniors, $20 general, $10 kids.

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