Attractions and Activities

  • If you're looking for something to do in the region, (or maybe you need something to do with your family when they come to visit) you have many choices. The Bradford and surrounding area has many interesting and historical points of interest, including the Kinzua Bridge, and the Penn-Brad Oil Museum.  If you like being in the Great Outdoors, there are many places in the region where you can hike, bike, fish, hunt, picnic, ski, snowboard, and canoe.

    Allegheny Arms and Armor Museum -Allegheny Arms and Armor Museum in Smethport, PA preserves and maintains military vehicles, armor, aircraft, watercraft, weapons and associated militaria.

    Allegheny National Forest - official site of the Allegheny National Forest. The forest offers many recreational opportunities, including boating, canoeing, camping, cross country skiing and hiking.

    Allegheny National Forest Visitors Bureau - Learn about Pennsylvania's outdoor playground.

    Allegany State Park (NY) - New York State's largest state park, just minutes from Bradford

    Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center - Nationally known acts come to Bradford each season.

    Bradford Little Theatre - Locally produced, award winning productions hit the stage annually.

    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - See the BPO and other major recording artists at Kleinhan's Music Hall.

    Buffalo Sabres Hockey - National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres and the First Niagara Center are just 75 miles from Bradford, a short drive up U.S. Route 219. The arena annually attracts major touring artists and other performances.

    Crook Farm - Visitors can enjoy a walk back in time as they visit the 19th century restored farm house, barn, one-room schoolhouse, herb garden, tool house, train depot and outbuildings located in Bradford.

    Eldred World War II Museum - The Eldred World War II Museum is located in Eldred, PA, 85 miles south of Niagara Falls, NY. During World War II, Eldred was the site of a British and American munitions plant which produced eight million bombs, mortar shells and fuses.

    Erie Otters - Ontario Hockey League team featuring many of the futue stars of the NHL.

    Flickerwood Wine Cellar - Open seven days a week, the winery in Kane, PA welcomes tours from groups and organizations, including bus tours.

    Glendorn - A 1280 acre estate for public lodging while preserving the estate. The goal at Glendorn is to achieve a level of comfort, with an attendant sense of privacy and pause, take stock and renewal but also to have fun. We encourage fly fishing instruction, trap and skeet lessons, hiking or biking the trails, canoeing, or relaxing by the swimming pool or in front of the estate's 41 wood burning fireplaces. Reservations: 800-843-8568

    Holiday Valley Ski Resort- Ski resort in Ellicottville, N.Y., also includes golfing, mountain biking, and fly fishing off-season.

    Holgate Toy Company - World famous for its wooden toys designed by Jarvis Rockwell (brother of Norman Rockwell). The company was founded in 1929 and operates in Kane, PA.

    Kinzua Dam- Kinzua Dam is at the heart of one of the largest and most popular outdoor recreation complexes in the northeastern United States. You can visit the reservoir and discover a diversity of year-round recreational opportunities.

    Knox Kane Railroad - Knox Kane Railroad is a delightful passenger train trip from Marienville, PA to the Kinzua Bridge, with a stop in Kane to pick up passengers. Both open-air and closed cars transport passengers through deep woods and rural settings.

    Penn-Brad Oil Museum - The Penn-Brad Oil Museum in Bradford contains an interesting collection of artifacts, momentos and antique field equipment from the oil industry and features a 72 foot tall wooden standard drilling rig used in developing the first billion dollar oil field.

    Rock City Park - Climb gigantic rocks just minutes from Bradford.

    Seneca Allegany Casino - Legal gaming just minutes from Bradford along with big-name concerts and shows

    Shea's Performing Arts Center - located in Buffalo, N.Y., one of the northeast's finest arts venues.

    Struther's Library Theatre - historic playhouse in Warren, Pa.

    The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center - Museum dedicated to Lucy and Desi, in nearby Jamestown, N.Y., the hometown of Lucille Ball.

    The Winery at Wilcox - Winery in Wilcox, Pa.

    Warner Theater - Erie, Pa.'s leading fine arts venue.

    Zippo/Case Visitor's Center - Since its opening in 1997, the Zippo/Case Visitors Center in Bradford has attracted thousands of visitors from over 120 countries around the world. Step through history and trace two beloved American icons, the Zippo lighter and Case knife.