A little bit of Erie PA
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Erie is the largest city near to my town so I figured I'd post a blog to show off a little of what it has. From Wikipedia:
Erie is a major industrial city on the shore of Lake Erie in the northwestern corner of the state of Pennsylvania. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the state's fourth-largest city with a population of 104,000. Erie's Metropolitan Area consists of 281,000 residents. The city is the seat of government for Erie County.
Erie is in proximity to Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once teeming with heavy industry, Erie's heavy manufacturing sector now consists mainly of plastics and locomotive building. Known for its lake effect snow, Erie is in the heart of the rust belt and has begun to focus on tourism as a driving force in its economy.
Erie is known as the Flagship City because of the presence of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara. Erie has also been called the Gem City because of the sparkling lake.
Erie is also home to some smaller amusement parks like Waldameer (http://www.waldameer.com/) and an indoor water park called Splash Lagoon(www.splashlagoon.com), the Presque Isle Downs Casino and Racetrack (http://www.pidowns.com/) and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (www.trecpi.org). And You can find more on www.visiteriepa.com. :)