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Top Things to Do in Butler, PA

If you're visiting our Camp-Resort this season, you'll probably need a few suggestions for things to do outside of our Pennsylvania campground! With all that we have to offer, you won't need to leave our Western Pennsylvania campground unless you're itching to explore the surrounding area! Butler and neighboring towns have plenty of options for family-friendly things to do. Here is a mix of 10 things to do in Butler, PA to keep in mind for your next stay with us!

Family-Friendly Attractions

Maridon Museum

The Maridon Museum is a museum in Butler that focuses on Chinese and Japanese art and culture, as well as German Meissen porcelain. This museum’s permanent collection features over 800 art pieces! This impressive collection is home to many stunning pieces that show a true care to craftsmanship and details. Come see these cool pieces when you visit Butler, PA.


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Family Bowlaway Fun Center

The Family Bowlaway Fun Center is a bowling alley in Butler. Grab the family and visit this cool industrial and modern bowling alley. You can even grab a bite to eat here! If you’re visiting Butler and need something to do with the kids, check this place out for some family fun!

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Fun Fore All Family Fun Park

Fun Fore All Family Fun Park is a really cool place for kids and adults alike. This is one spot you’ll have to carve a whole day out to see. They have over 10 different attractions to enjoy, including a dark ride, two mini golf courses, go-karts, a kiddie roller coaster, and more! If you’re looking for somewhere fun for the day, Fun Fore All Family Fun Park definitely lives up to its name. 


Top Local Restaurants

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Chop Shop

This unusual spot is full of creativity and fun. They serve unique and tasty food, with their own twist on old classics. Take their ruben for example: duck breast pastrami with kimchi, lettuce, honey mustard, and Swiss on Mancini marble rye. This wild combination is exactly the reason why people can’t get enough of the Chop Shop

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Butler Brew Works

Butler Brew Works has put time and real care into their food, and it shows. Beyond their hearty brews, they have delicious options for food. Try their Overpacked Grilled Cheese or their Whale Watch fish sandwich while camping near Butler, PA!

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Cannella Cafe

Looking for a spot for brunch in Butler, PA? Cannella is a great place to stop. This tasty cafe has fantastic coffee and entrées. Their cinnamon roll comes out hot and gooey and is delicious! We could say more about all of their food, but at the end of the day, you can’t order at Cannella and be disappointed. This is one brunch spot you have to try at least once while visiting our campground near Butler, PA. 

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Pullman Park

Spend the day at historic baseball stadium, Pullman Park! Grab the whole family for the opportunity to cheer on your favorite team and, who knows, you might even catch a ball! Make sure to check out their schedule before you visit to see if they have any games, events, or even concerts happening during your visit!


McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park is best known for their covered bridge which serves as a landmark for the park and is one of the most beautiful bridges in the state. The park's namesake, the McConnells Mill, sits right across from the bridge and dates back to 1868. The park has plenty of other small waterfalls all around to enjoy - making this a great thing to do in Butler, PA! If you want to spend the day exploring nature, this park has it all.

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The Strand Theater

If you want to see a show near Butler, the Strand is a great place to go. This theater features a variety of fun shows for you to see. From classic movies, comedy shows, plays, musicals, live music, and more! Make sure to check their website before you visit to see what’s showing before you go!


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Playthings Etc.

Playthings Etc. is a toy store in Butler, but it's not just any toy store. Playthings Etc. boasts they're the coolest toystore in the world, and with a sleek exterior design and a vault door leading into the building it certianly looks like it might be. Beyond the cool building, Playthings Etc. also has a super friendly and knowlegeable staff, all throughout the store. You can find them playing with, and demonstrating a wide variety of cool toys. If you're in the area and are looking for a place to take the kids, check out Playthings Etc.


Hopefully you're able to add a couple of these stops to your itinerary next time you stay with us! Our Camp-Resort is the perfect homebase if you're traveling to Western Pennsylvania and interested in campign near Butler, PA. While there is plenty to do at our Camp-Resort, we hope you can venture out to Butler and other nearby towns to see some of our local favorites!