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Oil City is the largest city in Venango County in the Erie Region of Pennsylvania.

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Oil City grew large once oil was struck in Titusville. If was ffounded in 1860 on the site of a Seneca Indian village. It burgeoned as an oilcentre after the drilling of the world's first oil well (in 1859) at Titusville, about 16 miles up Oil Creek. Incorporated as a borough in 1862, it became a city in 1871 after merging with Venango City.


  • 1 Oil Creek State Park, 305 State Park Rd. Oil Creek State Park (Q7081325) on Wikidata Oil Creek State Park on Wikipedia
  • Samuel Justus Recreation Trail.
  • Oil City Marina. The 7-acre Oil City Marina is one of only three public access points to the Allegheny River in Venango County. The Marina provides a boat launch, picnic area, fishing, access to the Justus Trail (part of the Erie to Pittsburgh Trail), parking, and public restrooms. The City is undergoing a process to improve the Marina to provide additional amenities and features to benefit residents and visitors.
  • The National Transit Building.


  • 1 Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry, 270 Seneca St, +1 814-676-2007.
  • Hasson Park. Hasson Park is 48 acres of open and forested land containing many activities for the public. Hiking trials wind through the park amid a collection of rare rhododendron which are abundant with blooming color in the spring. A playground is located centrally and pavilions are available for picnics and parties. Immediately adjacent to Hasson Park is the public swimming pool, DekHockey rink, Skate Park, and ball fields.


  • Arts in the Park:. Friday evening concerts July through August.
  • Oil Heritage Festival (OHF), Oil City. July. Car show, artisan & fine crafts fair, children's events, concerts, parade and fireworks.
  • Bridgefest.
  • Oil City Indie Music Festival.
  • Pipeline Alley Concerts. mid-day concerts in Pipeline Alley every Wednesday at noon throughout the summer.


  • The Cranberry Mall (Oil City Mall), 6945 US Route 322, Cranberry Township. Movie theatre and 60 stores.
  • Oil City Antique Warehouse.
  • The Attic, 407 E 2nd St, +1 814 677-3700.
  • Agway, 550 North Seneca Street.
  • Aqua World, 17 Main Street.
  • Buyers Fair, 358 North Seneca Street.
  • Harbor Freight.
  • Aarons Appliances.
  • Walmart Supercenter.
  • Bath & Body Works.


  • famoores Family Restaurant, 18 East First Street, Oil City Pa 16301, +1 814-676-4789.
  • Karma Coffee Company, 237 Seneca Street Oil City Pa 16301, +1 814-493-8628.
  • Northside Eatery, 219 Seneca Street, +1 814-493-8068.
  • Yellow Dog Lantern Restaurant, 218 Elm St, +1 814 676-1000. $$$$.
  • The Taco Shack, 222 Center Street.
  • Casey's Restaurant and Lounge, 630 North Seneca Street.
  • Villa Italia, 904 East 2nd Street, +1 814 676-9226. Convenience-store chain offering drinks & food, including pizza, sandwiches & baked goods.
  • Pizza Hut.
  • Double Play Sports Bar.
  • Valley Dairy, 80 Regina Drive. $.
  • Bob Evans, 27 Kimberly Lane.
  • Hoss's Sea & Steak House, 2432 PA-257.



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Routes through Oil City
YoungstownFranklin  W US 62.svg E  WarrenBuffalo
ErieTitusville  N PA-8.svg S  FranklinPittsburgh

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