Oil Region National Heritage Area in northwestern Pennsylvania tells of the world’s first successful commercial oil well and a legacy of petroleum that continues to shape industry, society, and politics. The Oil Region includes oil artifacts, scenic communities, farmlands and woodlands, and industrial landscapes, and offers visitors heritage attractions and four seasons of outdoor recreation.
Nitroglycerin was inserted and then exploded in oil wells in order to frack the surrounding oil sand and produce increased quantities of crude oil.Read More
Oil Creek State Park
Bicyclists enjoy views of oil tableau scenes within Oil Creek State Park, part of an all-asphalt smooth system of recreational trails.Read More
Oil & Gas Swap Meet
The annual Oil & Gas Swap Meet in Oil City, PA encourages collectors to trade or sell their favorite signs, globes, and gasoline station memorabilia.Read More
Did You Know?
This walleye of 11+ pounds was caught in the Allegheny River during the annual Buddy Bass Tournament held by the Oil Region Alliance. Area waterways also contain native and stocked trout,smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, crappie, carp, flathead catfish, perch, musky, bluegills, and northern pike. More...