What to do and see in Grove City, United States: The Best Places and Tips

November 23, 2017 Oliva Fomby

Grove City is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States, located approximately 60 miles (97 km) north of Pittsburgh and 75 miles (121 km) south of Erie. It is the home of Grove City College, a private conservative Christian liberal arts college; General Electric; Instron; and a number of small businesses. It is also the home to George Junior Republic, an all-boys institution. GJR serves to house, school, and treat 400 boys from troubled backgrounds. Historically a traditional industrial center, Grove City has manufactured locomotive engines, carriages, gas engines, foundry products, and motor trucks. The nearby Grove City Premium Outlets take their name from Grove City.
Restaurants in Grove City

1. Prime Outlets

1911 Leesburg Grove City Rd, Intersection of I-79 & Rt 208, Mercer, PA 16127-3356 +1 724-748-3875
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 153 reviews

Prime Outlets

Reviewed By dclmom34 - Statesville, North Carolina

We stop here because they have a Timberland outlet, which makes my husband's favorite style of shoes. They have lots of stores, mostly high end with slightly reduced prices. The nice thing is that they are all located in one spot. You can find just about anything that you need.

2. Grove City Premium Outlets

1911 Leesburg Grove City Rd, Grove City, PA 16127-3356 +1 724-748-4770
Excellent
49%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 556 reviews

Grove City Premium Outlets

Grove City Premium Outlets is located 50 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh and near the beach town of Erie, PA, at the crossroads of Interstate 79 and 80 in tax-free Pennsylvania. The largest outlet center in western PA, Grove City Premium Outlets is destination shopping at its best with five hotels within walking distance to the center. Local Stop & Stay packages are available.

Reviewed By Faith K - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Grove City Premium Outlets have tons of stores with ample parking. It is a lot of walking so be prepared as everything is outside and it's a very long center with many stores in between. It was crowded, but we had no trouble finding parking and there was plenty to do and plenty to eat. There's a food court as well as stand alone restaurants. The prices are definitely better than in a regular mall and there were a lot of sales. You can get a coupon book at the customer service center in the food court. There's also play areas for the kids, although they were closed during this time of year due to mud and such.

3. Mystery Mayhem Escapes

623 Centreville Pike, Slippery Rock, PA 16057-3005 +1 724-541-3533
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 4 reviews

Mystery Mayhem Escapes

An escape room is a physical adventure game in which teams of 2-8 players are locked in a room and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles and escape within a set time limit. Try our "Zombie Apocalypse" room and test your skills. Coming soon: "The Butcher Shop" Looking for a thrill? Attempt to escape The Butcher to really get the heart pounding.

Reviewed By Clint H

This was our first trip to an escape room. Had heard of the concept before, but had never actually been to one. This was great. There is so much to see and so much to figure out while you are in the room. Everything is...MoreThanks so much for the kind review. The second room is open and is a little different from the first. Hope to see you back soon!!

4. Broad Street Grille

131 S Broad St, Grove City, PA 16127-1522 +1 724-458-4146
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
25%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 8 reviews

Broad Street Grille

Reviewed By GAK012973 - Grove City, Pennsylvania

We were thrilled to hear the place was being remodeled and had high hopes. We gave it approximately 5 tries and it did not love up to expectations. Decor is better than it had been. Clientele stand directly outside the doors and smoke (which is inconvenient for asthmatics). The food is only mediocre and the service is hit or miss.

5. Mercer County Courthouse

120 S Diamond St, Mercer, PA 16137-1278 +1 724-662-3800
Excellent
61%
Good
39%
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Mercer County Courthouse

Reviewed By mdgipsy - Baltimore, Maryland

This is a gorgeous courthouse to see! It is especially attractive at night, all lit up. You can see it from a distance as you come into town.

6. Solitary Breakout Escape Room

130 New Castle St, Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1033 +1 724-406-0249
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Solitary Breakout Escape Room

Come test your wit and skills to escape the room in one hour. Great activity for family or friends to work together to Breakout!! Groups of 2-8 come join us and experience the amazing world of an Escape Room!

Reviewed By TerraNovaHouse - GROVE CITY, PA

Solitary Breakout Escape Room was my first live escape room. I have played many online, but it is a different experience live. Our private group had 7 (4 adults, 2 twelve year olds and a 9 year old). All helped solve the puzzles. We "survived" with 4 minutes to spare...only having to ask for a "hint" twice. Challenging and fun. Highly recommended doing it with your friends. Can't wait for their 2nd room to be completed!

7. Skydive Pennsylvania

496 Old Ash Rd, Mercer, PA 16137-4044
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
8%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Skydive Pennsylvania

Reviewed By MaritaGodfrey

Because I had always wanted to go skydiving, my husband bought me a gift certificate from Skydive Pennsylvania for my birthday. This was an experience I'll never forget. Cecil and his staff are amazing. They are friendly and put you at ease the minute you walk in the door. Cassie Truden went over all of the paperwork with us, showed us a short video, and got us all signed in and ready to go. There is a lot of paperwork and you literally sign your life away. Fear not, everyone is extremely cautious and conscientious. Johnny Caldwell and Ron Sarazen did a great job of calming my nerves as they suited me up. I had the most excellent instructor, Don Schwab, who checked and rechecked my gear and his numerous times before we left the plane. My photographer, Sherri Ellison, did a superb job of getting plenty of still photos, capturing the essence of this experience. My DVD will be delivered is a week or two, so I can't speak to that yet.

I went into this feeling very excited, a little nervous, but not at all scared. Ron assured me it was normal and expected to feel nervous. We were originally supposed to go on the Saturday before Labor Day, but S/P cancelled due to rain and high winds. We rescheduled for Labor Day 2017 and the weather couldn't have been more perfect. There were several experienced divers on our flight who went first. Then there were 3 of us doing our first tandem dive. Of those 3, I went first. It is pretty, pretty scary leaving the plane. Fortunately, it happens very fast and you don't have time to think about it. The freefall is intense and I questioned my sanity. But once the chute goes up, it's a ride in the park, kind of like parasailing. Don pointed out landmarks below, told me to wave to Sherri, but not to forget to enjoy the scenery. My whole family was on the ground to greet me when we made our picture-perfect slide landing.

None of this cost me a penny because it was all a gift. My family had bought me the video/photo package. HOWEVER, after the flight, when you're at your most exhilarated, they hit you with an option. Cory Smith took additional ground photos, which he showed us in a slide-show form. That is an additional $35.00, but you get $5.00 off a T shirt. Because there were 2 in our party, they discounted the slide show to $30.00 + $5.00 off a T shirt. Normally I don't go for those types of deals, but in my excitement I purchased the slide show as well.

8. Airport Orbit / Sprocket

140 S Main St, Slippery Rock, PA 16057-1245 +1 724-794-4833
Excellent
50%
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4 based on 2 reviews

Airport Orbit / Sprocket

Airport Orbit, Inc. is a top rated, specialized ground transportation company providing two types of safe, comfortable, affordable, reliable passenger conveyance services with a fleet of luxury vans and sedans. Shared-Ride & VIP Shuttle Transportation: pick-ups and drop-offs as one-way or round-trip transports to/from Pittsburgh's International Airport, Downtown Amtrak/Rail Station, Greyhound Bus Lines Station and Megabus Hub throughout six full counties: Butler, Mercer, Lawrence, Clarion, Crawford, and Venango, and parts of Beaver and Armstrong Counties, all within North Western Pennsylvania. *We service Cranberry Township* Sprocket Car & Driver Service: point-2-point transports with private car and driver to all destinations throughout the state of Pennsylvania (not originating in Allegheny County)

Reviewed By ninetoesjo - Harrisville, Pennsylvania

Used this service several times for trip to and from Pittsburgh airport. Always on schedule and very courteous drivers. Reservations expert knowledge of the area airports and did not charge me once when I had to cancel my reservation on very short notice. (by contract, they could have) Really smart service for those who don't want to leave car at airport for a long stay.

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