Oil Creek State Park
The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world’s first commercial oil well. The primary purpose of Oil Creek State Park is to tell the story of the changing landscape. The early petroleum industry’s oil boom towns and important oil well sites are in contrast with clean trout streams and forested hillsides seen today throughout the park.
At the Train Station Visitor Center, displays and programs illustrate the early oil boom, including an informative historical slide show. The train station is open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. At the Train Station Visitor Center, a train with the same historical route is available for rides. Historical tableaus show landscapes that contain buildings, machinery, equipment and materials that replicate the landscape.
Today the park is pleasantly used for picnicking, canoeing, fishing and hiking. Grills, drinking fountains and restrooms are readily available.