The Best Things To Do In Youngstown, Ohio


Where is Youngstown, Ohio?

Youngstown is located in Northeast Ohio, along the Mahoning River in Mahoning County. The city is about an hour drive southeast of Cleveland, 2.5-3-hour drive northeast of Columbus and 4-4.5-hour drive northeast of Cincinnati.

We recently visited Youngstown for the first time and let me tell you, we had THE best weekend exploring the city and Mahoning County!

Things To Do In Youngstown Ohio

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The Butler Art Institute of American Art

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Founded in 1919, The Butler Art Institute of American Art was the first museum in the country to house a collection of strictly American works.

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor (The Steel Museum)

The Steel Museum documents the rise and fall of the steel industry in Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.

Admire Historic Architecture In Downtown Youngstown

With roots dating back to the 1800’s and with the thriving hub of the steel industry in the early 1900’s, numerous historic buildings can be found throughout downtown Youngstown.

Ward Beecher Planetarium

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Located on Youngstown State University’s campus, the Ward Beecher Planetarium has been in service for more than 50 years.

9/11 Memorial Park

The 9/11 Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of those who perished on September 11, 2001.  Remnants of the World Trade Center beams, building stones from the Pentagon, dirt from the crash site of Flight 93 and memorials to the first responders are on display.

Mill Creek Park

Established in 1891 as Ohio’s first park district, Mill Creek Park MetroParks extends 4,500 + acres from Youngstown and throughout Mahoning County.

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