Looking for activities or family-friendly things to do in Youngstown Ohio? We have got you covered! Read on to see the best Things to do in Youngstown Ohio!
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When it comes to Things to do in Youngstown Ohio, you will find a lot of options. There are family-friendly activities like OH WOW! Children’s Center. There are adult activities like Hollywood Gaming! For this article, we are going to focus on activities that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Many people end up traveling through Youngstown as it is right on Interstate 80 and between Chicago and New York! While the I80 comes through the top of the state, the I70 cuts through the lower part. We often take I70 to head to Illinois, our old stomping grounds! If you are ever in Illinois you have got to visit Champaign-Urbana! Be sure to check out things to do in Champaign-Urbana.
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Youngstown has been developed substantially in the last 20 years, including new downtown buildings, but they haven’t forgotten about green spaces, and the Metroparks in Youngstown are great escape-from-daily-life retreats for the locals. There are many things for children and adults to enjoy here. All in all, I think Youngstown is still an up-and-coming city with lots of future promise!
Lanterman’s Mill is a historic Ohio site. The Mill was built in 1845 and restored in the mid-1980s. A visit to Laaternerman’s Mill is a step back in time. You can see what it was like to mill flour and grains. They also have a gift shop where you can purchase their stone-ground cornmeal, buckwheat, and whole wheat flour, which are preservative-free.
- Address: 1001 Canfield Rd. (SR 62), Youngstown, Ohio 44511
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OH WOW! Children’s Center
The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology is open Thursday-Sunday. The center is appropriate for learners aged 0-14 years old. The environment encourages learning and thanking through interactive STEM activities and EDUtaining programs. There is an admission fee.
Fellows Riverside Gardens
The gardens are a free public 12-acre garden. You will be in awe of the beauty there with colorful displays of roses, annuals, perennials, bulbs, and more. There is something beautiful to see in each season, which makes it a fun year-round experience.
The Butler Institute of American Art
The Butler Institute of American Art is one of the most unique Things to do in Youngstown. The museum was started in the early 1900s. The mission was to showcase and preserve works of art in all media types created by citizens of our country. Today, the institute has more than 22,000 individual works of art, from thousands of American artists.
This Family Fun Center in Youngstown has lots of activities. You can ride Go Karts on an approximate 1.5-mile track, Play 18 holes of Adventure Golf, try your skill in the batting cages, or play some games in the arcade. Sports World also has a prize counter and concession counter as well.
The Covelli Centre is a multi-purpose arena that was opened in 2005 in Youngstown. It is considered a premier sports facility in the area. The center has hosted events for hockey, basketball, concerts, and more. Many famous acts have graced the arena stage such as Elton John, Motley Crue, Carrie Underwood, and many more!
Ward Beecher Planetarium
On the campus of Youngstown State University, you can find the Ward Beecher Planetarium. The public is always welcome at the planetarium and public shows are often scheduled from September through May. All programs are free to the public.
Mill Creek Metroparks
Ohio has impressive parks located throughout the state and Mill Creek Metroparks is a must-see thing to do in Youngstown! It is a network of parks that was established in 1891 and there are over 4500 acres to explore. There are 9 facilities within Mill Creek Metroparks, so you will need to narrow your choices before you go!
- Ford Nature Center
- Fellows Riverside Gardens
- Mill Creek Golf Course
- James L. Wick, Jr. Recreation Area
- Lanterman’s Mill
- Judge Morley Performing Arts Pavilion
- D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center (Garden Café, Shop in the Gardens)
- Lakes & Ponds
A great spot to come for a walk and enjoy nature. I really like how central this park is to the rest of town. You would think that due to the proximity to civilization, it would be packed but this wasn’t that case. We enjoyed many of the trails and pathways to ourselves. Highly recommended.Daniel L. (Yelp)
Boardman Park is probably most noted for its amazing “members only” dog park. If you will be spending an extended period of time in the area and bringing your pup, you might consider this. Boardman Park has lots of other things to do such as Disc Golf which has 18 holes – the first 9 holes are considered challenging but family-friendly. The second 9 holes are played through a wooded area of the park! Do not forget to bring your discs.
Youngstown Museum of Industry and Labor
The museum is known locally as the Steel Museum. The exhibits at this museum combine artifacts, videotaped interviews, and recreations of places where the steelworkers lived and worked. It has hundreds of photographs that tell the story of the steelworkers.
Arms Family Museum
The Arms Family Museum is located at Youngstown State University. It is a 1905-period home that has been turned into a museum. Exhibits include original period furniture, fine art, and other period artifacts.
More Places to Visit in Youngstown
Other places in and around Youngstown that are worth checking out:
White House Fruit Farm
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Youngstown Phantoms Hockey
The Youngstown Playhouse
Let’s Visit Youngstown Ohio!
As you can see there are many things to do in Youngstown and the surrounding area! We listed 16 great options for you! All these options are family-friendly. Youngstown does offer some adult-only entertainment as well.
Have you been to Youngstown? Which of our picks can you check off your list? Drop us a comment below and let us know. We want to hear from you!
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