5 Things to do in Youngstown, Ohio

Butler Institute of American Art

Founded in 1919 by Joseph G. Butler, Jr., this museum features over 20,000 pieces with the oldest dating back to 400 years ago. The architecture of the building is inspired in Italian Renaissance and it’s focused entirely on American Art and Culture. The Butler Institute attracts over 100,000 visitors each year, and it’s a must-see if you’re interested in learning a little more about the nation’s heritage.

Located in 524 Wick Ave., the museum is entrance-free and it opens from Tuesday to Saturday from 11AM to 4PM.

Ward Beecher Planetarium

Located on the Youngstown State University campus, this center attracts children and adults alike. Let yourself marvel at the colorful and mind-blowing displays of the cosmos with the varied immersive shows that the Planetarium offers.

Most of the shows are first come first seated, so it’s recommended to get there well ahead your desire show. The Ward Beecher Planetarium is located in Ward Beecher Science Hall on Lincoln Avenue and it is completely free and open to the public, although donations are welcome.

White House Fruit Farm

Popularly known as the home of the blueberry donut, the farm is owned by the Hall family since 1815, with apples as their signature crops. Visit their year round open farm market to delight yourself with an array of peaches, nectarines, blueberries, strawberries, pumpkins, sweet corn, tomatoes, and many others.

The farm also hosts different events throughout the year such as food testing, music festivals, and crop picking activities. You can also take a stroll along the beautiful garden and lake as you indulge yourself in one of their many baked goods.

White House Fruit Farms is located in 9249 State Rt 62, Canfield, OH, and opens on Monday to Saturday from 9:00Am to 5:00PM, and Sundays from 12PM to 5PM.

OH WOW! Children’s Center of Science & Technology

The family oriented educational center will provide countless hours of entertainment for children. OH WOW! Is centered on science and technology and features more than 60 hands-on activities for kids aged 0 to 14.

It also has 11 galleries and exhibit zones, such as the “Kids in The Kitchen” lab, the Avionics area, and the Earth and Water zone.

Located in 11 W. Federal St. Youngstown, OH, it opens on Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Sunday from 10AM to 4PM, and Wednesday from 10AM to 8PM.

Noah’s Lost Ark Exotic Animal Sanctuary

Located in Berlin center, this non-profit sanctuary represents a safe-haven for exotic and wild animals that have been the victim of abuse, many of which were born in captivity or whose owners no longer desire or can take care of them.

Noah’s Lost Ark is home to lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, wolves, coyotes, bears, and tortoises. The sanctuary relies on admission fees and donations as it doesn’t receive any type of government funding. Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for children.

The full address is 8424 Bedell Rd, Berlin Center, and you can visit from 10AM to 5PM from Tuesday to Sunday.