How to Kill Time in Youngstown, Ohio


Lanterman's Mill, Mill Creek Park

Attractions

The Butler Institute of American Art
The first museum dedicated exclusively to American art. It was established by local industrialist and philanthropist Joseph G. Butler, Jr.. The museum has been operating pro bono since 1919.
524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio, 44502
http://www.butlerart.com/

McDonough Museum of Art
A museum of contemporary art located next to the Butler Art Museum. The museum features changing exhibitions, installations, performances, and lectures by regional, national and international artists
525 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio, 44502
http://mcdonoughmuseum.ysu.edu

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor
A museum preserves the history of the steel industry that dominated the Youngstown area's economic life for much of the 20th century. It is operated by the Ohio Historical Society.
151 West Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44501
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Mill Creek Park
Recreation opportunities include hiking, biking, boating, fishing, golf, tennis, volleyball, picnicking, cross country skiing, sledding (ok, maybe not in June), and much more. Mill Creek Park offers 20 miles of drives and 15 miles of foot trails.
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Food

Handel's Homemade Ice Cream
This is the best ice cream in the world. If you do nothing else while you're in town, go here. Honestly. It's right across the street from the Holiday Inn. You can walk there.
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Caffè Capri
A local favorite for quality Italian dining, endorsed by Todd's Grandparents. High-quality Italian food in an informal yet upscale atmosphere with reasonable prices. Youngstown is full of Italian people. Many of them eat here.
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The MVR
The MVR -- Mahoning Valley Restaurant, for short -- is run by a fourth-generation Youngstown family and serves Italian-American food. If you don't like red sauce, hot peppers, escarole in oil, doughy pizza, wedding soup (hel-lo!), salads topped with French fries and melted cheese, sandwiches named after football coaches, beer-battered fish, or live(!) bocce, don't dine here. If you like any of the above, you will love it even more at the MVR. Also, it's a stone's roll away from the Butler and McDonough Museums.
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Arby's
Founded in Boardman in 1964, Arby's Restaurant serves the very finest thinly sliced slow-roasted beef on fresh buns which can only be described as "gourmet." Their "french fries" are uniquely spiced with love and fairy dust then wound into a delightful curl. Also offered are deli sandwiches, thick delicious milk shakes, and an appetizer menu replete with every kind of culinary delight. I'm thinking Arby's.
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