Home to a string of fantastic museums, Youngstown is a great place to explore America’s colourful past. It’s celebrated as one of Ohio’s best-preserved towns, with a charming downtown core lined with beautifully restored buildings. Explore its legacy at the Youngstown Historical Centre of Industry and Labour, or enjoy the fresh air at attractions like Fellows Riverside Gardens and Lanterman's Mill.
On a sunny day, Mill Creek Park is a mecca for dog walkers, picnickers, hikers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts. It’s also home to a pair of 18-hole championship golf courses, designed by the legendary Donald Ross. Culture buffs will love the Butler Institute of American Art, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year. For a taste of the picturesque Ohio countryside, spend an afternoon touring a working fruit farm.
Youngstown is a one-hour drive from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and around three hours from Columbus. There are some fantastic scenic drives around Youngstown, which makes renting a car a great option for those wanting to explore Ohio at their own pace. Pittsburgh International is the closest airport, offering daily flights from America, Canada and beyond.
Beyond history, Youngstown has earned its place in pop culture. In 1995 Bruce Springsteen released Youngstown, a hit song about the rise and fall of the town. It stretches over several generations, from the iron ore boom in the 1800s to the decline of the steel industry in the 1970s. For Youngstown visitors, listening to the classic tune is a must.