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Make the most of your next visit to Youngstown by exploring Downtown. Delight in the numerous outstanding examples of classic and modern architecture. Sample the array of dining, shopping, cultural, entertainment, and lodging amenities. Easily navigate our inviting, walkable, and bikeable Downtown and University communities. Take advantage of free WRTA (opens in new window) scheduled bus service. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through our beautiful riverfront park. Make a memory.

Daytime photo of Downtown as seen from Central Square, including "Welcome to Downtown Youngstown" sign.

Explore Downtown

Please Note: Google Maps Street View images for several Downtown Youngstown streets are many years out-of-date and do not accurately represent recent developments.

Downtown & University Area Attractions

Greystone – a magnificent 1905 Arts & Crafts style mansion is preserved today as The Arms Family Museum; features many historical exhibits, including the youth-oriented Anne Kilcawley Christman Hands-On History Room.

A museum housing an impressive collection of high quality specimens of minerals, crystals, rocks, and fossils from around the world; located on the campus of Youngstown State University.

Youngstown's premier sports and entertainment facility; home of the USHL's Youngstown Phantoms.

Home of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra; includes the historic Edward W. Powers Auditorium and the Ford Family Recital Hall.

YSU's and the Mahoning Valley's premier center for contemporary art.

OH WOW! is The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology, featuring immersive, fun, hands-on STEM activities for youth of all ages.

Downtown Youngstown's riverfront park; featuring the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre and Huntington Bank Community Alley.

An outdoor monument to "A Handshake for the Century" between Youngtown native George Shuba and Jackie Robinson, an important symbolic moment in Civil Rights history; located in Downtown Youngstown's Wean Park.

"America's Museum"; the first museum dedicated exclusively to American art; expansive collection spanning 3 centuries; also includes the hands-on Sweeney Children's Gallery.

The Melnick Medical Museum is dedicated to the collection and preservation of materials that document the history of medicine, including dentistry, nursing, and pharmacy, especially as it relates to Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley, from the 18th century to the present.

A community gathering place with a history focus, the Tyler History Center showcases the people and stories that shaped the Mahoning Valley through exhibits, programs, and events.

Planetarium featuring a 40 foot dome and state-of-the-art star and full-dome digital projectors; full schedule of free public programs, including children's programming.

The pinnacle of outdoor entertainment in Youngstown; located in the Downtown riverfront, within the Raymond John Wean Foundation's Wean Park.

Learn about the steel industry that dominated Youngstown in the 20th century.

USHL Tier 1 junior hockey.