The Youngstown-Warren area has a vibrant array of recreational and cultural activities. The beauty of the outdoors, entertaining arts and theater and exciting sports offer a variety of experiences for all ages.
They include: Map
Mill Creek MetroParks is one of the nation's largest and most prestigious municipal parks systems. Covering more than 2,530 acres, it includes:
- D. D. & Velma Davis Education and Visitors Center, which received the Outstanding Facility Award from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association.
- Lanterman's Mill - a working mill which operates today as it did in the 1800's by grinding corn, buckwheat and oats.
- Mill Creek Park Championship Golf Course which was ranked 26th Best Municipal Public Golf Course in the country by Golfweek Magazine.
45 miles of scenic biking, hiking and running trails can be found at the Western Reserve Greenway, Metropark Bikeway, Little Beaver Creek Greenway and Stavich Trail. http://www.dot.state.oh.us/bike
Plus, 3 state parks, 8 state wildlife/forest preserves and a national scenic river. http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/map.htm
Arts and Entertainment
The Covelli Centre opened Fall 2005. The entertainment venue hosts hockey and other sports competitions, concerts, motocross, circuses, ice shows, consumer and trade shows and other special events. http://www.covellicentre.com
"America's Museum", the Butler Institute for American Art houses one of the world's finest collections of American art. http://www.butlerart.com
The DeYor Performing Arts Center is home to the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and includes the Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Family Recital Hall at the Eleanor Beecher Flad Pavilion, Adler Art Academy and Overture Restaurant. This opulent facility was commissioned by the motion-picture-famed Warner Brothers and heralded as the finest theater ever built. http://www.youngstownsymphony.com/home.htm
More than 40 museums, historic sites, art galleries, ballet/opera companies, live theater and performing arts centers are located in Youngstown-Warren, Ohio. Selected highlights include:
Football - Youngstown State University features one of the nation's best collegiate football programs. As NCAA Division 1-AA National Football Champions in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997, the Penguins play to sellout crowds at the 20,000-seat Stambaugh Stadium.
Baseball – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers play exciting minor league baseball locally. The Class-A Cleveland Indians affiliate hosts teams at Eastwood Field.
Hockey – The Mahoning Valley Phantoms, affiliated with the North American Hockey League (NAHL), compete at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown.
Golf – Golf Digest ranked the Youngstown-Warren area fourth on its list of Best Places to Play (2005). Golfers can tee up at 46 public and 8 private courses, as well as an indoor practice facility. www.northeast.ohiogolfguide.com
Auto – Exciting auto racing events are held at the Sharon Speedway Also, the annual Packard Vintage Car Show draws thousands of visitors to the area every year.
A host of outstanding indoor and outdoor venues provide enthusiasts with locations to participate in baseball, football, hockey, ice skating, rock climbing, skateboarding, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and many more activities.
For additional attraction and event information, contact the following visitor and convention bureaus:
Mahoning County Convention & Visitors Bureau - 800-447-8201
Trumbull County Visitors Bureau - 866-360-1552