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Address: 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH
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ONE OF THE BEST ART MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD!!!!

This museum is great - it is beautiful, despite its age - and has some of the best American art in the world!!!! And - did I mention, it is free (though donations are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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MIAMI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This museum is great - it is beautiful, despite its age - and has some of the best American art in the world!!!! And - did I mention, it is free (though donations are encouraged)!!!!!!!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There is nothing to dislike about the first art museum dedicated to American Art. Beautiful surrounding on the YSU campus with ample parking. Take a stroll through all the galleries, eat in the cafe and then walk the beautiful campus of Youngstown State University.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been a YSU student for nearly 4 years now, and just recently made it back to visit the Butler Art Museum a few weeks ago. This museum is a popular destination for local elementary school field trips, and the last time I visited, I was in 3rd grade. It is a good destination for a 2-4 hour visit... More 

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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145 reviews 145 reviews
31 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We were in nearby Austintown visiting family over Thanksgiving & decided to get out of the house & see something. I was pleasantly surprised! They have a very nice collection that is nicely displayed. They have a few excellent pieces, most prominently Winslow Homer's "Snap the Whip." Everyone in the family enjoyed the museum--from the teenagers to the senior citizens.... More 

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Hubbard, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

For a wonderful afternoon, make a stop. The works on display are awesome. Should make this an annual visit

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Chicago, IL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This museum is very nice. Well laid out, plenty to see. Great selection of diversified art, from paintings, sculptures, to real life looking mannequins. Museum grounds well kept too. Compared to other museums in big cities, i.e. Chicago, this definitely compares well for its location. Free admission, suggested donation. Over the summer when I visited, they had the Maurice Sendak... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Butler Art Museum is a world class experience. This was the first to open for American Art and continues to showcase both known and up-and-coming artists. The Butler offers children's classes and community shows and holiday opportunities for the public to buy local art and crafts. A wonderful place to visit!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This museum dedicated to American art is totally free and that includes parking! Inside you will find one of the best collections anywhere. They often have special exhibits. I visit this museum several times a year. Highly recommend.

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Poland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Hard to believe a museum of this quality is in Youngstown, OH.This museum has the best collection of 19th century American art anywhere. Great examples of 20th+ century art as well. Technology wing that's entertaining & educational. Childrens gallery for hands on fun for the kids. Lovely cafe for breast or lunch. Easy to get to if traveling across I... More 

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Alliance, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Butler Institute of American Art is so easy to overlook. I've lived in northeastern Ohio for 20 years and enjoyed my first visit this weekend. Wow! Virtually all of the important American visual artists are represented and the museum offers an unusual and eclectic series of special shows. It's difficult to believe that such an important and interesting collection... More 

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