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The Butler Institute of American Art

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Address: 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH
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This place is wonderful! From the art on the walls to the staff and building...I cannot say enough about the Butler Institute...it's a great place to spend a day. Good for kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This place is wonderful! From the art on the walls to the staff and building...I cannot say enough about the Butler Institute...it's a great place to spend a day. Good for kids to adults, you can't miss this wonderful museum.

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East Wenatchee, Washington, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Free parking. The new "sky walk" to the new addition (from the purchase of a church next door) is a fantastic expansion. Pieces from the permanent collection that used to be spread throughout the museum are now grouped into themes for sports as art, americana, native american art, science/technology/holograms, and more. The current Bob Dylan, About Face exhibit, includes his... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Loved everything about it. If your an art lover, you won't be disappointed. Their gift shop is wonderful and there's plenty of affordable gifts.

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Struthers, Ohio, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

One of the very few museums in the country (perhaps thee only) dedicated solely to American art and artists. A must see for American art enthusiasts.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you are in Youngstown, or passing through, add this to your to do list. What a wonderful gem for the Youngstown area. Beautiful museum with some impressive works of art.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The art institute is an awesome place to take your children. They offer art classes for kids and the art work in the building is exquisite!

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Youngstown, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This museum has some of the best American Art in the United States. The building itself is gorgeous! The Butler Museum is located in Youngstown OH. Youngstown Ohio was once a relatively large steel making center. The population was such that it could support a Museum and a symphony and numerous other cultural attractions. Although the city population itself has... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am in to US art from the Hudson valley and folk art, the is very good and a highlight in a town that that has gone through a lot, a wonderful place, nice paintings of Homer, Van Gogh and a few Wyeth, we spent about 3 hours there - this is a real diamond in the rough

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MIAMI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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