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Address: 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Amazing American Art Museum

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Youngstown, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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194 reviews 194 reviews
48 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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144 reviews 144 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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