We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Butler Institute of American Art

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502-1213
Phone Number: +1 330-743-1107
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 130 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 113
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
arts

Been her before always enjoy going there allways something new to see. If you get hunger while there can always get something to eat or drink. Love going at Christmas time the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
mlr39
,
Lowellville, Ohio
Add Photo Write a Review

130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 129: English reviews
Hubbard, Ohio
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not a fan of modern art, however I found this art museum very entertaining. There are some great collections here that you will not find anywhere else, to include local artists.

Helpful?
Thank Cory V
Lowellville, Ohio
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been her before always enjoy going there allways something new to see. If you get hunger while there can always get something to eat or drink. Love going at Christmas time the most. Will keep going back.

Helpful?
Thank mlr39
Youngstown, Ohio
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The Butler is a great place to visit any time of the year. It contains a variety of American paintings. Especially the section of paintings about Native Americans is pretty impressive. There is no admission. It is truly a gem in Youngstown.

Helpful?
Thank Ilovetotravel0310
Akron, Ohio
Level Contributor
48 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by the large selection of multiples styles of American art; most notably the modern art, which is comparable to the Cleveland Art Museum. This museum is a big bright gem in the heart of Youngstown. The only thing; a few exhibitions were closed on the Saturday when we went and I was a little disappointed that... More 

Helpful?
Thank shetripsalot
Maryland
Level Contributor
142 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

My husband and I have seen many art museums throughout the U.S. and the Butler is the finest museum we have seen in a small city. The collection of American art is outstanding. The one exception is an excellent Van Gogh. There are many famous painters represented: Homer, Sargent, Rockwell, Bierstadt, Moran, to name a few. If we travel to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sundown_10
Hubbard, Ohio
Level Contributor
43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

As someone who does not typically go to art museums, I will say that I really liked this art museums. I went here for a college class and was really impressed with the variety of art. There is also quite a bit of art from local artist and art about the local area. If you do go here, be sure... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cory V
Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Level Contributor
79 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The Butler Institute would be impressive in New York or another big city. In Youngstown, it is even more impressive. The collection of American Art is wonderful. Famous artists and famous paintings, a nice cafe, and a great gift shop.

Helpful?
Thank Karen F
Hubbard, Ohio
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

What a local treasure. Youngstown is fortunate to have such a gem. Exhibits rotate several times each year, providing reason to revisit regularly. The venue is now attached to the Old North Church and adds more history and local connection. the Butler is outstanding. A must when you visit Youngstown. Dis I mention it is Free? (donation appreciated)

Helpful?
Thank CRParkRanger
Canfield, Ohio
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Great collection of American Art in a beautiful setting near the campus of YSU. Nice cafe and a place to sit outside to enjoy the fall temperatures, ok summer heat! Be sure to check out the gift shop.

Helpful?
Thank nanci03
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

You love art and a beautiful place to view it? This is your place, you love eclecticism and a mix of mediums? This is the place for you. You love imagination and creativity? Then this is the place for you.

Helpful?
Thank Sarah T

Travelers who viewed The Butler Institute of American Art also viewed

 

Been to The Butler Institute of American Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Butler Institute of American Art and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Alliance, Ohio
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Butler Institute of American Art staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?