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The Steel Museum

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Address: 151 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH
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Valley History

This is a great museum if you are interested in the history of the Mahoning valley and steel. However if you are not interested in the history of either of those two subjects... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 16, 2016
Cory V
Hubbard, Ohio
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Hubbard, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

This is a great museum if you are interested in the history of the Mahoning valley and steel. However if you are not interested in the history of either of those two subjects, then this will be an extremely boring museum. There are a lot of interesting exhibits. I would recommend this to history lovers of the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2015

I enjoyed my visit! I took my son to the museum. I was able to see what it was like when my grandfather and my father worked at the local steel mills. It had a lot of information which was very interesting!

1 Thank Tracy D
Canfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you had family who worked in the Youngstown steel mills during their heyday or just want to see what these mills were like, this museum will give you a true feeling of what it was like for the workers and their families in what was once one of the 3 largest steel producing areas in the United Sates

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum includes wonderful displays of the steel making process, gives you an idea what life was like in the height of the steel mill industry. We visited with friends who also enjoyed the museum. Allow one hour for checking out the exhibits. The museum has two floors and a large elevator for those who need to use an elevator.... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2015

Excellent museum covering the Youngstown steel industry from the perspective of the workers. Filled with interactive exhibits that will engage young and old visitors, you will be able to visit a worker's company house and step into a factory locker room, as well as view the massive tools necessary to process iron ore. The exhibits are informed by oral histories... More 

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North Jackson, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

Locally known as the "Steel Museum" it is a lot more than that! The center has exhibits that show the growth of the iron and steel industry through the people who made that history. There are 2 full floors of exhibits and a 3rd floor with extensive archives, as well as temporary exhibits, and model trains. There are also special... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Having had grandparents who worked in the mills, I have to say everything on display here is a pretty accurate representation of their experiences. One set of grandparents lived in the Sheet and Tube Company homes and there's a display of what those living quarters looked like in the museum. It's almost like they took my grandparents' old living room... More 

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Niles, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

The Mahoning Valley was best known first for its coal, then iron, then steel production. This museum's exhibits explore all of these, as well as the conditions in which the worker lived.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

My father spent 42 years @ Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. Campbell Works as a blower foreman / shift supervisor in the Blast Furnaces so the details and production of iron was well known to me as a younger. Mill talk was just part of the mealtime conversations. I spent 3 summers at college working in the mill in maintenance... More 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Great museum to learn about US industrial history. The archives include valuable collections. It is located directly across from the Cathedral of St Columba which is also part of the story of the Ecumenical Coalition that was involved in a possible worker and community owned steel mill . Excellent review through its exhibits on industrial processes and the history of... More 

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