The Best Indoor Activities Youngstown Has to Offer

Bocce players at Steel Valley Brew Works in Boardman.

What do you do when it’s a rainy day in Youngstown? Instead of just watching a movie or playing board games, why not get out and have a good time? There’s all sorts of fun things to do in Youngstown on a rainy day – just take a look at the list below!

Indoor Gaming and More

DeBartolo Commons

DeBartolo Commons is the newest gathering place in the Mahoning Valley, located at the Southern Park Mall in Boardman.

Indoor Bocce and More at Steel Valley Brew Works

Playing bocce at Steel Valley Brew Works. Photo credit Bentley Studios USA.

At Steel Valley Brew Works, you can play bocce, pinball, or pool, and then chill at the bar and try your hand at some trivia. In addition to their wide variety of craft brews and specialty cocktails, Steel Valley also serves Stone Fruit Coffee. Plus, their café has some amazing flatbreads, salads and paninis.

Golf Simulators at The Bunker

The Bunker at DeBartolo Commons.

At The Bunker, you can perfect your golf swing indoors at one of their eight golf simulators open to the public. They also have a practice driving range and a putting green. Then, at their restaurant, Double Bogey’s, you can get a bite to eat and enjoy live music.

DeBartolo Commons

7401 Market St. 

Boardman, OH 44512 

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course

Video Lottery Terminals at Hollywood Gaming in Austintown.

In Austintown, head to Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course where you’ll find endless thrills with the latest video lottery terminals, watch the live thoroughbred horse racing from October through April, or enjoy live entertainment. While you’re there, try a burger at the newest location of Wahlburgers! Sports betting is also available.

Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course

655 N Canfield Niles Rd. 

Austintown, OH 44515

Fun -N- Games Rewind

Interior of Fun -N- Games Rewind in Boardman.

In Boardman, just north of the Southern Park Mall, visitors of any age can enjoy a blast from the past at a real arcade! At Fun -N- Games Rewind, you can spend an afternoon in their open play area playing classic arcade games and a variety of kids activities, including pinball, claw machines, and more! It’s also the perfect place to have a birthday party!

Fun -N- Games Rewind

6989 Market St. 

Boardman, OH 44512

Indoor Sports

Bowling

Who doesn’t love a game of bowling? Around Youngstown, there are a few different options for bowling some frames or just having some fun.

Camelot Lanes

Bowlers at Camelot Lanes in Boardman.

At Camelot Lanes in Boardman, you can take advantage of one of their daily bowling specials, or just hit the pool tables and arcade. You can also try your hand at giant Jenga and giant Connect 4 at the bar!

Camelot Lanes

628 BoardmanCanfield Rd. 

Boardman, OH 44512

Boardman Lanes

Bowlers at Boardman Lanes.

Boardman Lanes is your second option for bowling in Boardman. A longtime community staple, Boardman Lanes has always been a great spot to bowl a few frames. If you’re feeling festive, you can also arrange to have a birthday party there!

Boardman Lanes

7524 Market St. 

Bardman, OH 44512

West Side Bowl

West Side Bowl is not only a great place to enjoy a game of bowling, but it’s also one of the top music venues in Youngstown. Come out and enjoy a full lineup of bands or one of their famous pizzas!

West Side Bowl 

2617 Mahoning Ave.

Youngstown, OH 44509

Holiday Bowl

Bowling lanes at Holiday Bowl.

Thirty-six lanes await you at the Holiday Bowl in Struthers. It’s a great place to bowl a game while enjoying a drink and a snack – and it’s been a staple in the Struthers community for over 35 years!

Holiday Bowl

777 Youngstown-Poland Rd. 

Struthers, OH 44471

Amron Lanes

Bowling lanes at Amron Lanes. Photo credit WKBN.

Amron Lanes in Canfield is the newest bowling alley on our list. It’s got all of the bowling alley staples you expect: food, bar, a pro shop, and fun!

Amron Lanes

492 W Main St. 

Canfield, OH 44406

Extreme Air Trampoline Park and Deep Freeze Ice Arena

Interior of Extreme Air Trampoline Park in Boardman.

Extreme Air Trampoline Park in Boardman has so many activities available, it’s more like a whole family fun center. You’ll find two basketball lanes, two dodgeball courts, laser tag, and a rock wall! There’s also a dedicated area with activities for the younger visitors, as well as an arcade and concession area.

Deep Freeze Ice Arena has an Olympic-sized rink operating year round for public ice skating.

Extreme Air Trampoline Park and Deep Freeze Ice Arena

360 McClurg Rd.

Boardman, OH 44512

Youngstown Phantoms at Covelli Centre

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey Game at the Covelli Centre.

Head to Youngstown to watch our very own hockey team on the ice! The Youngstown Phantoms play all of their home games at the Covelli Centre, conveniently located in Downtown Youngstown (near some great restaurants)! Take the family to watch a game, then stay to get a great lunch or dinner! The Phantoms’ regular season runs from October to April. Visit the Youngstown Phantoms’ website for their entire schedule, and the Covelli Centre website for all of the events and shows!

Covelli Centre

229 E. Front St.

Youngstown, OH 44503

Museums

A museum is a perfect destination on a day with no options for outdoor activities. Youngstown has a multitude of museums to choose from, no matter what your interest!

The Butler Institute of American Art

Inside the Butler Institute of American Art.

The Butler Institute of American Art is one of the area’s crown jewels, located just north of Downtown Youngstown. Browse the art museum’s collection of American works, and take the time to view special exhibitions. Don’t forget to make a stop at the Gift Shop!

The Butler Institute of American Art

524 Wick Ave. 

Youngstown, OH 44502

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

 Industrial history artifacts at the Steel Museum in Youngstown.

Take a rainy day to learn about Youngstown’s industrial past!  The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, also known as the “Steel Museum,” contains photographs and historical items documenting the lives of steelworkers and the immigrants that settled in Youngstown. Exhibits about steel production, as well as an example of company-built housing, are also on display here.

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor

151 W. Wood St. 

Youngstown, OH 44503

OH WOW! Science Center

Science exhibits at the OH WOW! Science Center. Photo credit CambridgeSeven, Kwesi Budu-Arthur.

Officially called the Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, OH WOW! is a children’s museum in downtown Youngstown. Kids can get hands-on with STEM-based interactive exhibits and learn about engineering, physics, aviation, and more!

OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology

15 Central Square

Youngstown, OH 44503

When You Can’t Go Outside

Let’s face it, not every day can be sunny in northeast Ohio. So, when it’s a gloomy, rainy day, now you have a list of fun things to do! Enjoy some of the amazing indoor activities that Youngstown, Ohio has to offer.

When the weather is nice, Youngstown (and many spots throughout Mahoning County) have great outdoor options, too. You can walk the trails and explore Mill Creek MetroParks, play one of our award-winning golf courses, enjoy fresh fruit and homemade donuts at White House Fruit Farm, or head over to Sports World and ride the go-karts and play some mini golf.

Be sure to keep an eye on Youngstown Live for the latest info on fun things to do in Youngstown, rain or shine!