- The list below includes 40 free or cheap things to do in or near Warren, Ohio, including 79 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Music Venue and History Museums.
- From Western Reserve Greenway Trail to Perkins Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Warren and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Youngstown, Niles and Warren.
The McKinley Birthplace Home is a national memorial to President William McKinley. The memorial is 232 foot by 136 foot and is split into two wings. One wing houses the McKinley Memorial Library and the other houses the McKinley Museum.
Niles Historical Society is a museum consisting of fourteen rooms, many furnished in the 19th and 20th century period. The museum collection has more than 5000 items along with mannequins wearing life size replicas of the White House ladies' gowns.
Suitable for private events as well open and league bowling, McKinley Lanes Bowling Center provides 20 lanes of bowling with a pro shop. The center offers a full service snack counter, a banquet room and a bar.
Fellows Riverside Gardens serves as a large-scale public garden at the northern end of Mill Creek Park. There are twelve acres of display gardens that feature a wide variety of colorful plant displays and flowers.
Millcreek Metro Parks is an organization dedicated to providing parks and other recreational facilities to the local residents. Nature trails, outdoor pavilions, and school recreational programs are among the facilities and services provided.
The Tod Engine Heritage Park preserves the city's industrial heritage on a grand scale. The collection boasts several large factory pieces, a locomotive, and much more. Private visits can be arranged for a more intimate viewing experience.
Originally known as The Steel Museum, the institute is currently called the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor. It is maintained by Youngstown State University and covers the history of the iron and steel industries on the region.
Paying tribute to the settlers of Mahoning Valley, Arms Family Museum features period furnishings and clothing, along with Native American memorabilia and mining artifacts. The museum also contains exhibits about African-American settlers in the Youngstown area.
The first museum dedicated to American art is The Butler Institute of American Art. The collection currently is composed of over 20,000 individual pieces and features a variety of traveling exhibitions throughout the year.