What to do and see in Youngstown, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 18, 2017 Janette Largent

Youngstown is a village in Niagara County, New York, USA. The population was 2,063 at the 2013 census. It is part of the Buffalo–Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Youngstown

1. Niagara Jet Adventures

555 Water St, Youngstown, NY 14174-1066 +1 855-652-8687
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5 based on 450 reviews

Niagara Jet Adventures

Niagara Jet Adventures offers the most amazing experience on the Niagara River. Based just 20 minutes from Niagara Falls, NY in Youngstown, NY guests will get a narrated guided tour of historic and geological landmarks on both Canadian to US sides. Then guests conquer the Class 5 Whirlpool Rapids all in climate-controlled dry comfort - unless guests want to get wet on our 'wet deck'.

Reviewed By ZiZi2012 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Went to Niagara Falls on the off season, during late fall, stumbled on this gem of an adventure! Aside of the falls, was the highlight of our trip. 1700 horsepower jet boat plowing through class IV and V rapids was very exciting a bit scary...MoreWow! Thanks for the amazing review and we are so happy that you had such a great time!!!! We hope to see you again soon! Best Wishes, NJA Crew

2. Niagara Power Project Visitors Center

5777 Lewiston Rd, Lewiston, NY 14092-2199 +1 716-286-6661
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5 based on 101 reviews

Niagara Power Project Visitors Center

Set your inner engineer free at the all-new Niagara Power Vista! - Operate a power plant at the Control Room Simulator - Direct power where it's needed most at the Transmission table - Immerse yourself in a surround-sound, multi-sensory Power-Up 4D theatre experience - Ride a thrilling 4-D virtual roller coaster where you get to experience how a drop of water is turned into a unit of energy - Watch a spirited debate between Tesla and Edison over whose version of electric transmission is better And with the new hop-on, hop-off Discover Niagara shuttle, getting to the best attractions in Niagara has never been easier!

Reviewed By Marsha C - Litchfield, Maine

The power plant exhibits were very well done and engaging. We ended up off to the side on our visit and were the only couple there and had a very in depth conversation with one of the personnel there....that was quite informative! The "trip" was fun, funny and also educational. Well done...

3. Old Fort Niagara

102 Morrow Plz, Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown, NY 14174-1181 +1 716-745-7611
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4.5 based on 581 reviews

Old Fort Niagara

Old Fort Niagara is a living history site within close driving distance of Niagara Falls (both NY and Ontario) and Buffalo, NY, featuring original 18th-century stone buildings, built by the French and British, and daily interpretive programming that spans its three centuries of history. Open daily at 9 a.m. with ticket sales ending at 4:30 pm (ticket sales end at 6:30 pm in July and August).

Reviewed By napngs - Albany, New York

It took a long time to get to Fort Niagara, but it was worth it. Excellently preserved Revolutionary War era fort commanding the outlet of the Niagara River into Lake Ontario. This location was militarily strategic to the armies of both sides of the Revolution and 1812 wars vs England. Originally established by the French in 1679 and taken by the British in 1759 during the French & Indian War. Captured by the U.S. in 1796 only to be taken back by the British in the War of 1812. Old Fort Niagara served as a training station and active barracks from the Civil War until the last army units were withdrawn in 1963. A New York State Park.
This historic site is very well restored and the re-enactors are true to their roles and very informative to visitors. The fort is located inside the Fort Niagara State Park next a active US Coast Guard Station.
Plan a full day to take it all in. Picnic in the park. This could be combine w/ a visit to Niagara Falls only a half hour south.
Final note: We have finally visited all the Revolutionary War era forts in NY State. The only disappointment was the same at every fort: "No sir, you may not fire the cannon!"

4. Fort Niagara State Park

1 Scott Ave, Youngstown, NY 14174-1064 +1 716-745-7611
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4.5 based on 111 reviews

Fort Niagara State Park

Reviewed By suzannesg - Richland, Washington

On our way to Niagara Falls some friends had told us about this “don’t miss” - we agree! This fort has tons of history and is very well preserved. Musket firing and talk was informative and admission price was a bit high for a state park but you can see it’s going to preserving the fort!

5. Four Mile Creek State Park

1055 Lake Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174-1126 +1 716-745-3802
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4.5 based on 75 reviews

Four Mile Creek State Park

Reviewed By BLMerce - Kensington, Maryland

We are camped here on the shore of Lake Ontario. Sites are large with beautiful views and a short distance from Niagara Falls. Sites have electricity for us to run our ac. Bathrooms were clean, but quite a distance away. There is a dump station, fire pits, camp store and lots of information in the office. We arrived after hours, but had our site number. Our park pass gave us free parking at Goat Island. Used it twice. $79 for 2 nights.

6. Fatima Shrine

1023 Swann Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174-9756 +1 716-754-7489
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4 based on 23 reviews

Fatima Shrine

Reviewed By JohnRegoPark - Rego Park, New York

This is a captivating site with serene gardens and a beautiful setting. The sculpture garden contains over a hundred life-size sculptures of various saints and a huge rosary made of lights. The shrine itself is contained inside a dome-like structure. Everything is spotless, but the grounds needed weeding and some extra TLC. The visitor center has a large gift shop, a cafeteria and bathrooms. Ample parking. Free to all.

7. National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima

1023 Swann Rd., Lewiston, NY +1 716-754-7489
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4.5 based on 91 reviews

National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima

Reviewed By creativetraveler - New York

Someone recommended we stop here on our way from Niagara to Buffalo and we were not sorry we did! The Basilica itself is in need of care and signs posted said that there was some sort of legal dispute which stopped them from renovating. The grounds are beautiful though and the garden of saint statues was very inspirational. Only problem was that the weather did not cooperate. Still a beautiful experience!

8. Sanger Farms

852 Lockport Rd, Youngstown, NY 14174-1139 +1 716-745-7297
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Sanger Farms

Reviewed By timothy r - Niagara Falls, New York

Went here to go peach picking for the first time. They were very friendly and helpful at setting us up and everything. They also sell fudge, baked goods, fruits, jams, maple stuff and much more. There is a cafe in there now and although we didn't try anything out of that it looked good with sandwichs & coffee etc. Would definitely recommend when in the area to stop by here

9. Artpark

450 S 4th St, Lewiston, NY 14092-1528 +1 716-754-4375
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4 based on 170 reviews

Artpark

Artpark, Western New York’s premier music and theater destination, sits atop 150 acres of picturesque land overlooking the Niagara River Gorge. Located in Historic Lewiston, the State Park features a 2,400-seat Mainstage Theater and seating lawn, Outdoor Amphitheater, steel sculptures, picnic areas, hiking trails, historical markers, fishing docks and children’s activities!

Reviewed By Travelpapi153 - Rochester, New York

I've been to several shows here over the years and have always had a great experience. Historic Lewiston is beautiful and this venue never disappoints. The party in the park is well done, always a great lineup and a terrific price. Cold adult beverages and food for sale. Clean, safe and great sound.

10. Freedom Crossing Monument

on the bank of the Niagara River, Lewiston, NY 14092
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Freedom Crossing Monument

Reviewed By Michael P - Niagara Falls,N.Y.

Located on the shore of the Lower Niagara River in Lewiston this display is one of many underground sites in the area. It is composed of a copper colored reenactment of flight by boat across thriver by fugitive slaves to freedom in Canada. An adjoining park with glider swings and benches adds additional enjoyment to the site . An annual smelt festival in the spring brings hundreds of folks to the site.

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