Downtown Butler is perfect for a walking tour. We’ve laid out some great points of interest for you!
One Howard Street - The path to the Butler Little Theatre is very visually appealing; spend some time taking in your surroundings on North McKean Street. BLT is a non-profit, volunteer organization. Check out the calendar ahead of time and catch a performance.
322 N. McKean Street - The Maridon Museum is the only museum in this region with a specific focus on Asian art and culture. The Maridon is very elegant and houses more than 800 objects in its permanent collection. As you’re walking to the museum, notice several striking churches along the way.
109 N. Main Street - Discover your next favorite piece at All About Reclaimed by Jeff Double. Admire their craft of making something out of nothing upcycling resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces!
209 S. Main Street - Feeling artsy? New in 2015 is Brushes and Barstools where you can create your own masterpiece.
221 S. Main Street - A brand new craft brewery just opened in 2015. Reclamation Brewery brings good food and good brews to downtown Butler.
259 S. Main Street – The Butler County Symphony orchestra performs six concerts annually. Check ahead for concert dates to experience a quality orchestra within the community.
344 S. Main Street - The art center is run by the Associated Artists of Butler County, the oldest cultural organization in the county. Gaze at their exhibits of local and visiting artists, which are part of scheduled shows throughout the year.
Now, make the loop with stops on the opposite side of Main Street.
123 W. Diamond Street - Discover the county’s past at the Butler County Heritage Center, operated by the Butler County Historical Society. The permanent collection includes an original Bantam Jeep and displays of Butler’s many industries past and present.Visit the home built by Butler’s only U.S. Senator, Walter Lowrie, in 1828. The Lowrie/Shaw House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized for its historical and architectural significance. Tour this house museum to learn more. Take note of the Butler County Courthouse which is right across the street and features interesting architecture.
126 S. Main Street - Nellie's is a unique boutique for women. Head downtown and check out what you can add to your wardrobe!
326 W. Jefferson Street – Treat your sweet tooth and stop by for a sample at Peter’s Chocolate Shoppe. You’ll find high quality chocolates, chocolate-covered fruits and more.
108 N. Main Street – Hungry for a funnel cake sundae for breakfast or eternal damnation for lunch? Creative dishes and a unique atmosphere will greet you at Dr. Sous Chop Shop.
136 S. Main Street - Visit the Butler location of Second Time Around for quality, second-hand, name brand clothing, shoes, jewelry, purses and more.
146 N. Main Street – The oldest family business in Butler, Cummings’ Candy and Coffee, was established in 1905. The coffee bar features fair trade organic coffees, fruit smoothies, old time chocolate malts, root beer floats and other favorites.
204 N. Main Street - Family owned and operated, Natili North is a hometown favorite with a family atmosphere and daily specials
Just a short drive away…
800 W. New Castle Street – Indulge yourself at Pennie’s Bake Shop and Espresso Bar with a selection of sweets and coffees. Insider tip: the espresso drinks come with a fresh Pennie’s mini cupcake!
179 New Castle Road – Rapp's Bicycle Center offers road, mountain, hybrid, comfort and freestyle bikes from top brands such as Giant, Redline and KHS.
115 E. Cunningham Street - Kelly Automotive Park is the home of the Butler BlueSox, the city’s Prospect League. Be sure to check ahead if you visit during the season so you can catch a game!
400 E. Jefferson Street – The Monroe Hotel, housed in a building that was built in 1898, is thought to be the oldest restaurant in continuous operation in the area.