Yes, there really is life on Mars, and residents take full advantage of the fun opportunities their town’s name creates. A flying saucer is parked in the town square, offering an unusual photo opportunity for visitors. Alien sightings occur daily in storefront windows. Letters with a Mars, Pa., postmark are frequently mailed around the world from the local post office. And, like most small towns, community life frequently revolves around events at the Mars School District, home of the Planets.

Mars is a prime example of small town America, where people gather at the local diner and greet each other on the sidewalk. Several small businesses line the main street, offering an array of services to residents and visitors.

The town’s past dates to 1792 when the first settler arrived in the area. Mars flourished in its early years because it was located on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and on the Butler Short Line, the electric trolley route that linked Pittsburgh and Butler. Oil and coal brought a boom to the entire area, and the town’s strategic location made it a natural trade center for supplying the needs of the two industries.

Today, the area surrounding Mars is flourishing with new residential developments and commercial businesses that are setting up shop on Route 228, a main thoroughfare that passes just a half-mile from town. While you’re in Butler County, be sure to visit and take home a souvenir from Mars. This Butler County town is definitely one that you can describe as simply “out of this world.”

Mars Mars, PA
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Events around here:
Gaelic Storm @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Feb 27 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
Rodney Atkins @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Feb 28 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
Aaron Watson / Pat Green @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Mar 1 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
The Reagan Years @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Mar 9 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
Drake White @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Mar 14 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA

What's Nearby?

Specializes in custom made sugar cookies; perfect for weddings, wedding/baby showers, anniversaries, holidays, graduations, birthdays, reunions, themed parties, special events, corporate logos, etc.

Located in Mars, Pennsylvania, Stick City Brewing Company provides an invitingly simple, organic, and family-friendly atmosphere where local residents and craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy high quality and fresh modern beer styles.

Mamma's Place is a diner style restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily.

Our shop offers handmade gifts, unique florals, and hand painted furniture.

Stop by to tour the remodeled train station, constructed in 1897; the circa 1906 red caboose; the

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