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:
Women's Leadership Council Spring Mixer
Mar 20 2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
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Friday Night Rocks – Video Shoot w/The Vindys @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Mar 21 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
Donnie Iris & the Cruisers @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Mar 23 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
Buckcherry @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Mar 24 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA
BIG 104.7 Green Solo Cup @ Jergel's Rhythm Grille
Mar 27 2019 - 6:00pm
Warrendale, PA

What's Nearby?

Twelve Oaks Mansion is the premier destination for weddings, private events, corporate functions and scholastic banquets.

The Lightning Bug is the premier family entertainment center, restaurant and coffeehouse in Mars, PA.

Springfield Grill is now the best steakhouse in Adams Township, Butler County, featuring Black An

MedExpress Urgent Care treats illnesses and injuries for all ages every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., no appointments necessary. All major insurances accepted.

We are a good natured group of guys, who have come together to sing and harmonize for the pure enjoyment of performing. We strive to foster a love for accappela music and seek to perfect our craft with every rehearsal, every performance and every concert we give for our audiences. We sing a variety of music styles, including: broadway show songs, gospel and patriotic music as well as barbershop, and others.

Adams Township is located in the southern edge of Butler County, Pennsylvania and was incorporated at 1854.