Fun Facts About the City of Warren

  • In downtown Warren you'll find Dave Grohl Alley, an outdoor art exhibition dedicated to the founder of the Foo Fighters and former Nirvana drummer. The world's largest drumsticks – certified by the Guinness Book of World Records – are on display here. See the Memorials Page under "Explore Warren" for more details.
  • Warren is home to the National Packard Museum, which celebrates the Packard brand's important role in the history of the auto industry. See the Museums Page under "Explore Warren" for more details.
  • In 1936, Neil Armstrong took his first airplane ride in the City of Warren. The First Flight Lunar Module on Parkman Road commemorates the site where this happened. See the Memorials Page under "Explore Warren" for more details.
  • Among the attractions you'll find throughout Warren are a Women's Park celebrating the lives of local women instrumental in shaping the area, a five-mile stretch of scenic Riverwalk along the Mahoning, and a skate park located on the grounds of Packard Park. See the Memorials and Parks and Outdoor Recreation pages for more details.
  • Warren has one of the world's first multi-story McDonald's, complete with elevator, fountain and grand piano, dedicated to visionary franchisor Ray Kroc.
  • Warren owns a municipal golf course – Old Avalon Golf Course.
  • Warren holds several annual festivals and events year-round, earning it the nickname "Festival City." Major events include the African American Achiever's Association Festival, Italian Festival, and Greek Festival.
  • Warren hosts one of the few Drive-In Theaters still operating in the United States.