Originally named Heaton’s Furnace after the owner of one of the first iron ore-processing plants in Ohio, Niles is a tight-knit, growing community home to friendly faces, a rich history and lots of shopping.
With more than 200 stores and restaurants, Niles’ Eastwood Mall Complex entertains day and night (or for a long weekend). Additions include a three-tank aquarium filled with sharks and salt-water fish. Business Insider voted Eastwood Mall the best shopping mall in Ohio, and USA Today awarded it the distinction of No. 1 place to shop for Black Friday.
Baseball fans should find their way Eastwood Field, part of the complex and home to the minor-league Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a Short-Season A class affiliate of the Cleveland Indians. The Scrappers are five-time Pinckney Division champs and captured the New-York Penn League title in 2004 and face off against rivals each season in the pursuit of another championship. MLB All-Stars such as CC Sabathia, Victor Martinez, Francisco Lindor and Jose Martinez have called themselves Scrappers.
Before William McKinley became a distinguished Civil War soldier and the 25th president of the US, he was born and raised in Niles. A 12-foot-tall statue of the former president welcomes guests to the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, which includes the McKinley Memorial Library, Museum and Birthplace Home, where collections of memorabilia and furniture are preserved.
One of the largest retail centers in the nation, this complex is home to over 200 department stores, specialty shops, restaurants, hotels and other businesses. Two movie theaters feature 20 screens. Eastwood Field is home to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Class-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians). Named by USA Today as Ohio's "Best Place to Shop on Black Friday."
Class-A Cleveland Indians affiliate team, which plays in the short season New York-Penn League, features many up-and-coming stars of professional baseball. The mid-June to Labor Day season schedule can be found on the team's website.
Located on the site of the original McKinley home (and birthplace of President William McKinley), and just down the street from the National McKinley Memorial Museum. Features the replica home of the family's rooms, and a research center.
This Halloween attraction brings new life to Eastwood Field when the Scrappers baseball season is over. Explore three haunts, play a round of black light mini-golf, and check out the “Scare”cade. Operates each year Thursday-Sunday beginning the last weekend in September and continuing through Halloween.