About the Area

Welcome to Greater Akron, where every corner is steeped in history and brimming with excitement! Located amidst the rolling hills of the Old Connecticut Western Reserve and the Ohio & Erie Canalway, our city is a collection of vibrant culture and dynamic energy. Here, innovation thrives, echoing the legacies of pioneering industrialists like B.F. Goodrich, Quaker Oats Company and The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. The area continues to foster entrepreneurial efforts, reigns as one of the world’s leading polymer centers and is home to more than 150 Fortune 500 companies.

Experience Summit County with thrilling entertainment venues, state-of-the-art athletic centers and retail havens that promise something for every passion and preference. Immerse yourself in the fine arts scene, where theaters come alive with productions, concerts and films, and the Akron Art Museum showcases the brilliance of local and international artists alike.

For the sports enthusiast, our city offers activities year-round, from the thrilling races of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby to the exhilarating rounds of golf at the Kaulig Companies Championship. Step back in time at the immersive experience of Hale Farm & Village or Perkins Stone Mansion. Be sure to witness the timeless elegance of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens.

Nature beckons with open arms in Summit County, home to Ohio's only national park, the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Summit Metro Parks offers more than 125 miles of beautiful trails to explore. Get up close with over 2,000 animals from around the world at the Akron Zoo, then take the little ones to the Akron Children’s Museum where they can learn through exploration.

Whatever your passion, whatever your desire, Greater Akron and Summit County invite you to embrace the extraordinary and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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