Attractions & Points of Interest

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

    Ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park aboard one of the oldest and most scenic tourist excursion railways in the U.S. Board at the Akron Northside Station, Peninsula Depot or Rockside Station in Independence. Learn about the area’s history from the “Voices of the Valley” audio tour during a regular round trip. CVSR offers year-round special events, including the "Ales on Rails" beer tasting train or Grape Escape wine tasting train, Day Out With Thomas, the Polar Express, Bike Aboard! and numerous other family-friendly theme rides during the year.
  • Dr. Bob’s Home

    International sobriety support group Alcoholics Anonymous originated at the home of Dr. Bob Smith, who founded AA in the 1930s. The haven that once welcomed suffering alcoholics now welcomes visitors, who can see exhibits dedicated to Dr. Bob's life and studies.
  • Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron Black History and Culture

    Get an in-depth look at the history and experiences of African Americans who have helped develop and shape Akron. The gallery serves as a showplace for the research activities of The University of Akron Pan African Center for Community Studies. Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Free.
  • Elements Gallery

    Nestled in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley, adjacent to the Towpath Trail and the train station, Elements Gallery showcases the work of many fine contemporary American artists and craftsmen. It is also the home of the studios of Bures Pottery.
  • Emily Davis Gallery

    The Myers School of Art's galleries provide an environment of encouragement and inspiration for students, faculty and the community. Visit the website for current exhibits.
  • Fun Makers/Heaven Bound Ascensions

    Soar the skies of Cleveland, Akron and Canton from the basket of a hot air balloon at dawn or dusk. Experience the free feeling of drifting through the valleys over pristine lakes and streams, or pick leaves while skimming over treetops.
  • Glendale Cemetery

    With picturesque trees and monuments, this park-like cemetery is the burial spot of some of Akron’s famous residents. Founded in 1839, the Cemetery is now listed on the National Register of Historic Landscapes. Unique features, such as architectural elements of the memorial chapel and bell tower, make for a historical visit to the grounds, while the stillness and serenity of the site encourages reflection.
  • Hale Farm & Village

    Return to life in Ohio during the 19th-century in this living history village, owned by the Western Reserve Historical Society. See blacksmiths, candlestick makers and cooks at work in their respective dwellings, or visit with furry farm animals.
  • Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park

    The $275-million Hard Rock and Northfield Park joint venture brings a Hard Rock-branded gaming center to the grounds of harness-racing mainstay Northfield Park, with more than 2,200 slot machines. Features include: Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill, Hard Rock Cafe, Fresh Harvest Buffet, Hard Rock Live, Club Velvet, Comedy Zone and the signature Center Bar!


  • Harry London Gourmet Chocolates

    Ever wonder how caramels, Buckeyes, truffles and everything else chocolate-covered are made? Find out during a factory tour of Harry London’s operation, which has churned out sweet confections since 1922. Call for seasonal hours and factory tour reservations.
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