Attractions & Points of Interest

  • 140 E. Market St.
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    330.376.8480
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    A non-profit organization devoted to promoting cultural and art activities throughout Portage, Summit and Medina counties, AAAA serves as an advocate for creative organizations and is in charge of the Summit Artspace gallery.
  • One S. High St.
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    (330) 376-9185
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    Located downtown, the Akron Art Museum showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. Particular areas of strength include contemporary painting and sculpture and 20th century photography.
  • 216 S. Main Street
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    330.396.6103
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    A gathering place for children and families, where play inspires exploration, discovery and problem solving with interactive exhibits, programs and special activities.     
    Akron Childrens Museum _ Akron OH
  • 2080 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd.
    Copley, Ohio 44321
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    (330) 665-3466
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    The center includes 3,500 square feet dedicated to hands-on learning that explores creation science and intelligent design models — specifically, the story of how we, and the earth, came to be.

    We are devoted to teaching creation science and intelligent design models on the origin and history of life (in contrast to teaching evolutionary models).
  • 421 Spicer St.
    Akron, Ohio 44311
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    330.253.5888
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    Hot glass studio and gift shop. Demonstrations, workshops, original glass pieces and art for sale, made on site by local artists. Seasonal events.
  • 217 S. High St.
    Mezzanine Level
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    (330) 375-2390

    Fans of police memorabilia will enjoy the Akron Police Museum, located within the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center, for photos, weapons, uniforms and additional artifacts from the Rubber City’s 200-year police history.
  • 500 Edgewood Ave.
    Akron, Ohio 44307
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    (330) 375-2550
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    The Akron Zoo has achieved both AZA and World Conservation Zoo accreditation — a distinction given to only 10 percent of the nation’s zoos. Penguins, Galapagos turtles, jaguars, Sumatran tigers and more exotic creatures await. The Zoo's new exhibit, Grizzly Ridge, opens in July.
  • 60 S. High St.
    Akron, Ohio 44326
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    330-643-9000
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    The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family and community life.
  • Bath Township Administrative Offices: 330.666.4007
    Hudson Chamber of Commerce: 330.650.0621

    Make a day of it in Bath, which is home of the historical Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Hale Farm & Village and the Bath Nature Preserve; move on to Hudson, where the First & Main District offers shopping and dining along the charming streets.
  • 2425 Myersville Rd.
    Akron, Ohio 44312
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    330.699.5086
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    Visit a replica of the cave where Jesus was born at Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church. The Nativity Museum features the Altar of the Nativity, Altar of the Magi, and Manger, as well as collection of Nativities from around the world.
  • 73 S. College St.
    The University of Akron
    Akron, Ohio 44325
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    330.972.7285
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    Discover a museum of psychology that highlights artifacts, documents, films, and photographs from the history of the human sciences. It is also home to the Archives of the History of American Psychology.
  • PO Box 158
    Peninsula, Ohio 44264
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    (800) 468-4070
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    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.
  • 855 Ardmore Ave.
    Akron, Ohio 44302
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    (330) 864-1935
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    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.
  • The Buckingham Building
    220 Wolf Ledges Pkwy.
    Akron, Ohio 44325
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    330.972.7030
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    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.
  • The University of Akron – Folk Hall
    150 E. Exchange St.
    Akron, Ohio 44325
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    (330) 972-6030
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    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.
  • 66 N. Villageview Rd.
    Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
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    330-633-3288
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    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.
  • 150 Glendale Ave.
    Akron, Ohio 44302
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    (330) 253-2317
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    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.
  • 2686 Oak Hill Rd.
    Bath, Ohio 44210
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    (330) 666-3711
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    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.
  • 10777 Northfield Road
    Northfield, Ohio 44067
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    330.908.7625
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    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!

     

  • 5353 Lauby Rd.
    N. Canton, Ohio 44720
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    330.494.0833
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    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.
  • 60 Fir Hill
    Akron, Ohio 44325
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    (330) 972-6909
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    Completed in 1871 this Second Empire Italianate home was built by John Henry and Susan Youngker Hower. It remains one of the finest and best preserved examples of its style in the country. This 28-room mansion is filled with treasures and furnishings collected from around the world by three generations of the Hower family who occupied the House. It was deeded to The University of Akron in 1970. Open for tours, events, and programs eleven months each year.
  • 221 S. Broadway
    Akron, Ohio
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    (234) 678-6692
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    The Museum’s current exhibit, "Inventive Eats: Incredible Food Innovations," highlights delicious food-related patents, innovations and trademarks. Adjacent to the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) School. Free.
  • Summit County Historical Society
    550 Copley Rd.
    Akron, Ohio 44320
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    330.535.1120
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    Abolitionist John Brown, who would come to fame after the Harper’s Ferry raid, moved to this cottage across the street from Perkins Mansion in 1844. The museum features a changing temporary exhibit and offers educational programming throughout the year.
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    This convention center is Akron’s premier destination, offering flexible meeting space for small- and large-scale events throughout the year, from private gatherings to giant expositions and sporting competitions.
  • Rockwell Hall
    E. Main and S. Lincoln streets
    Kent, Ohio 44242
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    (330) 672-3450
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    The museum, located on the Kent State campus, features eight galleries of rotating exhibits by artists and designers. The Museum boasts a wonderful store as well.
  • 80 Brookmont Rd.
    Akron, Ohio 44333
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    330.666.6966
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    Mixing the age-old games of hide-and-seek and tag with high-tech lasers, this fun-for-everyone venue is perfect for everything from birthday parties to corporate events. Group reservations are required.
  • 1210 Massillon Rd.
    Akron, Ohio 44306
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    (330) 796-1244
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    Goodyear built the Airdock in 1929 as a facility to manufacture its airships. At 1,175 feet long, 325 feet wide and 211 feet high, this is one of the largest buildings in the world without interior supports. Drive-by photo opportunities only.
  • 2260 International Pkwy.
    North Canton, Ohio 44720
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    (330) 896-6332
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    Bombers, fighter jets, historical aircrafts and more are on display at the Military Aviation Preservation Society Museum, which showcases both vintage military and civilian aircrafts. While you’re there, also visit a number of interactive exhibits.
  • Cascade Locks Park
    248 Ferndale St.
    Akron, Ohio 44304
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    330.374.5625
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    The Mustill Store, circa 1850, is open to the public, weekends, April through October. Across the Towpath, up to 70 boats a day passed through Lock 15, stopping at the store for supplies. Cascade Locks Park Association protects this important history.
  • In Downtown Akron, you will find the center of commerce and culture. Where history meets art, music meets fashion and food meets soul. The Northside District & High Street Area are the center of those findings.
  • 203 S. Main St.
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    330.376.7020
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    The best nuts are the freshest nuts, and that’s what the Peanut Shoppe offers everyday to all who pass through its doors since the 1930s. The store sells a wide selection of healthy snacks, chocolate, candies, fresh peanut butter and even sugar-free treats.
  • The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, OH
    550 Copley Rd.
    Akron, Ohio 44320
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    330.535.1120
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    The former home of Colonel Simon Perkins Jr. is one of Ohio’s finest and most treasured examples of Greek Revival architecture. Built in 1837 and home to three generations of Perkins’, the home now offers tours and educational programs.
  • 2121 George Halas Dr. N.W.
    Canton, Ohio 44708
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    330-456-8207
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    The Pro Football Hall of Fame services to honor, preserve, educate and promote football. Visit permanent exhibits such as the Superbowl Theater and the Pro Football Today Gallery, as well as the new Ralph Wilson, Jr. Pro Football Research and Preservation Center, part of the HOF's "Future 50" Project celebrating the museum's 50th anniversary.
  • Collection Auto Group Plaza
    1100 Rock and Roll Blvd.
    Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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    888-764-ROCK (7625)
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    "Rock history comes alive in Cleveland" -Rolling Stone magazine. Experience the modern music destination everyone's talking about! Visit the world's only museum devoted to celebrating popular music!
  • 1204 W. Steels Corners Rd.
    Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44223
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    330.929.8057
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    This pre-civil war farmhouse hosts a sustainable winery operation and art gallery. Spend some time tasting wines and simple food pairings in the tasting room, loft, garden, deck with fire-pit, or the outdoor pavilion opening this summer.
  • 714 N. Portage Path
    Akron, Ohio 44303
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    330.836.5533
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    A 65-room Tudor Revival Manor House and historic gardens and grounds make up this estate, which once belonged to F.A. Seiberling, the co-founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. The Estate is open from April through December for tours.
  • 140 E. Market St.
    Akron, Ohio 44308
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    330.376.8480
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    Creativity runs rampant at Summit Artspace, a gallery that displays the art and performances of regional visual and performing artists. Located in the art deco building that was the original home of the Akron Beacon Journal. Featuring more than 30 exhibits a year, it also is the home of studio artists and regional arts organizations.
  • 229 E. Howe Rd.
    Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
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    330.633.6200
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    The much-anticipated annual Summit County Fair (July 23-28), presented by the Summit County Agricultural Society of Ohio, takes place here, as well as other events: flea markets, auctions, sporting events and antique shows.
  • 550 Copley Rd.
    Akron, Ohio 44320
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    (330) 535-1120
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    Founded in 1924, Summit County Historical Society manages two house museums, the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House. SCHS also owns Old Stone School, operated in collaboration with Akron Public Schools, and is a major partner with the City of Akron at the Akron History Exhibit at Lock 3.
  • 2637 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.
    Norton, Ohio 44203
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    330.666.9285
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    This family-owned winery offers wine tastings, cooking classes, tours, and other events. Ohio’s countryside is the perfect backdrop for an afternoon of tasting wine, either outside or while strolling the picturesque vineyards.
  • Inspiring people to discover the American experience by exploring the tangible history of Northeast Ohio. Hale Farm & Village,located in the Cuyahoga Valley near Bath, Ohio, is an outdoor living history museum and a premier collection and property of Western Reserve Historical Society.