11 Things To Do in Akron, Ohio

There are many things to see and do in Akron, Ohio. Below are just 11 of them.

  1. Akron Zoo - Admission is $10 in the summer and just $6 in the winter.  The zoo is home to more than 700 exotic animals and is located at 500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH, 44307.
  2. Invent Now - Inventors Hall of Fame Museum - Located at 221 South Broadway, Akron, OH 44308, it offers free admission. The Museum's current exhibit, The Art of Invention, highlights works of art that have emerged from inventions, patents, and trademarks.
  3. Portage Princess Tour Boat - For just $12 per person, passengers can take a 1 hour cruise on the beautiful Portage lakes. They are located on the corner of Route 619 and Turkey Foot Lake Road across from the Portage Lakes Golf Course and behind the "Upper Deck Sports Bar".
  4. American Marble & Toy Museum - Offers free admission and open to the public at 222 S. Main Street Akron, OH. This museum allows people to explore the marble factory and view marble related memorabilia.
  5. Hale Farm and Village - The Hale farm and village is an outdoor living history museum presented by the  Western Reserve Historical Society. Daily mid-19th century life is depicted through dozens of historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens and artisan demonstrations such as candle-making, blacksmithing, saw milling, and hearth cooking. It's located at 2686 Oak Hill Road PO Box 296, Bath, OH 44210.
  6. Ohio & Erie National Heritage Canalway - Located at 47 W. Exchange Street Akron, OH, it was once an important location for transporting goods and is now a National Historic Landmark and a popular place to bike, hike, bird watch, and photograph.
  7. Firestone Country Club - A premier golf club claiming to have the finest 54 holes of golf of any private club in the country. It's located at 452 East Warner Road, Akron, OH.
  8. Dr. Bob's Home - This is the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous. Dr Bob, back in 1935, invited people over to his home to help them with their alcohol problems.  This free museum is located at 855 Ardmore Ave. Akron, OH.
  9. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens - Stan Hywet is old English for Stone Quarry and was built in 1898 by F.A. Seiberling who founded The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. This museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
  10. Hower House - Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate structure, built in 1871 by Akron Industrialist, John Henry Hower and his wife, Susan Youngker Hower. The designer of this 28-room Victorian Mansion was Jacob Snyder, a noted Akron architect, perhaps best known for his part in developing the "Akron Plan", a floor plan widely used in church constructions locally and across the United States between 1870 and 1917.
  11. Akron Art Museum - Located at 70 East Market Street, Akron, OH, 44308, the museum has been in existance since Feb 1, 1922. Admission is $7 for adults. Children are free with a paying adult.



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