Area Attractions


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  • Actor's Summit 103 S. High St., Sixth Floor 330.374.7568 This talented professional company of actors and diverse repertoire of dramas, comedies and musicals, including regional and world premieres, makes the Actors Summit one of Northeast Ohio's noted cultural assets.

  • ArtsNow This robust Summit County arts and culture event calendar features a portal connection residents and visitors to a variety of talented artists, performers, venues and organizations.

  • Akron Art Museum 1 S. High St. 330.376.9185 Located downtown, the Akron Art Museum has showcased regional, national and international art created since 1850. Particular areas of strength include contemporary paintings and sculptures and 20th-century photographs.

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  • Akron Civic Theater 182 S. Main St. 330.535.3179 Long recognized among the community's cultural landmarks, Akron Civic Theater has rich and spectacular history. It's provided the Northeast Ohio region with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances for more than 70 years. It is one of only five atmospheric theaters remaining in the United States today ─ a nod to the rolling clouds and stars across its massive ceiling.

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  • Akron Fossils
    & Science Center
    2080 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd. 330.665.3466 The center is devoted to teaching creation science and intelligent design models on the origin and history of life (in contrast to teaching evolutionary models)

  • Akron Police Museum 217 High St., Mezzanine Level 330.375.2390 Fans of police memorabilia will enjoy the Akron Police Museum, located withing the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center, for photos, weapons, uniforms and additional artifacts from the Rubber City's 200-year police history. Mon-Fri. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.,. But appointments are strongly suggested. Free.

  • Akron Symphony Orchestra 92 N. Main St. 330.535.8131 For 60 years, this professional symphony has performed classical music and other genres.

  • Akron Zoo 500 Edgewood Ave. 330.375.2550 This animal playground has achieved 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.

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  • Akron-Summit County
    Public Library
    60 S. High St. 330.643.9000 This resource for learning and leisure also provides information services, meeting spaces and programs for all ages that support, improve and enrich individual, family and community lives.

  • ANTIC Theater 1201 Grant Ave 330.971.5665 This community theater creates an experience by teaching youth and adults about theater and acting in all aspects of production.

  • Ballet Theater of Ohio 265 N. Main St. 330.688.6065 Since 1993, the Ballet Theater of Ohio has awed the community with its graceful renditions, from the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker," to whimsical springtime performances.

  • Hale Farm & Village 2686 Oak Hill Rd. 330.666.3711 Return to life in Ohio during the 19th century in this living village, owned by the Wester Reserve Historical Society. See blacksmiths, candlestick makers and cooks at work in their respective dwellings, or visit with farm animals.

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  • Bethlehem Cave
    and Nativity Museum
    2425 Myersville Rd. 330.699.5086 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 collections of Nativities from around the world.

  • Blossom Music Center 1145 W. Steels Corner Rd. 330.920.8040 Located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this performance venue is home to the Cleveland Orchestra during the summer and welcomes nationally known acts, courtesy of Live Nation, to perform at the 5,700-seat pavilion and lawn.

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  • Blu Jazz+ 47 E. Market St. 330.252.1190 Enjoy live jazz, food and a full-service bar in a relaxing, yet accessible atmosphere. BLU Jazz+ captures the intimacy of famous New York City jazz clubs while offering the style and sophistication of a modern venue.

  • Center of the History
    of Psychology
    73 College St. 330.972.7285 Discover a museum that highlights artifacts, documents, films and photographs from the history of human sciences. It also is home of the History of American Psychology.

  • Coach House Theater 732 W. Exchange St. 330.434.7741 Known as "the oldest little theater in the state," Coach house has put on plays for more than 80 years.

  • Cuyahoga Valley Art Center 2131 Front St. 888.513.8611 Enhance your skills as an artist and get inspired by other great pieces when you visit Cuyahoga Valley Art Center for workshops and exhibits.

  • Cuyahoga Valley
    Historical Museum
    1775 Main St. 330.657.2665 Explore the featured items on display, from Major League Baseball player Scotty Ingerton and the Peninsula Gold Hunt of 1945 to PVC inventor Waldo Semon and the Flood of 1913. The museum is a branch of the Peninsula Library and Historical Society.

  • Cuyahoga Valley
    Scenic Railroad
    800.468.4070 Ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park aboard one of the longest and oldest tourist excursion railways in the United States. Learn about local history from audio tours, or attend special events, including the Ales on Rails beer tasting train or Grape Escape wine train, plus themed family-friendly rides.

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  • Dr. Bob's Home 855 Ardmore Ave. 330.864.1935 International sobriety support group Alcoholics Anonymous originated at the home of Dr. Bob Smith, who founded AA in the 1930s. Now, it welcomes visitors, who can see exhibits dedicated to Dr. Bob's life and studies.

  • EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall 198 Hill St. 330.972.7570 The University of Akron's EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall hosts more than 400,000 people of all ages for programs, activates and performances, from the University Forum Speaker Series to Broadway shows, community events and concerts.

  • Elements Gallery 1619 W. Mill St. 330.657.2788 Within the Cuyahoga Valley, next to the Towpath Trail and train station, Elements Gallery showcases the work of fine contemporary American artists and craftsmen. It is also the home of Bures Pottery.

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  • Emily Davis Gallery 150 E. Exchange St. 330.972.6030 The Meyers School of Art's galleries provide an environment of encouragement and inspiration for students, faculty and the community. Visit the website for current exhibits.

  • Funny Stop Comedy Club 1757 State Rd. 330.923.4700 Listen to the comedic stylings of the most provocative funny guys in the region and nation at Funny Stop, which has been voted best live comedy club in Akron four years in a row by Fox 8.

  • Glendale Cemetery 150 Glendale Ave. 330.253.2317 With picturesque trees and monuments, this part-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.

  • Goodyear Theater & Goodyear Hall 1201 Market St. These two concert venues, housed in the previous Goodyear headquarters, are the newest additions to the rapidly growing and refreshingly modern East End, Akron's premier redevelopment of the historic Goodyear Campus

  • Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park 10777 Northfield Rd. 330.908.7625 This $275-million joint venture brings a Hard Rock-branded faming center to the grounds of harness-racing mainstay Northfield Park, with 2,300 slot machines, a premium steakhouse, Hard Rock Café, live music, iconic memorabilia, the Hard Rock's signature Center Bar and a buffet.

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  • Harry London Gourmet Chocolates 5353 Lauby Rd. 800.321.0444 The aroma of fine chocolates and exquisite tasting samples await. Explore the factory from high above the production floor. Once your 45-min guided tour has ended, enter the retail store, with more than 500 varieties of gourmet chocolates and candies. Reservations required.

  • Heaven Bound Ascensions 330.633.3288 Soar the skies of Cleveland, Akron, and Canton from the basket of a hot air balloon at dawn or dusk. Experience the feeling of drifting through valleys over pristine lakes and streams, or pick leaves while skimming over treetops.

  • Hower House 60 Fir Hill 330.972.6909 Completed in 1871, this second Empire Italianate-style 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. Open for tours, events and programs 11 months each year.

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  • Hudson Players 41 S. Oviatt St. 330.655.8522 "Good Shows, Good Friends, Good Times!" is the motto of the Hudson Players, an award-winning community theater company that has entertained audiences since the 1920s.

  • The Illusion Factory 140 E. Market St. 330.836.1353 Come see Akron's only professional touring company for children.

  • Invent Now Museum 221 Broadway St. 234.678.6692 Experience 2,000 square feet of multimedia and hands-on exhibits featuring inventions as the core theme. Free.

  • John Brown House 550 Copley Rd. 330.535.1120 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 temporary exhibits and offers educational programming throughout the year.

  • John S. Knight Center 77 E. Mill St. 330.374.8900 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 major expositions and sporting competitions.

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  • Kent State University Museum Rockwell Hall, E. Main and S. Lincoln streets 330.672.3450 The museum, located on the Kent State campus, features eight galleries of rotating exhibits by artists and designers, and also boasts a wonderful store.

  • Laser Quest Akron 80 Brookmont Rd. 330.666.6966 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.

  • Lock 3 Park & Lock 4 200 S. Main St. 330.375.2877 Billed as "Akron's hottest destination for outdoor entertainment," Lock 3 & 4 always seem like the places to be during the summer. Free or low-dough shows are featured every Friday and Saturday night from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

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  • Lockhead Martin Airdock 1210 Massillon Rd. 330.796.1244 Goodyear built the Airdock in 1929 as a facility to manufacture its airships. At 1,175 feet long, 325 feet wide and 211 get high, this is one of the largest buildings in the world without interior supports. Drive-by photo opportunity only.

  • Magical Theater Co. 565 W. Tuscarawas Ave. 330.848.3708 Magical Theater Co. is the only professional resident and touring theater for young audiences and families in Northeast Ohio. The theater provides a cultural and educational experience serving Summit and 23 surrounding counties. Its home, the Park Theater, was built in 1919.

  • MAPS Air Museum 2260 International Pkwy. 330.896.6332 Bombers, fighter jets, historical aircrafts and move are on display at the Military Aviation Preservation Society Air Museum, which showcases vintage military and civilian aircrafts. While you're there, visit a number of interactive exhibits.

  • Mustill Store and Cascade Locks Park Association 248 Ferndale St. 330.374.5625 The Mustill Store, circa 1850, is open to the public on weekends April through October. Cascade Locks Park Association protects this vital piece of history.

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  • Music from the Western Reserve 21 Aurora St. 330.840.8429 Downtown Hudson's Christ Church Episcopal is the setting for performances by Northeast Ohio's finest musicians.

  • The Nightline Cinema 30 N. High St. 330.603.1520 Akron's new and first movie house for independent art, offbeat and foreign films offers local fare and libations to compliment the experience.

  • Oakwood Chapel 2420 Oakwood Dr. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the chapel welcomes visitors for a variety of entertainment and social gatherings.

  • Pan African Center for Community Studies 220 Wolf Ledges Pkwy. 330.972.7030 Get an in-depth look at the African-American community's history and impact on Akron at the Dr. Shirla R. McClain Gallery of Akron Black History and Culture. The gallery features art and historical exhibits, as well as a Black History lecture series. Free.

  • The Peanut Shoppe 203 S. Main St. 330.376.7020 The best nuts are the freshest nuts, and that's what The Peanut Shoppe offers everyday to all who have passed through its doors since the 1930s. The store sells a wide selection of healthy snacks, chocolate, candies, fresh peanut butter and sugar-free treats.

  • Peninsula Art Academy 1600 W. Mill St. 330.657.2248 This gallery presents original artwork by regional artists, working artists' studios, an exhibit hall with rotating shows, art instruction and educational programs for all ages.

  • Perkins Stone Mansion 550 Copley Rd. 330.535.1120 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 the Perkins' family, the building offers tours and educational programs.

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  • Porthouse Theater 1145 W. Steels Corner Rd. 330.672.3884 This professional, outdoor theater, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, features shows presented in a covered, 500-set theater. Preshow picnics are encouraged.

  • Quirk Cultural Center 1201 Grant Ave 330.971.8425 Home to 200-seat Newell Theater, Quirk is an active cultural center with loads of activities for all ages, including unique offerings for the senior adult community, such as monthly events and activities.

  • Sarah's Vineyard 1204 Steels Corner Rd. 330.929.8057 This pre-Civil War farmhouse hosts a sustainable winery operation and art gallery. Spend some time sipping wines and trying simple good pairings in the tasting room, loft, garden, deck with fire pit or outdoor pavilion.

  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens 714 N. Portage Path 330.836.5533 This 65-room Tudor Revival manor house and historic gardens and grounds, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015, once belonged to F.A. Seiberling, the co-founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. The estate is open from April to December for tours.

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  • Stow Symphony Orchestra 3227 Graham Rd. 330.678.0029 The SSO exists to give orchestral musicians the opportunity to perform classical and contemporary classical repertoire in a professional atmosphere. It also gives audiences who might not otherwise get a chance to experience the classical repertoire in a setting that is affordable and enjoyable.

  • Summit Artspace 140 E. Market St. 330.376.8480 Creativity runs rampant at Summit Artspace, a gallery that displays the art and performances of regional visual and performing artists. Featuring more than 30 exhibits a year, it also is home to studio artists and Akron Area Arts Alliance.

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  • Summit Choral Society 715 E. Buchtel Ave. 330.434.7464 Summit Choral Society's mission is to produce and present quality performances of distinguished choral music for the enrichment, enjoyment and education of our singers, patrons and the Greater Akron community. Performances take place at St. Bernard Church, Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium and EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

  • The Summit County Historical Society of Akron 550 Copley Rd. 330.535.1120 Founded in 1924, Summit County Historical Society manages 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.

  • Tuesday Musical Association 1041 W. Market St. 330.761.3460 The association has grown into a group of professional musicians and music lovers alike, who both perform and attended concerts and recitals. Pre-concert lectures and performances are held at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

  • Weathervane Play House 1301 Weathervane Ln. 330.836.2626 This community playhouse has welcomed audiences to its passionate performances for more than 70 years. For a complete schedule of concerts and events, please visit our website.

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  • The Western Reserve Playhouse 3326 Everett Rd. 330.620.7314 Experience dramas, comedies and thought-provoking performances held in an 1886 barn, an intimate setting with 100 seats.

  • Wildwater Kingdom 1100 Squires Rd. 330.562.8303 Whether you're cooling down at the Tidal Wave Bay wave pool, careening down the 100-foot Thunder Falls waterslides, or relaxing in an inner tube, you're bound to have a blast at Wildwater Kingdom.

  • The Winery at Wolf Creek 2637 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd. 330.666.9285 This family-owned winery offers wine tastings, cooking classes, tours and other events.

Outdoor Recreation

  • Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort 7100 Riverview Rd. 800.875.4241 From beginner hills to more advanced slopes and moguls, Boston Mills/Brandywine serves skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels of expertise.

  • Chippewa Lake Water Ski Show Team 3196 Clark Mill Rd. 216.374.6719 Check out Ohio's only competitive water ski show team. Performing on Wednesday's through August at Emerald Lake and Labor Day weekend at Chippewa Lake Beach. Free.

  • Clearwater Park 12712 Hoover Ave. N.W. 330.877.9800 Enjoy this waterpark and campground, featuring resort-style miniature golf, volleyball, homemade ice cream and summer fun.

  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park 15610 Vaughn Rd. 330.657.2752 With 33,000 acres of natural treasures, Ohio's only national park was the 11th most visited park in the United States in 2015. It is a refuge for plants and wildlife and provides routes of discovery for visitors. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. CVNP celebrates the National Park Service Centennial in 2016 with events all summer long.

  • F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm 1828 Smith Rd. 330.865.8065 The 104-acre Nature Realm, named for early Metro Parks commissioner F.A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., includes 10,000-square-foot visitors center, hiking trails, two ponds, observation decks and several gardens.

  • Lake Anne Park Corner of Park Ave. and Sixth St. 330.848.6739 Encircling the 10-acre natural lake are 21 acres of parkland with two walking paths, a war memorial and a statue of O.C. Barber, who named the lake after his daughter. A gazebo is the sight of concerts and other performances during the summer.

  • Lake Kim Tam Park 2881 Canton Rd. Phone

  • Loyal Oak Lake Park 2678 S. Hametown Rd. 330.825.4343 Swim, play, picnic, golf and camp at this well kept family recreation club, which features playground area, picnic shelters and grills, a refreshment bar, sun deck, sports equipment and facilities, miniature golf and more.

  • Muddyfoot Kayak Tours Multiple Locations 330.776.8065 Tour the Portage Lakes or Ohio & Erie Canalway by kayak on these beginner and family-friendly tours. Instruction and all the necessary gear are provided. Tours run two to three hours on average and can be customized to all skills levels and interests.

  • Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition 47 W. Exchange St. 330.374.5657 Richard Howe House Visitors Center provides information about the Ohio & Erie Canalway and Towpath Trail

  • Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area Multiple Locations 330.374.5657 Experience culture and heritage and find recreation and natural beauty in the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Travel by Towpath, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad or drive the America's Byway to explore the NHA. You'll find 110 miles of endless possibilities for NEO adventures and fun.

  • Summit Metro Parks 975 Treaty Line Rd. 330.567.5511 This 11,000-acre park system features 14 developed parks and several conservation areas, and averages 5 million visits a year. It has more than 125 miles of trails for walking, hiking and biking, including 22.4 miles of the Towpath Trail.

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  • Virginia Kendall Park 15610 Vaughn Rd. 330.657.2752 A part of the larger Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Virginia Kendall features a series of climbing ledges, including the popular Ritchie Ledges that give visitors a glimpse into the ancient rock history of the area.

Sports Attractions

Baseball & Softball

  • Akron Racers 1575 Firestone Pkwy 330.376.8188 See Akron's women's fast-pitch professional softball team play at Firestone Stadium.

  • Akron RubberDucks 300 S. Main St. 330.253.5151 Spend an afternoon or evening watching the Akron RubberDucks, the Double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, at Canal Park Stadium.

  • The Spano Dome 2565 Pressler Rd. 330.644.0229 This indoor softball and baseball practice facility features two dirt fields.


Collegiate Athletics

  • Akron Zips 888.992.5766 Show your team spirit for the University of Akron's sports teams, including basketball, baseball, golf, volleyball, soccer, track and field and the Zips football team, which plays at InfoCision Stadium/Summa Field.

Disc Golf

  • Hudson Disc Golf 7095 Stow Rd. This 18-hole course is inside Hudson Springs Park.

  • Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course 5031 Manchester Rd. 330.644.2220 Located within Portage Lakes State Park. Open year-round during park hours.

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Family Sports

  • Downview Sports Center 1617 Bailey Rd. 330.971.8418 This seasonal golf and family entertainment center features driving range, 18-hole miniature golf course, batting cages and a skate park.

  • The Fast Lane 193 Wooster Rd. N. 330.753.6910 The Fast Lane offers 20 lanes of bowling for leagues, clubs and parties. Three different sized spaces available for your small or large event with or without a bowling package.

  • Fun 'n' Stuff Amusement Park 661 E. Highland Rd. 330.467.0820 Fun 'n' Stuff is an indoor/outdoor year-round amusement park with attractions for all ages, including laser tag, roller skating, eurobungy, a rock climbing wall, go-karts and miniature golf.

  • Springfield Lake Roller Rink 1220 Main St. 330.733.9026

  • Water Works Family Aquatic Center 2025 Munroe Falls Ave. 330.971.8299 Water Works Family Aquatic Center has something for everyone. Guests can choose to float down the lazy river, shoot down the drop or flume slides, swim laps or sit back and enjoy the zero-depth pool. Check out rentable poolside cabanas.


  • Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium Health & Fitness Center 2345 Fourth St. 330.971.8080 The complex touts "whole fitness for the whole family." The natatorium provides pools, a whirlpool, weight room and racquetball court.

  • Kendall Cliffs 60 Kendall Park Rd. 330.655.5444 This Rock Gym offers a 7,000-square-foot, 35-foot high climbing surface.

  • Rock Mill Climbing 677 Carroll St. 330.222.6419 This bouldering gym for all ages also offers fitness and yoga.

  • Tallmadge Recreation Center and North Avenue Soccer Complex 46 N. Munroe Rd. 330.634.2349 The recreation center features basketball, golf, kickboxing, a 1/5-mile walking and jogging track, a full-sized indoor soccer field, two group fitness studios, aerobics, yoga classes and more.

  • University of Akron Student Recreation & Wellness Center/Ocasek Natatorium 382 Carroll St. 330.972.2348 This cutting-edge center features an Olympic -size pool, a climbing area, eight racquet ball courts, five basketball/volleyball courts, weight rooms and cardio equipment.


  • Pro Football Hall of Fame 2121 George Halas Dr. N.W. 330.456.8207 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.



  • Akron Celtic Guards 330.414.6492 Engage in this sport that combines the skills of baseball hockey and lacrosse. Practices and games are free and open to public and take place on Sunday in varying locations.


  • Northfield Park 10705 Northfield Rd. 330.467.4101 Enjoy live harness racing more than 200 days a year, and simulcasting year round.

Roller Derby

  • NEO Roller Derby 540 S. Main St. NEO Roller Derby at Summit County Fairgrounds raises funds for charity.

  • Rubber City Roller Girls 77 E. Mill St. 800.838.3006 Built for hard hits and speed, these women know how to make the Rubber City proud.


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