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The city of Akron has flourished because of its location between the Cuyahoga River, which connects to the Great Lakes, and the Tuscarawas River, which connects to the Ohio River and eventually the Gulf of Mexico. With various gardens and parks, a zoo and museums, Akron is a small city with lots to see and do.
Akron was once known as the Rubber Capital of the World. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company was founded here in 1898 and its headquarters remain to this day. Visit the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, the home of Goodyear executive F.A. Seiberling. Tour the 65 opulent rooms of the mansion or stroll through its manicured gardens.
If you are an animal lover, make sure to visit the Akron Zoo. Observe more than 700 animals and nearly 100 different species at this wildlife park. The zoo is dedicated to breeding programs intended to preserve endangered species. The park is split into six themed areas meant to mimic different regions of the globe. See snow leopards in the Legends of the Wild section or watch grizzly bears in the Grizzly Ridge area.
Akron has several museums. Experience history firsthand at Hale Farm and Village with its meticulously recreated 19th-century life on a rambling farm. Take part in a cooking demonstration or walk through the heritage garden and farmyard. Visit the Akron Art Museum, home to an extensive permanent collection as well as a constant rotation of traveling exhibits. The museum’s structure itself is notable for its 2004 redesign that incorporated the original building into a new, thoroughly modernistic structure with a glass exterior.
Fly into Akron-Canton Airport, 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Akron. Rent a car or take the METRO bus into the city. Whether you visit to investigate the area’s history, explore Ohio’s only national park, at the nearby Cuyahoga Valley, or just enjoy the downtown restaurants and shopping, Akron is full of attractions and activities to catch your interest.
Accommodation in Akron
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Top picks include the Bertram Inn at Glenmoor, located at 4191 Glenmoor Rd Nw, and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kent State University, situated at 1215 Sanctuary View Dr. Otherwise, the Hilton Garden Inn Akron-Canton Airport, 5251 Landmark Blvd, and the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St could better suit your needs.
Situated in Cuyahoga Falls, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront Center and Falls River Square. Chapel Hill Mall and Mary Campbell Cave are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Akron, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Firestone Country Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Derby Downs and Firestone Stadium. Akron Art Museum and InfoCision Stadium are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Located in the heart of Kent, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Kent Stage and Kent State University. Kent State University Museum and May 4th Visitor Center are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Streetsboro, this hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from ZipCity and 2.5 mi (3.9 km) from Boulder Creek Golf Club. Herrick Fen Nature Preserve and Hudson Springs Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Fun 'n' Stuff and within 3 mi (5 km) of Windmill Golf Center and Brandywine Ski Resort. Hard Rock Northfield Park and Northfield Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Situated in Akron, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from InfoCision Stadium and 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Akron Art Museum. Hower House and University of Akron are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Streetsboro, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from ZipCity and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Boulder Creek Golf Club. Herrick Fen Nature Preserve and Hudson Springs Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Downtown Akron, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Akron-Summit County Public Library and Akron Art Museum. Akron Civic Theater and Canal Park are also within 15 minutes.