Things to Do

Something for Everyone in Akron

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Akron Art Museum: Features regional, national and international exhibitions on loan from distinguished museums and private collections throughout the nation. 330-376-9185.

Akron Civic Theatre: Restored 1929 Loew’s Theatre. Magnificent Wurlitzer organ, ornate interior. Ohio’s largest movie screen. Tours available. 330-535-3179

Akron ZooAkron Zoological Park: New world zoo with exhibits of north and south America. Open mid-April to mid-October. 330-375-2525

Blossom Music Center: Summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra. Showplace for musical stars and entertainers. Beautiful outdoor amphitheatre. June to September 330-920-8040

Rubber DucksCanal Park Stadium: Home of the Akron Rubber Ducks, Class “AA” affiliate of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. Home games played April through August. 330-253-5151.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the Rainforest: One of the oldest zoos in the country; more than 3,300 animals occupy 165 rolling, wooded acres. The RainForest features a 2-story glass atrium, simulated tropical thunderstorms and a 25-foot waterfall. 216-661-6500 or 216-661-7511.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: Authentic, full-size restored train with cars built 1914 to 1930 and engine dating to 1918. Trip stops at Hale Farm & Village, Howard Street, and Independence. 330-657-2000; 800-468-4070

Cuyahoga Valley National Park: 22 miles of parklands between Cleveland and Akron. Walking, biking and hiking trails, lectures, special events. Located 10 minutes from the hotel. 800-433-1986.

E.J. Thomas Hall:  E.J. Thomas Hall, located on the campus of the University of Akron is home to the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Club, and the Children's Concert Society. Enjoy world-class performances events including Broadway musicals, ballets, comedies, lectures, entertainers, and other special events. (330) 972-7570 

The Funny Stop Comedy Club: is Northeast Ohio's premiere comedy showplace.  Enjoy live stand-up comedy Tuesday through Saturday. 1757 State Rd, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223 330-923-4700

Great Lakes Science Center: Presents the latest in interactive science, environment and technology. Located in downtown Cleveland, adjacent to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Open daily 9:30AM to 5:30PM. 216-694-2000

Quicken Loan Arena: Home to Cleveland’s NBA Team, Cleveland Cavaliers, their AHL team, Cleveland Barrons and the WNBA, Cleveland Rockers with home games played from October to May. 800-332-2287

Hale Farm & Western Reserve Village: Restored Western Reserve village and operating farm. Depicts rural life in mid-19th century Northeastern Ohio. Open May to October with special exhibits at Christmas. 800-589-9703

Progressive Field: Home of the Cleveland Indians, major league baseball home games are played from early April through early October. 216-420-4200

John S. Knight Center: Convention center accommodate meetings of up to 3,500. Offers the area’s newest and finest full-service facilities, including video conference and “group share” computer interface facilities. 330-374-8900.

Lake Erie Cruises: Goodtime Cruise Lines boasts the largest sightseeing/charter boats in Cleveland. Tours and entertainment excursions available daily. 216-861- 5110. The Nautica Queen is a luxury cruise/dining ship featuring daily lunch and dinner cruises, Saturday family lunch and Sunday Brunch. 216-696- 8888
Nasa Lewis Research Center: NASA’s lead center for research, technology and development in aircraft and space propulsion, power satellite communications and aerospace technology 216-433-4000 Northern Ohio's resource site for events, local attractions, ghostly things to do, one day trips and more

Ohio & Erie Canalway: The Ohio & Erie Canalway is a National Heritage Area which extends through Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark and Tuscarawas counties.  It is a wonderful place to experience trails, trains, and lots of green spaces.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: The greats of football permanently honored. Exhibits and displays. Annual Hall of Fame Game. Open all year. Located in Canton. 330-456-8207

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: A state-of-the-art museum and hall of fame dedicated to the regalia of rock music, encompassing interactive exhibits, special programs and displays. At North Coast Harbor. 216-781-ROCK

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens: English Tudor Revival Mansion built by the founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Decorated with treasures collected from around the world. 70 acre garden landscape. Open April-December. 330-836-5533

Summit Mall: Located across the street from the Hilton. Recently transformed with a classical flair, Summit Mall is anchored by Dillard’s and Macy's. More than 100 stores and a Garden Variety Food Court. Open Monday through Saturday 10AM – 9PM and Sunday from noon to 5PM.

The Winery at Wolf Creek: Located in Norton, just ten minutes from the hotel. High quality wine at reasonable prices. Snacks available or bring your own picnic. Open year- round 330-666-9285.