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Akron Area Arts Alliance/Summit Artspace

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.

140 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44308

330.376.8480

akronareaarts.org

Akron Art Museum

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.

One S. High St.
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 376-9185

www.akronartmuseum.org

Akron Fossils & Science Center

This “Science Center for All Ages” 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.

2080 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd.
Copley, OH 44321

(330) 665-3466

www.akronfossils.com

Akron Police Museum

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.

217 S. High St.
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 375-2390

Akron-Summit County Public Library

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.

60 S. High St.
Akron, OH 44326

330-643-9000

akronlibrary.org

American Toy Marble Museum

This museum is located at Lock 3 Park, which is the site of the former American Marble & Toy Manufacturing Company. Today, the museum welcomes guests to browse interactive exhibits, collections and figurines. Children’s programs and tournaments take place regularly — call for details.

200 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44303

(330) 396-1670

www.americantoymarbles.com

Appalachian Outfitters/Kendall Cliffs Rock Gym

Find all you need for outdoor pursuits such as climbing, hiking, kayaking or canoeing and more, made by top name brands, at Peninsula’s leading outdoor gear store. Kendall Cliffs Rock Gym offers a 7,000-square-foot climbing surface rising up to 35-feet high.

60 Kendall Park Rd.
Peninsula, OH 44264

330-655-5444

www.appalachianoutfitters.com

Bath and Hudson

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.

3864 W. Bath Road
Akron, OH 44333

330.666.4007

www.bathtownship.org/

Bethlehem Cave and Nativity Museum

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.

2425 Myersville Rd.
Akron, OH 44312

330.699.5086

www.nativityofthelord.org

Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resorts

From the gentle glide of the beginner slopes to the more challenging pitch of the advanced slopes and moguls, Boston Mills Brandywine serves skiers and snowboarders of all ages and levels of expertise.

7100 Riverview Rd.
Peninsula, OH 44264

800-875-4241

www.bmbw.com

Center for the History of Psychology

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.

73 College St.
Akron, OH 44325

330.972.7285

www.uakron.edu/chp

Clearwater Park

Public waterpark, Jellystone Campground with resort style miniature golf, volleyball, homemade ice cream, and summer fun. Complete headquarters for corporate picnics done right.

12712 Hoover Ave. N.W.
Uniontown, OH 44685

(330) 877-9800

www.clearwaterpark.net

Conrad Botzum Farm

Weddings, receptions, reunions and more are met with rustic elegance at this renovated farmstead located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Events can be held in the 1898 Bank Barn, which has been remodeled to include handicap accessible facilities. Call o

996 Endicott Drive
Akron, OH 44313

(330) 867-6681

www.botzum.org

Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium Health & Fitness Center

The complex touts “Whole Fitness for the Whole Family.” The natatorium offers pools, a whirlpool, a weight room and racquetball courts, as well as an auxiliary gym. There are activities for kids and a Kids’ Castle for babysitting needs during workouts.

2345 Fourth St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

330.971.8080

www.cityofcf.com

Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Enhance your skills as an artist and get inspired by other great pieces when you visit CVAC for art workshops and exhibits.

2131 Front St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

888-513-8611

Cuyahoga Valley Historical Museum

Explore the featured items on display from Major League Baseball player Scotty Ingerton, the Peninsula Gold Hunt of 1945, PVC Inventor Waldo Semon and the Flood of 1913

1775 Main St.
Peninsula, OH 44264

(330) 657-2665

www.peninsulalibrary.org/museum.php

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The 33,000-acre park is among the 10 most visited national parks in the U.S. It is a refuge for native plants and wildlife, and provides routes of discovery for visitors. Walk or ride the Towpath Trail to follow the historic Ohio & Erie Canal.

15610 Vaughn Rd.
Brecksville, OH 44141

(330) 657-2752

www.nps.gov/cuva

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Ride the rails through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, historic Peninsula, Akron, Canton and Independence aboard one of the longest and oldest tourist excursion railways in the U.S. Learn about the area’s history from the “Voices of the Valley” audio tour during a regular round trip, or attend CVSR’s special events, including the Ales on Rails beer tasting train or Grape Escape wine train plus family-friendly theme rides during the year.

1630 West Mill Street
Peninsula, OH 44264

(800) 468-4070

www.cvsr.com

De Vore

4396 W. Hopocan Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203

(330) 825-9923

www.hopocangardens.com

Downview Sports Center

Downview Sports Center is a golf and family entertainment center complete with driving range, an 18-hole miniature golf course, batting cages, and a skate park! Downview offers 32 driving range tees, 15 covered tees and 10 heated tees, when needed. Hours are seasonal.

1617 Bailey Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

(330) 971-8418

cfo.cityofcf.com

Dr. Bob

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.

855 Ardmore Ave.
Akron, OH 44302

(330) 864-1935

www.drbobshome.com

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

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

1828 Smith Rd.
Akron, OH 44313

330.865.8065

www.summitmetroparks.org

Franklin Park Civic Center

655 Latham Lane
Akron, OH 44319

Fun-n-Stuff Sports & Amusement Complex

Offering “year-round amusement,” this park runs the gamut on fun. Laser tag, miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, batting cages, bowling and the recent addition of Crazy Cars will keep everyone busy for hours. The facility is available for group events

661 E. Highland Road
Macedonia, OH 44056

(330) 467-0820

www.fun-n-stuff.com

Glendale Cemetery

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.

150 Glendale Ave.
Akron, OH 44302

(330) 253-2317

www.glendaleakron.com

Goldie

1477 Copley Road
Akron, OH 44320

(330) 864-4446

Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame

300 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308

330.603.8752

www.gabhof.org/

Hale Farm & Village

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.

2686 Oak Hill Rd.
Bath, OH 44210

(330) 666-3711

www.halefarm.org

Hard Rock Rocksino

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 2,300 slot machines, premium steakhouse, Hard Rock Cafe, live music and iconic music memorabilia, Center Bar and buffet. Opens December 2013.

10705 Northfield Rd
Northfield, OH 44067

(330) 467-4101

www.hardrockhotels.com

Harry London Gourmet Chocolates

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.

5353 Lauby Rd.
N. Canton, OH 44720

330.494.0833

www.harrylondon.com

Heritage Farms

Today, Heritage Farms is where families gather to buy their Christmas Trees in the winter, a pumpkin paradise in the fall and the growers of beautiful and rare day lillies all summer.

6050 Riverview Rd.
Peninsula, OH 44264

330-657-2330

www.crookedrivercreative.com/heritageFarms/

Hower House

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.

60 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44325

(330) 972-6909

www.uakron.edu/howerhse

John Brown House

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.

550 Copley Rd
Akron, OH 44320

330.535.1120

www.summithistory.org

John S. Knight Center

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.

77 E Mill St
Akron, OH 44308

330.374.8900

www.johnsknightcenter.org

Kendall Cliffs

Climbers of all skills levels will be challenged at Ohio

60 Kendall Park Road
Peninsula, OH 44264

(330) 655-5489

Lake Anna Park

Encircling the 10-acre natural lake is 21 acres of park 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.

Corner of Park Ave. and Sixth St.
Barberton, OH 44203

(330) 848-6739

Lake Kim Tam Park

Swim park with catering, diving boards, tennis, volleyball, basketball, shelters for rental.

2881 Canton Rd.
Uniontown, OH 44685

(330) 699-2648

Laser Quest Akron

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.

80 Brookmont Rd.
Akron, OH 44333

330.666.6966

www.laserquest.com

Lock 3 Park & Lock 4

Billed as “Akron’s hottest destination for outdoor entertainment,” Lock 3 always seems like the place to be during the summer. Free or low-dough shows every Friday and Saturday night from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

200 S. Main St.
Akron, OH 44308

330.375.2877

www.lock3live.com

Lockheed Martin Airdock

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.

1210 Massillon Rd.
Akron, OH 44306

(330) 796-1244

www.lockheedmartin.com

MAPS Air Museum

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.

2260 International Pkwy.
North Canton, OH 44720

(330) 896-6332

www.mapsairmuseum.org

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County

This 11,000-acre park system features 14 developed parks, 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.

975 Treaty Line Rd.
Akron, OH 44313

330.867.5511

www.summitmetroparks.org

Mustill Store and Cascade Locks Park Association

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.

Cascade Locks Park
Akron, OH 44304

330.374.5625

www.cascadelocks.org

Northfield Park

With live harness racing more than 200 days a year, and simulcasting year round.

10705 Northfield Rd.
Northfield, OH 44067

(330) 467-4101

www.northfieldpark.com

Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition

Richard Howe House Visitors Center provides information about the Ohio & Erie Canalway and Towpath Trail.

47 W. Exchange St.
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 374-5657

www.ohioeriecanal.org

Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area

Experience culture and heritage, find recreation and natural beauty in the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Travel by Towpath, CVSR or drive the America’s Byway to explore the NHA. You’ll find 110 miles of endless possibilities for NEO adventures and fun.

P.O. Box 609479
Cleveland, OH 44109

(330) 374-5657

www.ohioanderiecanalway.com

Pan African Center for Community Studies

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.

216 Wolf Ledges Pkwy
Akron, OH 44325

330.972.7030

www.uakron.edu/panafrican

Perkins Stone Mansion

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.

550 Copley Rd
Akron, OH 44320

330.535.1120

www.summithistory.org

Portage Lakes Disc Golf Course

Located within Portage Lakes State Park. Open year-round during park hours.

5031 Manchester Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

330.644.2220

www.pldga.com

Portage Lakes State Park

This state park features camping, golfing and many outdoor activities. Rent a pontoon or bring your own boat to launch at Dusty’s Landing, then spend the day fishing or swimming. There’s challenging terrain for hiking and a 900-foot beach perfect for swimming. Plenty of winter activities offered as well!

5031 Manchester Rd.
Akron, OH 44319

330.644.2220

www.ohiostateparks.org

Portage Princess

501 McKinley Ave SE
North Canton, OH 44720

(330) 499-6891

Quirk Cultural Center

Quirk is an active cultural center with loads of activities for all ages, with unique offerings for the senior adult community that include monthly events and activities geared towards their interests. The 200-seat Newell Theatre hosts regular acts, such as Point of No Return Improv.

1201 Grant Ave
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

(330) 971-8425

www.akronareaarts.org

Sarah’s Vineyard

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.

1204 W. Steels Corners Rd.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223

330.929.8057

www.sarahsvineyardwinery.com

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

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.

714 N. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303

330.836.5533

www.stanhywet.org

Stonehedge/Bowling

Our 48 lanes STRIKE great fun for everyone. Other amenities include: JFreddies Sports Bar, The Grille featuring fresh baked pizza, Video Arcade & Pinball and coming Summer 2013 outdoor miniature golf.

580 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave.
Akron, OH 44310

330.928.2161

www.stonehedge.110mb.com

Summit Artspace

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.

140 E. Market St.
Akron, OH 44308

330.376.8480

www.akronareaarts.org

The Illusion Factory

Come see Akron’s only professional touring company for children. The interactive “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” is perfect for young audiences up to 8 years old and runs through June.

Summit Artspace
Akron, OH 44308

(330) 836-1353

www.theillusionfactory.org

The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, OH

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.

550 Copley Rd.
Akron, OH 44320

(330) 535-1120

www.summithistory.org

The Winery at Wolf Creek

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.

2637 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.
Norton, OH 44203

330.666.9285

www.wineryatwolfcreek.com

Virginia Kendall Park

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.

15610 Vaughn Rd.
Brecksville, OH 44141

(330) 657-2752

www.nps.gov/cuva

Water Works Family Aquatic Center

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 just sit back and enjoy the beautiful zero-depth pool and landscaping. Check out our new rentable poolside cabanas!

2025 Munroe Falls Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

(330) 971-8299

www.cityofcf.com/waterworks

Western Reserve Historical Society

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.

10825 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

(216) 721-5722

www.wrhs.org

Bridgestone Invitational (World Golf Championships)

The World Golf Championships – Bridgestone Invitational features the best golfers on the PGA TOUR from July 30 – August 3 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and defending champion Tiger Woods are all expected to compete. For special ticket offers visit BRIDGESTONEINVITATIONAL.COM/OFFERS and enter code BRIDGESTONE or call 904 543 5222.

440 E. Warner Road
Akron, OH 44319

904-543-5222

www.worldgolfchampionships.com/bridgestone-invitational