Attractions in Akron, OH (showing 1 - 10 out of 12)
Akron Art Museum
Akron, OH 44308directionsDirections
Since its inception in the basement of the public library in 1922, the Akron Art Museum has grown exponentially. The current art museum covers 20,000-square-feet of open gallery space and displays a unique collection of art produced from 1850-1950, as well as a gallery dedicated to contemporary works by national and international artists.
Akron Fossils & Science Center
Copley, OH 44321directionsDirections
Get a different perception of the world’s past at the Akron Fossils & Science Center. This family-friendly center presents a variety of hands-on exhibits and attractions designed to showcase the fossils and artifacts from the view of creation science and intelligent design, rather than the accepted scientific models of planetary and animal evolution, making it one of the most unique museums of its kind in America.
Akron, OH 44307directionsDirections
Spend a day at the Akron Zoo, and let your inner animal roam free! This 50-acre, non-profit zoo is home to more than 700 animals, including a number of endangered species. Visit the six themed attraction areas–Legends of the Wild, the Komodo Kingdom, Penguin Point, Tiger Valley, Jellies: Rhythm in the Blue and the Family Zoo Gardens–for a day’s worth of fun activities.
All-American Soap Box Derby
Akron, OH 44306directionsDirections
Akron is well known for its famous All-American Soap Box Derby, the most popular youth soapbox car racing program in the world. This amateur car race draws in hundreds of young competitors to the Derby Downs every year. Cheer for your favorite as they race downhill in their carefully designed and lovingly handcrafted vehicles.
American Toy Marble Museum
See the history of the American toy industry in the city where it all started. The City of Invention is home to the American Toy Marble Museum, where children of all ages can learn, through interactive exhibits and attractions, about the quintessential American child’s pastime: marbles. View the extensive marble and knickknack collection that the museum has accumulated over the years.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Peninsula, OH 44264directionsDirections
Visit Northeastern Ohio’s largest and best park. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers guests access to 51-square-miles of outdoor wilderness right next door to the city. The only national park in Ohio, this green valley attracts visitors with its wild meadows, lush forests, hiking and biking pathways, waterfalls, winding rivers and lakes, perfect for sailing and fishing.
E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall
Akron, OH 44325directionsDirections
See a show at the E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, the University of Akron’s most popular facility! Named after Edwin J. Thomas from the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, the E.J. Thomas Hall is the Rubber City’s premier location for Broadway performances and other entertainment attractions. Watch contemporary and classic plays, listen to top speakers and catch a variety of quality shows at this performing arts hall.
Fun ‘n’ Stuff
Macedonia, OH 44056directionsDirections
Bring the entire family out for some great bonding time at Fun ‘n’ Stuff, the year round Amusement Park. This combination indoor/outdoor family entertainment center has fun sports and recreational stuff for everybody: roller-skating, obstacle courses, bumper cars, mini golf, laser tag, go-karts, bowling, batting cages, video games, a Eurobungy, a shooting gallery and even a rock wall!
Funny Stop Comedy Club
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223directionsDirections
Tickle your funny bone at the Funny Stop Comedy Club. Located in the Smith Centre, this comedy club is open five nights a week for people to kick back, relax and laugh themselves silly. Stop by for amateur stand-ups, open mic nights and special guest star performances–including stars from Comedy Central!
Kent State University Fashion Museum
Love fashion? Then you’ll go gaga at the Kent State University Fashion Museum, dedicated to designer fashions from around the world, ranging from historic to modern clothing, textiles, furniture and other decorative arts. See fashion displays from top design houses, archives of photography and original sketches in this museum’s galleries. This is a must-see attraction for any budding fashionista.