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Akron Art Museum

Akron Art Museum

1 S High St
Akron, OH 44308directionsDirections
(330) 376-9185
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*Gallery Hours: Tue-Sun 11 am-5 pm, Thu 11 am-9 pm, closed Mondays & major holidays | *Bud & Susie Rogers Garden Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm, Thu 9 am-9 pm, Sat-Sun 10 am-5 pm, closed major holidays  

Dedicated to enriching lives through modern and contemporary art, the current Akron Art Museum covers 20,000 square-feet of open gallery space and showcases regional, national and international art created since 1850. In addition, the museum offers many opportunities to "live creative" through programs that include films and video, lectures, workshops, tours, concerts, and public art projects.

Nearly a dozen exhibitions each year present prominent artists in various media including painting, sculpture, photography, video, design and glass. The museum’s collection is presented in a spectacular facility designed by Viennese architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au and includes over 5,000 works of art, with a strong focus on contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. Its nationally recognized collection was documented through the publication of collection catalogues.

Three acquisition endowments were created to ensure the collection's future growth. A greatly enlarged general endowment provided increased, more stable funding, allowing the staff to undertake ambitious programs and exhibitions with national and even international impact. In 2007, its eighty-fifth year, the museum more than tripled in size with the opening of the new John S. and James L. Knight Building, which adjoins the 1899 building. Spanning three centuries, like the museum's collection, together they symbolize the museum's dual role as preserver of the past and herald of the future.

*as of 1/2018

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Akron Fossils & Science Center

Akron Fossils & Science Center

2080 S Cleveland Massillon Rd
Copley, OH 44321directionsDirections
(330) 665-3466

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 Zoo

Akron Zoo

505 Euclid Ave
Akron, OH 44307directionsDirections
(330) 375-2550

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

All-American Soap Box Derby

789 Derby Downs Dr
Akron, OH 44306directionsDirections
(330) 733-8723

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.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

4570 Akron Peninsula Rd
Peninsula, OH 44264directionsDirections
(330) 657-2752

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

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

198 Hill St
Akron, OH 44325directionsDirections
(330) 972-7111

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

Fun ‘n’ Stuff

661 Highland Rd E
Macedonia, OH 44056directionsDirections
(330) 467-0820

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

Funny Stop Comedy Club

1767 State Rd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223directionsDirections
(330) 923-4700

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

Kent State University Fashion Museum

800 E Summit St
Kent, 44240directionsDirections
(330) 672-3450

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.

Laser Quest

Laser Quest

80 Brookmont Rd
Akron, OH 44333directionsDirections
(330) 666-6966

Make family fun competitive at Laser Quest. Pair up against other families or split up into different groups and battle with each other at this indoor laser tag attraction. Have the kids put down the video game controllers and experience a “real-life” action sequence. Dodge blasts, duck behind structures and don’t let your opponents escape your lasers!

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