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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.
Akron Art Museum
Akron Art Museum

One South High St
Akron, OH 44308   Directions

(330) 376-9185

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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.

Akron Children's Museum
Akron Children's Museum

216 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308   Directions

(330) 396-6103

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Akron Fossils & Science Center
Akron Fossils & Science Center

2080 S Cleveland Massillon Rd
Copley, OH 44321   Directions

(330) 665-3466

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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.

Akrona Galleries
Akrona Galleries

1765 W Market St
Akron, OH 44313   Directions

(330) 865-0909

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You may be surprised by what you find in the Akrona Galleries. This unassuming Tudor home, the historic Ayres Estate, was built in 1916 and has since been transformed into one of the most eclectic galleries. Filled with all types of contemporary artwork, you can find paintings, sculptures, glasswork and other art pieces from throughout these renovated rooms. Certain works from the selection of international, national and locally recognized artists are even for sale!

Kent State University Fashion Museum
Kent State University Fashion Museum

800 E Summit St
Kent, OH 44240   Directions

(330) 672-3450

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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.

MAPS Air Museum
MAPS Air Museum

2260 International Pkwy
North Canton, OH 44720   Directions

(330) 896-6332

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Love jets and planes? Don’t miss theS Air Museum, a volunteer driven museum that displays a huge aircraft collection. Run by the Military Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS), this aviation museum specializes in preserving, restoring and showcasing aircraft from the US National Guard from its beginning up until today. See everything from an F-14 Tomcat to a Cobra Helicopter and even a Goodyear blimp!

Summit Artspace
Summit Artspace

140 E Market St
Akron, OH 44308   Directions

(330) 376-8480

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Experience the galleries of Summit Artspace and immerse yourself in the contemporary culture of the Greater Akron community. See the reflection of the arts community through the continuously changing exhibitions. You can even participate in several arts activities and events hosted in the two adjacent classrooms throughout the year.

The National Inventors Hall Of Fame
The National Inventors Hall Of Fame

3701 Highland Park St NW
North Canton, OH 44720   Directions

(800) 968-4332

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Learn why Akron is the City of Invention at the Invent Now Museum and Store. The original National Inventors Hall of Fame, this museum dedicated to tracing human, social and economic progress currently features rotating multimedia exhibits and attractions about innovative products, artifacts from the Patent and Trademark Office and portraits of all the honorees of the NIHF.

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