Things to do in Akron OH
Explore all the things to do in Akron below while planning your next Ohio getaway.
Akron Art Museum (4.7 miles) - The newly expanded Akron Art Museum holds more than 3,000 objects in its permanent collection and serves more than 50,000 visitors a year. Currently closed for construction, the museum continues to offer a variety of programs and events including, lectures, concerts, workshops for adults and children and a speakers bureau.
Akron Civic Theatre, E.J. Thomas Hall & Lock 3 Live! (4.7 miles) - Long recognized as one of the area's cultural landmarks, the Akron Civic Theatre has provided the community with a venue for quality entertainment and live performances for more than 70 years. Recently renovated, the New Civic, along with its partner The University of Akron's E. J. Thomas Hall, hosts the best in local, national, international entertainment and events. The Civic also partners with the City of Akron to program and operate Lock 3 Live!, a new outdoor performance venue featuring more than 80 events and attractions scheduled between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Akron Zoological Park (6.2 miles) - The Akron Zoo, located on 50 acres just west of downtown, is one of only 211 accredited world conservation zoos by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Come see more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons.
Blossom Music Center (11 miles) - Summer home of the Cleveland Orchestra and House of Blues seasonal concert venue.
Canal Park - Akron Aeros (4.9 miles) - The Cleveland Indians "AA" affiliate, the Akron Aeros were originally based in Canton and relocated to Akron in 1997. Their new state-of-the-art facility, Canal Park, features 8,500 individual reserved seats, 25 luxury suites, as well as the largest full-service restaurant, merchandise team store, and free-standing scoreboard in minor league baseball. Check out the team schedule now!
Cuyahoga Falls River Square (hotel located on River Square grounds) - City park adjoins hotel; walkway follows river upstream. Seasonal events include are cruise-ins, free concerts, interactive fountains, amphitheatre and ice rink.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (several boarding locations) - Journey through the heart of the National Park in vintage climate-controlled coaches.
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (6 miles) - Whether you prefer ranger-guided programs or exploring the park on your own, you can find something to your liking Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Take a hike, ride the scenic railroad, explore the visitor centers, attend a concert, or bike the Towpath Trail.
Funny Stop Comedy Club (2 miles) - Live entertainment for mature audiences.
Geauga Lake and Wildwater Kingdom (18 miles) - Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom is an amusement park/water park located on 690 acres in Aurora, Ohio. With over 50 rides and attractions, the park offers something for everyone! Take a twist on the Texas Twister, fall high from the sky on Ripcord or fly like a superhero on X-Flight.
Hale Farm & Village (9 miles) - 1848 Western Reserve restored community, glass-blowing, blacksmithing, weaving.
Seasonal Wednesday through Sunday.
Hower House (5 miles) - National Historic Landmark, 1871 mansion, 28 furnished rooms.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens hosts the 45th annual Ohio Mart and the 42nd annual Stitchery Showcase, September 29-October 2, 2011. Ohio Mart showcases more than 125 artisans and craftspeople, against the backdrop of the autumn colors of the historic landscaped gardens and grounds at Stan Hywet. An Akron tradition, Ohio Mart feature one-of-a-kind sculptures, jewelry, holiday items, hand-crafted furniture and more. Our gingerbread is a crowd favorite as is the all the scrumptiousness in the bakery.
Waterworks Family Aquatic Center (1.7 miles) - Seasonal Lazy River, Water Slides, Waterfalls, Slides, Sand Play Area and Picnic Grounds.