Things to Do in Akron, Ohio
- Funny Stop Comedy Club
- Akron Civic Theatre
- Akron Zoological Park
- Blossom Music Center
- Cuyahoga Falls River Square
- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
- Hale Farm & Village
- Hower House
- Waterworks Family Aquatic Center
- Wildwater Kingdom
- Akron Art Museum
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Akron Art Museum (4.7 miles) - Culture aficionados visiting Akron, Ohio should make time to explore the expanded Akron Art Museum. It holds over 3,000 objects in its permanent collection and serves more than 50,000 visitors a year.
Akron Civic Theatre, E.J. Thomas Hall & Lock 3 Live! (4.7 miles) - Long recognized as one of the area's most dynamic things to do, 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, and international entertainment and events. The Civic also partners with the City of Akron to operate Lock 3 Live!, an outdoor performance venue featuring more than 80 events and attractions scheduled between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Akron Zoological Park (6.2 miles) - A popular thing to do with the kids, the Akron Zoo is one of only 211 accredited world conservation zoos by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Located on 50 acres just west of downtown, come discover more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, snow leopards, Sumatran tigers, jaguars and Komodo dragons.
Blossom Music Center (11 miles) - Spend a weekend evening enjoying the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as the House of Blues, at this seasonal amphitheater.
Canal Park - Akron RubberDucks (4.9 miles) - The Cleveland Indians "AA" affiliate, the Akron RubberDucks (formerly 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 and enjoy one of the most popular things to do in Akron, OH!
Cuyahoga Falls River Square (hotel located on River Square grounds) - City park adjoins hotel; walkway follows river upstream. Seasonal events include 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 at 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) - Need a good laugh? Funny Stop offers live entertainment for mature audiences. Performances include stand-up, improv, and open mic.
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) - Travel back in time to an 1848 Western Reserve community and get an up close look at crafts such as glass-blowing, blacksmithing, and weaving. Seasonal, Wednesday through Sunday.
Hower House (5 miles) - A National Historic Landmark, Hower House was built in 1871 by Akron industrialist John Henry Hower. Tour the 28-room Victorian mansion, open February - December.
Waterworks Family Aquatic Center (1.7 miles) - Enjoy some fun in the sun. Lazy River, Water Slides, Waterfalls, Sand Play Area and Picnic Grounds.