Akron Sights and Landmarks Guide, Ohio
Located along the Erie Canal, Akron is an ideal place for tourists to visit as also for industrialists and entrepreneurs to set up their business. Apart from the rubber and polymer industries this place is also famous for its historical highlights, restaurants and museums. Given below are some of the must to be seen places.
Akron is a favorite place for food-lovers. This place was the first to present the hamburger, the waffle cone and the caramel covered popcorn snack. Some of the famous restaurants are Olde Harbor Inn, House of Hunan, Northside Club, French Coffee Shop, Ken Stewart’s Grille etc.
The Canal Park has a stadium known as The Canal Park Stadium. It has a capacity of 9,097 people. This place is the seat of the Akron Aeros. It is a junior league team that plays in the Eastern League.
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
The hall is an impressive historic house museum with 65 rooms. This estate has a garden built between 1912 -1915 covering 70 acres of land. The natural surrounding changes its color with the change of the season. The peaceful walled English Garden is a major attraction.
Akron Zoological Park
This zoological park has more than 750 flora and fauna. They have Sumatran tiger, Malayan sun bears, red pandas and varieties of other animals and birds. Apart from holding different special programs and partaking in breeding programs, they also set sights on protecting endangered species.
Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom
Both places are situated nearby. This fun park covering 750 acres has plenty of attractions ranging from the roller coasters to shows and water slides to scooter set, high-speed slides, boat rides and wave pool. Thus, this place attracts both the elders and the children for its variety of thrilling rides.
Akron art museum
The work of art is sure to fascinate everybody. The collection comprises of American and European works of the brilliant Cassandre, El Lissitzky and Man Ray dating between mid-19th and early 20th century.
AerOhio Skydiving Center
This sight has picturesque beauty to offer from above 13,000 feet. The thrill seekers and adventure lovers will be excited to experience mountain biking, accelerated free fall and static line jumps. This place has apt equipment, capable pilots and trainers to assist the visitors.
Many other tourist attractions are also available.
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