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Akron Travel Guide, Ohio

An Overview of Akron, OH, US

Akron, OH, US is the seat of the Summit County in US. Its municipality has been located in the North-Eastern Ohio upon the Cuyahoga River in the midst of Canton to South and Cleveland to North. At present, the industry of Akron, OH, US is focused upon financial, research and technology sectors.


The Akron Canton regional airport is small but easy and fast to navigate. Alternatively, the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is at a short distance from Akron, OH, US and it acts as a hub of the continental airlines. The Amtrak railway station was lost in its round of cuts, therefore, if you are looking to travel through train, you will have to go to Cleveland. The city has a wonderful support of interstate highway. The I-76 is excellent if you want to travel in from west or east and I-77 is easy route between Akron and Cleveland and caters to Canton, which is the home of Pro Football Hall of Fame. The freeways of Route 59 and Route 8 also serve the city’s central part. Akron Metro has adequate but limited bus service to most of the locations in Akron. There are also private taxi services available in the city which you can hire to get around in the town.

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The popular places to see in Akron, OH, US include the Akron Art Museum with its new steel and modern glass facilities, the Akron zoo with its over 700 animals to display including rare snow leopards, Humboldt penguins, Andean candor and Galapagos tortoises. The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens is a 65 room’s mansion welcoming visitors to have a tour of the grounds, the house and outbuildings. The Ohio Ballet, the Porthouse Theatre Company, the Carousel Dinner Theatre and the Akron Civic Theatre provide exquisite delight to the lover of art and culture. If you are a sports lover, you must visit the Akron Aeros, the Northfield Park and the University of the Akron Zips.

Canton and Akron are usually referred to as single region or are considered as twin cities. The Akron-Canton Regional Airport has been one of the several places that are named on both the places. It is a medium size city situated in the northeast region of Ohio in the Summit County, Ohio, US. Formerly it was known as Rubber Capital of the World but now it is well known as City of Invention. The daily newspaper for Akron, OH, US market is the Akron Beacon Journal and weekly local newspaper is the West Side Leader.

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