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15 Most Exciting Things to Do in Akron, Ohio

Azmin Taraporewala Jul 15, 2019
The fifth-largest city of Ohio, Akron exhibits a vivacious proposition of pleasures. With a myriad experiences to offer, this city, sure is an outright crowd-pleaser!

1. Akron Zoo

Getting up and close, literally, with the wildlife has never been this exciting! Bespoke landscapes, a museum, and a clickety-clack train ride amidst the wilderness is all a nature-lover would ever want.

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2. Blossom Music Center

An amphitheater since inception, this contemporary pavilion is emblematic of dulcet musical performances. Lapped in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, it hosts the popular Cleveland Orchestra during summers, where the classic Beethoven and Mozart symphonies come to life.

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3. Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Resorts

Visit these Ski Resorts sharing sistership, if you are one enthusiastic skier! There are 18 trail runs between the two, each catering to varied levels of skiing expertise.
Go night skiing at the Brandywine Ski Resorts or zip line through The Tiger and The Trench at the Boston Mills for some real adventure!

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4. Kent State University Museum

An all-embracing art devotee? Don't miss this Work of Art! It exhibits fashion, textile, and varied forms of artwork. The Museum promises the onlooker a fine blend of collaborative history and contemporary collections.

5. Historic Downtown Seville

Like Vintage? You will love this place. Seated dignified in the Southern Medina County, the downtown holds antique stores, ateliers, restaurants, and salons, too, ... for a little grooming session, if you please!

6. Akron Civic Theater

An atmospheric theater by design, Akron Civic theater is built to resemble a night sky -- dewy clouds serenading the shining stars! Elaborate carvings, majestic ceilings, august sculptures -- Opus is the word for this magnificence!

7. Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

A former home of F. A. Seiberling, co-founder of the well-known Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, is open from April to December.
Revered as Akron's oldest establishment, The Tudor Revival Manor has an enviable 65 rooms and more than 70 acres of dedicated designer theme gardens. Staggering!

8. Dr. Bob's Home

Helping alcoholics salvage strings of their life is what the purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is. Dr. Bob's home is where it all began. With the original paintings, pictures, and furnishings, the home is a pleasure walk. Watch out for the epic typewriter that rolled out the (AA) Big Book's 1st edition!

9. BLU Jazz+

Signature cocktails, revivifying ambience, and live Jazz on your mind? Head to BLU Jazz+. Treat yourself to starters and music that seduces you no end. Watch out for the Jazz photography gallery and, mark how you hold your drink at the premium bar. Lights, Sound, Camera... Jazz it is!

10. Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course

A racino packed in a big box of excitement awaits you. A mile-long car racing track with good food, courteous staff, and horse betting is a worthwhile bet.

11. The Nightlight Cinema

Akron is a fortunate city to have a gem of a theater, showcasing Indie movies in its downtown. Visit the Nightlight Cinema if you are out, looking for a unique cinematic experience with palatable platters served along comfortable recliners. Belly up to their bar, and treat yourself with some wine, too.

12. The Great Escape Room

For an out-of-the-ordinary experience, visit the Great Escape Room. You get into the room, the door is locked, and the game begins. You have 60 minutes in hand where you work with the other locked-up inmates by solving puzzles and catching clues to help you all escape. So, build your team, and get going; it's fun overloaded!

13. Don Drumm Studios and Galleries

A beautiful gallery with unique artwork on display, the Don Drumm Studio is a fantasy ride beyond fascination! Visit the place if you have an appreciative eye for art, time in hand, and cash in your pocket!
The items are pure bliss, and you will end up buying more than expected! Jewelry, pottery, home and garden decor... you name it, you see it all there.

14. Springfield Lake Park

A great place to view and feel nature at its best. The park has serene walking trails, majorly concentrated on the north side of the lake, a kids play zone, and a gazebo where well-known bands perform a jig.

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A well-maintained park, you may opt to go fishing, kayaking, or just wink through memories at the shoreline!

15. None Too Fragile Theater

Home to some mind-boggling performances, thought-provoking scripts, and ground-breaking subjects, do pay a visit to experience its theatrical magnitude.
For the record, the Jameson Irish whiskey is served to all those interested, every time, before a show begins! Go for it; there is no scope for disappointment.