Major Tourist Attractions of Ohio
The Akron, Ohio area is a wonderland of major attractions. Choose from romantic and scenic wineries and historic homes like Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens to top sporting sites like the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Interesting museums also abound in Akron, Ohio and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is within easy driving distance. The largest population of Amish in the country is also a short drive away. With so many major tourist attractions of Ohio in the Akron-Canton area, the Quaker Square Inn at The University of Akron Hotel gives you the ideal home base to visit them all.
Ohio Amish Country.
Ohio Amish Country is a major tourist attraction in Ohio offering a wide range of activities, museums and sites celebrating the Amish heritage. Ohio’s Amish Country stretches across eight counties, including Ashland, Tuscarawas, Holmes, Coshocton, Wayne, Stark, Knox and Richland. For more information on visiting Ohio Amish Country, visit www.oacountry.com.
Cedar Point ranks as one of the nation’s top amusement parks. Occupying 364 acres on a prime peninsula in Lake Erie, Cedar Point is the world-record holder for having the most roller coasters. For more information about visiting this major tourist attraction in Ohio, visit www.cedarpoint.com. [Top]
University of Akron.
The University of Akron was founded in 1870 as Buchtel College in affiliation with the Universalist Church. More recently, the University of Akron has been the beneficiary of a 300 million dollar building project completed in 2004 which greatly modernized and added to the campus facilities. To learn more about visiting The University of Akron, visit www.uakron.edu.
The Winery at Wolf Creek.
Since 1980, The Winery at Wolf Creek has been producing a fine selection of white and red wines and been one of the major tourist attractions in Ohio. At The Winery at Wolf Creek, tasting is offered: Monday-Thursday noon-9 pm; Friday & Saturday noon-10 pm; Sunday 1-9 pm. For more information about this romantic Ohio attraction, visit www.wineryatwolfcreek.com. [Top]
The Akron Zoo is located on 50 acres just west of downtown Akron.When you visit the zoo you'll get nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, lemurs, tigers, jaguars, Komodo dragons and much more. Marvel at the Lehner Family Zoo Gardens with over 7,000 plants and flowers indigenous to Northeast Ohio. The zoo’s first-ever saltwater exhibit Jellies, Rhythm in the Blue, continues too! Watch as seven different species of jellyfish fascinate you and you’ll really get close with starfish, crabs and sea urchins at the touch tank. For more information call (330) 375-2550 or visit www.akronzoo.org
Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Since 1963, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been the hall of fame for the National Football League. The Pro Football Hall of Fame pays tribute to the greatest NFL players in history and is located in Canton, Ohio. For more details about this top Akron-Canton area attraction, visit www.profootballhof.com [Top]
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum pays tribute to Rock’s greatest legends and houses a collection of major rock artifacts from some of the most memorable moments in rock history. The impressive Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is also the scene of the annual inductee ceremony. For more information about this major Ohio tourist attraction, visit www.rockhall.com
Hower House. Akron industrialist John Henry Hower built this 28-room home in 1871. Rooms were originally heated by wood and coal; the eight fireplaces and six chimneys remain today. Unique octagonal rooms include black walnut woodwork, oak parquet floors and original family furnishings and heirlooms. [Top]
Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort.
Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort caters to skiers and snowboarders of various skill levels and offers instruction. Located in Peninsula, Ohio, Boston Mills/Brandywine Ski Resort offers one of Ohio’s rare skiing locations. For more information about visiting this scenic Ohio attraction, visit www.bmbw.com.
Stan Hywet Hall.
The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens ranks as one of the country’s most impressive estates. Originally built for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company founder F. A. Seiberling, the Tudor-style home and gardens cover 70 acres. Stan Hywet Hall is open April 1 through December 30. To learn more about visiting one of Ohio’s top historical attractions, visit www.stanhywet.org. [Top]
Akron Art Museum. The Akron Art Museum displays exciting regional, national, and international works dating from 1850 to the present. You can catch a glimpse of important works from Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, and Helen Frankenthaler, as well as from photographers Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Frank and Harry Callahan.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Slip back in time on board the vintage railroad coaches that run through the heart of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park along the Cuyahoga River and the Ohio & Erie Canalway. Choose from a variety of destinations, including the historic Village of Peninsula, Hale Farm & Village and Quaker Square. The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad also offers nature excursions guided by a park ranger. [Top]