Akron Travel Guide

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Akron Things to Do

  • visit Hywet Gardens

    This lovely mansion and garden are open from 10am to about 6pm with tours starting at 11am.For $10 per person you get to tour the Grounds, Gardens, Gate Lodge and Conservatory.You can wait for a tour guide or join an existing group or take a self-tour. For an additional $10 you can walk through the mansion or for $15 be guided through the...

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  • So much to see!

    Don Drumm Studio and Gallery is a great spot! It's a converted house full of jewelry, pottery, crafts and his speciality - metal sculptures. The prices are really reasonable for the crafts they sell and the employees are all really friendly. I probably could've spent hours there!

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  • Hampton Inn Akron

    80 Springside Drive, Akron, Ohio, 44333, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Courtyard By Marriott Akron

    100 Springside Drive, Akron, Ohio, 44333, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Inn and Suites

    This motel was a little hard to find because it is not visible from (nor does it have signs on) the...

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Akron Restaurants

  • Great Italian, and open late! try 4am on...

    Great Italian, heaping bowls of salad overflowing with mozarella, they don't ask you "what kind of salad dressing?" (It's Italian! ;) Love their pizzas, spaghetti & meatballs (-two kinds of red sauce - Marinara - spicey and tomato - yum! my fav) Great prices, been there for years, and open late - Even though it's "down under" the Y bridge off...

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  • Wow the worst ever

    I have been to Tangier's many time in the past with a average experience.Two weeks ago I Went to a banquet there and was surprised with the worst meal and service that I have ever experienced in a restaurant. First we were served our salad and desert!then pasta was placed on the table. No plates on the table Pasta was served home style, with a...

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  • Best Little Restaurant

    I love this place. It has better food than the fancy restaurants. Rockne's is the real thing. It's branched out some now, and they all have wonderful, cheap food. But go to the original, on Hudson Dr. in Cuyahoga Falls. Great little spot, with character to spare. The Firestone Chicken Salad is a big favorite, but the sandwiches are also great.

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  • Best Hamburger

    The Swenson's Drive-in restaurants are a big Akron favorite, open year-round. Don't just order a hamburger. It's got to be their special, the Galleyboy. All other burgers will fade from memory. They have a big menu, and the deep-fried zuchini is pretty good. But skip the menu and just order Galleyboys all around.

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  • For the true Akron experience

    This is a neat little drive-in restaurant with a view of the Goodyear Blimp hangar and the Soap Box Derby Downs. And the incomparable Dilly Dog. Unfortunately it's closed during the winter and I think on Sundays. I've only had a couple things from the menu. The french fries are good, but the specialty is the Dilly Dog and you've got to try it....

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  • Anthe's Restaurant...

    Anthe's Restaurant 330.644.4214, Tangier's Restaurant, and the Waterloo Restaurant 330.773.5158 all have great food and good atmospheres. If you have $100 that is burning a hole in your pocket- go to Ken Stewart's Grille 330.867.2555.

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Akron Nightlife

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    by lashr1999 Written Sep 22, 2004

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    Pretty good club for the younger set. They play 80's - PUNK- INDIE - BRITPOP - HIP HOP - NEW WAVE ALTERNATIVE music. Locals hang out here and then gather together after the club closes to go too after hours parties.

    Dress Code: The best dress code laid back tee and jeans. Party without the pretension.

    me and jess Thursdays Lounge
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Akron Shopping

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    by garridogal Written Feb 1, 2006

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    Had to go the mall! Sue accidentally dropped my camera outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and had to buy me a new one! Isn't she sweet? So off to the Mall we went and hey, just had to try my new toy out. Right??

    Shopping can be exhausting!
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Akron Local Customs

  • Krieger Communications Tower

    Just to add to the correction concerning the concrete tower. It is owned by Krieger Communications and is used as a cell phone transmission tower. It was never owned by Ernest Angley, as he only purchased the church and office complex nearby. And, reportedly, Rex Humbard actually did have the funds to finish the tower with a restaurant on top, but...

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  • Tower to Nowhere aka "Rex's Ere*tion"

    Disclaimer: I was informed that this version of the story, "my version", is inaccurate. A "true" version, following this one, was emailed to me and posted almost verbatim. I personally prefer my revisionist history version, but judge for yeself.It looks like your average old smokestack, something not at all out of place in Ohio; however, if you ask...

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  • Rex's Take 2 - The Real Story Emailed to...

    Ernest Angley and Rex Humbard were never in competition with each other.Both had large, thriving churches. The properties on State Rd. where the tower sits were all originally part of Rex Humbard's media empire. Rex was one of the first successful TV evangelists in America. His program was once carried on 600 stations and around the world. He was...

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Akron Warnings and Dangers

  • by Akronite Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Do NOT attempt to drive in the snow if you do not know how. Akron's snow is not for the week willed. We have a phrase that seems to fit Akron- 'If you do not like the weather, wait 5 minutes... it will change.'

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Akron What to Pack

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    by 1sassyfemme Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you're planning on camping in the Ohio area in the Spring/Summer time be prepared for the occassional rainstorm and flash flood. It's good to keep two extra tarp with you; one to put on the ground and one to put above your tent before you set it up. This will greatly decrease your chances of washing away durning these storms (and I've seen it happen). Also, you will want to treat your tent with seam sealer and a weather resistant coating. Even though most new tents come with weather resiting coatings, treating or re-treating your tent will increase its chances against the elements and its lifespan.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Nowadays, campers bring along portable toilets which is a great comfort. But many counties in Ohio have water protection laws; so you'll want to be extra careful where and how you dispose of the waste.

    There are also many poisonous spiders in the Ohio area such as the Brown Recluse. My best suggestion is to try and remeber what these highly poisonous spiders look like and keep pay attention to your surroundings. Try to keep as many of your belongings as possible in air and water tight containers. Always check and shake out your clothes and shoes before you put the on. A short handled broom comes in handy for sweeping out any unwanted 'guest'; this way you won't have to risk a bite even if it isn't poisonous. Stay aware of any new marks or rashes on the body. If you do notice any take a pen and draw a circle around the mark. If the lesion grows outside of the circle within three minutes, get help immediately. In any case, if you are worried, help should be notified if any strange marks appear.
    Don't forget to pack the good old snake and bee bite kits.

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Akron Off The Beaten Path

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    by 1sassyfemme Written Aug 24, 2002

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    On this adventure, some of my friends and I drove up to the Akron area for The Gratefulfest featuring Dark Star Orchestra, David Gans, and a few other bands. Nelson's Ledges Park is one of the coolest places I've ever seen a band play! What makes this rock quarry turned park famous in the area are the cliffs overlooking a beautiful lake which is a haunting blue-green color. All guest are invited to dive off of the appointed cliffs which vary in height from 10 feet to 30 feet. There is even a small 'beach' where you can sit and watch the sun rise or set(I highly recomend this!)
    The campgrounds are great! All of the campsites are off of these little trails; it's and adventure just getting from one friends campsite to another! I'm VERY serious...make sure you have a(working)flashlight once the sun goes down. We had to break out the first-aid kit twice in one night because a friend of mine tripped over a mini boulder!! But other than that, the camping is great. Lots of trees for shade and twigs and wood for fires. Not to promaote alcoholism; but I just have to tell you that this was where I had my first taste of moonshine! Let me tell you, no medieval monk or Dante himself could have found the words to desrice the hellfire burning away my digestive system. My tongue was numb for 4 minutes and 47 seconds(I started to time it because I was starting to worry and this time may not be acurate for after the first drink, I spent a least one minute trying to regain composure).
    Now for the concert part! IT WAS GREAT! The acoustics here are fantastic!! We were camped near the back of the park and we could hear the band cleary when they started. I had such a great time at this show(but I always have fun at DSO shows)! For any of you out there that follow(ed) the Dead and/or Dark Star Orchestra, DSO performed the 5/20 and 5/21 1992 shows. I was SO happy to hear 'Turn on Your Lovelight' and the 'Drums'-->'Space' both nights was unbelievable!!
    I guess I should get on to the information, right? Here it is!
    Nelson's Ledges Park
    12001 Nelson Ledge Road
    Garrettsville, Ohio
    (440)548-2716
    www.nlqp.com

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  • not much to see, but...

    If you have ever been to Akron, then you know it is hot and sticky in the summer and cold and icy in the winter and it rains in the spring and fall. So, with that in mind, there isn't a lot to see at this weather cam in Akron. But you might use it to check out your travel conditions into and through the area today. The link is...

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  • I WAS BORN THERE SO MY...

    I WAS BORN THERE SO MY FAVORITE MEMORY IS WITH MY ENTIRE FAMILY AT HOLIDAYS. WHEN EVERYONE WAS YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL. BOY, THOSE WERE THE DAYS. COLLECTING LIGHTENING BUGS IN THE SUMMER AND PLAYING WITH HOOLA HOOPS IN THE 50'S. WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO BE A KID.

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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