Very Friendly, Very Close to Cleveland and other areas.
The city needs a good face lift.
Town of NFL
There is something kind of cool about a President who ran his entire campaign while sitting on his front porch in a small ohio town, and never leaving to go out an make speaches in every place in the nation. The man was very much symbolic of Canton. So, at his death the people of Canton erected this memorial to the man.It is astounding to see up...more
This rightly goes under the town of Zoar, OH but it is so close to Canton that I thought it made sense to include it in this Travel Guide.Tucked away in the middle of Ohio was a separatist religious group with German ancestry called the Zoars. Going into their community (Zoar, OH) is like stepping back into the 19th century. The heritage, daily...more
The Saxton Home is now the home of First Ladies National Historic Site. Dedicated to the preservation of the contributions that the First Ladies have made. President William McKinley lived here in the home of his wifes family, while involved in politics. But rather than remembering his contributions, the home recalls the contributions of all the...more
Football fans will love this museum! Collections abound in every form ranging from uniforms, shoes, autographed photos, statistics, Super Bowl rings and team jackets to recorded news segments and other related articles.Beginning at the lower level, a walkway winds up and around as you view your favorite team memorabilia. Displays pertaining to...more
What museum would let the opportunity pass to sell lots of "stuff"? This large gift shop carries most things related to your favorite football teams. You'll find videos, keychains, mugs, glassware, banners, bumper stickers, books, jerseys, jackets, hats, socks, wallets, postcards, toys, jewelry, pens, pencils, notebooks and other items to take...more
The Football Hall of Fame gives homage to the Pittsburgh Steelers for their success in reaching the Super Bowl five times. Some think it was accomplished by sheer talent and others think it could be the magic of The Terrible Towel. The terrible towel is an actual towel fans purchase to wave wildly above their heads when the Steelers play. It's a...more
Canton, Ohio, is proud to have been home to one of eight Ohio presidents from 1867 to 1923. (The other seven are; William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William Howard Taft, and Warren G. Harding) Born in Niles, Ohio, It was from his Canton home that William McKinley built his career as...more
Every year a festival is held in honor of the members being inducted in the hall of fame. There is a parade the morning od the ceremanoy and evrything from concerts and firewords and even shows this is an event you will not wanna miss, it is fun for the whole family (even the non-football fans like me!!!)more
It was constructed by the Jaycees in the early 1960s and unfortunately closed in the late 1980s. At last check, you could still see the big blue whale to the right of the 77N off-ramp to Tuscarawas Avenue, and many of the other elements were moved to Sluggers and Putters in Canal Fulton, Ohio.more
The Pro Football Hall of Fame has drawn thousands of visitors each year since it opened in 1963. The football-shaped building is located in Canton, Ohio, about an hour's drive south of Cleveland. Canton was chosen for the site because the city was the original home of the American Professional Football Association, the forerunner of the...more
The hospitality here was great. They let me go into the room that was reserved under my girlfriends...more
5335 Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton, Ohio, 44709-4026, United States
Good for: Business
4375 Metro Circle NW, Canton, Ohio, 44720, United States
Good for: Solo
This is the kind of place you hope to stumble across no matter what city you visit. No pretence, just honest to goodness fresh, homecooked food. Known statewide for their eggs benedict. Serves breakfast and lunch only. My wife had a burger and fries, and both were delicious. I had a crab cake eggs benedict...WOW! and the prices are low,less than...more
Cheap, delicious food! They give you free warm nachos and fresh salsa while you wait for your food (as other restaraunts may do with bread or rolls) But you won't wait long, because they have quick service! You'll love it! My favorite dish is probably their combination dinner # 10 which is two tacos and an order of rice and beas for $6.00. For an...more
This restaurant technically is in East Sparta, OH but so close to Canton that I put it in this Travel Guide.This restaurant used to offer a free steak dinner to anyone who could finish their Big Steak in less than an hour (it was like a 5-6 pound slab of beef marinated in El Paso hot sauce).We did NOT even attempt that but had a great steak dinner...more
All around the Belden Village Mall area are restaurants and Bars. This is about as close as Canton gets to real nightlife. The Thirsty Dog is a micro-brewpub type of establishement, which has a very good beer called the Airship light. You can find pretty much everything in the area of Everhard, Whipple, and Fulton Roads. Trust me, if you find the mall (I-77 at Everhard road, go west) you will find the nightlife.
Dress Code: Depends on the establishment.
You can easily get to Canton from most major US cities by Greyhound bus.
Greyhound has online scheduling and ticketing: http://www.greyhound.com/
Once you are in Canton, public bus service is provided by Stark County Regional Transit Authority (SARTA). SARTA has route schedules for most of the Canton areas where a tourist would want to go (typically $0.50 to $1 per trip) and has facilities for seniors and handicapped persons.
The Express81 schedule is given online: http://www.sartaonline.com/81.htm
A mall is a mall. This is about it for shopping in Canton, and it isn't even in Canton, it is in North Canton! I post this only because you never know when you will be in town and need to replace socks or something.
The mall itself has three main anchor stores, Dillards, Pennys and Sears. Plus a bunch of other local shops and a food court. If the mall doesn't have what you are looking for, the area includes many other shops and restaurants.
What to pay: Depends on what you are buying.
According to the Crime Statistics report, Canton has the following annual averages for the last 5 years:
7 murders, 70 rapes, 320 robberies, 550 assaults, 1500 burglaries, over 4000 non-violent crimes.
The crime rate in Canton is rated at twice the national average.
There are 192 registered sex offenders living in Canton.
(To see whether that information affects your visit to Canton, see the website below.)
Those numbers should encourage you to use caution when visiting Canton.
Remember to lock car doors and motel doors. Use the latch-chain in your motel room. Put valuables in the motel safe. Use a money belt so your wallet has a minimum of valuable items. Know where the kids are if they are traveling with you. Don't go into unfamiliar places alone.
Be smart, be safe; have a happy vacation.
The actual McKinley Presidential Library is located in Warren, Ohio. It is about an hour away. But, Canton was the President's home and the museum holds some of his things.
The museum for the most part is a childrens museum with exhibits on animals, dinosaurs, electricity and many other things. But, there is a research center for President McKinley which is located there as well. Mostly the museum is the exhibits which are geared towards younger visitors. I know, I spent a lot of time there as a kid. The planetarium show is a good way to waste away an hour staring at the stars, and the gift shop has the ever present Kdoc favorite, Astronaught Ice Cream!
When you visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame, take your time with each and every exhibit. The entire Hall can be done in this manner over a period of about four hours.The initial era of pro football is very interesting and the exhibits will hold your attention with short videos and memorabilia displays. One thing that really caught my eye was the...more
The Akron Canton Regional Airport ( CAK ) is the closest and perhaps the best means of traveling to Canton. Located in the City of Green, it is only a short distance to the north of Canton and has fast and easy access to Interstate 77. The Airport is easily accessible, close to both cities ( Akron & Canton ) and provides facilities for both...more
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