Top 3 Places to See In Akron-Canton

  • By Jim K
  • Resorts
  • 01.03.2016

Pro Football Hall of Fame Relive the glory days on the grid iron at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton. Opened in 1963 it houses all the great memorabilia from the best players in the game. The American Professional Football Association, which later changed its name to the National Football League, was formed in Canton, Ohio. Goodyear Polymer Center Akron is known as the rubber capital of the world and home to the three major tire companies; Goodyear, Firestone, and Bridgestone. The 146,000 square foot facility is home to the University of Akron’s College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering. Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail Back in the olden days ships were pulled through the Erie Canal by beasts of burden forming the base (and name) for today’s Towpath Trail. Now paved with fine gravel it’s the perfect place for walking, jogging, or biking. Top 3 Things to Do In Visit Harry London Chocolate Factory Willy Wonka has nothing on Harry London. World renowned for producing some of the most luscious and exotic arrangements of chocolate and fruit, the Harry London Chocolate Factory will make you feel like a kid again. If you’re traveling with kids it’s almost a no-brainer to take them to a chocolate factory. Stay at Quaker Square What could be better than a mall made from a train station and a hotel made from an old Quaker Oats silo complex? Each of the 196 rooms as the Quaker Station are perfectly round, having been built inside one of the thirty-six silos. Visit the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame The amazing structure, shaped like a sail, holds exhibits on just about every first in human history. On the lower floors are the exhibits for the whole family (i.e. kid friendly exhibits) while on the upper floors you will find more traditional museum offerings.