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     "Akron, OH"
     
     Akron, Ohio
     
     
     Akron is located in Northeast Ohio, approximately 30 miles south of Clevelend. The city was laid out in 1825 by Irish laborers and others working on the Ohio Canal project. Akron flourished as a major manufacturing center and throughout the years it has experienced many changes. Today's Akron offers the excitement of a major metropolitan area and boasts a vibrant present and historic past. Events include: Akron Rib & Music Festival, numerous professional sport home games, Oktoberfest, Jazz Festival, and the Loyal Oak Cider Festival.

     Akron Aeros Baseball
     300 S. Main Street
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 253-5151 or (800) 97-AEROS
     http://www.akronaeros.com/
     Official Web Site of Akron Aeros Baseball. Owner Mike Agganis purchased the team around 1981. Afterward the team moved around til it relocated to Akron in 1997 where it has stayed ever since.

     Akron Art Museum
     70 E. Market St.
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 376-9185
     http://www.akronartmuseum.org/
     The Akron Art Museum is located in the Old Akron Post Office. The museum includes artwork dating back to the mid 1800's. Exhibits include photography, sculpture, folk art, paintings, and other borrowed works or showcasing pieces from artists and museums. The museum also offers storytelling, hands-on art programs, guest lectures, poetry readings, annual film series, and an event like Downtown at Dusk, an outdoor concert featured in the summer.

     Akron Police Department Museum
     217 S. High St.
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 375-2390
     http://ci.akron.oh.us/police06.html
     Akron Police Department Museum was started in 1968 to preserve the history of Akron's force. Features items confiscated by the police. Displayed items includes weapons, counterfeit money, drug paraphernalia, gambling equipment and over 200 photographs.

     Akron Zoological Park
     500 Edgewood Ave.
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 375-2550 or 375-2525
     http://www.akronzoo.com/
     The Akron Zoological Park offers over 300 animals including birds, mammals and reptiles. Also kids can enjoy feeding the animals at the Ohio Farmyard or even have a child's birthday party.

     All-American Soap Box Derby
     PO Box 7225
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 733-8723
     http://www.aasbd.org/
     At the All-American Soap Box Derby you'll find information about the greatest amateur youth racing event in the world.

     Blossom Music Center
     1145 W. Steels Corner
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 920-8040
     http://www.blossommusic.com
     Started in 1968 with it's first concert, the Blossom Music Center is located among 800 acres of woodland. The Blossom Music Center includes a palvilion with great sound acoustics. The pavilion holds over 5,000 covered seating and the grounds can hold another 13,500. The Blossom Music Center is the summer home for the Cleveland Orchestra.

     Boston Mills Ski Resort
     7100 Riverview Road
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 657-2334
     http://www.bmbw.com/
     From the gentle glide of the beginner slopes to the more challenging pitch of the advanced slopes and moguls, Boston Mills/Brandwine ski resort serves skiers & snowboarders of all ages and all levels of expertise.

     Carousel Dinner Theatre
     1275 East Waterloo Road
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 724-9855
     
     The Carousel Dinner Theatre features some of the brightest talent performing in its Broadway shows. Shows are served with or without dinnner.

     Cuyahoga Valley National Park
     
     Akron, Ohio
     
     http://www.nps.gov/cuva/home.htm
     This is CVNRA's Welcome Page with links to our main pages. Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area encompasses 33,000 acres between Cleveland and Akron and features a wide variety of natural, cultural, and historical resources. Visitors enjoy picnicking, hiking, bike trails, bridle trails, winter sports, golf, fishing, and ranger-guided programs.

     Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
     
     Akron, Ohio
     (800) 468-4070 or (330) 657-2000
     http://www.cvsr.com/
     Schedules and descriptions of the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad sights and services.

     Dr. Bob's Home
     
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 374-1845
     http://www.drbobs.com/
     Where Alcoholics Anonymous first began.

     Goodyear World Of Rubber
     1201 E. Market St.
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 796-7117
     http://www.goodyear.com/
     The Goodyear World Of Rubber Museum features the history of rubber. Exhibits include displays about Charles Goodyear, his workshop, a replica of a rubber plantation, displays of tires, a film about the tire production process and memorabilia. Also Acron, OH is the world headquarters for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

     Hower House
     60 Fir Hill
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 972-6909
     
     Built in 1871, the Hower House is a Second Empire Italianate style 28-room Victorian mansion designed by John Henry Hower. Still contains some of the Howers furnishings as well as others from around the world.

     Inventure Place - The Inventors Hall of Fame
     221 S. Broadway
     Akron, Ohio
     (800) 968-4332 or (330) 762-4463
     http://www.invent.org/
     Established in 1973, the Inventure Place is home to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The organiczation aims to promatoe creativity, addvance it's spirit, recognize inventors and invention everywhere. Visitors can experiment with hands-on exhibits or create your own inventions.

     Metro Parks Serving Summit County
     975 Treaty Line Road
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 867-5511
     http://www.neo.rr.com/MetroParks/home.html
     Metro Parks, Serving Summit County encompasses 6,900 acres and provides residents with safe, outdoor recreation and educational opportunities through a system of natural area parks.

     Ohio Ballet
     354 E. Market St.
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 972-7900
     http://www.ohioballet.com/
     Founded in 1968 by Heinz Poll for 8 member ensemble, the Ohio Ballet occupies 16 professional dancers under the leadership of Jeffrey Graham Hughes. The company preforms year round including some free outdoor shows.

     Perkins Mansion
     Copley Road & South Portage Path
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 535-1120
     
     The Perkins Mansion is a Greek Revival mansion built in 1837 by Col. Simon Perkins, son of Akron's founder, Gen. Simon Perkins. Still contains some of the furnishing of that time. Also the abolitionist John Brown lived across the street for 2 years.

     Quaker Square
     120 E. Mill St.
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 253-5970
     http://www.quakersquare.com/
     The Quaker Square is located in the old factory buildings of the Quaker Oats Co. It was renovated and turn into a hotel, restaurant, a night club and specialty shops. The Depot Restauraunt contains a collection of railroad memorabilia. In 1975, Quaker Oats Co. moved its headquarters to Chicago after renovating Quaker Square.

     Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
     714 N. Portage Path
     Akron, Ohio
     (330) 886-5533 or 886-9075
     http://www.stanhywet.org/
     The Stan Hywet Hall And Gardens is a 65-room Tudor Revival architecture manor. It is the Former home of F.A. Seiberling, co-founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, and his family. The home is furnished and decorated with original furnishings. Located on 70 landscaped acres is a Japanese garden. Includes a historically restored English Garden, Japanese Garden and Rose Garden. A Greenhouse and Museum Store is available for shopping.

     The West Point Market Gourmet Grocery Store of Akron, Ohio
     1711 West Market Street
     Akron, Ohio
     (330)864-2151 or (800) 838-2156
     http://www.westpointmarket.com/
     West Point Market has fine wines and cheeses, gourmet foods and international specialty items. Corporate gourmet gift baskets delivered from Akron, Ohio.

     The World Golf Championships NEC Invitational Event
     
     Akron, Ohio
     
     
     NEC Corporation continues its rich tradition in the world of golf by sponsoring the NEC Invitational, one of four World Golf Championships to be held in 2000. With a $5 million purse, the NEC Invitational is being held August 2427 at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio.

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