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Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Originally the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens comprised of 3,000 acres (1214.06 hectares) in 1916 and was built amid 1912-1915 for F. A. Seiberling. It featured a Tudor Revival 65-room Manor House and the largest landscape gardens. Today the grand estate has seized down to 70 acres (28.33 hectares) yet is one of the most elegant mansions and ornate gardens of the country. The mansion is one of the best examples of Tudor Revival architecture and has well kept period decor that gives a glimpse of a bygone era. The themed gardens such as the Breakfast Room Garden, English Garden, Birch Allee Vista, Japanese Garden, Lagoon and The Dell are a delight to all visitors. The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens also houses the Corbin Conservatory, a beautiful Gothic style greenhouse and the Gate Lodge where Alcoholics Anonymous took form. Home to the Ohio Shakespeare Festival and The Annual Classic, Antique & Collector Car Show, a visit to this magnificent place is a must when in the city.

Perkins Stone Mansion

Constructed in 1837, the Perkins Stone Mansion belonged to Colonel Simon Perkins, who was the son of Akron's founder General Simon Perkins. This historic house museum is now maintained by the Summit County Historical Society of Akron and is also their headquarters. One of the most striking Greek Revival style houses in the area, the repository is decked with period furnishing telling the story of its past residents, city and county.

Akron Fossils & Science Center

The Akron Fossils & Science Center is noted for its hands-on guided tours and science activities. The exhibits here display many fossils from Ohio and around the world. This 4,500 square-foot museum also has an outdoor adventure park called Truassic Park. The museum is devoted to informing the people about the creationist theory on the universe's origin.

MAPS Air Museum

Get acquainted with the aircrafts that were used for military services at the MAPS Air Museum. It is located on the Akron-Canton Regional Airport premises and managed by the Military Aviation Preservation Society. It is housed in a hangar displaying various models like the C-47 Skytrain, B-26 Marauder, S-2 Tracker and many more that were used during wars. They provide tours where the guides will give you detailed information about the construction and significance of these warbirds.

Hoover Historical Center

Hoover Historical Center in North Canton is one of the places you must visit if you wish to experience the region's rich history and diverse heritage. Situated in a 19th-century Victorian-style manor that was built by the Hoover family. The Hoover Historic Center houses a vacuum museum, which is one of its kind in North Canton, featuring an array of scientific inventions created by the original owner of the house William Henry Hoover.

Canton Museum of Art

Opened in 1935, the Canton Museum of Art is a museum organized and maintained by the arts community of Canton, Ohio. Initially it was a place for the local artists to meet and discuss and keep exhibitions, but now the museum houses some really amazing art pieces. It also serves a purpose of promoting the local artists and also preserving the art, heritage and culture of the town.

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