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.
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.
Established in 1922, the Akron Art Museum showcases a fine selection of contemporary and modern works of art. The museum structure consists of glass and steel frames spread across the entire gallery. The collections in the art gallery range from 1850 till the most recent times showcasing more than 5000 pieces of work from local, national and international locations. There is a Bud & Susie Rogers Garden that is utilized to showcase special exhibits or to conduct experimental learning. Live events and concerts also take place at this venue.
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.
Northern Ohio Railway Museum has an impressive collection of streetcars. The museum occupies over 42 acres (16 hectares) of land, and railway cars are carefully preserved inside barns. Open for interaction, some of the railway cars here are repaired and serviced for later use. In addition to rail cars, the place has a collection of rail equipment and other railway paraphernalia. The entry to the museum is free, and donations are welcomed.
Floyd Little, Larry Csonka, Barry Sanders, Thurman Thomas are few of the greatest football legends to have their portraits exhibited at the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in Canton. America is known to be a big fans of football, thus, it is of no surprise that the Pro Football Hall Of Fame exists in Canton; where fans of the game can come and admire their respective heroes and learn a thing or two about their lives. The museum hosts various sports-related events and workshops. Besides, there are well-equipped spaces within the hall that can accommodate wide-range of corporate, social and private events. Thus, if you are a football fanatic and you are visiting Canton, do head for the Pro Football Hall Of Fame and have a great time. For further details do visit their website.