One of the most important things to consider when booking a family vacation is what you’re going to do and where. Although we do have plenty of activities, including swimming, mini golf, crafts, wagon rides, firetruck rides, and MUCH more – we understand the need to get out and explore other options! Keep reading for 5 local attractions you MUST visit during your next trip to Akron-Canton Jellystone Park™.
1. Pro Football Hall of Fame
A truly exhilarating museum and exhibition center, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is the Ultimate Destination for Fans & Families. Chronicled within the walls of the Hall of Fame are the stories and circumstances of play that bring the game to life in 118,000 sqft of exhibit space, Super Bowl theater, new exhibits “A Game for Life” and the Hunt/Casterline Pro Football Hall of Fame Card Collection and Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium – home of the annual Enshrinement Ceremony and the NFL/Hall of Fame Game.
2. McKinley Presidential Library and Museum
The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum is a family friendly history and science museum. The Museum includes the McKinley Gallery, the Street of Shops, the Keller Gallery, Discover World, the Hoover-Price Planetarium, Ramsayer Research Library and their new permanent exhibit, The Stark County Story. The McKinley National Memorial, burial site of President William McKinley and his family, is also on the Museum grounds.
3. Hartville Chocolate Factory
A unique old-fashioned candy store that features its own hand-made chocolates and a large selection of sugar-free items. Generous ice-cream cones are available in warm weather. Cookie cutters, Gund and Ty bears, gourmet foods, and candy-making supplies such as bulk chocolate and molds are also available.
4. Hartville Kitchen
The Hartville Kitchen Restaurant provides the best in homestyle cooking using only the finest ingredients since 1966. Real mashed potatoes, fresh chicken and beef, delicious vegetables, homemade dinner rolls and a selection of twenty-one pies for dessert make them a very popular destination in the area! Step through the distinctive doorway and experience the charm of their unique restaurant, bakery and gift shop. From the cordial greeting of their hostesses to their staff of friendly waitresses, everyone will make your dining experience both enjoyable and memorable. Enjoy large portions of delicious food served in their spacious 440-seat dining room.
5. National First Ladies Library
The First Ladies National Historic Site preserves, promotes and educates the public about the significant role of First Ladies of the United States and their contributions throughout history. Located right in downtown Canton, the Site includes the Education and Research Center that houses the museum and current exhibit; and the Saxton McKinley House, the ancestral home of Canton’s own First Lady, Ida Saxton McKinley.
With all of these options (and so many more) near Hartville, your family will have no problem finding a place to enjoy, play, and during your stay at Akron-Canton Jellystone Park™!