Akron Public Library

From the Akron Art Museum website:

The Akron Art Museum houses collections spanning from 1850 to the present day, a period that reflects the founding and growth of the City of Akron. To meet the increasing public interest in the museum’s programs and exhibitions, the museum commissioned the first public building in the United States designed by the internationally celebrated architecture firm, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.

The new 63,300 square foot John S. and James L. Knight Building connects with the museum’s existing 1899 Building, a 21,000 square foot Renaissance revival structure, which originally served as the downtown Akron Post Office. The expansion dramatically increases the museum’s ability to originate and present special exhibitions and display major, rarely seen works of art from its collection. The new building also increases facilities for education programs for students of all ages and public programs for adults and families. The new Akron Art Museum is playing a vital role in the continuing renaissance of downtown Akron.
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Cleveland Akron Canton Airport

Cleveland-Akron-Canton Airport, the fastest growing airport in the United States, is 35 miles south of Munroe Falls in North Canton. The trip is fast and easy, using Route 8 and I-77 south.

CAK is preferred by many travelers for its easy access and ample, nearby parking.

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Akron-Summit Visitors Bureau

Akron is a 10-minute drive from Silver Valley.

As the largest city in Summit County, it offers a wide range of services and access to many cultural events. The Akron-Summit County Visitor's Bureau web site has a long list of local attractions.

If you're unfamiliar with our area, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the rich blend of activities and entertainment available to Silver Valley residents.

Stow-Munroe Falls Library

The Stow-Munroe Falls Library has won numerous awards, and has recently ranked as high as fifth among libraries in communites with populations of 25,000-49,999.

Strongly supported by voters and volunteers alike, the library has grown dramatically; its 34,400 square feet house a cornucopia of over 700,000 items, including books, periodicals, newspapers, tapes, audio CDs, and DVDs.

More than a book repository, the library is an involved and influential member of the communities it serves, offering a wide range of cultural events, educational opportunities, and services. Over 3800 new patrons have recently been added to the rolls of card carrying members.

If you like libraries, you'll love this one!
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Brandywine Falls

The Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows south, then north; its 100 mile journey begins in Geauga County and ends at Cleveland, where it empties into Lake Erie. This magnificent park includes the Ohio & Erie Canalway, a national heritage park that includes the Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, and the Ohio & Erie Canalway Byway.

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Canal Park

There are few more pleasurable evenings for a baseball fan than those spent at Canal Park, watching the AA Rubber Ducks (formerly the Akron Aeros). Win or lose, our area loves its team and the company of friends on a warm summer night.


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Akron - Summit Library

Comprised of the Main Library, 17 branch libraries, and mobile services, the Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.


The new main library is a grand experience: bright and airy, filled with wonderful resources, and staffed by skilled and friendly employees. Truly a great regional asset.

Learn more at the library web site.


Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Between 1912 and 1915, F.A. Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude, built their country estate and named it “Stan Hywet” (Old English for stone quarry) the property’s most prominent natural feature. The Manor House is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. The Seiberlings chose architect Charles S. Schneider to design the home for $150,000.

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Hours of operation:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Admissions closes at 4:30 p.m.)

Third Thursdays: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Admissions closes at 6:30 p.m.)

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
714 N Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303
P: 330-836-5533
P: 888-836-5533

The short-lived American Country Estate building boom began to decline in the 1920s, and by the 1960s many of the most elegant homes ever built in this country had been lost to the wrecking ball. Stan Hywet remains as one of the most important historic estates to endure from this bygone era.

Vital Statistics
Length - 300 feet; the basement extends the length of the house
Height - The Main Structure is 3 stories; the Music Room is 2 stories; and the Tower is four stories
Square Footage - The Manor House is 64,500 square feet
Materials - Red brick, steel, sandstone, Vermont slate, copper, oak and plaster. The interior woods include American oak, chestnut, black walnut, sandalwood, teak and rosewood.