Experiences In Greater AKRON

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Stan Hywet Hall

Year Round

The estate features a historic 65-room Tudor Revival Manor house, and recently restored Gate Lodge (birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous) and approximately 70 acres of artistically landscaped grounds and formal gardens.

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Year Round

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers excursions year-round, with seasonal changes in train schedules. The train travels north-south through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, between Independence and Akron, OH.

There are three main boarding stations — Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot and Akron Northside Station. There are also additional stops for Bike Aboard passengers.

Climb aboard and join us for a journey of a lifetime. Escape the ordinary of the every day as you watch the magic unfold as we make our grand journey on the North Pole Adventure™.

Enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and festivities as we navigate the sweeping curves of the Cuyahoga Valley and across the globe for our mighty journey to the North Pole to hand-deliver your letter to Santa to the North Pole’s very own Postmaster.

Annual Burning River Endurance

Run & Relay


The 16th Annual Burning River Endurance Run & Relay is an exciting 100 and 50 mile solo run and 100 mile relay held in Northeast Ohio. The race travels through several of the region’s most scenic areas, including the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Summit Metro Parks.

All-American Soap Box Derby


The Soap Box Derby is a youth soapbox car racing program which has been run in the United States since 1933. World Championship finals are held each July at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Cars competing in this and related events are unpowered, relying completely upon gravity to move.

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