Downtown Akron



When someone says “Akron,” the Goodyear blimp might be the iconic image that comes to mind. Cleveland’s southern arm, founded around rubber plants at the turn of the century, Akron is known for the Soap Box Derby, the University of Akron’s incredible Polymer program that includes the National Polymer Innovation Centers and attracts companies to the area, and Goodyear Tires.

Though it remains true to its history of innovation, science and manufacturing, Akron has also enjoyed a rebirth of culture, entertainment and the arts. Its once-dying downtown now has a new focal point in the Local 3 Live outdoor venue which hosts summer concerts, festivals, farmers markets, and a winter skating rink, the Akron Rubber Ducks minor league baseball field Canal Park, and the beautifully restored Akron Civic Theater, with its ornate moorish decor and unique starlit ceilings.

They’ve been joined by an influx of┬ábars, restaurants and shops, and the development of the nearby area around the spectacular new Akron Art Museum building as the Akron Historic Arts District.

* Developer Tony Troppe Plans New Boutique Hotel in Akron's Historic Arts District

* BLU Jazz+

* Musica


Nightlight Cinema

Akron Coffee Roasters

High Street Hop House

D.B.A. Dante Boccuzzi Akron

Time Traveler Records

Sweet Mary's Bakery

Bomba Tacos & Rum

Akron Civic Theatre

Aqueduct Brewing Co.

Summit Artspace

Don Drumm Art Studios & Gallery

BOX Gallery

Akron Glass Works

Akron Honey Company

Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.

The Lockview

The Diamond Deli

Luigi's Restaurant

Fred's Diner

Hower House

Peanut Shoppe

Akron Zoo


EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall

Land of Plenty

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Jilly's Music Room

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Lock 3 Live

Canal Park

Countryside Farmers Market

Chill Artisan Ice Cream

Hoppin' Frog Brewery

Hattie's Food Hub

Akron Center for Art Music & Performance

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