Family Attractions in Akron

Family Attractions in AkronNot sure what to do with the kids? Try taking them to these favorite family-friendly attractions in Akron. Whether you are looking for educational entertainment or just wanting some relaxing recreational activities, you’ll find a number of fun things to do in the city of Akron itself and its surrounding metropolitan area.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Bring the entire family out to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a grand time in the great outdoors. Come back to the country and indulge in some of the best recreational (as well as educational) activities found in Mother Nature. Explore 20 miles of trails weaving through the 51-square-mile nature preserve, visit historical buildings like the Hale Farm & Village or relax at one of the events hosted in the park year-round.

Address: 4570 Akron Peninsula Rd., Peninsula, OH 44264 - MAP
Phone: (330) 657-2752
Web: www.nps.gov

Fun N Stuff
No matter what the weather is like, Fun ‘n’ Stuff always provides a good time! Children of all ages (and children at heart) will love the attractions at this indoor amusement park, located less than half an hour away from downtown Akron. Bounce on an inflatable obstacle course; test your mini-golf skills at the two outdoor courses; scale an enormous rock wall and much more! There are even special areas for younger children and toddlers.

Address: 661 Highland Rd E., Macedonia, OH 44056 - MAP
Phone: (330) 467-0820
Web: www.fun-n-stuff.com

American Toy Marble Museum
See the history of the American toy industry in the city where it all started. The City of Invention is home to the American Toy Marble Museum, where children of all ages can learn, through interactive exhibits and attractions, about the quintessential American child’s pastime: marbles. View the extensive marble and knickknack collection that the museum has accumulated over the years.

Address: 200 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Web: americantoymarbles.com

Akron Zoo
Let your wild things roam the Akron Zoo for a memorable family outing. See everything from snow leopards to lemurs at the large Legends of the Wild exhibit. Visit the Galapagos Islands at the Komodo Kingdom or travel underwater at the jellyfish exhibit. Or watch the lions and tigers and bears roam through Tiger Valley. Children will especially love the interactive Family Zoo Gardens attraction, where they can meet and pet farmland animals.

Address: 500 Edgewood Ave., Akron, OH 44307 - MAP
Phone: (330) 375-2525
Web: www.akronzoo.org

Akron Fossils & Science Center
Experience a unique, hands-on approach to learning about fossils at the Akron Fossils & Science Center. In this specialized creation science center, you will see a variety of dinosaur, Ice Age and other pre-historic attractions on display. Don’t just stay inside the museum, however! Visit the outdoor Truassic Park where guests can ride ziplines, run through mazes and launch water balloons at dinosaur-themed stations.

Address: 2080 S Cleveland Massillon Rd., Copley, OH 44321 - MAP
Phone: (330) 665-3466
Web: www.akronfossils.com

Laser Quest
Make family fun competitive at Laser Quest. Pair up against other families or split up into different groups and battle with each other at this indoor laser tag attraction. Have the kids put down the video game controllers and experience a “real-life” action sequence. Dodge blasts, duck behind structures and don’t let your opponents escape your lasers!

Address: 80 Brookmont Rd., Akron, OH 44333 - MAP
Phone: (330) 666-6966
Web: laserquest.com

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Invent Now Museum

Address: 221 S Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Phone: (330) 762-4463
Web: invent.org