Hidden Treasures in Akron

Hidden Treasures in AkronSome people might argue that the city of Akron itself is Ohio’s hidden treasure. This little, often overlooked city, contains a number of fun, family-friendly activities and facilities as well as some of the most scenic parks in the county. If you want to find even more hidden gems within the City of Invention, use our list of best-kept Akron secrets.

Hale Farm & Village
See what life was like in Akron and its surrounding towns during the Civil War era at the Hale Farm & Village. This preserved farmstead was originally built in 1825 and now serves as a living history museum. Explore Jonathan Hale’s homestead and the fictitious Wheatfield Village next door, where actors reenact daily chores like candle making, blacksmithing, sawmilling and hearth cooking.

Address: 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath, OH 44210 - MAP
Phone: (330) 666-3711
Web: www.wrhs.org

Harry London Chocolate Factory
Are you a chocoholic? Salivate as you take a tour of the Harry London Chocolate Factory in North Canton, just a few minutes away from the Akron/Canton Airport. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will share the delicious history of the company as you see how Harry London’s selection of over 500 varieties of gourmet chocolates and candies are created.

Address: 5353 Lauby Rd., North Canton, OH 44720 - MAP
Phone: 1 (800) 321-0444 ext 119
Web: www.harrylondon.com

Revive your wardrobe at Revival, Akron’s top vintage and consignment shop! Find styles from every era and fashion trend, as well as clothing and accessories by top-name designers at a fraction of the original price. Looking for a unique piece? Check out Revival’s original boutique pieces, created by local artists.

Address: 822 W Market St., Akron, OH 44303 - MAP
Phone: (330) 762-4845
Web: www.revivalresale.com

Square Records
Don’t be a square; find new artists and favorite music at Square Records. Akron’s best independent and specialty music store, Square Records mainly focuses on rock but has been extending their selection to other genres of music over the past few years. Discover local musicians and bands as well as classic vinyls and records.

Address: 824 W Market St., Akron, OH 44303 - MAP
Phone: (330) 375-9244
Web: www.squarerecordsakron.com