Unique Akron Tours

Unique Akron ToursWant to learn more about Akron? Why not take a tour exploring the beautiful city and the surrounding area? Get up close to the naturally gorgeous scenery that fills the city as you tour the gardens, forests and rivers. Don’t feel like exploring the great outdoors? Tour one of the historic houses or Akron’s finest art collection.

Portage Princess Tour Boat
Explore the beautiful Portage Lakes while you ride the Portage Princess Tour Boat. Fit for royalty, this large riverboat can hold up to 60 passengers. Each guest can view the lovely lakes and shorelines from their window seat while they munch on food from the large buffet table in the center of the boat.

Address: 501 McKinley Avenue Southeast, North Canton, OH - MAP
Phone: (330) 499-6891
Web: portageprincessoh.com

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Members and non-members alike can enjoy any number of tours through the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. Choose from guided or self-guided explorations of the gardens, greenhouse, gate lodge and manor house–or the entire grand estate! Museum and history buffs may want to opt for the Nooks & Crannies Tour, which will show them all the hidden treasures on the grounds.

Address: 714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303 - MAP
Phone: (330) 836-5533
Web: www.stanhywet.org

Brandywine Falls Tour
Have your breath taken away on the Brandywine Falls Tours. This spectacular waterfall drops down 60 feet! Follow the 1.5-mile Brandywine Gorge Trail to get the best views of the falls and the surrounding scenery. Signs along the boardwalk and steps allow you to turn this nature outing into a self-guided tour of Akron’s most marvelous water attraction.

Address: 8050 Brandywine Rd., Northfield, OH 44067 - MAP
Phone: (330) 650-6262
Web: www.nps.gov

Akron Art Museum
Enjoy a public weekend tour or schedule a private tour at your leisure with the Akron Art Museum Tours. Choose from a number of different ways to explore the galleries and artwork. The free “Five Favorites” tour quickly leads guests through the guide’s personal favorites. Student organizations, youth groups and general audience tours are available with three weeks’ advance notice.

Address: 1 S High St., Akron, OH 44308 - MAP
Phone: (330) 376-9185
Web: www.akronartmuseum.org

The Hower House
Tour one of the oldest homes in Akron. The Hower House has been wonderfully preserved since it was built in 1871. Walk through this Victorian era house on a guided tour to learn how Akronites lived between 1870 and 1917. You can even experience a traditional afternoon tea at the mansion!

Address: 60 Fir Hill, Akron, OH 44334 - MAP
Phone: (330) 972-6909
Web: www.hower.org