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Explore Akron and the scenic Cuyahoga Valley

Located in Fairlawn just off I-77, the Radisson makes it easy to explore the top things to do in the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley. From train rides on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad to wine tastings at Sarah’s Vineyard, the Akron area offers entertainment for vacationing families and business travelers alike. Take your kids for hours of fun at the Akron Zoo, or peruse the works on display at Akron Art Museum. If you’re looking for sports or gaming action, drive about 35 minutes to Cleveland for JACK Cleveland Casino and NFL football games.


  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park (7 miles)
    The beauty of this 32,500-acre national park awaits you only a short distance from Akron. Hike, canoe and bike, or catch the views on a scenic train ride.
    Phone: +1 (330) 657-2752
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (9.2 miles)
    Step back into the Industrial Age with a tour of this 70-acre National Historic Landmark, which includes five buildings and eight beautiful gardens.
    Phone: +1 (330) 836-5533


  • Sarah's Vineyard (8.6 miles)
    After sampling wines and taking a tour of the art gallery at this idyllic vineyard, stick around for delicious wood-fired pizzas. 
    Phone +1 (330) 929-8057
  • JACK Cleveland Casino (28.9 miles)
    Try your luck at JACK Cleveland Casino, where you can play the slots and more than 100 table games.
    Phone: +1 (216) 297-4777

Family fun:

  • Blossom Music Center (9.6 miles)
    This popular amphitheater can hold more than 19,000 fans for concerts by well-known artists like Dave Matthews Band, Weezer and Zac Brown Band.
    Phone: +1 (330) 920-8040
  • Akron Zoo (12 miles)
    Spanning 50 acres, this zoo houses more than 700 animals, including electric eels, river otters and Komodo dragons. Check out exhibits like Ewww! @ the Zoo, or schedule an up-close experience.
    Phone: +1 (330) 375-2550
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (22 miles)
    Get on board this 1940s-era railway for a scenic tour, a wine tasting or a special program for kids, like a train ride with superheroes.
    Phone: +1 (330) 439-5708


  • Akron Art Museum (12.8 miles)
    The galleries of this modern art museum focus on national and international art produced after 1850, and the museum offers free admission every Thursday.
    Phone: +1 (330) 376-9185
  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (31.2 miles)
    This museum in nearby Cleveland chronicles the history of rock music and pays tribute to its legends.
    Phone: +1 (216) 781-7625

Local community:

  • Akron Children’s Hospital (12.4 miles)
    This outstanding hospital guides thousands of children toward better health each year.
    Phone: +1 (330) 543-2000
  • The University of Akron (13.6 miles) 
    Plan a campus visit to this vibrant public research university that offers 300 different degree programs to its 20,000-plus students.
    Phone: +1 (330) 972-7111