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Greater akron, ohio Blurring the lines between metropolis and scenic haven, visitors to Greater akron, ohio can get swept up in the rush of the little big city that is downtown akron, or escape to the breathtaking views of ohio’s only national park. art enthusiasts can explore the Akron Art Museum and galleries like Summit Artspace or Elements . a va- riety of playhouses and concert venues include the Akron Civic Theatre , one of five remaining atmos- pheric theaters in the nation. Look into Greater akron’s past at Hale Farm & Village, Perkins Stone Mansion, and Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens - the former estate of F.a. Seiberling, co-founder of the Goodyear tire & rubber Company. the 65-room tudor revival Manor house is the nation's 6 th largest historic home open to the public. Ohio iconic events include: World Golf Championships Bridgestone invitational, Firstenergy all-american Soap Box Derby, international twins Days Festival and national hamburger Festival, to name only a few. Visitors that need a break from the action can wander off the beaten path to Cuyahoga Valley national Park (CVnP) by using the ohio erie & Canalway towpath trail, which runs through the heart of downtown akron, or by hopping on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic rail- road. the 11 th most visited national park in the U.S., CVnP boasts 33,000 acres of unimaginably beautiful areas. 122 | Summer 2017 | Travel Midwest Photos courtesy of: Akron/Summit CVB a visit to Greater akron also offers everyone, from novices to pros, a chance to to hit the links on more than a dozen manicured public courses. not a golfer? Spend your time shopping area favorites, like Don Drumm Stu- dios & Gallery, akron Glass Works, Mustard Seed Market & Café or 䁽ѡ́͡ѥՕ͍́ѕɕ)ѡɽ՝Ёȁչѥ̸܁ȀѡMյ) ɕ܁AѠѡ͕́ɕ)ѕɕݕɥϊdѥѥ̸)M̰ͽչ̰ɥ́݅иA٥ͥ)ѡЁݥȁٕ䁽ݸԸаɽɅٕ)啅͡ɜյщɕѠ