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Akron, OH

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Akron, Ohio, one of the \world's most livable cities,\ was the site of Sojourner Truth's famous speech Ain't I a Woman in 1851. It's also known as the Rubber Capital of the World, a title it earned in the early 1900s because of its booming rubber industry. Though many of the manufacturing plants have shut down, Akron has transformed itself into one of the midwest's high tech havens.

Getting Around in Akron, OH

If you're hoping to get around in Akron without your car, you'll be happy to learn that the city maintains a large network of busses and trolleys. You can use them to travel anywhere in town, as well as into nearby Cleveland, which is armed with its own city-wide public transportation system. Between the METRO and the Stark Area Regional Transit Authorities, there's nowhere you can't get to. If you prefer to drive yourself, as many Akronites do, the city also has a busy freeway system.

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The average commuter time in Akron is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.75%
  • 9.11%
  • 2.26%

Fun 'n' Stuff

<p>Looking for a fun place to take the kids? Akron is home to its own amusement park, Fun 'n' Stuff. This park has carnival games, bumper cars and boats, a skating rink, go carts, batting cages, a miniature golf course, and even a few rides. It's the perfect place for birthday parties and weekend family outings. Even if you don't have kids of you're own, you can still let off some steam after a stressful work week by revisiting the days of your youth at Fun 'n' Stuff.</p>

The Kent Stage

<p>Whether you're a theatre-lover or a ghost-hunter, the Kent Stage is one place you won't want to miss. As with many theaters across the nation, the Kent Stage began its career in the 1920s as a silent movie and vaudeville theater. Nowadays, you can come to the Kent to catch over 150 concerts, and if you're lucky, maybe even a ghost. The ghosts here are so active that nearly every staff member has a story to share. Don't be afraid of these unearthly presences, thoughÐthe ghosts that haunt this theater just want to help out the staff and maybe catch a performance or two.</p>

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

<p>Akron has been an industrial hotspot for so long that it might be surprising to learn that this city is home to some of the most beautiful wilderness in Ohio. Cuyahoga Valley National Park serves as a refuge for many species of plants and animals, as well as for Akronites longing for a sojourn into nature. Hiking, either with a ranger-led group or on a self-guided tour, is a popular activity in the park. Visitors who are hoping to sit back and relax as they travel through the park can hop onto the train and watch the woodland roll by. Though this is a pristine nature reserve, Cuyahoga Valley has a long history of human settlement. Its earliest inhabitants staked out their claims over 12,000 years ago.</p>