Daytime festival at Lock 3 Park in Akron Ohio - (courtesy of Lock 3 Park)

Things to Do for Free in Akron

Downtown Akron Ohio Erie Canal Towpath

A section of the Ohio Erie Canal Towpath as it passes under West Exchange Street in downtown Akron, Ohio near Canal Park.

Akron, Ohio has something for everyone: families, couples, history buffs, art enthusiasts, foodies and/or nature lovers!

Surprise! Akron is a Cool City

A recap of our Akron Ohio visit! Akron has something for everyone: families, couples, history buffs, art enthusiasts, foodies or nature lovers.

Stricklands Custard Stand, Akron Ohio, best custard ice cream ever!

My novel "Hometown News" was originally going to be called "Rust Belt." It takes place in a small industrial city with scenes like this. Stricklands Custard Stand, Akron Ohio, best custard ice cream ever!

Archie the (talking) Snowman in Chapel Hill Mall in Akron, Ohio...we went to see him every Christmas !

Visiting Archie the talking snowman at Chapel Hill mall. We were so mad when they got rid of Archie.we boycotted mall that year then we moved :(

These 15 Akron Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

These 15 Akron Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth. The Blue door is in here but there are some I must try!

The Akron Civic Theatre in Akron, Ohio.

The Akron Civic Theatre in Akron, Ohio. I remember meeting Michael W Smith and Amy Grant here. Years later, we went ot murder mystery dinners in here.

peanut shoppe akron ohio - One of the places my grandma always took me on our trips downtown.

peanut shoppe akron ohio - I bought their popcorn almost every day for over 24 years.

The Bomb Shelter- vintage and reclaimed industrial decor in Akron, Ohio

Ohio Akron-The Bomb Shelter- vintage and reclaimed industrial decor in Akron, Ohio

How Rolling Acres mall looked like when it was thriving.

How Rolling Acres mall looked like when it was thriving. I remember when Hank helped build it. The glass elevator was something special.

It is one of the top 10 largest country estate homes in America. Stan Hywet in Akron, Ohio. I love this mansion!

This Underrated Mansion In Ohio Is A True Hidden Gem… And Will Take Your Breath Away

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens (Akron) - All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - TripAdvisor

Swensons Drive In...burgers and shakes -- what a treat! Guys take your order at your car and bring it out on a tray that rests on the door/window down.

No matter where you roam, if you've lived in Akron, you've tried Swenson's Drive In. Voted restaurant out of 233 in Akron. The Galley Boy, fried mushrooms or onion rings, and a hot fudge milkshake!

If You Haven’t Heard Of Ohio’s Donut Trail, You’re In For Something Awesome

If You Haven't Heard Of Ohio's Donut Trail, You're In For Something Awesome

Milton’s Donuts - a participating donut shop along the Donut Trail:

The Gorge, Akron

The Gorge, Akron. Hank took me here when we were dating. Somewhere in this park is my contact lens:)

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