The University of Akron's historic Quaker Square Inn is located in the heart of downtown Akron. From there you can walk to campus or ride the Roo Express shuttle during fall, spring and summer terms.
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel was constructed from the 19th century mills and silos that were the beginnings of the famed Quaker Oats Co. Because the rooms lie in what had been grain silos, every room is round!
In the early 1800s, the Greater Akron region became a manufacturing center because of its location on the Ohio and Erie Canal. Much of the region's legacy is derived from its time as the world leader in rubber and tire production. Today, business in Akron has diversified, with strengths in research (especially polymers), finance and high tech.
Akron is home to the Soap Box Derby, the new Akron Art Museum, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, UA's Center for the History of Psychology and Canal Park, where the Akron Aeros baseball team plays.
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The Akron community offers something for everyone. Enjoy the 33,000 acres of eye catching parkland where visitors can enjoy hiking, skiing, biking, horseback riding, camping and so much more.
For those nightlife enthusiasts, the city offers an array of concerts, shows, sporting events and unique restaurants - giving visitors something to do all times of year. In addition, the city continuously hosts seasonal events, featuring artists from all over the state and the country.
Enjoy a variety of dining options fulfilling all of your palate's desires. From seafood to French cuisine or Mexican to Thai, there is something for everyone.
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