From the growing downtown art and boutique scene in the Canton Arts District to the horse-pulled canal barge in Canal Fulton, the Canton area will fulfill your weekend getaway. Relax with historical explorations, or meander through Amish Country, enjoying a slower pace and a simpler lifestyle. Let Road Adventurers customize your northeastern Ohio camping trip today. There are many great campgrounds in the area, including the Canton/East Sparta KOA just off Interstate 77 south of Canton.
From the first-ever-paid professional player ($500 for 1 game in 1892) to the 2016 inductees, you will find everything football and more at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sports fan or not, you will be enthralled with this piece of Americana and sure to recognize larger-than-life legends throughout the Hall. The words “dedication, courage and skill” live through 115,000 feet of awe-inspiring exhibits rooted in the place where the National Football League was born. When it’s time for a bite, keep the sports theme alive. Try TD’s Tailgate Grill, Tilted Kilt or Jerzee’s All American Sports Grille, all nearby, to catch up on the day’s scores with a burger and a pint.
For a more rural experience, meander through Amish Country – but drive cautiously. Horses and buggies abound, and life is a bit slower here. Gain a cultural understanding at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. The 160-miles of rolling hills and winding curves that make the Amish County Byway beg to be explored. But there’s no rush. Centered around Millersburg, these quaint towns and picturesque farmland capture the essence of country life. Appreciate traditional ways at artisan shops, amazing bakeries and cheese factories. Learn about the cheesemaking process at Heini’s Cheese Chalet in Millersburg or taste test locally-made goods at Heini’s Gourmet Market in Sugar Creek – all made with pride and locally grown on family farms. Be sure to pick up a few to enjoy back at your Road Adventure campsite.
Climb 108 steps to the McKinley Memorial and visit the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum for a full day of history, discover and space exploration dedicated to our 25th President. Inside the impressive domed memorial, look up 77 feet to see the red, white and blue skylight with 45 stars representing the states in the Union at the time of his death. Walk through a life-size replica of a historic town in the Street of Shops – kids can even slide down a real fire pole in the fire station and experience downtown Canton’s train station. Move on to Discover World’s interactive science center with hands-on exhibits – from a simulated fossil dig to capturing your shadow at the Fascination Station. Before you head back to your Road Adventures trailer, be sure to visit the Hoover-Price Planetarium for a closer view of what lies beyond.
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