- The list below includes 165 free or cheap things to do in or near Akron, Ohio, including 87 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Bowling and Breweries.
- From Public Library to BARC Akron Dog Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Akron and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Canton, Peninsula, Medina and Massillon.
First organized in 1874, the Akron Public Library is composed of 17 branch locations in addition to 21 physical public service outlets. Along with books and movies, the library holds annual events like a comicon, nature programming, and a maker fair.
Exercise and off leash play is available at the BARC Akron Dog Park, which is open from dusk until dawn throughout the year. Free entry to the park provides access to two secure double gated entry and exit pens, waste disposal stations with complimentary bags, and a dog water fountain.
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Built in 1871, the Hower House is a 28-room mansion built in the Second Empire Italianate architectural style. Besides the public events which are organized in here, such as The Afternoon Tea, in here can also be organized private events, such as weddings.
There are currently 5,000 items included in the permanent collection of the Akron Art Museum, from the modern period to the present times. Abstracts art, impressionism, pop art, and minimalism are some of the currents which are featured.
Don Drumm Studios & Gallery is a 5,000 square foot art gallery showcasing the artwork of over 500 American artists. The gallery features collections of jewelry, glass, sculpture, ceramics, metal, and various graphics.