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Kent OH Area Guide



Kent State and a Whole Lot More...

Exploring all that Northeast Ohio has to offer is easy when you're staying at Kent State University Hotel & Conference Center. With a premier location at the heart of the city and the energizing university atmosphere of KSU, the hotel is the perfect destination spot for travelers who want to be near KSU and within walking distance of many shops, restaurants and attractions in the area.

Things to do in Kent, OH

In addition, there are many attractions in the Kent State area for the whole family. The Akron Zoo is just a 30-minute drive away, and features more than 700 animals, from Alpacas to Sumatran Tigers.  For the area's natural wonders, take a short trip to Towner's Woods Park, a 175-acre area located in Franklin Township, or explore Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park and Cuyahoga Valley National Park. There you can hike, have a picnic or enjoy nature at its best.  

In need of a little retail therapy? A visit to the Aurora Farms Premium Outlets may be in order. If cultural attractions are more your style, take in a show at The Kent Stage and watch artists perform. And it’s just a short drive to the world famous Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Sports fans in Kent would be remiss to not take the short drive to Canton, OH, home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Here you'll find jerseys and cleats worn by some of the greats of pro football, as well as game artifacts, a Super Bowl theater and interactive video exhibits highlighting every Super Bowl.

To Points of Interest

  • Kent State University | 0 miles
  • Kent State Museum | 0 miles
  • University of Akron | 14 miles
  • Akron Aeros Baseball | 15 miles
  • John S. Knight Center | 15 miles
  • Akron Art Museum | 15 miles
  • Akron Zoo | 16 miles
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame | 27 miles
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | 41 miles


  • Akron-Canton Regional Airport | 17 miles
  • Cleveland International Airport | 31 miles