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Area Attractions

Washington Square Plaza North CantonWithin minutes of campus, you'll find endless restaurants, shopping, recreational and entertainment options. In fact, many options are available in the Washington Square plaza, just across the street!

Canton Classic Car Museum
Market Avenue at 6th St. SW, Canton • 330-455-3603
Ohio's nostalgia museum filled with cars from 1904-1981, and lots of memorabilia.

Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Ave. N., Canton • 330-453-7666
Features traveling and original temporary exhibits and a permanent collection highlighting American watercolors and contemporary ceramics.

MAPS Air Museum
5359 Massillon Road, North Canton • 330-896-6332
Located by the Akron/Canton Regional Airport. Visit the aircraft restoration area, sit in the pilot's seat of the MIG-17 and see a collection of more than 790 model airplanes and historical artifacts.

Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way E., Massillon • 330-833-4061
Features changing exhibitions of contemporary art, a long-term exhibition of local history, a sports gallery, the Immel Circus and a photography gallery in a completely renovated facility.

McKinley National Memorial and Museum
800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, Canton • 330-455-7043
Presidential memorabilia, interactive science center, planetarium, robotic dinosaur and a model railroad are a few of this museum's attractions.

The National First Ladies' Library
331 Market Ave. S., Canton • 330-452-0876
Get a glimpse of the bygone era as you tour the home of America's 25th president's First Lady, Ida Saxton McKinley. Located in the historically documented Saxton-McKinley home, which has been restored with great attention to historical accuracy.

North Canton Playhouse
525 7th St. NE, North Canton • 330-494-1613
Intimate theater at its best. A nonprofit theater featuring popular mainstage plays as well as educational theater.

Palace Theatre
605 Market Ave. N., Canton • 330-454-8172
Canton's premier historical theater was originally established in 1926 as a vaudeville movie house. Today, the theatre is dedicated to music, cinema, live stage shows and organ concerts on the historical Kilgen Organ. An atmospheric theatre, The Palace duplicates a Spanish courtyard on a midsummer night. Its ceiling, a starry sky with wisps of floating clouds, creates a dream effect.

The Players Guild
1001 Market Ave. N., Canton • 330-453-7619
One of the nation's oldest and largest community theatres, which hosts more than 10 annual productions.

Pro Football Hall of Fame
221 George Halas Drive NW, Canton • 330-456-8207
America's premier sports showcase. It's football as you've never experienced it.

The Wilderness Center
9877 Alabama Ave., Wilmot • 330-359-5235
The Wilderness Center is dedicated to nature and environmental education, wildlife conservation, natural history research and community service. Includes trails, a bookstore, a planetarium and an auditorium.

For more information about local attractions, visit the  Canton Stark County Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Surrounding Areas:

Akron Zoo
500 Edgewood Ave., Akron • 330-375-2550
Come nose-to-nose with more than 700 animals, including endangered Humboldt penguins, Sumatran tigers, Malayan sun bears, jaguars, snow leopards, lemurs, Chinese alligators and many more.

Cedar Point
1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky • 419-627-2350
The roller coaster capital of the world is just a two-hour drive from the Walsh University campus.

Ohio's Amish Country
Explore the unique culture of the Amish with a vacation in central Ohio, home of one of the world's largest Amish communities.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1 Key Plaza, Cleveland • 216-781-7625
Features seven floors of exhibition space spanning 150,000 square feet. Eighteen permanent exhibits examine the impact of rock and roll and three to five featured exhibits are introduced regularly throughout the year.