The 10 Best Things to Do in Stow, United States

August 12, 2017 Cedrick Jardin

Stow is a city in Summit County, Ohio, United States. The population was 34,837 at the 2010 census and 34,797 at the 2015 estimate. It is a suburban community within the Akron metropolitan area. Stow is adjacent to several other suburban communities in Summit and Portage counties. It is bordered on the south by the cities of Tallmadge and Munroe Falls and the village of Silver Lake, on the east by the city of Kent and Franklin Township, on the north by the city of Hudson, and on the west by the city of Cuyahoga Falls.
Restaurants in Stow

1. Ledges Overlook

701 Truxell Rd, Peninsula, OH 44264-9734
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
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5 based on 69 reviews

Ledges Overlook

Reviewed By Andi-BrownCounty - Gnaw Bone, Indiana

We spent a couple of days at Cuyahoga Valley National Park and did 4 hikes. This was our only non-waterfall hike and it was our favorite. The cliffs and rock formations are endlessly fascinating, the woods are very pretty, and the CCC built stairs are worth a look all on their own. If you want to shorten the hike you can come back across the meadow from the Overlook but it would be a shame to do so.

You could do this hike in an hour or so but we all took so many pictures and kept going into the little side rock formations that it took us almost 2 hours to do it.

2. Cafe O'Play

911 Graham Rd, Ste 27, Stow, OH 44221-1169 +1 330-928-7517
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Cafe O'Play

Cafe O'Play is an indoor play cafe combining recreation, entertainment, and physically active play in a 9000 square foot facility. It includes a comfortable and relaxing 70 seat coffeehouse/cafe serving a healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. The Play Area includes a huge climbing structure, sports court, Gaga Ball pit, EyePlay interactive floor, dedicated Toddler Area and two Party Rooms. Admission during the week for crawlers to 23 months is $8. For 2-12 year olds it is $10. On Saturday crawlers to 23 months are $8 and 2-12 year olds is $12. The last two hours we are open is Happy Hour and admission is only $7.00 per child. Cafe O'Play is built for children 12 and under who are no taller than 4'10".

Reviewed By gottcoke - Hemet, California

We took our 7,3 and 1 year old grandsons here with our daughter in law. The kids had a blast and we eat at the cafe. Our 3 year old was afraid to go down slide so it took a while before he would go by himself. Toward the end of our day he found a little girl to play with and they went down slide holding hands a couple times. It was cute to see them playing together. On one of the times our grandson wanted to go across bridge area and grabbed the little girl to go that way instead of down the slide. They had been playing very well but he caught her off balance so it looked like he was pulling her and she was half tripping and half going with him. She was not even close to being hurt and was not unwilling to go. He just needed to let her get her footing. Her mom was watching laughing at this and I told my grandson to let her go. Well the older guy at this place told us that we needed to tell our grandson to keep HIS HANDS TO HIMSELF. ok give me a break! We took care of it and there was nothing going on but 3 year olds tripping over themselves having fun. Why did he not tell them not to hold hands going down slide or running around?
Let parents do their job
We had it handled
We will be back!
And hope my grandson finds his friend again

3. Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH 44303-1363 +1 888-836-5533
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 664 reviews

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens is open April-December. Located in Akron, Ohio, is the former home of F.A. Seiberling, the co-founder of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and his family. Completed in 1915, Stan Hywet is the one of the most important remaining examples of an American Country Estate built by the wealth created during the Industrial Age at the turn of the twentieth century, when the emergence of modern America made Akron the "Rubber Capital of the World." The Tudor revival Manor House is 64,500 sq. feet and the 6th largest home open to the public in the U.S. Open from April through December, Stan Hywet includes a 65-room Manor House, a conservatory and more than 70 acres of artfully landscaped ground. It is Akron's oldest National Historic Landmark and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Reviewed By kwissy75 - Mentor, Ohio

Our first time at the manor and it was spectacular! We went for the afternoon self-guided tour of the manor house and greenhouse, conservatory and rain forest, it was absolutely stunning. Parking is very easy you walk over to the admission and get your ticket and they have a gift shop and a small eatery and then you walk to the manor house, it’s three stories and you can walk outside to the gardens, the conservatory greenhouse. In all we spent about three hours there, but it was freezing cold and they did have warming stations but we didn’t do a lot of the outside stuff they do have a large kids play area outside during nice weather. You get a nice booklet with a map and there’s volunteers everywhere around the manor and outside if you have questions, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful! We would definitely go again.

4. May 4th Visitor Center

Taylor Hall, Kent, OH +1 330-672-4660
Excellent
87%
Good
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Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

May 4th Visitor Center

Reviewed By pfefmeister - Petaluma, California

We stopped here on a Saturday in July because of the historical significance. We had to ask a couple people on campus where the memorial was located, and were underwhelmed by the presentation. Is there is visitor center where the events of that fateful day are documented? Who knows, since all the buildings were closed. There are a couple of metal signs talking about the events, but no acknowledgements of the the four people killed. For me, this was a big letdown, and I expected much more. Especially for such a watershed moment in American history.

5. Hudson Springs Park

7095 Stow Rd, Hudson, OH 44224 +1 216-447-1754
Excellent
74%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 81 reviews

Hudson Springs Park

Reviewed By MWK51 - Hudson, Ohio

there is something for everyone at this community park. The lake provides opportunities for boating, kayaking, and fishing. (Bring your own equipment, there are no rentals).
Children seem to love the play ground, there are shelters for group picnics, tables and grills available. The hiking trail around the lake is a favourite of all ...some running, some taking a leisurely stroll, It is a beautiful spot just to sit by the lake and relax.

6. The Loop Escape Room

149 Northmoreland Ave, Munroe Falls, OH 44262-1731 +1 330-338-9407
Excellent
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5 based on 9 reviews

The Loop Escape Room

Reviewed By kaydm - Akron, Ohio

First Escape Room experience for oldest's birthday party was sooo much fun!! Challenging-check. Discouraging-no. Engaging or everyone-yes. FUN!!!-YES YES YES! And, the $ goes to help the Youth Group's Mission Trip to Puerto RIco is June-Check check check.
Well worth finding it!
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The Loop Escape Room

7. F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

1828 Smith Rd, Akron, OH 44313-5012 +1 330-865-8065
Excellent
80%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 159 reviews

F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

Reviewed By Shelly C - Akron, Ohio

My kids love going to the Nature Realm and walking through the woods and running around in the grass. I love that they have free events for kids on Thursdays during the summer. You can also feed the birds which is always a highlight for my kids.

8. Kent State University Museum

515 Hilltop Drive, Kent, OH +1 330-672-3450
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 46 reviews

Kent State University Museum

Reviewed By Llibsenoj - Cleveland, Ohio

Time line of fashion exhibit was quite interesting as it placed clothing into the context of what was happening in the Western World. This exhibit segues, space-wise into their extensive glass collection display with indepth examples of famous Ohio glass factories and craftspeople. The second floor's open plan lets them show you how the flapper dress evolved in great depth. Fascinating. In a smaller space, the curators show how coutures created very attractive clothing on the exterior as well as how they resolved structural issues that made their fashions possible and did so with artfully done "lining" that is as interesting as the exteriors.

9. The Learned Owl Book Shop

204 N Main St, Hudson, OH 44236-2826 +1 330-653-2252
Excellent
72%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

The Learned Owl Book Shop

Reviewed By Doug B - Aurora, Ohio

Wonderful nostalgic trip down memory lane. They have the coolest stuff. Turning the store and the street into Harry Potter Land is genius ... and fun for the entire community. You can always find something unique and different here, much more fun than the big box bookstores.

10. Gorge Metro Park

1160 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Excellent
65%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Gorge Metro Park

Reviewed By Frederik B - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

This is the ideal buffer between Akron and Cuyahoga Falls. Great for dog walks or runs. The Mary Coldwell cave (or whatever it's called) is nice from an historical perspective, but nothing much to see. Mostly busy with people taking a stroll. Having a look at the water fall near the dam is really nice!

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