Canton, OH

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Canton showing forest scenes, kayaking or canoeing and a river or creek

Explore football’s beginnings, retrace the steps of President McKinley’s front porch campaign or simply enjoy Midwestern charm in this Ohio city.

Canton was the birthplace of both a presidential campaign and football’s national organization. Explore the city’s fascinating history and enjoy its cheerful Ohio charm. It sits on the periphery of the greater Cleveland metropolitan area and has the cultural offerings of a much larger city. Use it as the gateway to explore the state’s vast Amish country.

William McKinley, the 25th president of the United States, conducted his famous front porch campaign from Canton. Learn all about his rise from Ohio lawyer to national leader at the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum.

Explore the important roles of presidents’ wives at the National First Ladies’ Library housed in the Saxton McKinley House, the childhood abode of President McKinley’s wife Ida Saxton. The couple lived here during the early years of their marriage.

Football brought lasting fame for Canton. In 1920, four Ohio teams met at a Canton auto showroom and founded the American Professional Football Conference. This organization eventually evolved into the NFL. Learn all about football’s history at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Walk among the busts of players and coaches who shaped the sport and watch highlight reels in the Super Bowl Theater.

See a show at the 1920s Canton Palace Theatre. Musicals, plays, concerts and other performances are staged here throughout the year. Inside, look up at the sky-like ceiling, which features stars and moving clouds.

Reach Canton from the rest of the state on multiple highways. The nearest train station, offering daily service to Chicago and Washington D.C., is a 30-minute drive away in Alliance. Akron Canton Regional Airport is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the city. It offers numerous domestic flights. For more flight choices, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is just an hour’s drive away.

Regardless of whether you’re a football fan or a history scholar, Canton’s friendly atmosphere will make your visit a pleasant one.

Where to stay in Canton

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Canton
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Canton
2.5 out of 5
5285 Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton, OH, 44709
The price is $80 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Canton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (581 reviews)
"The breakfast, the staff"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Canton
DoubleTree by Hilton Canton Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Canton Downtown
4 out of 5
320 Market Ave S, Canton, OH, 44702
The price is $91 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Canton. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour fitness center, and onsite parking. Our guests praise the bar and the helpful ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (237 reviews)
"Liked the room as it was clean and quiet. The parking was ok! Had to pay 8 dollars per day for parking otherwise you had to find street parking."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

DoubleTree by Hilton Canton Downtown
Staybridge Suites Canton, an IHG Hotel
Staybridge Suites Canton, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
3879 Everhard Road NW, Canton, OH, 44709
The price is $105 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Canton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (478 reviews)
"They have direct tv. As usual, there was a storm, the power went out, and the tv and internet STAYED out. All Saturday night and still out when we left on Sunday."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Staybridge Suites Canton, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Darst-Myers Hallstead
The Darst-Myers Hallstead
Canton, OH
The price is $89 per night from May 23 to May 24
Stay at this family-friendly cabin in Canton. Enjoy free breakfast, onsite parking, and an arcade/game room. Popular attractions Belden Village Mall and Sanctuary ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (23 reviews)
"Prefect place"

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

The Darst-Myers Hallstead
Stunning 4 Bed Home ~ Next To HOF ~ Hot Tub
Stunning 4 Bed Home ~ Next To HOF ~ Hot Tub
Canton, OH
The price is $209 per night from May 22 to May 23
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Canton. Enjoy WiFi, a spa tub, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Pro Football Hall of Fame and Belden Village ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Great stay for HS State Swim Meet
"This property was in walking distance to the CT Branion Natatorium in Canton. It was the perfect place to stay for the HS State Swim Championships. I would recommend this house to any group of parents or family!"

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Stunning 4 Bed Home ~ Next To HOF ~ Hot Tub
Beautiful 4 Br Home In Lovely Neighborhood - Walk To Pro Football Hof! 4 Bedroom Home
Beautiful 4 Br Home In Lovely Neighborhood - Walk To Pro Football Hof! 4 Bedroom Home
3 out of 5
1323 Broad Avenue Northwest, Canton, OH, 44708
Stay at this 3-star golf vacation home in Canton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an onsite convenience store. Popular attractions Pro Football Hall of Fame ...
Beautiful 4 Br Home In Lovely Neighborhood - Walk To Pro Football Hof! 4 Bedroom Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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