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CantonUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Canton

Ramada by Wyndham Canton/Hall of Fame
Ramada by Wyndham Canton/Hall of Fame
2.5 out of 5
4914 Everhard Road NW, Canton, OH
The price is $51 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Belden Village Mall and The University Center. North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center and Tam ...

3.6/5Good! (956 reviews)
Weekend stay

"Our start started out so- so when I saw the bathroom in our king size room. The bathroom was literally the size of a small closet. As a matter of fact, the closet was bigger. You had to turn side ways to enter the bathroom. Thr for wouldn't stay open and your knees touched the wall and tub when you ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Canton/Hall of Fame
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Canton
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Canton
2.5 out of 5
5285 Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton, OH
The price is $63 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated in Canton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center and Belden Village Mall. The University Center and Sky ...

4.2/5Excellent! (467 reviews)

"I was a little bit sad there wasn’t a hot breakfast. I figure it’s because of COVID-19. Other than that the hotel is amazing. Will definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Canton
Baymont by Wyndham Canton
Baymont by Wyndham Canton
2.5 out of 5
5335 Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton, OH
The price is $47 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center and Belden Village Mall. The University Center and Sky ...

3.8/5Good! (947 reviews)

"I send my mom and child her just to swim but it should be for kids only a few hours is keeps it loud but she loves it"…"

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Canton
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.

Vacation Rentals in Canton

Staybridge Suites Canton
Staybridge Suites Canton
3 out of 5
3879 Everhard Road NW, Canton, OH
The price is $94 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center and Belden Village Mall. The University Center ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (394 reviews)

"We had a room designated for guests with a dog. The room was clean, but unfortunately had very obvious carpet stains. Wasn't too happy about that. I'm paying a sizable fee b/c of having my very well-behaved dog. I think that fee should entitle me to a room that doesn't have remnants of other animals. ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Staybridge Suites Canton
Close to Everything!
Close to Everything!
Canton, OH
The price is $80 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8

Situated in Canton, this apartment building is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Pro Football Hall of Fame. ...

5/5Exceptional! (4 reviews)
wonderful peaceful place to stay

"My husband, I and our dog enjoyed this property so much! Lisa was a wonderful host, very kind and accommodating to any needs. Knowing how clean the place was put our minds at ease with any COVID concerns. A must stay if you're in this area!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Close to Everything!
Equipped Suite Free Daily Breakfast, Shared Hot Tub + Pool
Equipped Suite Free Daily Breakfast, Shared Hot Tub + Pool
Canton, OH
The price is $149 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5

Situated in Canton, this condo building is within a 10-minute walk of North Canton Skate & Entertainment Center and Belden Village Mall. The University Center ...

Equipped Suite Free Daily Breakfast, Shared Hot Tub + Pool
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.

Popular places to visit in Canton

Pro Football Hall of Fame
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Pro Football Hall of Fame

4.5/5(257 reviews)

Visit Canton’s famous museum to walk among busts of champion players, relive milestone games and explore important moments that shaped the sport of football.

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
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McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

4/5(2 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon browsing the exhibits at McKinley Presidential Library & Museum during your travels in Canton. Attend a football game or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

McKinley National Memorial
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McKinley National Memorial

4/5(2 reviews)

Find out about the history of Canton when you spend time at McKinley National Memorial. Attend a football game or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

Kent State University
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Kent State University

4.5/5(234 reviews)

Walk around the campus of Kent State University, a top university in Kent. Discover the beautiful waterfalls in this family-friendly area.

Akron Civic Theater
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Akron Civic Theater

4.5/5(60 reviews)

Take in a show or just stop by for a photo at Akron Civic Theater, a popular theater in Akron. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Clay's Park Resort
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Clay's Park Resort

4/5(20 reviews)

Bring the kids to Clay's Park Resort and enjoy the excitement of this amusement park in North Lawrence. Attend a football game or visit the shops in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Canton

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Ohio
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Ohio

$10
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Ohio
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Ohio

$20
Per adult
Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Ohio
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Wacky Walks Adventure walking tours of Ohio

$10
Per adult
Akron Scavenger Hunt: Burn Rubber Round Akron
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Akron Scavenger Hunt: Burn Rubber Round Akron

$20
Per adult
Skip the Line: Troll Hole Guided Museum Tour Ticket
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Skip the Line: Troll Hole Guided Museum Tour Ticket

$10
Per adult
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

$28
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Canton

3.9

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
78
5 - Excellent 22.941176470588236%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 51.76470588235294%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 23.235294117647058%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.1764705882352942%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.8823529411764706%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 3, 2020

Sounds like there are a lot of interesting places to visit!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 30, 2020

Went to the Chick-Fila on Dresseler Rd. Staff was extremely friendly, professional and very welcoming. Definitely would go back there.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 11, 2020

I was very disappointed

2/5 - Disappointing

Kween

May 5, 2020

Horrible rooms very outdated, tub needs replaced it was leaking out onto the carpet had to switch rooms and that tub would barely drain. The water from the sink was not drinkable we had to buy water. The bagged breakfast they gave was horrible & open

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 2, 2020

We visited the NFL Hall of Fame. It was great. We visited the First Ladies Museum, the Saxton House and the McKinley Museum and Memorial. So much history in Canton.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 17, 2020

Friendly people and lots of things to do.

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