The Canton Museum of Art (CMA) is one of Ohio’s premier museums for an exceptional visual arts experience. CMA is recognized for powerful exhibitions focused on American art, its influences and themes that allow everyone to connect with creativity and cultural heritage. The Museum’s diverse education programs serve thousands of students and adults of all ages. CMA’s acclaimed Collection focuses on American works on paper, primarily watercolors, and ceramics. Founded in 1935, CMA is a cultural destination for the city and region, with community events and programs making the inspiration of art accessible to all — serving nearly 45,000 participants annually.
Come discover what so many locals already know, that Portage County is home to the best hidden treasures. Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway, a day of exploring or a night out, Portage County has something for everyone.
During the warmer months we invite your to explore our three (3) State Parks. Perfect spots to enjoy a hike, picnic, kayaking, or other outdoor recreation. Sample a new craft brew at one of our local breweries, enjoy one of our many unique are festivals like Wizardly World of Kent or the Ravenna Balloon A-Fair.
When the leaves start changing, our three state parks light-up with color. Perfect locations for those who enjoy fall hikes or migratory bird watching. In addition to our fall foliage, visitors from all over head to Portage County to enjoy our apple orchards, farmers markets, corn mazes, and fall festivals.
The fun does not end when the snow begins to fly. During our winter season, Portage County turns into a winter wonderland of adventures. White covered trails to explore, sledding hills and ice fishing. Winter is also a perfect time to step inside and warm-up in any one of our locally owned coffee shops or unique breweries. Sit down at Ray’s Place in Kent and try one of their famous “MoFo Burgers,” one of Chef Michael Symon’s favorite burgers, or slip over to Mike’s Place and be amazed at the décor and the equally crazy menu of food offerings.
If shopping is more your speed, Portage County will not disappoint. Small town main street shopping, unique galleries, local bakeries, and an outlet mall. Want to learn more? Visit centralportagevb.org or call 800.764.8768 for a free travel guide.
For hotel and camping accommodations, or to order your FREE visitor guide, click here. Just Minutes from Here to There! Directly off I-76, exit 33.
Home2 Suites, the new all-suite extended stay property is a spirited, innovative hotel for savvy, cost-conscious travelers staying a few months or a few nights. We are conveniently located an hour from Cleveland and two hours from Columbus just off I-77, making us a great destination for your tour through Ohio and your visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame here in Canton, OH – the birthplace of the NFL. We are also pet friendly!