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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

714 N Portage Path, Akron, OH
330-836-5533
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Akron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wonderful grounds with a child-friendly playground and setting up for a wonderful holiday light show. The mansion itself was full of character not typical in most great estate tours. Learned a lot of history of the Goodyear Rubber family and architects of their day. Nice gift shop; and while we didn't eat at their cafe I'm told their chili is... More

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Akron, Ohio
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The house is located on 60 acres of manicured grounds. even if you not chose to tour the Manson the walk around the gardens is worth trip. In the summer Stan Hywet is home to the Ohio Shakespeare Festival. The group does two shows a summer outside under the stars in the Lagoon area. It is a deal as the... More

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very lovely mansion and garden. I could have spent the whole day in the gardens. Beautiful!! We want to go back in the spring. Definitely worth the money if your in the area check it out.

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Kettering
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

What impressed me most is that Stan Hywet is a very large mansion built primarily as a functional family residence, not simply to be a showcase of wealth. Yes, there is plenty of exquisite woodwork and beauty such as the music room, but the children and guest bedrooms are more functional than lavish. Although transitioning from flowering gardens to Christmas... More

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Tiffin, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Guided tour of the home and learned so much about the era. Amazed at the attention to detail and the well-thought out layout of the home.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My grandmother has been a tour guide for over 22 years here. I can remember as a little kid exploring the gardens, being mesmerized by the indoor pool, and fascinated that Helen Keller stayed here. I can honestly say Stan Hywet was a part of my childhood. I had not been back for a long time and decided to take... More

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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221 reviews 221 reviews
53 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I was with a group of ladies, a couple of whom had visited before and recommended it. The rest of us were not disappointed. The home has great history of early last century - the only reason I haven't given it five stars is because I am comparing it to castles in Europe. The docent who took us on our... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This place is a extremely nice beautiful building and Garden. I recommended this place to all families.

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Ohio, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This house is gorgeous. It is well worth taking the tour (there is a fee) and learning about the family and their home. In addition to guided tours they hold many events there. For Father's Day there is a classic car show. Around Christmas the house is fully decorated. It is worth checking to see what events they have coming... More

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Akron, Ohio
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Making a great playground helps when you are bringing a gaggle of little one! it's a neat place and very much in the tone of the gardens--which are beautiful. staff is a blast too!

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