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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 13 Attractions in Akron
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Outdoors
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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English first
Uniontown, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Stan Hywet Deck the Halls is wonderful & enjoyable at Christmas time. The house and grounds are fun & well decorated - great time for all. We enjoyed the outside lights as well as the house. Bring a camera to take photos.

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Medina, Ohio, United States
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108 reviews 108 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I shared a wonderful evening at Stan Hywett Hall with our friends. We enjoyed Stan Hywet estate as it glowed inside and out with over 800,000 Christmas lights! Discover Gingerbread Land, which is new this holiday season. Their 5000 square foot Playgarden into an enchanted Gingerbread wonderland with over 75 thousand lights that will delight children and... More 

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Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We've been to Stan Hywet several times now, in different seasons and for different events. The house and grounds are fantastic, the tours are well done. We just went recently to see it with Christmas decorations, which are quite a bit expanded from the last time we did it. It's fun to go during these events because you can basically... More 

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Not to be missed - This is the home of Frank Seiberling who founded Goodyear and later the Seiberling Rubber Company. When he died in 1955 the family didn't have the money to keep it up (thanks to Roosevelt taxation?) and turned the home and its furnishings over to an association which has restored and preserved it. It is an... More 

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Oviedo, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Christmas decorations and lights display was amazing!! Would recommend this to all ages. I would love to see this place in the day during the spring as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

But Christmas time is great too. The holiday decorations were different in every room; each with a different country theme. I did the self-guided tour, which is really supplemented by staff/volunteers who are stationed around the property. One great thing about the property is that it went from the family directly to being a museum. (So often great estates sit... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Stan Hywet is a grand house modeled with English Tudor architecture in mind. The house has been beautifully restored in-side. Sadly you aren't allowed to take pictures inside the mansion - what's with that? If anyone from Stan Hywet is reading this review you really need to change your policy. I also wish they had more information inside about... More 

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Vienna, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The grounds were perfect, the manor house was immaculate, it was very interesting to see how advanced the elite class was so many years ago. Some of the intricate paneling and trim was brilliant. It would take many more hours than we had to really look at it all.

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Alliance, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We love visiting Stan Hywet Hall. We have come three times now during the Christmas season to see the house, the lights, enjoy a meal and the atmosphere the home and grounds provide. The home is beautiful - such a treasure to see in our area! The gardens and grounds so lovely and maintained. The gift shop and restaurant on... More 

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This huge mansions, donated to the City of Akron by the Seiberling family of Goodyear Tire and Rubber, encompasses breathtakingly beautiful gardens, which are exquisitely maintained, and the Holiday light display is worthwhile. The home tour is amazing, and there are many activities throughout the year for the whole family. A treasure worth visiting no matter where you live, although... More 

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