Akron – Things to do with your Team

Akron, Ohio, is a city known for many inventions, so much so, that one of its nicknames is the City of Invention. Akron’s most notable invention is the rubber tire. A couple of Akron residents also have some reputable claim that they might have created the hamburger as well. The invention of the rubber tire gave Akron another one of its nicknames, Rubber City. Back in 1910 it was the fastest growing city in the United States. It may not be the largest city or the fastest growing any longer, but during your stay, your team will have plenty to do.


Akron Zoo

Give in to your wild side and have an adventure with some animals at Akron Zoo.  From the second you arrive, you and your team will feel welcomed thanks to the zoo’s extremely friendly staff.  They are willing to help you with anything you might need, and always have smiles on their faces.  Akron Zoo has nine habitat exhibits, but the number of animals this zoo takes care of is astonishing.  Split between six animal classes, and a carnivorous plant class, your team will have a lot of animals they will want to check out before they leave.

Observe big cats like lions, tigers, and jaguars playing and gawk at their immense size.  Bald eagles, Humboldt penguins, Hyacinth macaws, chameleons, and other animals are also worth checking out.  Akron Zoo is involved in the conservation effort as well.  The zoo is working hard with conservation research and educates their guests on the effort.  Although on the smaller size, Akron Zoo will provide a fun day out for you and your team. 500 Edgewood Ave, Akron, OH 44307


F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm

Akron - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsA stop in the park for a breath of fresh air sounds like a perfect way to relax after a tough game.  Enjoy the scenic views of a hiking trail at F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm.  The Nature Realm has three trails to choose from, all of which are relatively easy to hike.  This is a great place to stop if you only have an hour or so and want to take it easy.  Each of the three trails treats you to views of lakes, gardens, or other scenic natural views.  There are gazebos and picnic areas in the park as well if your team decides to have lunch at Nature Realm.  Stone tic-tac-toe boards are another cool addition that the nature park has to offer. 1828 Smith Rd, Akron, OH 44313


Canal Park

Instead of playing in a game, sit back and watch one instead at Canal Park.  This cozy minor league ball park has a team friendly atmosphere that’ll make you feel right at home.  Canal Park is home to the Akron RubberDucks, a double-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.  Their mascot may not be the most intimidating you’ve ever seen, but the RubberDucks play a mean game of baseball.  Grab a hotdog or some nachos and enjoy a night out with the RubberDucks.  Regardless of where you sit, you and your team will feel like you’re right in the action since every seat in the stadium is a good one. 300 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308


Laser Quest

Fast paced, heart pumping fun, laser tag seems to be one of the most popular activities kids enjoy.  A trip to Laser Quest would be no different.  Let the team run around and enjoy a few 20 minute games of laser tag.  Sports team packages are optional for groups of 10 or more.  This will be the most fun way your team works up a sweat all trip.  When they get a little too tired, Laser Quest has some arcade games they can play.  The facility allows you to bring in your own food and drink if you prefer or you can purchase refreshments there. 80 Brookmont Rd, Akron, OH 44333


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Akron Lanes

Most likely the largest bowling alley you or your team will ever visit, Akron Lanes has 64 lanes for all your bowling needs, all for low prices.  Since there are so many lanes, you won’t have to worry about the alley not having enough space for your team to play.  Besides bowling, Akron Lanes provides multiple pool tables, and over a dozen 52 inch flat screen TVs if you feel the need to sit out a game.  Your team can purchase food there as well.  If you’re looking to spend an hour or more, Akron Lanes is a good place to do it. 2911 E Waterloo Rd, Akron, OH 44312


Akron Children’s Museum

Discovering and learning new things can be an exciting experience.  While Akron Children’s Museum is geared towards the pre-teen crowd, it does have exhibits that interest all ages.  Explore over 20 exhibits spread out across 7,000 square feet of property.  Design a parachute and test it, burn some calories playing in one of the museum’s fitness exhibits, or build your own mini soap box derby car and race it on a track.  With interactive activities for all ages, Akron Children’s Museum will entertain and educate your team. 216 S Main St, Akron, OH 44308


Regal Cinemas Interstate Park 18

Akron has a lot of movie theaters, but why not go to the biggest one with the largest movie selection?  Regal Cinemas Interstate Park 18 knows what they’re doing and it shows.  Offering 18 different movies means they see a lot of people walk in and out of the theater all day, but they keep the lines moving and the place spotless.  The theater seating is arranged in such a way that you won’t have to worry about someone else getting in the way between you and the screen.  Regal Cinemas Interstate Park 18 is the best theater to bring the team to if you want to go to a movie while in Akron. 1089 Interstate Pkwy, Akron, OH 44312


The Great Escape Room

Akron - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsWhen you and your team visit a city for a tournament, a lot of the time you spend will be working out your body.  Why not go to a place that will work out your mind?  Head to The Great Escape Room while in Akron for a brain teasing adventure.  Three rooms, each with a 60 minute time limit, are available to choose from.  Sherlock Holmes’ Library will require you to solve clues to prove you can become a detective and join The League of the Masters of Elementary Deduction.

Become the hero the world needs in The President’s Bunker and save the world from a nuclear war.  Do you have the brains to decipher all of the encrypted information and stop the nuclear missile before it’s too late?  Professor Moriarty’s Gameroom places the outcome of the world on your shoulders once again.  This time you must beat Professor Moriarty at his own game and find the antidote to prevent a deadly outbreak from affecting the population. 323 S Main St #201, Akron, OH 44308


The city of invention certainly has many inventive ways for your team to enjoy themselves.  Without Akron creating the rubber tire, you wouldn’t even be able to drive to your tournament or sight see around the city!  Your team might not be able to get to everything they wanted, but that’s okay.  You will have more to do when you come back.