A trip to Akron wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Goodyear World of Rubber museum. The shopping is great too at the Premium Outlets. Check out The Akron Zoological Park.
Your Akron charter bus brings you to "The Rubber Capital" or as it's better known "Tire City". The main thing in Akron is Rubber. The community name derives from Greek for 'high'. Settlement is platted along the projected Ohio and Erie Canal. Judith A. Resnik, astronaut who died in the 1986 explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger haled from this town. Dr. Benjamin Franklin Goodrich arrived in 1870, establishing a plant for making fire hoses. The rise of the automobile transformed the local rubber industry into a booming business.
Most of the tire factories have closed, but the city continues as a research and manufacturing center for rubber products. Akron is also home of the "Spirit of Goodyear", one of three company blimps based in the United States.
A trip to Akron wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Goodyear World of Rubber museum. Your Akron charter bus group will learn how Charles Goodyear discovered the vulcanization process, as well as how rubber is made today. Exhibits include Charles Goodyear's personal mementos, a moon tire and Indianapolis 500 race cars. Your charter bus group will have a very interesting time at this stop on their tour of Akron. Check your charter bus and see if those tires hale from Akron!
The Akron Police Museum housed at the Harold K. Stubbs Justice Center is a unique stop on your Akron charter bus tour. The Akron Police Museum features historical photos, uniforms and weapons. Your charter bus group can have a look at the police artifacts. This place also offers great photo opportunities. Items on display include the keys to the original 1890 jail and a 1965 Harley Davidson police motorcycle.
The Akron charter bus group members will have great times here at the Akron Zoological Park. The Akron Zoological Park houses more than 400 animals from around the world, plus lions, tigers, and bears in the Tiger Valley area. Exhibits include the Bald Eagle Exhibit. Other exhibits for the Akron charter bus group members are the Asian Trail, with red pandas, white-nape cranes and barking deer; and the new Penguin Point Exhibit.
Brandywine Falls Tours is another stop on your charter bus tour of Akron. From the confines of a comfortable tractor-drawn tour wagon, you will get to see some of the oldest farmland of the Western Reserve. The informative tour relays the compelling history of the Cuyahoga Valley, with your charter bus group learning about thriving Brandywine Village and the creation of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
The Akron Charter Bus group members can enjoy an old-fashioned picnic on the farm and visit the superb carriage and sleigh museum, a private display of several antique vehicles and related items. Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides offered in the winter season. The breathtaking Brandywine Falls are a great stop of for your charter bus group and it provides a superb photo opportunity.
The kids among your charter bus group members can get soaked at Dover Lake Waterpark in Sagamore Hills. The park's attractions include seven water slides, three inner tube rides, a wave pool, a water whirl ride and two speed slides. Sports fans among the Akron charter bus group can dry out on the sand volleyball courts, softball diamonds and horseshoe pits. "Kiddie Playland" with miniature golf and other attractions will keep the tots in the charter bus tour group happy.
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets are lovely places to shop and so the Akron charter bus stops by here. The Akron charter bus group members can shop for great many items here. A visit to Aurora Farms Premium Outlets is always an exciting adventure. A stroll through this charming outdoor village setting will be fun for the charter group and save 25% - 65% every day. Featuring an impressive collection of 70 designer and name brand outlet stores including Adidas, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Lenox, Liz Claiborne, Mikasa, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and more.
Another place to shop on the list of places of Akron charter bus is the West Point Market with a specialty of having 12 stores within a store, including 25,000 square feet of specialty foods like Belgian chocolates, prime meats, imported foods, homemade breads, premium wines and a deli/cafe.