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Things to Do in Canton, Ohio

By Allie Shriver


Canton, Ohio is known as the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While you may come to see the football greats enshrined in the hallow halls of the Hall of Fame, there’s so much more you can do while visiting. We’ve got a few suggestions for your visit to Canton, Ohio during Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.

Things to Do:

1. Canton Classic Car Museum

Established in 1978, this museum boasts “forty rare and unusual classic and special interest automobiles” displayed among thousands of pieces of historical memorabilia. There’s a little something for everyone in the family in this well maintained and fun museum location in the heart of Canton.

2. William McKinley Presidential Library

Visit the home the 25th President of the United States. This Library is one of the first of its kind dedicated to the memory of William McKinley. The interactive and hands-on science center is one that will delight the entire family. Be sure to walk through the museum of William McKinley as well as the library. There is also a must-see planetarium on the site that kids will surely love. 

3. William McKinley Tomb

Pay your respects to the late President William McKinley. McKinley’s is known for his many difficult foreign policy decisions. His policy toward China, the Boxer Rebellion, and his decision to go to war with Spain, helped the United States become the powerhouse it is today. This memorial reminds us to take a moment to thank the men and woman before us who have laid the groundwork for the lives we’re living today.

4. Canton Palace Theatre

As the cornerstone of the Downtown Canton Arts District, the Canton Palace Theatre is keeping the 20s alive and well in the heart of Canton. You can experience both live shows and movies in this historically beautifully theater.

5. National First Ladies Library

Learn about the First Ladies of the United States in this historical library. You’ll have the chance to explore the library and the home of Oda Saxton McKinley. Take a stroll through the streets of Canton and appreciate the history of our fine nation.


Where to Eat

TD's Tailgate Grill

The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard

Benders Tavern

Lucia's Steakhouse

The Rail


Where to Shop

The Marketplace at Gervasi Vineyard

Belden Village Mall

Well, what are you waiting for? Join us in Canton for football and history in one epic trip! Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls is an event not to be missed. With Hall of Fame Experiences, you have exclusive access to the week’s best events including the Hall of Fame Game, the Gold Jacket Ceremony, the Enshrinement Ceremony, and the Concert for Legends!

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