Canton (Ohio)

Canton is a mid-sized city located in Stark County, Northeast Ohio in the State of Ohio, USA. It is best known as the birthplace of professional American football, since the Canton Bulldogs were the first professional football team. It is also the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, and National First Ladies' Library. To this day Canton lives and breathes football.

About 20% of Canton residents report German ancestry, and about 10% report Irish ancestry. The influence of these two ancestries can been seen throughout Canton.

Tourist office

Get in

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Get around

By bus

By taxi

If you wish to get a cab in Canton, or anywhere else in Stark County, you have to call for one. At the minimum you should call 30 minutes before you need a ride.

See

Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave N,  +1 330 453-7666. Tu-Th 10AM-8PM; Fri 10AM-5PM; Sa 10AM-3PM; Su 1PM-5PM. Known for collections of watercolors and ceramics. $6/4 (Adults/Seniors and Children).
McKinley Monument

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Annual Events

St. Josephs

Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival

The Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival is the biggest event in Canton each year. These events occur for about 10 days each summer. Dates for 2010 are July 30 - August 8.

Itineraries

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Canton is home to the Fortune 1000 headquarters of:

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Stay safe

Dial 911 from any telephone for emergency police, medical, and fire services.

Areas that are not recommended for travelers:

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Hospitals

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Go next

"Zoar School Inn Bed and Breakfast" take one or two nights for a stay in the historic first school of Zoar. Step back in time circa 1836. Enjoy fireplace and Jacuzzi suites, full gourmet breakfast and explore Zoar Village. 216-927-3700 www.zoarschoolinn.com

Routes through Canton

Akron North Canton  N  S  Dover Charleston
Mansfield Massillon  W  E  East Canton Pittsburgh
Columbus Massillon  W  E  Louisville Youngstown
Kent North Canton  N  S  Waynesburg Steubenville


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