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Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Akron
(4.9/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Witness the splendor of early 20th-century America at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, the country's sixth-largest historical home open to the public. The landscaped estate and its buildings, including the vast manor house, were built for F.A. Seiberling, founder of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. The estate now encompasses 28 ha (70 acres) with eight historical gardens and five historical buildings, including the 65-room manor house. Various tours of the estate take you from the manicured grounds through the glamour of the manor. You'll see its indoor swimming pool and music room with an organ, as well as the servants' quarters and utility rooms. Many different tours are available; you can find details and buy tickets online. Put Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Akron vacation planner.
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  • A beautiful home and journey through life in early 20th century Ohio. The family history is wonderful and the home is a true Ohio treasure. It is great for families, friends, couples, and solo visits. 
  • What a powerful old structure. While we walked around you can feel the history of people, parties and power it once held. A true American castle. 
  • The house is spectacular and the docent gives a good idea of what life must have been like in the heyday. The gardens are lovely but the day we went it was raining (hard) so didn't see much.