Arts Hall, where the schedule includes Broadway plays and national
and international stars. The Akron Art Museum has a fine collection of
modern art in a "stunning building that was tripled in size 10 years
ago," said Mahon.
Baseball lovers will enjoy the new state-of-the-art Canal Park on
Main Street, home of the Akron RubberDucks, a AA-level affiliate of
the Cleveland Indians. Other sports teams to follow are the Akron
Racers professional softball team and the the University of Akron Zips
football and basketball teams.. The Akron Zoo reminds guests of the
wonders of the animal kingdom and nature around the world.
The Loral Airlock, the enormous hangar where Goodyear once built
its famous blimps, is one of the world's largest buildings without any
supports. Twenty-two stories high, it is so large that four football
games could be played there at once, and rain showers have been
known to develop spontaneously inside.
Among Akron's other tourist attractions are Hale Farm and Village, a
reconstructed village from the 1850s that depicts the westward move-
ment through Ohio; the American Toy Marble Museum; and the birth-
place of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Akron home of Dr. Bob (Dr. Robert
Smith), who, with stockbroker Bill Wilson, founded AA in 1935.
Akron has a history of industrial innovation.
Stan Hywet Hall is one of the largest homes ever built in the United States.