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Last Revised November 1999

Plan a Trip/Event

Below is an example based on a past tribe agenda to help you in scheduling your monthly secondary events and house meetings. On tours where the host requires a group larger than your tribe, feel free to invite other longhouse tribes. Plan such trips far enough in advance so that they can be put in the newsletter or at least be announced at the next longhouse meeting. This will give the other tribes a chance to join the fun and add to the numbers required by the host.  This list is not all-inclusive but is intended to assist your tribe for event planning. If you have other places, events or ideas share them with Council to be added to this list.

Event Matrix

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Event Quick-Links

bullet Tour Schwebel’s Bread Factory
bullet Tour police station 
bullet Tour fire station 
bullet Tour Thistledown Racetrack & Stables
bulletTour Stow Armory 
bullet Tour MAPS 
bullet Hike a Fall Hiking Spree trail 
bullet Tour Pizza Hut
bulletTour a Movie  Theater
bulletTour NASA Glenn Research Center
bullet Tour USS Cod submarine
bullet Tour Sonoco Paper Mill


Events that do not need scheduled and do not have a cost:

Bike trips on:

bulletSummit County Metroparks Hike & Bike Trail
bulletCVNRA Towpath Trail
bulletCleveland Metroparks system

Hiking trips on:

Any of the area state parks:

bulletThe Naturealm on Smith Rd. (Some indoor learning activities) 865-8065
(Subscribe to "Green Islands", Summit County Metroparks’ Newsletter for special event activities)
bulletCleveland Metroparks Nature Centers:
Brecksville (Chippewa Creek) (440) 526-1012
Garfield Park (Broadway) (216) 341-3152
North Chagrin Sanctuary Marsh (216) 473-3370
Rocky River Valley Parkway (216) 734-6660
bulletPicnic at a park and make it a family event with planned games and activities.
bulletPick days to go sledding (in season). Cascade Park, Adell Durban (Stow), Goodyear Park  and Virginia Kendall have good hills depending on the age and energy.
bulletBuild model rockets as a tribe and go to a park to launch them.  Good parks are: Waterworks soccer fields, Newberry/ Bolich schools’ field, Virginia Kendall (south side hills).

Events that need scheduled but do not have a cost:

bulletAkron Aeros’ Stadium Tour (ask for Larry)
Canal Park / 300 S. Main Street (Ticket Info) 535-5153 Tickets (for groups - contact ext. 25 – Jim Draper) 253-5151
bulletBig Chuck & Little John Show - WJW / TV8 (ask for ‘Big Chuck’ Shedowski)
5800 S. Marginal Rd. (216) 431-8888.  Best for multiple tribes (need numbers).  Sit in on the taping (usually Thursday evening) of their commercial breaks. Watch show that Friday night.
bulletBurger King Tours (ask for a manager)
1751 Britain Road (No. 365) 633-5118
290 Howe Avenue (No. 387) 928-0515
2691 State Road (No. 395 - in plaza) 929-2400
4095 State Road (No. 3832 - near Steels Corners Rd.) 929-0063
bulletFire Station Tours (usually scheduled through the Fire Chief’s office)
Cuyahoga Falls – Fire Chief’s Office 971-8400
Stow – Fire Administration 688-7130
bulletGiant Eagle Grocery Tour (ask for a manager)
75 Graham Road 928-6669
bulletKent State University Planetarium
KSU Physics Department – Smith Hall (E. Summit St.) 672-2246
bulletMcDonald’s Tours (ask for a manager)
5020 Darrow Road (Hudson) – indoor playground 655-9820
1050 Graham Road 923-8970
482 Howe Avenue 928-9350
1787 State Road 923-3348
23 Southeast Avenue (Tallmadge Circle)– indoor playground 630-3296
bulletMilitary Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS)
5359 Massillon Road (accepts donations) (330) 896-6332
Wed. 6pm-9pm. Sat. 8am-4pm. Located on ‘back side’ of
bulletAkron-Canton airport. Rebuilding WW II era War-birds.
Get guided tour or just visit during museum hours. Has gift shop.
bulletNASA Glenn Research Center Tour (Cleveland Hopkins Airport)
21000 Brookpark Road (216) 433-4000
Visitor Center (216) 433-2002
bulletPolice Station Tours (usually scheduled through the Police Chief’s office)
Cuyahoga Falls (Non-emergency Administration) 928-2181
Stow 688-8214
bulletPortage Lakes State Park Observatory (ask for Paul Ray, call after 5:00p)
5031 Manchester Road (330) 658-3125
bulletSchwebel’s Bakery Tour (ask for Kathy Walker)
1950 Newberry Street 929-9822
bulletSonoco Products Co. Paper Mill (recycling)
59 N. Main St., Munroe Falls 688-6434
bulletStow Armory (Army Guard) - great for multiple tribe events
4630 Allen Road 928-0305


Events to schedule and have a cost:

bulletChuck E. Cheese’s
36 Fairlawn Plaza Drive 869-8211
bulletCuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (check out bicycle/train combo trips)
1664 W. Main St., Peninsula (800) 468-4070 or 657-2000
bulletHarry London’s Chocolate Factory (ask for tour information)
5353 Lauby Road (near Akron-Canton airport) (800) 321-0444 or 494-0833
(Make sure factory is running on your scheduled day)
bulletHartville Chocolate Factory
114 South Prospect Ave. 877-1999
bulletMovie Theater tours (ask for manager, price if a movie is seen)
General Cinema - Plaza at Chapel Hill (500 Howe Ave.) 923-6930
Regal Cinema - 1210 Independence Dr. 633-7668
bulletPizza Hut tours (ask for the manager) (kids make pizza)
1064 Graham Road 928-2888
1792 State Road 920-1880


Events that do not need scheduled but do have a cost:

Scheduling will require open hours or game times.
bulletAkron Aeros’ Baseball game (Ticket Info 535-5153)
Canal Park / 300 S. Main St. 535-5151
bulletCleveland Indians Baseball game (Group tickets (216) 420-4487)
Jacobs Field / 2041 Ontario St. (216) 420-4200
bulletCrocodiles Baseball game (Canton)
Thurmond Munson Stadium / Allen Ave. (330) 455-2255
bulletCrunch Soccer game (Akron phone 535-542)
Cleveland Convocation Center / 34200 Solon Rd. (216) 687-9292
bulletKent State Ice Arena
KSU Campus 672-7465
bulletLumberjacks Hockey game
Gund Arena (discount price when group of 20 or more) (216) 420-0000
bulletPro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Dr., Canton (330) 456-8207
bulletSoap Box Derby – Derby Downs
789 Derby Downs Dr. 733-8723
bulletSteamship William G. Mather Museum
1001 E. 9th St. Pier (Cleveland) (216) 574-6262
(Plan to visit the USS Cod on the same day, depending on season, the two are within close walking distance of each other)
bulletUSS Cod - WW II submarine (usually open Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
N. Marginal Rd. (Cleveland Harbor) (216) 566-8770
(Plan to visit the Wm. Mather Steamship on the same day, the two are within close walking distance of each other)

Museums: (other than named shown above)

Admission charged unless shown differently (check for group rates):
bulletAkron Art - 70 E. Market (free) 376-9185
bulletAkron Police Museum - 217 S. High St. (free) 375-2390
bulletCleveland Art - 11150 East Blvd. University Circle (free) (216) 421-7340
bulletCleveland Health - 3911 Euclid Ave. (216) 231-5010
bulletCleveland Natural History - 1Wade Oval Dr. University Circle (216) 231-4600
bulletCuyahoga Valley Art Center - 2131 Front St., CFO (free) 928-8092
bulletHale Farm & Village - 2686 Oak Hill Rd., Bath 666-3711
bulletHeritage House - Young Rd., Stow (accepts donations) 650-1708 or 650-0848
bulletHower House - 60 Fir Hill (U of A) 972-6909
bulletInland Seas Maritime – 480 Main St., Vermilion (800) 893-1485 or (440) 967-3467
bulletInventure Place - 221 S. Broadway St. 762-4463
bulletJohn Brown House & Perkins Stone Mansion - Copley Rd. & S. Portage Path 535-1120
bulletMcKinley Museum of History - 800 McKinley Monument Dr., NW, Canton (330) 455-7043
bulletRock-n-Roll Hall of Fame ((216) 515-1228 groups of 20 or more) (800) 493-7655
bulletStan Hywet Hall & Gardens - 714 N. Portage Path 836-5533

Other Activities:

Amusement/ Theme Parks & etc:
bulletGeauga Lake Amusement Park
1060 N. Aurora Rd. (Rte. 43), Aurora (800) 843-9283 or (330) 562-7131
661 E. Highland Rd., Macedonia (330) 467-0820
bulletLaser Quest
80 Brookmont Dr., Montrose 666-6966
bulletSea World
1100 Sea World Dr. (Off Rte. 43), Aurora (800) 637-4268 or (216) 562-8101
bulletThistledown Race Track
Emery Rd & Rte. 8, North Randall (216) 662-8600
Boat Rides:
bulletGood Time III
825 E. 9th St. Pier, Cleveland (216) 861-5110
bulletSt. Helena III Canal Boat Ride
103 Tuscarawas St. NW, Canal Fulton (330) 854-3808
bulletThe Portage Princess Tour Boat
W. Turkeyfoot Rd. (Rte. 619) 499-6891
Bowling: (check to see if they have ‘lunar bowling’ or ‘Moon Rock’)
bulletStonehedge - 580 E. Cuy. Fls. Ave. 928-2161
bulletNorth Lanes - 4190 State Rd. (near Quick Rd.) 928-3794
bulletNorthgate (in State Rd. Shopping Center) 923-6373
bulletSto-Kent (3870 Fishcreek Rd., Stow) 673-1718
bulletKent - 1524 S. Water St. 673-1448
bulletBolivar-NTR Livery - Rte 212, Bolivar (330) 874-2002
bulletCamp Hi Canoe - 12274 Abbott Dr., Hiram 569-7621
bulletIndian River - Canal Fulton (800) 226-6349
bulletLoudonville - 424 W. Main St. (888) 226-6356
Miniature golf:
bulletDouble Play - 5100 Darrow Rd., Hudson 650-6222
bulletDouble Play - 43 Graham Rd., Cuy. Fls. 923-3279
bulletDownview Sports Center - 1617 Bailey Rd., Cuy. Fls. 971-8418
bulletPine Valley Sports - 1870 Akron-Peninsula Rd. 928-2669
Roller Skating:
bulletPlayland Roller Rink – 2135 Massillon Rd. 644-5768

Rocky’s - 272 West Ave., Tallmadge 630-2550

bulletState 8 Rollerdome - 4130 State Rd. (if no answer: 929-5374) 920-9321
Science Centers:
bulletCOSI (Center of Science & Industry)
333 W. Broad St., Columbus (614) 228-2674
bulletGreat Lakes Science Center
601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland (216) 694-2000
bulletInventure Place
221 S. Broadway St. 762-6565
bulletMagic Waters - 457 Morgan St., Barberton 848-2400
bulletClay’s Park - Rte. 93, Canal Fulton (330) 854-6691
bulletNatatorium - 2341 4th St., CFO 971-8080
bulletDover Lake - 1150 W. Highland Rd., Macedonia (216) 655-7946
bulletMunroe Falls Metro Park - S. River Rd. 867-5511
bulletSilver Creek Metro Park - Hametown Rd., Norton 867-5511
bulletWaterworks - 2025 Munroe Falls Ave., CFO (Info Line 971-8299) 971-8433
Cuyahoga Falls 971-8209
Choose a city park to keep clean and plant flowers. Registration begins around April 1st. Your tribe must maintain the area all summer.
Zoos: (watch for special events: Boo at the zoo; Christmas Lights Display, etc.)
bulletAkron Zoological Park
500 Edgewood Ave. (Recorded info: 375-2525) 375-2550
bulletCleveland Zoo & Rain Forest
3900 Wildlife Way (near State Rd. & Pearl Rd.), Cleveland (216) 661-6500