Munroe Falls has all the benefits of a small town, plus ready access to many of the recreational, educational, and cultural venues of its larger neighbors. Our area is blessed with exceptional libraries, two fine state universities, dozens of great restaurants, an exhilarating assortment of public parks and wilderness preserves, and one of the most exciting minor league franchises in professional baseball.
- Akron Art Museum
- Akron RubberDucks Baseball
- Akron-Summit County Public Library
- Cleveland-Akron-Canton Airport
- Convention and Visitor's Burea
- Cuyahoga Valley Park
- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
- Kent State University
- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
- The Stow-Munroe Falls Community Foundation
- Stow-Munroe Falls Library
- University of Akron
The Akron Art Museum houses collections spanning from 1850 to the present day, a period that reflects the founding and growth of the City of Akron. To meet the increasing public interest in the museum’s programs and exhibitions, the museum commissioned the first public building in the United States designed by the internationally celebrated architecture firm, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU.
The 63,300 square foot John S. and James L. Knight Building connects with the museum’s existing 1899 Building, a 21,000 square foot Renaissance revival structure, which originally served as the downtown Akron Post Office. A recent expansion dramatically increased the museum’s ability to originate and present special exhibitions and display major, rarely seen works of art from its collection. This building also increases facilities for education programs for students of all ages and public programs for adults and families. The Akron Art Museum is playing a vital role in the continuing renaissance of downtown Akron.
Visit the Akron Art Museum Website.
There are few more pleasurable evenings for a baseball fan than those spent at Canal Park, watching the AA Akron Aeros. Win or lose, our area loves its team and the company of friends on a warm summer night.
Visit the Akron RubberDucks Website.
Comprised of the Main Library, 17 branch libraries and mobile services, the Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.
This is a grand library, bright and airy, filled with wonderful resources, and staffed by skilled and friendly employees. Truly a great regional asset.
Learn more at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Website.
Cleveland-Akron-Canton (CAK), is the fastest growing airport in the United States, and is 35 miles south of Munroe Falls in North Canton. The trip is fast and easy, using Route 8 and I-77 south. CAK is preferred by many travelers for its easy access and ample, nearby parking.
For more information, check out the Cleveland-Akron-Canton Website.
If you're unfamiliar with our area, you'll be pleasantly surprised at the rich blend of activities and entertainment available to Cuyahoga Valley residents. This is truly a great place to live!
The Akron-Summit County Visitor's Bureau website has a long list of local attractions.
The Cuyahoga Valley National Park's namesake river flows south, then north; its 100 mile journey begins in Geauga County and ends at Cleveland, where it empties into Lake Erie. This magnificent park includes the Ohio and Erie Canalway, a national heritage park that includes the Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway, and the Ohio and Erie Canalway Byway.
For more information, visit the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Website.
The historic rails that once provided commercial transportation between Akron and Cleveland are owned by the National Park Service and operate as the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, taking passengers on scenic tours through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is 33,000 acres of land that is part of our National Park system.
Visit the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Website.
Kent State University, the third largest university in Ohio with an enrollment of about 34,000 students, is a short 10 minute drive from Munroe Falls. Among top universities, Kent State offers learning opportunities in more than 282 academic programs at the associate, bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels.
Visit the Kent State University Website.
Between 1912 and 1915, F.A. Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude, built their country estate and named it “Stan Hywet” (Old English for stone quarry) the property’s most prominent natural feature. The Manor House is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. The Seiberlings chose architect Charles S. Schneider to design the home for $150,000.
Stan Hwyet Hall and Gardens
714 N Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303
Stan Hwyet Hall and Gardens Website
The Stow-Munroe Falls Community Foundation, Inc. acts as a "funnel" for funding projects that will benefit our communities. All donations, large and small, are tax-deductible and, when bundled together, provide gifts to benefit our neighbors.
Previous Grant Recipients
Previous grant recipients include:
- The Grief Care Place
- Hands on Stow
- Holy Family Youth Ministry
- Munroe Falls Historical Society
- Schnee Learning Center School
- Stow Youth Football
- Stow-Munroe Falls Booster Club
- Stow-Munroe Falls Community Orchestra
Contact the Board via Jeannine Case at 330-688-1437.
The Stow-Munroe Falls Library has won numerous awards, and has recently ranked as high as fifth among libraries in communities with populations of 25,000 to 49,999. If you like libraries, you'll love this one!
Strongly supported by voters and volunteers alike, the library has grown dramatically; its 34,400 square feet house a cornucopia of over 700,000 items, including:
- Audio CDs
More than a book repository, the library is an involved and influential member of the communities it serves, offering a wide range of cultural events, educational opportunities, and services. Over 3,800 new patrons have recently been added to the rolls of card carrying members.
Visit the Stow-Munroe Falls Library Website.
The University of Akron (UA) enrollment is over 24,000, representing 44 U.S. states and 79 foreign countries. The university is a vibrant city campus in the heart of metropolitan Akron, with more than 80 buildings on 218 acres.
Landscape for Learning Program
The "New Landscape for Learning" program has added 30 acres of green space and 11 new buildings, including:
- Classroom Buildings
- Honors Complex
- Parking Decks
- Student Recreation and Wellness Center
- Student Union
Areas of Study
Students can choose from more than 200 undergraduate majors and areas of study. UA also has more than 110 graduate programs, a law degree with four tracks, and an accelerated medical education program, offered in partnership with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.
Visit the University of Akron Website.