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 HISTORY BUFF

Kent Historical Museum - Kent’s history resource and reference center, leading the community in the collection, preservation,
                                               & interpretation of Kent's heritage through exhibitions, educational programs, and activities.
Masonic Temple - Tour this historic house built in 1880 & was originally the home of Kent namesake Marvin Kent and his family.  
May 4th Center - This permanent exhibit tells the story of the Kent State shootings set in the context of the 1960s.
Treno Ristorante/Historic Train Depot - Built in 1875, this once train depot is now home to a fine dining Italian restaurant & bar.

 

ARTS ALIVE

Public Art - From poems on utility boxes, murals painted on brick walls & unique bike racks, Kent is filled with creativity!
Downtown Gallery - Located in the heart of downtown, this gallery features the work of local, regional & international artists
                                      with exhibitions changing monthly.
4 Cats Studio - The only US location is in downtown Kent! A great place for adults to try out a variety of multi-media workshops.
Kent State Museum - The Kent State Museum contains collections of fashion & decorative arts. Its eight galleries feature
                                        changing exhibitions of work by many of the world's great artists and designers.
Sculpture Mile - Visit 15 diverse works of art long the Kent State University campus.

 

GREAT OUTDOORS

Crooked River Adventures - Canoe or kayak along the Cuyahoga River that runs right through downtown Kent. Explore on your
                                                    own or take advantage of guided trip options.
Portage Hike & Bike Trails - Lace up & explore 14 miles of the beautiful & diverse natural areas of Portage County.
Beckwith Orchards - A family owned & operated farm market for over 125 years growing & selling fruit to the families of Kent &
                                     its surrounding communities.  
Bike Share - Need a bike? Rent one for a few hours or the whole day! A great way to explore the outdoors.
Dan Smith Community Park - A pocket park situated in the middle of our downtown! With swings, corn-hole, oversized connect 4,
                                                     free libraries for children & adults, and a water feature, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee.

 

EAT. DRINK. FUN.

Franklin Hotel Bar - Located in the basement level of the historic Franklin Hotel, this bar offers hand-crafted cocktails, wine,
                                 craft beer, delicious small plates & dessert.
Kent Cheesemonger - This specialty shop offers artisan cheeses, wine, beer and more!  They host numerous events and classes sure to please any wine lover!

Popped! - While you snack on delicious, Ohio grown, locally made popcorn, watch it being made right in front of you! Offering a variety of flavors like Fore House Caramel, Kettle, & White Cheddar. Popped! specializes in homemade ice cream and chocolates too!

Lucky Penny Creamery - This family owned farm and creamery raise Nubian, La Mancha and Alpine Dairy Goats and make artisan cheese from their milk. Their creamery is operated in downtown Kent and product can be purchased at numerous local retailers and farmers' markets.

Kent State Hotel & Conference Center - The chef at the Nineteen 10 restaurant in the Kent State Hotel offers groups one-of-a-kind cooking classes. This beautiful, boutique hotel is a perfect spot to stay the night in downtown Kent!