Getaway Guide: One-Tank Trip To Canton, Ohio

August 11, 2012 5:55 AM

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For football fans across the U.S. and around the world, a trip to Canton is a must-visit destination. Canton is the home of the Professional Football Hall of Fame, and as Pittsburghers, this is no great revelation. After all, 26 members of the Pittsburgh Steelers are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but Canton offers so much more than just drool-worthy fan love for football junkies. Don’t miss out on great golf and the Canton Classic Car Museum on a one-tank trip made for sports lovers of any kind.

Getting There

From Pittsburgh, take Parkway 376 west 19 miles to exit 52/U.S. 30 West Lincoln Highway, travel roughly 40 miles on US-30 west until you reach OH-172 west/New Garden Avenue interchange. After traveling about 31 miles on OH-172 west you’ll find yourself in Canton, Ohio. 

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What To Do

Pro Football Hall of Fame
2121 George Halas Drive Northwest
Canton, OH 44708
(330) 456-8207

Price: $21 adults

Since 1971, roughly 200,000 football fans have visited the Pro Football Hall of Fame each year. Every August, the annual Hall of Fame game marks the beginning of the pre-season NFL Schedule. Pittsburghers should recognize at least half of the names of the players being inducted into the hall this year. The list of players with Pittsburgh connections includes Curtis Martin, Jack Butler and Dermonti Dawson. To purchase tickets for the 2012 enshrinement ceremony and Hall of Fame game, click here.

Canton Classic Car Museum
123 6th St. Southwest
Canton, OH 44702
(330) 455-3603

Price: $7.50 general admission

The vintage cars on display at the Canton Classic Car Museum include everything from a 1901 Oldsmobile to a 1970 Plymouth Super Bird and just about everything in between. Explore classic advertisements on display and check out the antique toy car display at this Canton-area landmark. Click here for additional cars on showcase at the museum.

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Quarry Golf Club
5650 Quarry Lake Drive
Canton, OH 44730
(330) 488-3178

Price: $59

It’s no secret Ohio is home to spectacular golf courses. There’s Muirfield Village in Dublin, Avalon Lakes in Warren, and in Canton there’s the Quarry Golf Club. The Quarry was ranked as one of the top 50 new golf courses in the nation by Golf Week Magazine and ranks third in the state among all public golf courses with Click here to reserve your tee time at the Quarry Golf Club.

Where To Stay

McKinley Grand Hotel
320 Market Ave. South
Canton, OH 44702
(330) 454-5000

Price: from $89

Canton was the home of former president William McKinley, a fact not lost on the McKinley Grand Hotel. It was built in 1986 as a proud testament of the town’s heritage and since 2007 has been operated as the area’s premier, independent, boutique-style hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Canton, the McKinley Grand offers visitors a truly luxurious lodging experience complete with the excellent dining accommodations on site at the Thorpe’s Market Ave Grille and Pub


Eadie’s Fish House
6616 Wise Ave. Northwest
Canton, OH 44720
(330) 494-4000

Inspired by the beach-bum style eateries common to vacation destinations across the country, Eadie’s Fish House may seem a little out of place in a Midwest city like Canton, but its sandwiches, seafood and appetizers have been delighting diners for more than 40 years. A perennial favorite, Eadie’s almost-famous fish sandwich and onion rings promise the perfect dining experience right in Canton. Stop in for lunch and enjoy great sandwiches, seafood and craft beers, all served in a wonderfully eclectic atmosphere at Eadie’s Fish House.

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Marcel Tourdot is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh. His work can be found at

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