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Destination Kent


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201 E. Erie St.
Kent, OH 4420
United States

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Destination Kent


(??.? miles from you)

201 E. Erie St.
Kent, OH 4420
United States


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Good Value

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Why You Should Go...

Experience a full-service boutique hotel with modern accommodations, distinctive amenities, and personalized service within walking distance to downtown. Escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at the Ken

Craft beer lovers will find unique taprooms to unwind and enjoy exceptional local pours at three local breweries. Each offers a distinctive atmosphere, from pinball to trivia to an intimate gathering place in a beautifully re-purposed historic building that first opened as a church in 1858. 

Come for the beer. Stay for the fun. Kent hosts annual music festivals and outdoor events, and The Kent Stage is an award-winning historic theater and music venue.

Get close to nature and hike or bike through the Portage Hike & Bike Trails, explore the beauty and wildlife of the Cuyahoga River by kayak, canoe, or inner tube. Watch a family movie on the green, play a game of corn hole, or enjoy a leisurely swing in Kent's downtown pocket park.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience a full-service boutique hotel with modern accommodations, distinctive amenities, and personalized service within walking distance to downtown. Escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.

Craft beer lovers will find unique taprooms to unwind and enjoy exceptional local pours at three local breweries. Each offers a distinctive atmosphere, from pinball to trivia to an intimate gathering place in a beautifully re-purposed historic building that first opened as a church in 1858. 

Come for the beer. Stay for the fun. Kent hosts annual music festivals and outdoor events, and The Kent Stage is an award-winning historic theater and music venue.

Get close to nature and hike or bike through the Portage Hike & Bike Trails, explore the beauty and wildlife of the Cuyahoga River by kayak, canoe, or inner tube. Watch a family movie on the green, play a game of corn hole, or enjoy a leisurely swing in Kent's downtown pocket park.

What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation

Parking: Free On-site, Paid On-site, Street

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Café, Restaurant, Bar, Concessions

Extra Fun...

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Weekday metered parking 9:00am-5:00pm; paid parking garage available; on-street and large lot free parking nights and weekends.

Kent’s downtown district is easily walkable with vibrant way-finding and kiosk maps guiding you through the unique downtown. Enjoy self-guided walking tours and engage in public art as you learn about the history of industry within the downtown. Find walking tours at mainstreetkent.org/walking-tours

Fun Facts

For over 75 years, Ray’s Place, a local favorite, has been serving the infamous Mo Fo Burger. Michael Symon of the Food Network named it “The best thing I ever ate!”

The Kent Stage, in the heart of downtown, hosts live music concerts, plays, and film festivals. It was constructed in 1927 as a silent movie and vaudevillian theater and is the sole surviving downtown theater in the county.

There are numerous celebrities with roots in Kent; such as Chrissie Hynde, Michael Keaton, Drew Carey, Joe Walsh, Arsenio Hall, Lou Holtz and Jack Lambert.

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Why You Should Go...

Experience a full-service boutique hotel with modern accommodations, distinctive amenities, and personalized service within walking distance to downtown. Escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center.

Craft beer lovers will find unique taprooms to unwind and enjoy exceptional local pours at three local breweries. Each offers a distinctive atmosphere, from pinball to trivia to an intimate gathering place in a beautifully re-purposed historic building that first opened as a church in 1858. 

Come for the beer. Stay for the fun. Kent hosts annual music festivals and outdoor events, and The Kent Stage is an award-winning historic theater and music venue.

Get close to nature and hike or bike through the Portage Hike & Bike Trails, explore the beauty and wildlife of the Cuyahoga River by kayak, canoe, or inner tube. Watch a family movie on the green, play a game of corn hole, or enjoy a leisurely swing in Kent's downtown pocket park.

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What You Should Know...

Open: Year-Round

Access: Wheelchair, Public Transportation

Parking: Free On-site, Paid On-site, Street

Available: Self-Guided Tour, Café, Restaurant, Bar, Concessions

EXTRA FUN

Insider Info

Weekday metered parking 9:00am-5:00pm; paid parking garage available; on-street and large lot free parking nights and weekends.

Kent’s downtown district is easily walkable with vibrant way-finding and kiosk maps guiding you through the unique downtown. Enjoy self-guided walking tours and engage in public art as you learn about the history of industry within the downtown. Find walking tours at mainstreetkent.org/walking-tours

Fun Facts

For over 75 years, Ray’s Place, a local favorite, has been serving the infamous Mo Fo Burger. Michael Symon of the Food Network named it “The best thing I ever ate!”

The Kent Stage, in the heart of downtown, hosts live music concerts, plays, and film festivals. It was constructed in 1927 as a silent movie and vaudevillian theater and is the sole surviving downtown theater in the county.

There are numerous celebrities with roots in Kent; such as Chrissie Hynde, Michael Keaton, Drew Carey, Joe Walsh, Arsenio Hall, Lou Holtz and Jack Lambert.

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