News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Akron Children's Hospital

Hennes Paynter Communications

Akron General


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Ohio


Canton museums banding together
The aim is to create a loop among five museums, offer discounted rates, and boost tourism
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


Reporter
Kabir Bhatia
 
The other museums are banking on the Pro Football Hall of Fame's popularity
Courtesy of Carl Carlson
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:
Canton’s museums are hoping to bank on the popularity of the Pro Football Hall of Fame with a new marketing campaign. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.
Canton museums banding together

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:49)


If you’re visiting the Football Hall of Fame, why not stop at the Canton Classic Car Museum or the Museum of Art? That’s what the staffs at the museums are asking, along with officials at the First Ladies' National Library and the McKinley Presidential Library.

Their goal is to have a trolley take visitors along a 4.5-mile loop with stops at all five museums, plus discounted rates. 

The Canton Repository reports that the museums have formed a partnership and are working together on creating the Canton Loop, along with a slogan telling visitors to "Do the Loop." Within a decade, they hope to attract 150,000 more tourists every year.

One factor driving the campaign is the impact of the 2009 Kimono exhibit at the Canton Institute of Art. It drew 100,000 visitors to Canton and pumped about $6 million into the economy.
Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Brunswick will turn tornado sirens back on after bad weather
Put the sirens back after the storms, in the mean time just sit and wait for another tornado . That's Brunswick for you lived here 44 years and it has always be...

Oberlin council may rescind its gun ban, but is considering alternatives to keep it in effect
Seems that the only scared, paranoid people are the anti-gun people, really.

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University