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What is there to do in Ohio? That question was asked every time we told someone we were headed to Ohio. After exploring the Canton area, we can say without a doubt that there are many fun things to do in Canton, Ohio. This is a round up of our favorites including a few free things to do in Canton.

Things to Do in Canton

Throw a Football at the Birthplace of NFL

Stop at the birthplace of the NFL to throw a football on Ralph Hay Way. On September 17, 1920, representatives of the first ten teams gathered here to create the American Professional Football Association.

Birthplace of NFL

Visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame

A trip to Canton, Ohio would not be complete without a trip to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Browse the 300+ bronze busts to find your favorite inductee. Be sure to make time for the “A Game for Life” experience.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Grab a Pizza and a Pint at Canton Brewing Company

Drink local beer and eat good food. Located in the arts district, Canton Brewing Company serves up good beers and delicious hand tossed pizzas.

Canton Brewing Company

Let Your Inner Foodie out on the Canton Food Tour

The Hall of Fame food tour is a must for foodies and history buffs. Canton Food Tours offers a three hour walking tour in downtown Canton that will leave you full of knowledge and delicious food.

Canton Food Tour

Test Your Wits at Escape Room Downtown

Escape rooms are popping up everywhere for a good reason. It’s a fun way to exercise your brain and people skills. Piece together clues, solve puzzles and work with your team to solve the mystery and escape before time runs out at Escape Room Downtown.

Escape Room Downtown Canton

Indulge on a Burger of the Month at George’s Lounge

George’s Lounge is a hole in the wall joint serving up great burgers made with 100% grass feed beef. Try a burger of the month served with a generous helping of tasty fries. If you’re really looking to indulge, add a milkshake (alcohol optional).

Georges Lounge Canton

Take a Ride Down Memory Lane at Canton Classic Car Museum

Car buffs can easily spend an afternoon walking through the Canton Classic Car Museum. The museum has 45 rare automobiles from a 1901 Oldsmobile Surrey to a 1937 Cord, Model 812 convertible.

Canton Classic Car Museum

Relax on a Horse Drawn Boat Ride on the Ohio Erie Canal

The perfect way to spend a relaxing afternoon is on the St. Helena III. Catch a ride from St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton and enjoy a 2.5 mile round trip ride on a boat drawn by two Percheron draft horses.

Ohio Erie Canal Boat Ride

Sit in War Birds at MAPS Air Museum

Experience aviation up close at MAPS Air Museum. Sit in not one, but multiple war birds at the museum. Save time for the Hall of Heroes to learn about Canton natives who served in the war.

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Where to Camp in Canton, Ohio

We camped at Clay’s Park Campground Water Park in an RV. Below are some more options.

To quickly find campgrounds, RV dumps, propane fills, potable water and more RVing/camping resources we use Allstays. Check out our AllStays Review.

Find nearby Harvest Hosts. Members have access to vineyards, farms, museums, breweries and more. Read our Harvest Hosts Review or use our referral link to receive a discount.

Check Boondockers Welcome to see if there’s a host member in the area that can accommodate an overnight RV stay. Read our Boondockers Welcome Review or use our affiliate link to sign up.