Clarion Inn and Conference Center
6625 Dean Memorial Parkway
Hudson, OH 44236
Phone: (330) 653-9191
Fax: (330) 656-0048
Arts & Museums
Originally the Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens comprised of 3,000 acres (1214.06 hectares) in 1916 and was built amid 1912-1915 for F. A. Seiberling. It featured a Tudor Revival 65-room Manor House and the largest landscape gardens. Today the grand estate has seized down to 70 acres (28.33 hectares) yet is one of the most elegant mansions and ornate gardens of the country. The mansion is one of the best examples of Tudor Revival architecture and has well kept period decor that gives a glimpse of a bygone era. The themed gardens such as the Breakfast Room Garden, English Garden, Birch Allee Vista, Japanese Garden, Lagoon and The Dell are a delight to all visitors. The Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens also houses the Corbin Conservatory, a beautiful Gothic style greenhouse and the Gate Lodge where Alcoholics Anonymous took form. Home to the Ohio Shakespeare Festival and The Annual Classic, Antique & Collector Car Show, a visit to this magnificent place is a must when in the city.
This art gallery and bookstore features ethnic art and gifts from Peru, Africa, Afghanistan and many other countries, and on selected nights screens international films; the gallery also offers in-house workshops.
With an aim to offer discoveries that will interest people of all ages and tastes, this museum hosts changing exhibitions of paintings, photography, sculptures, and other media, features a sculpture garden, and can accommodate tours for schools and large groups; gallery lectures are presented, as well as family art classes.
This next-generation science centre offers visitors an innovative, exciting, dynamic, and interactive experience by using state-of-the-art interactive techniques and technologies to present an exploration of inventions and inventors; also located on the site is The National Inventors Hall of Fame.
This museum and gallery showcases the work of a third-generation metal worker, Don Drumm, who used his skills to follow the path of art, and pioneered the use of cast aluminum as an artistic medium; he has created sculptures that range in size from three inches to ten stories tall, as well as creating wonderful metalwork jewelry, cookware and more.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage traces back the history of Jewish immigrants to the state. On display here are artifacts and collectibles that relate to the art, culture and heritage of the people. The museum is active in bringing the community together and conducts numerous workshops and activities for both the young and old. For more information, call ahead or check their website.
Free Will Baptist Church of Auburn was set up and built in 1830. It is located on Washington Street in Auburn Corners, Ohio. It is an example of Greek Revival style of architecture and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1976.
The house built for the filming of A Christmas Story is now open for people to visit and explore. Check out the leg lamp that has become so popular since the movie made its debut. A museum and a gift shop are located across the street. The gift shop has jewelry, mugs, souvenirs, leg lamps, t-shirts, and even Lifebuoy soap. The merchandise that you buy here can be delivered to your home as well.
Kids get the chance to learn, explore, and play at The Children's Museum of Cleveland. Toddlers will love the Big Red Barn, where they can play in tunnels, climb ramps, and watch barn animal puppets. Older kids will love Splish! Splash!, an exhibit about weather and the water cycle. Raincoats are available for kids here to prevent their clothes from getting wet. Family events are frequently held here, so check the website to see if there's anything special coming up soon.
Pennello Gallery features a great selection of art and crafts from Canada, the United States, and Israel. Contemporary works are available for purchase here; you'll find great gifts for weddings and other special occasions. Sculpture, ceramics, glass, clocks, paintings, and other fine, expertly crafted goods line the shelves here. The style of the works features here ranges from abstract to humorous and includes everything in between, so you're sure to find something that catches your eye.
Trace the history of medicine at the Dittrick Museum of Medical History. Housed inside the Dittrick Medical History Center, the museum is a storehouse of rare medical books, records and objects that are fascinating to say the least. Browse through the collection of surgical equipment, medical instruments and exhibits. There are replicas of a doctor's cabin dating back to 1875 and 1930 that reinvents the old-world charm complete with a human skeleton and a fireplace. A gallery exhibits the history of contraception in the country as well.
Ever wondered how medicine was practiced in the past, before the advent of modern technology? Dittrick Medical History Center, located within Cleveland's Case Western Reserve University, takes visitors through the origins and advancement in this branch of science. The history center is home to archives, rare books and a museum, making it an ideal place for science enthusiasts, be it researchers or the layman. The collection includes doctor's offices from various eras, instruments, microscopes and more. The Contraception Gallery featuring Percy Skuy Collection, is a popular feature of this center.