Things to See and Do

For a list of many attractions you will find in Canton, click here.  Below are a few of the highlights.

Centennial Plaza

The Centennial Plaza was built to mark the 100 year anniversary of the creation of the NFL in Canton on September 17, 1920. It is a beautiful modern outdoor space with that can host a variety of events. it has a large screen display above the stage, free public WiFi, a list of all of the Professional Football players for the first 100 years engraved on several monoliths, an on-site restaurant for snacks or meals. Visit the Canton's NFL Centennial Plaza.

canton centennial plaza wide angle pic

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Since opening in 1963, the National Football League (NFL) Pro Football Hall of Fame has seen millions of visitors walk through its halls to pay tribute to the legendary heroes of professional football. Every year, the nation watches as a new class of enshrinees are inducted during an incredible celebration of sporting history, including a nationally televised football game and a week-long enshrinement festival. Drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors to Canton every year, this is an event not to be missed! View the Pro Football Hall of Fame website for more information.

Pro Football Hall of Fame

McKinley National Monument

The McKinley National Monument is a majestic domed structure that towers over beautiful parklands just outside downtown Canton. Open year-round from dawn until dusk, the McKinley Monument is an architectural marvel that is worth exploring. The final resting place of both President William McKinley and his wife, First Lady Ida McKinley, the monument serves as a source of pride for Canton residents. Take a look at the McKinley National Monument website to learn more.

McKinley National Monument

McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum are a stone's throw away from the monument located just outside downtown Canton. With a miniature 1800s town, the largest collection of McKinley artifacts in the world, a science museum, and a discovery center for children, there is something for every family member at the McKinley Museum. Access the  McKinley Presidential Library and Museum website for more information.

McKinley Presidential Library and Museum

National First Ladies Library & Research Center

Founded in 1995 and expanded several times since the National First Ladies Library has brought further historical acclaim to the City of Canton as the only facility dedicated to the lives of America's First Ladies. This historical museum is a must-see for women and men of all ages. Check out the National First Ladies Library and Research Center website to learn more.

National First Ladies Library and Research Center