Akron has seen more inventions from the 19th century than any other city in the world. It was thanks to this innovative bend of mind of its citizens that the city earned the nickname ‘City of Invention.’ Akron was the capital of the rubber industry when it took off in the 19th century. Goodyear, General tire, Firestone Tire and Rubber company all began from Akron. Many of the recreational zones and other entertainment houses in Akron are owned by these businesses. Further, this is also the place where the first Quaker Oats were sold to the soldiers during the Civil War. Tourist spots in Akron include the Art Museum and the estate of Stan Hywet, founder of Goodyear tyres. If you are a foodie visiting Akron, you must not miss the Hamburger Festival held in July.
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