Alliance (Ohio)Alliance is a city in Stark County, Ohio. Alliance is the home of Ohio's State Flower, the carnation.
address: 222 Market Ave. N. (inside the Millennium Centre)
- US 62 begins in El Paso, Texas and ends in Niagara Falls, New York. US 62 runs East and West through southern Alliance. US 62 intersects I-77 near Canton.
- State Route 173 begins North of Louisville and ends in Salem. SR 173 intersects and becomes US 62 in southwestern Alliance.
- State Route 183 begins in East Sparta and ends near Edinburg. SR 183 runs north and south through downtown Alliance.
- State Route 619 begins in Barberton and ends in Northern Alliance. SR 619 intersects I-77 in Green.
- Akron-Canton Regional Airport, CAK. It is on the north end of Stark County about a 30-minute drive from Alliance.
- Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, CLE. A hub for United Airlines, the Cleveland Airport, combined with an approximately 90-minute drive is a convenient means to visit Alliance.
Amtrak offer a stop on its once-daily Capitol Limited train, running between Chicago and Washington D.C. via Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Timings are not great, with trains in both directions arriving in the middle of night.
The best way to travel in Alliance is by driving yourself. The cab companies in Canton will probably take you back to Alliance, but trying to find a cab to pick you up is pretty much impossible. Expect to pay at least $50 for a taxi ride. Or, take a SARTA bus (Route 139) from Alliance to Canton for $1.15.
- Stark County Regional Transit Authority (SARTA), tel: +1 330-47-SARTA (+1 330-477-2782). $1.15 regular fare, $.50 reduced fare (seniors, disabled), children under 6 ride free. SARTA provides reliable public bus service throughout Stark County. Transfer Centers are located in: Alliance, Massillon, and Canton. There is a bus to the Akron/Canton Airport (Route 115) and an express bus between Canton and Downtown Akron (Route 81). Buses on main routes generally depart each stop every hour. SARTA buses run 365 days per year. On Holidays, buses run the Sunday schedule.
- Lakefront Lines, a private bus company, operates an office in SARTA's Canton Transfer Center. Lakefront Lines goes through Canton on its route between Cleveland and Charleston, SC.
Beech Creek Botanical Garden and Nature Preserveaddress: 11929 Beech St. NE
address: 200 Glamorgan StreetGroup tours of 10 or more can be arranged on weekdays by calling the number above. The castle was built as a home between 1901 and 1905. It is owned by Alliance City Schools and houses their administrative offices. Also check out the "Echo Chamber," about 15 yards in front of the castle by the semi-circular steps. If you stand in the center and speak towards the castle your voice will echo.
phone: +1 330 829-4668address: 186 West Market StOpen the first weekend of the month: Sa 10AM-noon; Su 1PM-3PM. The Haines House was a stop on the Underground Railroad.
Mable Hartzell Historical Homeaddress: 840 North Park StreetVictorian home built in 1867.
First Methodist Episcopal Church
Caddy Shackaddress: 12175 State St NEHas a mini-golf course, go-carts, and batting cages.
Canton Air Sportsaddress: 14008 Union Ave NESkydiving all year.
address: 450 E Market StNon-profit theater that holds shows about two weekends a month.
Greater Alliance Carnation FestivalThe festival includes 10 days of more than 25-30 events from Fireworks to a Rib-Burnoff and Ice Cream Socials for Nursing Homes. Visit the website to learn all about the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival in Alliance, Ohio.
address: 2930 S. Union AveThis 53-acre park has tennis courts, basketball courts, ballfields, a walking path, great sled riding hills, and a fishing pond.
address: 1972 Clark AveMount Union is a private, liberal arts college.
phone: +1 330 821-4447address: 2500 West State StMajor stores in the mall include JC Penney, Elder-Beerman, and Goody's. Also in the mall is a Cinemark Theater.
Green Farmsaddress: 12495 State StOpen year round. Sells fresh produce, some bulk foods, and has a mini-nursery.
Anthony's Italian Restaurantaddress: 253 E Main StGood restaurant downtown, very reasonable prices.
Doug's Classic 57 Drive Inaddress: 2031 S Rockhill Ave1950s themed restaurant, good for sandwiches and shakes.
College Inn Eateryaddress: 715 W State StSmall deli next to Mount Union College.
address: 2105 W State St
Shaffer's Dineraddress: 40 N Park AveThis supposedly haunted restaurant downtown is the place to have breakfast. They also have great pies for dessert.
Country Boy Saloonaddress: 62 West Vine Street
Crystal Loungeaddress: 321 East Main Street
Reggie's Placeaddress: 251 Hester Avenue
address: 2500 W State StComfort Inn is attached to Carnation Mall.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suitesaddress: 2341 West State St
Super 8address: 2330 W. State St
address: 215 E Broadway St
- Amish Country centered in Holmes County to the southwest of Stark County.
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park is primarily north of Canton. This park follows the course of the Cuyahoga River and the historic Ohio & Erie Canal between Cleveland, Akron and Canton. A number of older buildings are preserved here. The Cuyahoga Scenic Railroad, with train cars from the 1940s and 1950s also runs through the park from Cleveland to Akron and Canton. The Canal Byway extends from Lake Erie in Downtown Cleveland through the southern suburbs past Akron, Canton, New Philadelphia and into rural Bolivar and Historic Zoar.
- Hartville. About 15 minutes to the west, Hartville offers two flea markets, antique stores and a handful of restaurants.