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F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm and Visitors Center

1828 Smith Rd., Akron, OH 44313


Daily: 6 AM - 11 PM

Visitors Center

Mon:  Closed*

Tues - Sat:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sun:  12 - 5 p.m.

*Open most Monday holidays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Please call for building hours



Part of Summit Metro Parks, the Nature Realm includes a 10,000-square-foot Visitors Center with exhibits, kids’ areas, live animals and a gift shop featuring educational and locally-made items. The grounds showcase a suspension bridge over a 45-foot-deep ravine, several gardens, plant identification, observation decks, two ponds, wetlands, hiking trails and a tall-grass prairie. Dogs are not permitted since the park is a special- use area that has been set aside for the study and enjoyment of nature, including the hand-feeding of chickadees.