Sleep in Akron's Silos

April 26, 2011 at 10:20 am EST

For tourists, or even residents, looking for a break from the norm and tired of staying in the same cookie-cutter hotels, Akron offers a unique alternative: the Quaker Square Inn.
It was featured on Forbes.com as one of the top 10 "Most Unusual Hotels in America." Located on the University of Akron campus and housed within 36 towering grain silos — which once held 1.5 million bushels of grain for Quaker Oats Co. — the hotel gives visitors a peek into an influential industry of the city's past. Historical marketing memorabilia of local cereal businesses decorate the interior, and a museum chronicles the evolution of the former factory, which was shuttered in 1970 when the company ceased its operations in Akron, into a full-service hotel listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

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