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Akron, Ohio: Akron Sound Museum

Tiny museum waxes nostalgic for the late 1970s when Akron was the Punk Capital of the Midwest.

923 Bank St., Akron, OH
East side of the city. From OH-18/E. Market St. turn east at the stoplight (Burger King) onto E. Buchtel Ave. and drive until it ends. You'll see The Bomb Shelter building dead ahead; the museum is there.
Th-Sa 11-5, Su 12-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Akron Sound Museum

Mostly focused on the era during the 1970s and '80s when Akron and Kent, Ohio, were the punk capital of the Midwest. Exhibits honor bands such as Devo, the Rubber City Rebels, Tin Huey, Buzz Clic, the Waitresses, the Bizarros, Hammer Dammage, and more.

[Eric Johnson, 11/14/2021]

This is a small museum, even by small museum standards: one little room and a couple of display cases next to an antique store named The Bomb Shelter.

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In the region:
Birthplace of Superman - Joe Shuster's House, Cleveland, OH - 32 mi.

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