Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Monday, July 15 – Sightseeing with Pam and John was on the menu for Saturday. Marsha had planned a ”Tour of Canton, Ohio” this morning. Paul, the tour chauffeur, started the trip by showing John the best way out of town...LOL They'll be heading North on I-77, and Paul wanted to be sure John could easily get to the proper on ramp.

That accomplished, we headed to the Canton Stadium Park to enjoy the beautiful gardens. The park features a softball complex, a playground, 68 acres of nature and picnic areas, a duck pond, The Canton Garden Center, the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fountain, and a 1.5 mile rubberized walking track with exercise stations. There's also a Children's Garden, located outside of the Garden Center Building.

Our first stop was the Canton Garden Center.




The grounds of the Center contains a children’s garden, carillon bell tower, stone garden and waterfalls, rose garden and a eternal flame to President Kennedy.

Upon our arrival to the gardens, we were greeted with the beautiful sounds of the Carillon.

carillon plaque



President Kennedy's memorial stands at the front of the Garden Center's main building.

plaque for Kennedy memorial


kennedy memorial

We especially enjoyed the Children s Garden which is well done. They have animals hidden among the plants and an unusual dance on music box. John played a nice rendition of “This Old Man.”

children's garden

Cute bird bath
butterfly bird bath



Anyone for a little hopscotch?hopscotch

Kids at play.
making music

Marsha found herself a little friend to pet.

John, Pam and Paul with their special friend.DSC05790

The grounds contain a feel, taste, see, and hear garden. We had a wonderful time roaming the area and enjoying all the beauty.

We will continue our "Tour of Canton, Ohio" in the next blog.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. We are enjoying the tour as well, waiting for part 2.

  2. I was wondering why Paul made sure to show us the way out of town first thing...haha!

    Glad we had cooler weather so we could take our time and wander around the beautiful garden.

  3. Thanks for including us on the tour.

  4. Knowing how to get out of town is really important especially when driving a big rig. I'm sure they appreciated the tour and the garden pictures were beautiful.

  5. What a beautiful and interesting park - I enjoyed the tour and your photos, thanks.

  6. Amazing pictures! Definitely looks like a cool park. I've been looking for new ideas of places to see. Thanks for sharing!


  7. Cool tour! Are we not all children at heart?

  8. I love the birdbath. I can't believe there weren't more people there to enjoy such a gorgeous place. And the weather looks wonderful (at least that one day).

  9. Your children's garden reminded me why I like museums with interactive exhibits--how wonderful to learn by playing!

  10. Deja vu for a moment ... I just read John and Pam's version of the Marsha Tour ... we'd like to sign up for it someday ;-)

  11. What a really neat place!! Love the children's garden...how awesome is that? Looking forward to more from Canton. :-)

  12. All the time we've spent in Ohio, this is the first we have heard of this garden. We must put it on our bucket list. Thanks for the preview!

  13. Looks like a great way to spend a day, in the garden with good friends.

  14. What a nice tour, can't wait for Part 2.


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