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Hartville: One of Ohio’s Best Places to Shop, Explore, Eat, Stay

Last updated on January 5th, 2022

Hartville Kitchen's Christa Kozy frequently gives tours of our 200-acre Experience Hartville campus. Now you can join her virtually as she shows you all the shopping, dining, and entertainment that's available here for the whole family!

  • Learn about the Hartville MarketPlace and its 50 locally owned indoor shops, as well as the famous outdoor market.
  • Discover the Shops at Hartville Kitchen, featuring national brands, locally produced goods, and a well-stocked toy store.
  • You won't want to miss America's largest hardware store, Hartville Hardware, with seven acres under one roof.
  • Eat at Hartville Kitchen and its bakery, where you'll enjoy local foods and in-house treats, and stay at Hartville's Comfort Suites.

Here's the best part: Hartville is so easy to get to. Just 15 minutes from Canton, Ohio, the Pro Football Hall of Fame City, and an easy drive from wherever you live. So, plan your visit today!

Video Transcript

Welcome to the Experience Hartville campus with 200 acres of shopping, dining and entertainment for the whole family. I'm here in the Hartville MarketPlace where you'll find 50 locally owned indoor shops. And our outdoor market is open year-round, weather dependent, and it's 12 acres of shopping. We've got antiques, boutiques, homemade chocolate and everything in between. And this isn't the only place to shop. Let me show you what I mean.

The Shops at Hartville Kitchen feature national brands as well as locally produced goods and wares, and the Children's Shop offers an amazing selection of quality toys and a kids play area. You can't leave the shops at Hartville Kitchen without experiencing our locally made chocolates and our fresh homemade fudge.

This is Hartville Hardware, America's largest hardware store. There are seven acres under one roof and inside this building you will find every tool imaginable and exclusive brands you won't find anywhere else. Our row houses feature four different Northeast Ohio architectural styles and inside each one you'll find kitchen and bath designs to inspire your next project. Right here we have a 3,000-square-foot area that is nothing but grills, and I can't forget the Christmas shop. We have thousands of ornaments you can have personalized and hundreds of different trees to choose from.

After all the shopping I know you're hungry. So let's head over to the Hartville Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery. This is the Hartville Kitchen Restaurant and Bakery. We've been here since 1966 and serving now about 2,000 guests today. Although the restaurant opens at 11 am every day, we have a line waiting out the door to get in. Our kitchen's homestyle menu is locally sourced, prepared on site, and we use the freshest ingredients.

I want to remind everyone that we are closed on Wednesdays and Sundays. We also offer carry out and, for the holidays, meal kits. But the best way to top off a meal at the Hartville Kitchen restaurant is a trip to the bakery. This is the Hartville Kitchen Bakery, where you'll find 21 varieties of pie made from scratch, over a dozen different types of dessert cakes, and so much more. Let me show you. If you're looking for a sweet treat for breakfast, we've got it. How about a homemade cookie or whoopie pie? You just can't leave without trying our homemade bread and our famous dinner rolls.

At least 15 times a year, we host live dinner concerts with national acts from across the country. These concerts are super popular and before the music begins people get to enjoy a homemade meal and dessert. Besides the Collingsworth family, which absolutely wowed the crowd, we also host Ernie Haas + Signature Sound, the Oakridge Boys, and the Everly Brothers Experience. Reservations are required. To get our complete list of concerts, go to and book your tickets today.

Okay, so let's review. You can enjoy shopping, dining, live music, and special events year round. Experience Hartville in a day or spend the weekend right next door at the Comfort Suites. And here's the best part: Hartville is so easy to get to. We're 15 minutes from Canton and an easy drive from wherever you live. So, plan your visit today.