National Park Service reopens Canal Exploration Center

Cuyahoga Valley National Park has reopened the Canal Exploration Center in Valley View. The center is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.  

The historic building was used as a tavern, general store and park visitor center prior to being renovated in 2014. Interactive touchscreens allow visitors to navigate a canal boat through a lock, explore the nation’s canal system and eavesdrop on Canal Chat conversations. Exhibits introduce how the canal was built and allow guests to explore daily life on the canal, the impact of the canal system and the idea of progress and who benefits from it.  

Masks are required indoors for all visitors and staff, regardless of vaccination status. Days and hours of operation change seasonally. The center had been closed for the winter prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and is now reopening. Visit the park website for updates on mask requirements and days and hours of operation.  ∞