Canton museums hope to attract football crowd

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Five museums in the northeastern Ohio city of Canton are working to attract more visitors by banking on the popularity of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and creating a new marketing campaign.

Their plan is to have a trolley take locals and tourists along a 4.5-mile loop with stops at all five museums and discounted rates.

They are the Canton Classic Car Museum, First Ladies’ National Library, McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, the Hall of Fame, and Canton Museum of Art.

The Canton Repository reports (http://bit.ly/ZsyyII) that the museums have formed a partnership and are working together on creating the Canton Loop, along with a slogan telling visitors to “Do the Loop.”

Within 10 years, they hope to attract 150,000 more tourists every year.

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Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com

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