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Dr. Bob's Home

855 Ardmore Ave, Akron, OH 44302-1240
+1 330-864-1935
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Wonderful historical information on a founder of AA

Visited this home in June of 2017. A neat look back to the 1910-20s. The neighborhood is beautiful... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Craig G
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Montpelier, Vermont
Doctor Bob's Home, Ardmore and Everett, Akron, Ohio.

Yes, both my wife and I have visited Doctor Bob's home before. My first visit was in August of 1988... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
kanbaatar
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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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855 Ardmore Ave, Akron, OH 44302-1240
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Visited this home in June of 2017. A neat look back to the 1910-20s. The neighborhood is beautiful with brick lined streets. Nice displays in inside the house chronicling the life of one of AAs founders

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Yes, both my wife and I have visited Doctor Bob's home before. My first visit was in August of 1988 when things were, more or less, just beginning in terms of the restoration. Yes, we never miss a chance to visit when we are remotely...More

3  Thank kanbaatar
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

For anyone who considers him/herself a "friend of Bill W", or even just a person interested in self-help in general, the house of Dr. Bob will hold great meaning for you. It gave me goosebumps just walking up to the property, taking a stroll up...More

4  Thank CakeChick250
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

This A historical site that you must visit. They give tours and are very friendly and knowledgable about Dr. Bob and AA.

3  Thank lelenyak
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I had a friend visiting from FLA who has benefited from Dr. Bob's work and I surprised her with a visit to his home. Personally I had never heard of him...but I knew it would mean a lot to her. Yet I thoroughly enjoyed it...More

3  Thank BuyVolvoTrucks
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been here many tines and every time is like the first time. You can feel the peace and serenity. This is a must stop for any friend of Bill W. or Dr. Bob.

2  Thank Carl B
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was on a trip to Akron and had no idea Dr. Bob's home was here until I saw it on Tripadvisor. My wife is a friend of Bill W but I was solo on this trip so I went in her place. I knew...More

2  Thank Kevin R
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Friends of Bill W must visit Dr Bob's home. GPS brought us right to the home. Volunteers took us thru the rooms giving an excellent presentation. There is a gift shop too.

1  Thank BJ C
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Second time here in 2 years and the new paint job and refurbishing and remodeling are a much improved addition, The house actually looks as if it belongs in the neighborhood where until the new "Gray" paint job it was the only White and Yellow...More

1  Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Dr. Bob was the main founder of the Alcoholics Anonymous. To those who have experience with AA, this is like hallowed ground. It is a simple home in a residential neighborhood. The house is kept up but unless you have alliance to AA, you will...More

2  Thank Vivian L. H
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I think you will find the Sheraton Suites in nearby Cuyahoga Falls a good place to stay. It overlooks waterfalls, the town is smaller and quieter, and has St. Thomas Hospital, where the "man under the bed" stayed and the... More
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