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Dr. Bob's Home

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A must-see for recovering tourists

Walking up the 12 steps and through the door of the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous was a bucket... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karin S
Bemidji, Minnesota
A visit to the co-founders home.

Being in the program, and visiting the co-founders home was inspirational. This is where it began... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen M
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855 Ardmore Ave, Akron, OH 44302-1240
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking up the 12 steps and through the door of the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous was a bucket list item for me. The house is full of the Spirit of recovery, the coffee is on, and volunteers guide visitors through the history. Just being in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being in the program, and visiting the co-founders home was inspirational. This is where it began. The typewriter used to create the first edition of the Big Book is sitting there. To me , inspirational.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I was only able to drive by Dr. Bob's home since it had closed for the day, but it's cute and well maintained. I will say, though, that Ardmore Ave. is an old brick street that has many ups and downs - it's very uneven....More

2  Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 25 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

2  Thank Craig G
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
Reviewed 25 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
Reviewed 12 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
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
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 6 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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nona c
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Response from CayceCleveland_Ohio | Reviewed this property |
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