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About Alliance

Mount Union calls Alliance, Ohio home. With a population of approximately 23,000, the city is desirably located less than an hour from Canton, Akron, and Youngstown and is just an hour and a half from Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

While Alliance maintains a small-town charm, it is a city that’s on the move. Recent growth and development have vastly expanded the city’s offerings, and today, Alliance offers plenty of things to do and places to go.

To celebrate the city and all that makes Alliance special, the Alliance Area Development has launched Alliance: Make It Yours of which Mount Union is a proud participant. 

  1. What's New On State Street?

    State Street, upon which part of the campus is located, offers a variety of shopping and dining options. Recent additions to State Street include:

    • Buffalo Wild Wings
    • Starbucks
    • Chipotle
    • Panera
    • Kohl’s
    • Planet Fitness
    • Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
    • Jersey Mike's Subs
    • Famous Footwear
    • Maurice’s
    • Mr. Hero
    • Wendy’s
    • GetGo
    • Four Kids' Coffee
    • Papa Gyro’s
    • Hibbett Sports
    • Family Farm and Fleet
    • Hampton Inn
    • Old Carolina Barbecue Company

    In addition, the west end of town offers Walmart as well as Carnation City Mall, which houses a movie theater, food court, several department stores and a number of specialty shops. 

  2. Get Outdoors

    For those who enjoy the outdoors, Alliance is a hub of activity. Residents enjoy attending events or taking nature hikes at Mount Union’s John T. Huston- Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center, a 162-acre nature center located six miles south of campus. 

    Other local outdoor nature sites include:


    The city also offers a number of public park areas that provide opportunities for picnicking, recreation and enjoying nature.

  3. Downtown Arts Scene

    Downtown Alliance is becoming more of a hot spot as well with revitalization efforts underway, led by area residents, businesses and city officials. Mount Union is a committed partner in this effort. The downtown area offers a number of antique and specialty stores, entertainment opportunities, galleries and special attractions including:

  4. Alliance Hotel Accommodations

    Mention Mount Union when making a reservation for a discount at the Alliance locations below.    

    Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton 
    1831 W. State St., Alliance, OH 44601
    (330) 680-4052
    Use online corporate ID 3117568 for a discount (insert in special rate field). 

    Holiday Inn Express
    2341 W. State St., Alliance, OH 44601
    (330) 821-6700
    Pet Friendly hotel
    Use online corporate ID
     786851450 for a discount.

    Comfort Inn
    2500 W. State Street, Alliance, OH 44601
    (330) 821-555 or (800) 948-5555

    Sebring Mansion Inn and Spa
    (50th Reunion location)
    385 W. Ohio Ave., Sebring, OH 44672
    (330) 938-0423
    innkeeper@sebringmansion.com

    America's Best Value Inn Alliance
    2330 W. State St., Alliance, OH 44601
    (330) 821-5688

    Esther's Beauty Bar
    2855 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601 
    (330) 206-3288

  5. Other Area Hotel Accommodations

    Several hotels within 30 minutes of campus offer Mount Union discounts. Available discounts are noted below.

    The Villas at Gervasi Vineyard
    (Located within 20 minutes of Alliance, suite style four-room villas)
    1700 55th St. NE, Canton, OH 44721
    (330) 497-1000

    Canton Hilton/Garden Inn (Akron-Canton Airport)
    5251 Landmark Blvd., 
    Canton, OH  44720
    (330) 966-4907 

    Holiday Inn Canton (Belden Village)
    4520 Everhard Rd. NW, Canton, OH
    (330) 494-2770
    Twenty/20 TapHouse located on site
    Mention Mount Union for a discounted rate of $119 +taxes.

    Red Roof Inn Canton
    5353 Inn Circle Ct. NW, North Canton, OH 44720
    (330) 499-1970 
    Mention Mount Union's discount reference VP#624093.

    Red Roof Inn Akron South
    2939 S. Arlington Rd, Akron, OH 44312
    (330) 644-7748 
    Mention Mount Union's discount reference VP#624093.

    McKinley Grand Hotel
    320 Market Ave. S., Canton, OH 44702
    (330) 454-5000

    Home 2 Suites by Hilton
    5244 Boradmoor Cir. NW, Canton, OH 44709
    (330) 680-4052

  6. Celebrating the State Flower

    Known as the Carnation City, thousands descend upon the town each August for the annual Greater Alliance Carnation Festival. The festival, which lasts more than a week, is packed with activities including a queen’s pageant, parades, a Rib Fest, a hot air balloon liftoff, a fire truck pump-in, a vintage baseball game and tours of historic homes.

  7. Learn A Little History

    The city is home to a number of historic landmarks, including Glamorgan Castle, which is located just minutes away from campus on Union Avenue. Other well-known buildings in town are the Haines House, a former underground railroad site, and the Mabel Hartzell Historic Home

  8. Worship and Serve

    The Carnation City also is home to churches of various denominations and a large variety of non-profit organizations that work to improve and maintain a good quality of life for Alliance residents. 

  9. Stay on Top of the News

    The city has a daily newspaper, the Alliance Review, and local radio stations WDPN 1310 AM and WDJQ 92.5 FM