Have you ever been to Akure? Or are you looking for someplace in Akure to kill boredom? Here are some checklists in Akure a tourist, an adventurer, or someone who seeks to pull out of boredom can visit:
1. The Old Deji’s Palace: The 800-years- old Deji’s Palace was declared a national monument in the year 1990 and it still remains a very good place for tourism or historical lovers. The palace attendants would gladly take you around once you tell them while you came. The palace contains the stories, history, custom, and reflects the tradition of the people. The statue in front of the palace is the founder of Akure, Asode Boyede, the founder of Akure who hails from Ile Ife.
2. The Adegbemile Cultural Centre: Whenever you are in Akure, Ondo State, the cultural center in Alagbaka is also a place to visit. The cultural center also has an Art gallery where there are a few artistic works of adire, sculptures, and pictures. According to the curator, “Ayaborg”, the cultural center is very much active in engaging in stage plays, and cultural display/performances. This particularly would be a place of interest for Arts and culture lovers.
3.The Akure Shopping Mall: This is one of the biggest shopping mall in Akure City located along Igbatoro Road. This mall has attracted so many people because of its multi-purpose. And multi-purpose, I mean the restaurants, the film house, boutiques and the Shoprite mall itself. The mall never stops receiving hundreds of people per day for several activities. In case you are disinterested in the services the mall offers, there is something called window-shop, try it.😄😄
4.The Alagbaka Axis: Well, you should perhaps have a car or book one to tour this beautiful place. Alagbaka is one of the most beautiful parts of Akure City. Most banks are located there, Ondo State Government house, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Building, hotels, bars, sports courts, fine and artistic structures. A two-hour tour or more is enough to see someplace or something to take a selfie of or with😎😎😎.
5. The Olukayode House: As the Computer Village is to Ikeja, so is Olukayode House to Akure. This is not in comparison to size but the services rendered. The Olukayode house is on my checklist in case your visit to Akure might involve you getting some accessories.
The historical places, sites, location, and destination that can make your visit worthwhile in Akure cannot be exhausted. All it takes is a good fun radar or inquiry to locate where the city fun lies.
Do enjoy your stay and feed me back whenever you come to Akure, Ondo State, the Sunshine State.