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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Discover the music and memorabilia from the greatest rock bands in the world and find out why Cleveland is so important to the world of Rock and Roll. 

Find out more about some of the most famous rock songs ever written in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Browse handwritten lyrics and composed pieces, such as the song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles. Watch documentaries which chart the rise of the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who and Bruce Springsteen. See ultimate rock memorabilia, such as Iggy Pop’s costumes and John Lennon’s guitars.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was built in 1995 and is one of the most popular attractions in Cleveland. The building’s sloping glass walls and angular frame are an impressive sight on the shores of Lake Erie.

You enter the building on the third floor, with the other floors situated below ground level. Pause at the large screens showing films, interviews and photographs of famous bands. Follow the line of signatures of Hall of Fame inductees to get to the temporary exhibitions.

Head down to the second floor’s interactive booths to listen to some of the musicians that forever changed rock 'n' roll, as well as a few one-hit wonders. This floor also has temporary exhibitions.

On the lowest floor you’ll find the permanent exhibits. Learn about the roots of rock 'n' roll in blues and gospel. Find out who the Cleveland DJ was who first named the music “rock and roll” and don’t miss the special The Beatles exhibition.

Visit in the summer and you may well catch a live concert in the plaza in front of the Hall of Fame.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has a café and music shop. It is located in North Harbor, overlooking Lake Erie. To get there, catch a bus, trolley or light rail from downtown or drive. If you park at the Great Lakes Science Center garage you’ll get a discount at the museum’s information desk. The venue is open daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is an admission fee. Children under 9 enter for free and those of 9-12 and over 65 years old get a discount. 


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Lodging Near Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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$82
Radisson Hotel Cleveland Gateway

Radisson Hotel Cleveland Gateway

651 Huron Rd E, Cleveland
4.0
of 5, from 803 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This Cleveland hotel is across the street from Quicken Loans Arena, one block from Progressive Field, four blocks from Tower City Center, and a half-mile from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The East 4th Street is within 5-minute walking.

$120
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown

Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown

1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland
4.8
of 5, from 208 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Cleveland Mall, Quicken Loans Arena, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. FirstEnergy Stadium and Great Lakes Science Center are also within 15 minutes.

$126
Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade

Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade

420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland
4.1
of 5, from 537 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Cleveland's Entertainment District, adjacent to East 4th Street and within walking distance of the Horseshoe Casino, the Theater District, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Progressive Field, and the Quicken Loans Arena.

$81
Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown

Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown

1100 Carnegie Ave, Cleveland
4.1
of 5, from 587 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

This downtown Cleveland hotel is adjacent to Progressive Field and within 3 blocks of CSU Wolstein Center and Quicken Loans Arena. PlayhouseSquare Centre and Cleveland State University are within 10-minute walking.

$169
Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Hilton Cleveland Downtown

100 Lakeside Ave East, Cleveland
4.4
of 5, from 59 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Cleveland Police Museum, FirstEnergy Stadium, and Great Lakes Science Center. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Quicken Loans Arena are also within 15 minutes.

$129
Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square

Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square

1260 Euclid Ave, Cleveland
3.4
of 5, from 5 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Adjacent to the theater district and four blocks from Lake Erie, this 13-story hotel overlooks PlayhouseSquare.

$131
DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside

DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside

1111 Lakeside Avenue E, Cleveland
4.0
of 5, from 638 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Cleveland, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Free Stamp, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Great Lakes Science Center. FirstEnergy Stadium and Quicken Loans Arena are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$111
Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown

Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown

1460 E 9th St, Cleveland
4.3
of 5, from 670 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Hampton Inn Cleveland Downtown is a 10-minute walk from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the streets of the Playhouse Square Theater District. The hip Historic Warehouse District is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away, and FirstEnergy Stadium less than a mile.