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