Cleveland is packed with bars, restaurants, parks and gardens, and has a thriving arts culture. Sport is a major Cleveland attraction, although the poor track record of its teams has earned it the title of “most tortured sports city.”
Cleveland’s hot, humid summers are best spent in the shady parks and gardens, while the cold, snowy winters lend themselves to long days in the museums and galleries.
Start out in the museums of the University Circle and use its free bus to get around. Study paintings by Monet, Degas and others in the Cleveland Art Gallery. See the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance House or stroll around the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Don’t miss the Cleveland Natural History Museum, which displays one of the oldest human skeletons ever found. Known as Lucy, this Australopithecus afarensis female lived over 3.2 million years ago.
Out of town on the shore of Lake Erie you’ll find the ever-popular Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Here you can see legendary rock and roll artifacts such as Joey Ramone’s leather jacket and Johnny Cash’s guitar. Next door, in the Great Lakes Science Center, learn about the relationship between science, technology and the environment.
Ascend to the observation deck of Terminal Tower for the best views of the city and shop in the adjoining Tower City Mall in Public Square. Here you’ll also find the Old Stone Church, the oldest building in the city center.
If you are a sports fan, cheer on the Cleveland Browns football team, the Cleveland Indians baseball players, or the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team at their home stadiums.
For outdoor fun, visit the city’s park network, better known as the “Emerald Necklace.” Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is situated here, and has one of the biggest collections of primates in North America.
Cleveland’s extensive bus and rail system makes it easy to get around. With an all-day pass you can explore many of Cleveland’s major attractions in just one day.
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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.
In this excellent, free museum you can browse masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and Goya, and discover a remarkable collection of Ancient Egyptian art.
Find out about life as an astronaut, control a robotic arm or learn about renewable energy in Ohio’s premier science learning center.
Visit the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame where the mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll. Experience stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and events.
Welcome to Cedar Point Shores Waterpark featuring 18 acres of splish-splashin' family fun! Kids will love Lakeslide Landing where pint-sized slides, geysers and fountains are fun to play around. And our mythical Lake Erie monster, Lemmy, is ready to play at Lemmy’s Lagoon.
Enjoy two visits to Cedar Point and Cedar Point Shores any two days the parks are open to the public during the 2019 season for one low price! You can even visit both parks both times you visit.
As you meander through the aisles of the West Site Market, the oldest continuously operating municipally owned market in the city, learn how it has served the citizens of Cleveland for about a century. Nibble on samples ranging from sweet pickles to falafel as you visit 15 dedicated vendors.
On this tasting tour in Little Italy, visit 3 restaurants and a bakery to savor mouthwatering dishes at long-standing eateries. Sample delicious cuisine like classic Sicilian dishes at a 30-year-old restaurant, artisanal pasta made by an award-winning chef, and traditional Italian desserts.
Visit: North Georgia Zoo, 2754 Paradise Valley Rd, Cleveland, GA 30528-7311 Get up close and see animals like such as giant tortoise, alligator, zebra, camels and many more! Seasonal schedule and times apply.