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Known for Sports, Live Music and Entertainment

Visit Ohio’s largest city for excellent museums, an expansive network of parks, passionate sporting events and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

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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. 

Why not roll the dice by visiting JACK Cleveland Casino where you can enjoy the games and entertainment of this top casino in Cleveland? Attend a sporting event or simply enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're in the area.

In this excellent, free museum you can browse masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and Goya, and discover a remarkable collection of Ancient Egyptian art. 

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit West Side Market, a favorite shopping spot in Cleveland. Amble around this family-friendly area's lakeside or attend a sporting event.

Why not try your luck with a visit to Hard Rock Northfield Park where you can enjoy the entertainment at this popular casino in Northfield? Experience the area's entertainment choices and great live music.

Browse the exhibits at Christmas Story House, a popular museum in Cleveland. Experience the acclaimed theater scene or attend a sporting event in this romantic area.

Sleep with the fishes overnight, dive with sharks and eels in a tank and take home exceptional souvenirs and unforgettable memories.

Find out about life as an astronaut, control a robotic arm or learn about renewable energy in Ohio’s premier science learning center.

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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.

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Find clues, crack codes and escape the room in a live-action race against the clock! Instead of watching a movie or playing a video game, now is your chance to step into a starring role and be the hero. Your team has 60 minutes to complete your mission.

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Find clues, crack codes and escape the room in a live-action race against the clock! Instead of watching a movie or playing a video game, now is your chance to step into a starring role and be the hero. Your team has 60 minutes to complete your mission.

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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.

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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.

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With your local guide leading the way, visit 4 restaurants in Tremont, a picturesque historic neighborhood located south of downtown Cleveland. In this culinary melting pot, get a chance to try a wide variety of cuisine such as renowned soul food, wood-fired pizzas, or authentic Thai dishes.

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