Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame showing interior views and music
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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.

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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Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
629 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44114
Fully refundable
The price is $111 per night from Feb 12 to Feb 13
$111
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Feb 12 - Feb 13
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Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
3 out of 5
1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44114
The price is $117 per night from Feb 14 to Feb 15
$117
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Feb 14 - Feb 15
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4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,632 reviews)
"This place was super clean, friendly, and close to the convention center."

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
4 out of 5
100 Lakeside Ave East, Cleveland, OH, 44114
The price is $186 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6
$186
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Mar 5 - Mar 6
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Hilton Cleveland Downtown
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Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown
Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown
3 out of 5
1460 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH, 44114
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Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
629 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, 44114
Holiday Inn Express Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
Drury Plaza Hotel Cleveland Downtown
3 out of 5
1380 East 6th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44114
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Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
4 out of 5
100 Lakeside Ave East, Cleveland, OH, 44114
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Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
Hyatt Regency Cleveland At The Arcade
4 out of 5
420 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, OH, 44114
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Hotel Indigo Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Hotel Indigo Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
651 Huron Rd E, Cleveland, OH, 44115
Hotel Indigo Cleveland Downtown, an IHG Hotel
The Westin Cleveland Downtown
The Westin Cleveland Downtown
4 out of 5
777 Saint Clair Ave Ne, Cleveland, OH, 44114
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Residence Inn By Marriott Cleveland Downtown
Residence Inn By Marriott Cleveland Downtown
3 out of 5
527 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH, 44115
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
4 out of 5
1111 Lakeside Avenue E, Cleveland, OH, 44114
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland Downtown - Lakeside
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