10 Cleveland Recommended Attractions
Cleveland has a myriad of varied attractions, from the well known, such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to the lesser known, suchas the Crawford Automobile and Aviation Museum.
Visitors and residents alike will enjoy visiting one or more of these Cleveland museums, parks, and other historic sites.
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- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
At downtown Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor, this interactive museum lives up to the hype. See the treasure trove of music memorabilia, discover an artist you hadn’t been aware of, and listen to the music in the many headphones throughout the museum.
- Cleveland Museum of Art
One of the most important museums in the country, the Cleveland Museum of Art offers free admission to its permanent collection and gives residents and visitors the opportunity to view its extensive collection of Impressionist paintings and sculpture, medieval art, and Asian art. No one in Cleveland should miss this wonderful museum.
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
See all the animals, the Australian Wilderness exhibit, and the fascinating Rain Forest. An extra bonus: the Cleveland Zoo is free to Cuyahoga County residents on Mondays (except holidays).
- Severance Hall
he home of the Cleveland Orchestra, Severance Hall is an architectural gem. The neo-classical façade and the fanciful Art Deco interior never fail to delight.
- The Western Reserve Historical Society
See how Cleveland’s benefactors lived during the Gilded Age of the late 1880s and learn about Cleveland’s history from Moses Cleaveland to the present day. The Chisholm Halle Costume Wing shares over 30,000 fashion items from the late 1700s to the present.
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, located in Cleveland's University Circle area, is a treasure trove of over 4 million specimans. Exhibits include Dinosaur bones, natural gemstones and fossils, and a huge section on Ohio birds, plant life, insects, and archeology. A planetarium teaches kids and adults all about the moon, the stars, and the galaxy.
- Children's Museum of Cleveland
The Children's Museum of Cleveland is an interesting and interactive place for kids and adults to learn and have fun together. Located in the University Circle neighborhood, the museum, established in 1981, welcomes visitors year round.
- Cleveland Botanical Garden
The Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in the city's University Circle neighborhood, is a combination of indoor exhibits, housed in a magnificent glasshouse and ten acres of diverse outdoor gardens, including a special children's garden, a rose garden, a woodland garden, and a formal Japanese garden.
- Great Lakes Science Center
The ten-year-old Great Lakes Science Center, at Cleveland's Northcoast Harbor, just down the road from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, invites visitors of all ages to "learn by doing" with their 400 hands-on exhibits. You'll find features on technology, the environment, the body, and the Great Lakes. There's an adjacent OMNI-MAX theater, too.
- Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art
The Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, located behind the Cleveland Playhouse on Carnegie Avenue, hosts eleven temporary exhibitions each year, featuring emerging international artists as well as notable artists, in all genres, from Northeast Ohio. What's more: admission is FREE on Fridays.