Cleveland is showing off its vibrant spirit with new museums, inventive restaurants and retro boutiques. Once you've checked The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum off the to-do list, what's next? Plenty. Give some of these tried and true options a look, sports, family, museum, and arts related attractions will be some you'll enjoy!
7800 Kirtland Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094
Come visit Historic Kirtland, a small settlement in northern Ohio where members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gathered shortly after the Church was founded. Between 1831 and 1838, Joseph Smith and early members of the Church established Church headquarters in Kirtland, built a temple*, and laid a foundation of strength for the future. Other nearby historic sites:
The Kirtland Temple is owned and operated by the Community of Christ Church.
Where else can you relive the soundtrack of your life? Over 50 exhibits, dynamic cinema presentations plus the largest single collection of rock and roll artifacts.
Voted World's Best Park 16 years running! New for 2014: two great family rides, the exciting Pipe Scream and Lake Erie Eagles. 16 coasters, four over 200' tall. Over 150 rides and attractions, three children's areas. The Cedar Point Resorts offer waterfront hotels, Early Entry and big discounts on tickets!
15711 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110
The Beachland Ballroom was built in 1950 as the Croatian Liberty Home, with the ballroom and tavern comprising the original structure. In 1976 the kitchen and back bar area were added. The Liberty Home was active on many social and political fronts and was a true Cleveland landmark before becoming Cleveland's most eclectic music club in the year 2000.
We've had more than a few of you ask with a name like Beachland, where's the beach? Actually it's less than a ½ mile north of here. In fact, one of the nation's best known amusement parks -- Euclid Beach – was right at the north end of E. 156th St. Euclid Beach operated from 1894 until 1969 and "Beachland" became the slang name for the whole North Collinwood neighborhood in those days. A number of reminders of the "Beachland" era remain. On E. 185th St. we still have the "Beachland Branch" of the Post Office as well as hardware stores, dry cleaners and other businesses with the "Beachland" name in the area. On Lakeshore Blvd. there is even a Beachland Presbyterian Church! Sadly, very little of the former Euclid Beach Park still exists. The actual "beach" is still there, much of which is now the Euclid Beach State Park, a public swimming area. The old Euclid Beach carved archway entrance also remains and is now serving rather incongruously as the entrance to a senior citizen high-rise apartment building.
15801 Waterloo Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44110
824 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
32612 Vine Street
Willowick, OH 44095
2180 W. 11th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
We've got more than just great music! Our award winning Beachland kitchen is open during every Tavern or Ballroom event,
Saturday for lunch, and you definitely wont want to miss our award winning Rockin Sunday Brunch with guest DJ's spinnin their favorite vinyl.
During every show from door open until 11PM
Saturday Lunch: 11AM - 3PM
Sunday Brunch: 10AM - 3PM / Reservations Recommended
The zoo features one of the largest primate collections in North America. For the zoologically-challenged, that's apes and monkeys. Oh, and humans, too. The school-age ones are particularly cute.
Cleveland's zoo is pretty progressive. By 1910, it had started building exhibits where monkeys, bears and other animals could roam free outside of cages. In 2012, it pushed the exhibit envelope again by opening the $25 million African Elephant Crossing. Five elephants live in the five-acre habitat. With ponds for swimming, a waterfall, sand and mud pits, and boulders for scratching, the exhibit is as close to Africa as visitors will get in the Midwest.
The zoo's two-story indoor RainForest is an especially popular stop in the winter. It's always 80 degrees inside where visitors will find more than 10,000 plants and 600+ animals from Asia, Africa and the Americas.
Other zoo highlights include a lorikeet aviary where visitors can hand-feed nectar to the rainbow colored birds and The Center for Zoological Medicine where they can learn about veterinary care and potentially stumble onto a treatment in progress.
A new Circle of Wildlife Carousel, featuring more than 60 creatures hand-carved by Ohio artists, is scheduled to open in 2014. Last one on gets the dung beetle chariot!
Underwater adventure from Ohio's lakes and rivers to the ocean's depths. Sharks, stingrays, piranha, eels, seahorses and much more. Historic powerhouse setting. Uniquely Cleveland attraction.
5201 Spire Circle, Geneva, OH 44041
SPIRE Institute is one of the largest indoor, multi-sport, training and competition complexes in the world. With more than 750,000 sq. ft. under roof and acres of outdoor facilities, it has the unique capacity to simultaneously host clubs, leagues, tournaments and championship events no matter the weather or the season. Every consideration has been taken to create an unparalleled experience for the athlete, the coach and the spectator.
Our mission at SPIRE is to unlock the full potential of the human spirit via athletics, academics and service.
Relive "A Christmas Story" at Ralphie's actual house used in the film - completely restored to its movie splendor. Take a nostalgic journey through the Parker house.
An exotic new Glasshouse - the only one of its kind in the world; 10 acres of beautiful gardens, including an award-winning children's garden.
Considered one of the top art museums in the nation, visit for an hour or explore all day; free of charge to all. Renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection. Home to world-class exhibitions, art education, performing arts, and the innovative Gallery One. Offers more than 44,000 square feet of special event space. From the dramatic atrium to the intimate private dining room, astound your guests with a stunning space, delicious cuisine, and impeccable service—all while being surrounded by world-class art. The museum store offers a variety of items inspired by CMA's world-class collection. Find unique jewelry, clothing, accessories and one-of-a-kind products created by regional artists, as well as special items related to current special exhibitions.
From dinosaurs to diamonds, the museum is a beautiful blend of traditional and interactive galleries related to history, art and the natural world.
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Admin Offices: 216-231-7300
Phone: 216-231-1111 Toll Free: 800-686-1141
It's no secret that The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the best in the world. And, it plays in one of most elegant concert venues, Severance Hall. But, this beloved Cleveland institution is decidedly not elitist or stodgy. In fact, you might just run into a cello master playing in the produce section of an area grocery store.
The Cleveland Orchestra has always shared its love of classical music with the general public through school programs and outdoor summer concerts at Blossom Amphitheater. But, in recent years, the outreach has gone downright off-beat as the orchestra attempts to build new and younger audiences.
An informal Fridays @ 7 series mixes Cleveland Orchestra concerts and world music at the orchestra's historic winter home, Severance Hall, on select Friday nights. On top of that, anyone under 18 can come for free.
These elite musicians also hold "residencies" in Cleveland's funkiest neighborhoods that feature a string of free performances in unexpected places. (A record release party at a hot dog joint, oboe duets at a coffee shop, etc.)
But, there's still that special something that'll give you the chills when hearing all 100+ members of the orchestra perform together for the full-on classical experience. Be sure to reserve seats for a concert led by Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, at Severance Hall, which looks like an art deco jewel box adorned with blues and silvers and elegant, feminine curves.
If you can't land a ticket to a performance, consider taking a free tour of the building, available on select Sunday afternoons from October through May. And buy an orchestra CD while you're there.
See, touch and explore! Enjoy amazing hands-on science exhibits, immerse yourself in our six-story OMNIMAX Theater, explore the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, play in the Polymer Funhouse and climb aboard the Steamship William G. Mather. See travelling exhibitions and daily science demonstrations. Onsite café, Science Store and attached parking garage.
Why is the historic West Side Market a favorite destination for locals as well as out of towners? There is something for everyone, from everyday to ethnic.
As Cleveland's forum for interpreting culture through contemporary visual art, the museum (MOCA) connects visitors to the dynamic art and ideas of our time.
The country's largest performing arts center outside of NYC, hosts over 1000 Broadway shows, dance, comedy, musical concerts and special events annually.
The names are revered. The plays forever etched in the collective memory of football fans everywhere. They are the giants of this game. Hold your private event day or night!