On the shores of Lake Erie, Cleveland has all the attractions and excitement needed for a fun-filled adventure. Rock and Roll with legends of music, meet the elephants at the Cleveland Zoo, allow your imagination to flourish at the Great Lakes Science Center, and enjoy the culinary delicacies of cultures around the world at Cleveland's amazing restaurants. Cleveland offers shopping experiences, museums, and restaurants. So plan your adventure to Cleveland today!
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Visit Cleveland's own Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the world's only museum celebrating the soundtrack of your life. This is one of the premier attractions in Ohio and a must-stop on your Cleveland tourism adventure! This year the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates Rolling Stones: 50 Years of Satisfaction. This is the Museum’s first ever major exhibition capturing the band’s legendary career spanning more than 50 years. It will include personal items and extraordinary collections that have never been seen before by the public. The exhibit will be open until March 2014.
- Greater Cleveland Aquarium
The Greater Cleveland Aquarium features include 10 aquarium exhibition areas with 35 tanks integrated into the historic FirstEnergy Powerhouse that create an exciting underwater environment with special emphasis on the building's unique architectural elements. Visitors will be impressed by Marinescape's SeaTube®, a world-class attraction that allows people to walk through a 500,000 gallon tank offering panoramic views of marine life, including 15 sharks of various species, some up to 7 feet long. The Greater Cleveland Aquariumexhibition areas are identified by themes, including Everglades, Florida Keys, and Ohio Lakes and Rivers. A "Touch Tank" exhibit actually allows visitors to lean in and touch marine life including rays, baby sharks and starfish.
- House of Blues
The House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio, offers concerts served with delicious southern-inspired American cuisine. The World Famous Gospel Brunch is held each Sunday at 11 a.m.House of Blues Cleveland is home to unique special events and private parties of all types. There are other restaurants in Cleveland and other concerts in Cleveland, but none bring the two together better than the House of Blues.
- Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art's collections are free of charge to visit. Each summer the museum plays host to one of the most popular Cleveland attractions, the annual Parade the Circle. The Cleveland Museum's annual event features a dazzling procession of entries and musical ensembles by international, national and regional artists as well as local schools, community groups, families and individual participants. The Cleveland Museum of Art itself is in the midst of a $350 million expansion and renovation, slated to be completed late 2013. Among the additions is a 32,000-square-foot atrium skylight!
- Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
One of the most popular year-round Cleveland attractions is the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Check out DINOSAURS!, an exhibit that brings the prehistoric age back to life through animatronic technology. This exhibit returns for the sixth earth-shaking season at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. There are 20 animatronic dinosaurs, six of which will be making their Zoo debut, including Quetzalcoatlus, one of the largest flying creatures ever lived, and Troodon, one of the first fossilized dinosaurs found in North America. Founded in 1882, the Cleveland tourism hot spot is one of the oldest and largest zoos in the United States. Located on 168 rolling, wooded acres just minutes from downtown Cleveland, the Ohio zoo is home to 3,000 exotic animals representing 600 species from six of the world's seven continents.
- Great Lakes Science Center
Great Lakes Science Center is the premiere informal science-education and entertainment resource for the Cleveland and Northeast Ohio area. The Cleveland attraction is located on the shores of Lake Erie. Great Lakes Science Center is no museum; it's an interactive experience for all who enter. The Great Lakes Science Center demonstrates the intersection of science, environment and technology. The Cleveland attraction is also home to the newly renovated NASA Glenn Visitor Center which invites explorers to steer a robotic rover, climb a Martian landscape, study artifacts used during Mars mission testing and learn how astronauts live and work on the International Space Station.
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The culinary scene in Cleveland is among the best in Ohio. When traveling to Cleveland, enjoy the variety and flavor of the West Side Market, a colorful indoor/outdoor market allows you to combine numerous cultures under one roof, featuring more than 180 vendors. Also, check out Little Italy, which features a blend of art galleries, Cleveland shopping opportunities and some of the finest Italian restaurants in Cleveland. Food tours in Cleveland are also available. Experience many restaurants in just one adventure.
- Cleveland Theater
The Cleveland Play House is an artist-driven theater known for its professionalism, American and world premieres, and theater education programs. Cleveland Play House, featuring eight diverse theaters, serves as the country's largest performing arts center outside of New York. The not-for-profit performing arts center attracts more than one million guests per year to its more than 1,000 attractions.