Cleveland is the second largest city in Ohio. It lies in the outer areas of the Cuyahoga River in Lake Erie. There is much to see and do in Cleveland. Ten of the best tourist sites, which are recommended for you, are given below:-
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art has a large number of art pieces from all over the world as well as American Art, Medieval Art and Art from North America. Recent additions in the museum include arts from Japan, Korea, China, India and South East Asia. Many exhibitions and events are also conducted by the museum. See the new ARTLENS gallery – an interactive art experience or the Infinity Mirrors exhibition (which is just fantastic – definitely my favourite)
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
This museum has skeletons of Dinosaurs – including a hanging, full size model of the largest pterosaur ever known. Use motion sensing technology to pilot your own flying pterosaur. Come an see “Lucy” – a 3 million year old human ancestor. Her partial skeleton was found in Ethiopia in 1974 and at the time she was the oldest and most complete early human ever found. I think she is gorgeous…but a little hairy!! Learn about the mysteries of the Dark Universe. The Ralph Perkins Wildlife Center is a great place to spend a sunny day with it’s wild forest walkways and Ohio wildlife.
Great Lake Science Centre
This place is one of the best educational hands-on activity zones from my point of view. Here a six-story theatre OMNIMAX is situated which features different adventure or botanical films that give you that “immersed” feeling. See what living is space is like at the NASA Glenn Visitor Centre or play on the playground made out of tape! Build, pull, push, drop and make your hair “electrified” with the many great exhibits.
West Side Market
It is a famous shopping destination of Cleveland for tourists and the locals. The market house dates from 1912 and offers about 100 vendors which sell all types of food and specialty items. Fancy a serving of liquid nitrogen ice cream? Or is smelly cheese or a pierogi more your style? Organically grown fruit and vegetables abound as well as cafes and eateries.
Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame And Museum
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame showcases the great American musicians from the past. Six levels of interactive displays and songs, music and instruments – all bought together under one roof for you to take a trip back in time. Ever changing exhibits as well as keeping the favorites like Elvis and Michael Jackson – check out the Rock and TV scene and see how these mediums changed the world.
Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art is one of the famous museums of Cleveland Ohio. It is better known as MOCA and here national and international artists exhibit their talent. The museum is in the shape of a hexagon. They have a constantly changing exhibitions.
Playhouse Square Centre
This theatre area operates nine individual theatres at a time. All the nine theatres were build in 1920 and saved from demolition by the locals. It is the biggest theatre in Cleveland, with the world’s biggest outdoor chandelier. It has all the romance of yesteryear with great entertainment and eating facilities.
Lake View cemetery
Not your usual tourist attraction, the grounds resemble Victorian England and Palatial French gardens with monuments. It has large grounds and beautiful gardens. The cemetery was established in 1869 and has the graves of around 100,000 people. Some famous people buried there include John D. Rockefeller and James A. Garfield – the 20th President. Also buried there is Elliot Ness.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
The Cleveland Zoo is 5 miles from Cleveland city to the east of Brookside Park. The Zoo has a large number of domestic animals and exotic species from all over the world. This Zoo is a botanical garden with year round foliage. Book ahead to become a “Keeper for a day”. Check out the Elephants, snakes or Koalas for a day of family fun.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
The Cleveland Botonical Gardens have a large collection of plants from all over the world. The main centre of attraction among these gardens are the Japanese Garden and Dry Rock Stream, Woodland Garden, Western Reserve Herb Society garden, Elizabeth and Nona Evans Garden, Swetland Rose Garden, Hershey’s Children Garden and CK Patrick Perennial Garden. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of these gardens in every season.