Cleveland is the second largest city in the state of Ohio and has a strong cultural side which includes theatres, museums and a highly esteemed Orchestra. Name after General Moses Cleveland in 1796 of the Connecticut Land Company, Cleveland has grown to become one of the most popular areas in Ohio and the midwest for travel. Ultimate Excursions invites you to take a look at some of the must-see destinations this great city has to offer.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
The most popular attraction to visit is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. It is located on the shore of Lake Erie and an enthusiast could take days to completely view the six floor building. Located at 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44114 (www.rockhall.com)
Cleveland Museum of Art
The Cleveland Museum of Art features worldwide art collections. The exhibits not only include collections from American art galleries on Chinese, Europe, Indian, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian art. This museum will keep the entire family entertained. Located at 11150 East Boulevard, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106 (www.clevelandart.org)
West Side Market
The West Side Market opened in November 1912 and is the longest running public market in Cleveland. The market is open year round and has served Cleveland’s growing population since the early 20th century. There were three other public markets but only the Westside Market remains (Pearl Street Market, Broadway Market and the Central Market). The market accommodates more than 100 vendors selling all types of foods and specialty items. In 2008, the West Side Market was designated as one of the “10 Great Public Places in America” by the American Planning Association. Located at 1979 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113 (www.westsidemarket.org)
Playhouse Square Center
Playhouse Square Center is at the heart of the Cleveland theatre scene in their historic Theatre District. It is the host of nine individual theatres, The Allen Theatre, The Palace Theatre, The Hanna Theatre, Kennedy’s Cabaret, The Ohio, Star Plaza, The State Theatre, Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre and The 14th Street Theatre, all built in the 1920’s. As the second largest performing arts center, other than New York, it hosts’ close to a million guest and has thousands of events. Located at 1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44115 (www.playhousesquare.org)
Great Lakes Brewing Company
The Conway brothers (Daniel and Patrick) opened the Great Lakes Brewing Company in 1980’s and are now a worldwide known and respected brewery of the Ohio City brewing district. The brewery offers tours, lunch and of course a wide selection of craft beer. Located at 2516 Market Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 (www.greatlakesbrewing.com)
From drinks to dancing to art and music, Cleveland has something for everyone including many beautiful parks and acres of greenspace for enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Planning a trip to the midwest? Take a closer look at Cleveland when you travel.