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Best things to do in Cleveland

Museum
“A mecca for Rock. Features different exhibits throughout the year so able to check out several times a year.”
105 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Cleveland Museum of Art is one of the greatest arts institutions in the world. Surprising, but that is not an exaggeration. It's an encyclopedic museum, so there is always something for everyone. Without traffic, it is approximately a fifteen minute drive and is guaranteed to be worth the visit. (CMA is free to the public, but closed on Mondays.)”
116 locals recommend
History Museum
“A wonderful space for children to explore and learn all about the environment.”
38 locals recommend
Garden
“Great place to go with a group to see what Cleveland’s art culture has to offer. ”
41 locals recommend
Museum
“Invent, design, tinker and create! Great Lakes Science Center, home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, makes science come alive through hundreds of hands-on exhibits, special temporary exhibitions, the six-story Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater, and the historic Steamship William G. Mather. Featuring daily science demonstrations, camps, and workshops, the Science Center encourages guests to stay curious. The Polymer Funhouse, for guests age 7 and younger, has plenty of room to climb and play, and guests of all ages can become makers in the Cleveland Creates Zone. Onsite amenities include café, Science Store and attached parking garage. From corporate events and social gatherings to wedding receptions and ceremonies, Great Lakes Science Center can engineer the perfect event for your guests. The Science Center is a unique venue complete with interactive exhibits, team building activities, science demonstrations, a six-story atrium with dramatic Lake Erie views, scenic outdoor decks, and menu options ranging from casual to formal by the in-house caterer. Custom packages are available from one space to the whole museum and can include a tour of the historic Steamship William G. Mather or a screening in the six-story Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater. The Science Center can accommodate groups up to 4,000, and the attached 500 car parking garage makes parking convenient.”
22 locals recommend
Museum
“If you are a fan of the movie this is a must! Tour the restored home where the film was made. And don't shoot your eye out! ”
10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Special exhibit space affiliated with Cleveland Museum of Art. Admission is free and it's in a fun neighborhood!”
11 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Grab a glass of wine before... a movie or dinner? Great selection of imported and domestic beers too!”
13 locals recommend
Library
“Family-Friendly museum showcasing exhibits on regional industrial, social and sports history. Excellent!!!”
12 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This is a huge collection of stores that sell all hand made items. It is an old warehouse, four stories tall, now filled with more than 40 art galleries and other incredible shops. On the third Saturday of every month, they have a huge pop up grouping of more than 150 hand made vendors. Each shop is unique, so nailing down the open hours is difficult, but it is worth driving over just to look through the art. Blank Canvas Theatre is also here, and they often have wedding receptions here on weekends. ”
4 locals recommend
Museum
“A family friendly interactive museum. Free parking, gift shop and small cafe. ”
9 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Amazing art gallery featuring local and international artists on relevant and intriguing topics. Hosts regular events and workshops too! ”
5 locals recommend
Museum
“The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum of the Western Reserve Historical Society depicts the automobile at various stages of development, both on a national and regional level. Its automobiles and artifacts are the centerpieces of two major exhibits at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle: Setting the World in Motion and REVolution: The Automobile in America. Few people know that Northeast Ohio was a crucial hub of development in the transportation industry. The Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection brings the history of transportation alive through the over 170 antique automobiles, 21 non-car transportation artifacts (motorcycles, bicycles, and boats), 12 aircraft, and 3 carriages and sleighs. The Collection is enhanced further by the WRHS Automotive Marque Files, which include automobile brochures, owner’s manuals, advertisements, and more. The Crawford Auto-Aviation Collection was initially formed in 1963, with the donation of Thompson Products Auto Album from Frederick C. Crawford and TRW.”
7 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ "Cleveland's forum for interpreting culture through contemporary visual art, the museum (MOCA) connects visitors to the dynamic art and ideas of our time." Located in Uptown an exciting neighborhood that houses students from CWRU, Cleveland Institute of Art, dozens of eateries and Mitchell's ice cream, another Cleveland original.”
2 locals recommend
Library
“Stop into this beautiful library for some light reading or a quiet place to get work done! Parking is available in the back.”
3 locals recommend
Book Store
“The Museum of Contemporary Art: Admission is free every Thursday from 5p-8p, otherwise $15.”
3 locals recommend