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What to do in Cleveland – with or without your kids

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This town has a lot to offer. It’s not just the museums, the bars, playgrounds, and its people. It’s so much more. Some may say – a way of life. It may be overwhelming so here is a list of quite a few things you can do alone, with a friend, or with your family. Whichever suits you best.

Rockefeller Park Greenhouse

Near University Circle there is an amazing collection of various native and exotic plants. This fascinating and peaceful place has the most interesting and beautiful details of nature.

The Children’s Museum

It is located at University Circle, and it is a great opportunity for the children to learn not just by standing by, but also through interaction and experience in the environments that are created for them to get the deeper understanding of science. There are various exhibits where kids can take part trough fun in learning and exploring the world of science.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Hiking trails are 125 miles long and are for every skill level. The park is 33 thousand acres big and has a ranger program for juniors where they are teaching all about animals, trees, and plants.

The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Here you will find dozens of perfect racing cars, airplanes, trucks, and antique cars – everything car lovers dream about.

Edgewater State Park

Imagine, nine hundred foot of swimming beaches, hiking and biking trails, picnic facilities, playgrounds, and the best view in town – Cleveland skyline.

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Police Museum

This historical place in downtown has a display of artifacts related to the police and crime history. It is not the best place for the children who are very young, but it will be very interesting for older ones and adults.

Drive-in Movie Theater

This one of the firsts of its kind theaters in this country is just outside the town, and if you never been to a drive-in theater, you need to experience that. If you were, then – you know, and you will want to experience that magnificent atmosphere again.

Museums, Art and Education you don’t want to miss

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If you are interested in (re)finding all the pleasures Cleveland can offer you, and you want to explore, learn, and be blown away, here are the most important places you need to (re)visit.

University Circle

This is a famous district in which are placed institutions that are related to art, health care, education, social service, and religion. It is quite close to downtown on Euclid Avenue, and it has bustling, vibrant energy. This area is filled with bars, restaurants, residences, and retailers. The architecture is from the 19th century, and it is well preserved.

Museum of Art

This museum is one of the most distinguished institutions of art in the country. It has an amazing collection of over than 30 thousand pieces of art and they are made in the span of over 5 thousand years.

International Women’s Air and Space Museum

IWASM holds a vast number of artifacts that are collected by an organization of women pilots which was formed in 1929 – Ninety-Nines. Admission here is free of charge.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

MOCA is the only museum in the region that is dedicated to the contemporary and modern art through a various evolving new-age exhibitions. This institution is non-profit, and it exists over forty-five years. Here is presented the work of over 2 thousand artists trough traveling and permanent exhibitions.

Museum of Natural History

dinoHere you can find more than 4 million specimens that are spread across many fields like paleontology, geology, botany, and archeology. Many institutions are performing research here and some of the specimens in here are the only ones in the world.

A Christmas Story House and Museum

This is a Victorian (19th century) house, and it is known because it was the residence of Parkers (A Christmas Story movie from 1983). Now, the house is open to everyone, and the Museum is just across it. Here you can find all “behind the scenes” photographs, costumes and stories, as well all the things that were a part of this movie.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

It is dedicated to all the greatest rock and rolls contributors and performers. All the displays, exhibitions and collections are quite impressive. Here you can also find archives and a library. The workshops and classes are suited for adults and children, and their program is very educational.