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Things to do in Cleveland

While Cleveland may be home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it offers residents and visitors alike many additional opportunities to appreciate the arts, history, culture, sporting events, and festivals the city has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a fun day out with friends and family, a memorable place to visit with the grandkids, or a relaxing day at the spa, you have lots of choices in Cleveland. Here are some of our top picks for entertainment in the city.

Art appreciation

The Cleveland Museum of Art has been a Cleveland centerpiece since its opening in 1916. Located in the University Circle neighborhood, the historic museum has a permanent collection of over 45,000 pieces that showcases art over a 6,000 year period, ranging from ancient Egypt to Modern times. General admission is free to the public, though some of the traveling special events may have a small fee.

Learn a little something about history

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an interactive family-friendly experience that combines science and learning with awesome displays and special events. Exhibits range from dinosaurs to moon rocks, and the museum includes its own wildlife center and planetarium. The Museum has daily hours and offers discounts for children, students, and seniors.

A must-see for Cleveland residents and visitors is the world-renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Featuring hundreds of exhibits designed to help visitors learn fun facts about the musical greats, as well as a rotation of special exhibits with awesome visual displays of the rock and roll lifestyle, visitors will want to plan to spend several hours absorbing all the Hall of Fame has to offer.

Take a safari

The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo spans over 140 acres in the city and features animals from around the world. The family-friendly destination has the traditional zoo animals, including those from the African plains, the Australian outback, the rainforest, and more. It also boasts exciting experiences, like the new 4-D theater experience. There are general admission discounts to the park for children under 11 and seniors over the age of 62.

Be a sports fan

Cleveland has no shortage of sports teams to cheer for year-round. Basketball fans can catch a game courtside cheering for the NBA Championship winning Cleveland Cavaliers, and baseball fans can grab their peanuts and Cracker Jack at an Indians game. If NFL football is more your speed, the Browns play during the fall months. Hockey fans also have a team to cheer for in the local Cleveland Monsters.

Cuyahoga County Fair

Held every year since 1893 at the fairground in Berea, the Cuyahoga County Fair is one of the largest in the state. Featuring rides, a flea market, musical entertainment, motor sports, animals, a horse show, and more, the fair has a little something for everyone. Families can make a day of it and enjoy great eats from one of the over 100 food vendors, and catch the fireworks during on Tuesday and Saturday nights during the week of the Fair.

Get pampered

After all of your adventures around the city, you might be craving a little luxury. Cleveland has dozens of highly-rated salons and day spa’s throughout the city, like Marengo Day Spa in the Arcade in Downtown. Most locations require appointments and offer soothing services like pedicures, massages, and speciality skin services like waxing and facials.

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