When you go on holiday, you most definitely want to make the most of your time. This means that you want to do less traveling and more sightseeing. Well, if that’s the case, you wouldn’t go wrong with a trip to Ohio’s second-largest city and incidentally, home of LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers. A lot of the attractions are just five miles east of downtown in University Circle. This means that you can just walk from the botanical garden to the natural history museum and performance centers.
Here are the attractions that are well worth your time:
Cleveland Museum of Art.
Completely expanded and renovated, this museum has never been better. With 33% more gallery space, you can view an impressive collection of art that numbers more than 46,000.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
A family-friendly museum that offers just what you expect from a natural history museum – dinosaurs and such – and a whole lot more. Here, you get to see native North American species such as bobcats and bald eagles too.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Who wouldn’t want to visit this museum on the shore of Lake Erie? It is one of the reasons for the many visitors to Cleveland since it opened in 1995. Here, you get to see iconic music artifacts such as the “Thriller” mask of Michael Jackson and Bono’s first guitar.
Great Lakes Science Center.
This is where you get to learn about the ecosystem of the Great Lakes, as well as touch an indoor tornado. The center is filled with hundreds of hands-on exhibits and also features an Omnimax theater, the NASA Glenn Visitor Center and the 1925 steamship William G. Mather.
Cleveland Botanical Garden.
Features ten acres of gardens, as well as a glass conservatory measuring 18,000-square feet. The gardens and glasshouse contain a collection of native and exotic plants, as well as insects and birds from places such as Costa Rica and Madagascar.
So, what are you waiting for? Whether you’re into history or culture, there’s a lot to see – and within walking distance at that – here in Cleveland.
Photos by: EDrost88 (first 2 images), rocor, Gloria