You should not miss the opportunity to witness the quality attractions that Cleveland has to offer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not all there is in this extraordinary city. The city continues to heighten its efforts to attract more tourists in the area. From cleaning up the polluted areas of the town to constructing more hotels and trendy restaurants, it is no wonder that Cleveland is becoming a popular choice among visitors and locals alike. Cleveland is definitely a city worth the visit, and you won’t regret it.
If you are planning to spend your weekend in Cleveland, here are some of the things you can do alone or with your family:
Appreciate modern art at MOCA Cleveland
MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland) features world-class contemporary art made by international and local artists. The moment you enter the museum, you will already appreciate the modern façade of the building is made out of tinted glass. The building that was completed in 2012 appears as a hexagon when you look at it from the ground, but it has a square shaped-roof.
Spend time at the Playhouse Square Center
The Playhouse Square Center is located at the center of the city’s performing arts scene. It has an impressive nine theaters that include the Palace Theater. The theaters in the center are mostly built in the 1920s. The theaters were saved and reconstructed by locals who wanted to restore the buildings. The renovation and restoration became successful, thanks to the locals’ efforts. The buildings were saved from demolition and were brother back to their former beauty.
Wander around the Garfield Memorial – Lake View Cemetery
The Lake View Cemetery is also regarded as an outdoor museum by many locals. The cemetery holds over 100,000 graves. Lake View Cemetery is used for over 700 burials yearly since its establishment in 1869. James Garfield and John Rockefeller are some of the most famous people buried in this cemetery. You can check out the monuments built to commemorate them as well as the Wade Chapel that was built in honor of J Wade.
Visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is situated just outside the heart of Cleveland. This famous zoo is one the oldest of its kind in the entire country. It houses animals such as the Western Lowland Gorilla as well as various aquatic animals. If you’re feeling adventurous and you don’t get squeamish, you can head to their insectarium. The zoo is also home to the most extensive collection of primates in North America. It also has a botanical garden that is open all year round.
Get aboard the USS Cod Submarine Memorial
This historic submarine was used in World War II. As you can expect, there are a lot of historical happenings that this vessel took part in. It is especially popular for being the first submarine vessel used to rescue another submarine in 1945. You can get in the submarine in the summer and tour inside and get amazed by the story it has to offer.